Educate Girls

Educate Girls, a nonprofit organization based in India, is empowering women in rural India through increased access to quality education to cut gender inequality. Educate Girls is also the first nonprofit or any organization in India to use Social Impact Bonds to proliferate pay for success as a model for delivering a measurable and sustainable social impact. Continue reading Educate Girls

Rise of Impact Investing in India

Impact investing in India is the largest in South Asia and second in the world according to a report published in May 2016, titled A decade of impact investing in India. Impact investing or impact capital’s mission is to create a positive social impact related to social or environmental cause along with a financial return. Impact capital has a dual goal, blended, between social (first priority)  and financial return. Continue reading Rise of Impact Investing in India

One for China & India: Mr. Modi& President Xi

Buddha  “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”

It is very heartening that Mr. Modi is taking a very moderate and middle path between the US and China as a foreign policy. The relations between China and India go back to more than 2000 years considering the cultural ties between the two countries. Continue reading One for China & India: Mr. Modi& President Xi

Jack Ma, Rise of Digital Payments, China, India and Paytm

Ant Financial backed by Jack Ma of Alibaba fame was recently valued at $150bn in a venture capital round, making it one of the most exciting and creative fintech start-up companies in the world. Ant Financial owns Ali Pay, one of China’s largest payment platform. According to an article published in Seeking Alpha, China leads in mobile payments with estimates at $5.5tr and strides over any other country in the world. Jack Ma is also one of the biggest philanthropists in the world and a bellwether philanthropic entrepreneur icon for China.  Continue reading Jack Ma, Rise of Digital Payments, China, India and Paytm

Nonprofits and new age philanthropy…Dawn of an era

The nonprofit sector in the US is very fragmented. GuideStar estimates as of July 2015, more than 1.5 million nonprofits were registered with the IRS as tax-exempt, not including 6000 nonprofits not registered with IRS which are included in GuideStar database. Continue reading Nonprofits and new age philanthropy…Dawn of an era

Catalytic Philanthropy…Siebel and Project Meth…

I came across this piece of information while I was reading the report on Catalytic Philanthropy by Mark R. Kramer and this article is derivative of the mentioned report. The article stunned me about the social impact brought about by Thomas Siebel whose foresight, tenacity and wisdom are instrumental in bringing about a paramount change in the lives of substance abuse in the United States especially teenagers.  It is dedicated to youth around the world especially in America, to Thomas Siebel for his wisdom and compassion for identifying the problem and launching Project Meth.  Finally, to millions of parents, friends around the world who lost someone close to them to substance abuse.  Continue reading Catalytic Philanthropy…Siebel and Project Meth…