The Khemka Forum on Social Entrepreneurship 2012 is co-supported by:
Since it was established in 1991, the Foundation has modernized itself to continue to pursue its philanthropic mission at best. Today, the Foundation is a modern-time organization with specific operational strategies, staffed with young, specialized personnel, equipped with the structures and the tools suitable to implement modern philanthropy initiatives, and to give ideas a future.
FEM Sustainable Social Solutions is an Indian Section 25 Company developing micro-entrepreneurial models and services for the working poor. The key elements are gross micro enterprises, basic sanitary services for health protection, access to affordable and quality basic goods and safe drinking water, solid waste management in urban areas, innovative financial services, microinsurance and low-income housing.
Our activities are focusing on identifying pilots and on developing models and initiatives with a strong impact. The aim is to implement innovative models able of achieving significant scale and sustainability in different contexts, which can become powerful and replicable instruments for social change and self-development. The pilot intervention areas are in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh.
The Indian School of Business evolved from the need for a world class business school in Asia. Our founders- some of the best minds from the corporate and academic worlds- visualised the leadership needs of emerging Asian economies. They recognised that the rapidly changing business landscape would require young leaders with an understanding of evolving economies, but also with a global perspective. The ISB is committed to its role in creating such leaders through its innovative programmes, outstanding faculty and thought leadership. Funded entirely by private corporations, foundations and individuals from around the world, who believe in its vision, the ISB was conceived as a not -for-profit organisation.
Since 2010 FemS3 (www.fems3.in), based in Bangalore is operating in the key areas of Project Funding, Monitoring & Evaluation, Business Development, Impact Investing and Marketing. As part of a Europe-based network of microfinance investors and Non-profit development organizations FEM S3 cooperates with both investors/philanthropists and social entrepreneurs and bring together knowledge, funding and people to catalyze social change. They currently partners with social enterprises operating in the areas of water supply, health, waste management, affordable housing, organic farming, food security and microfinance.
Their main focus is on supporting start-ups and NGOs in developing and incubating social business models (capacity building). They surface operational social enterprises and support social enterprise incubation for perfecting the financially viable business model. They then connect them with providers of expansion finance across the full spectrum of funding markets, such as foundations, charities, high net worth individuals, financial institutions, impact investors, social investment funds, and debt and equity markets.
Knowledge and information are fundamental to the process of catalyzing social change. FEM S3’s case studies and reports direct investment/funding, that drives greater impact to where it is most needed.
In Europe, where the concept of social entrepreneurship and impact investing is rather new, they create awareness and interest among funders and investors, to help find long-term partnerships to build sustainability of this model in India. Enhancing visibility for the huge market opportunities that lie at “the Bottom of the Pyramid” for companies as well as mapping and showcasing of the Social Enterprise sector in India are other key focus areas of their work.