Category Archives: Impact Investing

Seva 360 – A new health exchange in India

seva360LogoA company that pops up over and over again on my website is Sevamob. Its a fantastic organization that has used innovative mobile technology to bring healthcare and other advisory services (farming, animal husbandry etc.) to the masses in North East India. Sevamob recently launched a new service and product. Its similar to services here in the US ala Zocdoc and its competitors (TopDoc, Clinic Book etc.). So what’s  Seva 360 all about and what can it offer as a product and a service?
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Let there be Light

Light_InnovationA fifth of the world’s population lives without electricity and a billion more with unstable supply of energy. Close to 35% of the world live in darkness – even during the day. The lack of light has incredible negative effects on productivity and thereby directly results in a death spiral for the poor. The end result is that the poor continue to be poor. Yes, it’s bleak.
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The Impact Investor Survey & Brighter Impact

The Impact Investor Survey & Brighter Impact

Brighter Impact is the name of our entrepreneurship venture a few of us started at IE Business School. The project focuses on bringing impact investment opportunities in the EM (Emerging Markets) to retail investors in the DM (Developed Markets) wrapped in a private equity model. Impact Investing is investing with a dual purpose. It’s a non-bifurcated method of investment that hopes to generate both social/environmental and financial returns. While charity and financial investments are binary, impact investment brings together as one the goals achieved by charities and financial investments. While still an emerging asset class, I believe it’s on an upward trajectory and the recent report by GIIN and J.P Morgan confirms that.

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