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Thriving in Last Mile Markets

As firms seek new avenues for growth in emerging markets – strategies for tapping into “new
and underserved” markets have been on the radar of almost every major mass-market focused
firm. Comprising both urban slums and rural areas, these markets are exciting to firms, and for
good reason.

Approximately 4.5 billion low-income people globally represent an annual
purchasing capacity of US$ 5 trillion (PPP), with India, East Africa and South East Asia
accounting for a sizable chunk of this market.

Published: 
April, 2016

Pathways to Progress: A Sectoral Study of Indian Social Enterprises

Pathways to Progress presents an overview of social enterprise activity in five critical needs sectors.  Drawing from in-depth interviews with 92 social enterprises, impact investors and sector enablers in India, this report analyzes social enterprises within Agribusiness, Clean Energy, Education, Healthcare and Water & Sanitation sectors and presents some innovative strategies they adopt to reach underserved markets. It discusses some key sector-specific challenges these mission-driven for-profit businesses face and identifies opportunities for social enterprise activity. 

Published: 
April, 2013

Ideas for Impact: Case Studies of Social Enterprises from India's Low-Income-States

The Sankalp Forum-Samridhi Social Enterprise Recognition and Regional Summit, organized in collaboration with DFID and GIZ, was aimed at supporting social entrepreneurs working in India's Low Income States (LIS). As part of the Summit, a special "Recognition program" was organized to showcase the most innovative and scalable of these social enterprises. This compendium of case studies showcases the ten finalists at the Sankalp Forum-Samridhi Social Enterprise Recognition 2012.

Published: 
October, 2012

On the Path to Sustainability and Scale: A Study of India's Social Enterprise Landscape

In India, social enterprises have become a national phenomenon in less than a decade, with a growing ecosystem of supporting players. Yet, despite this impressive growth, little is known about these social enterprises collectively: their geographic and sector distribution, business structure, stage of development, financial viability and funding sources.

Published: 
April, 2012

Beyond Profit Issue 22: The Management Gap

Beyond Profit was a social enterprise magazine launched by Intellecap in 2009 to present the stories, people and ideas behind innovative social enterprises. It brought together first-hand insights and expert commentary across Intellecap's Focus Sectors and related themes. This issue of Beyond Profit focuses on management challenges in social enterprise.

Published: 
July, 2011

Beyond Profit Issue 16: The Other Tech Revolution

Beyond Profit was a social enterprise magazine launched by Intellecap in 2009 to present the stories, people and ideas behind innovative social enterprises. It brought together first-hand insights and expert commentary across Intellecap's Focus Sectors and related themes.This issue of Beyond Profit looks at how technology is being used for development, particularly of mobile phones to deliver services in some of the world’s poorest parts.

Published: 
April, 2011

Beyond Profit Issue 15: Lessons from the Last Mile

Beyond Profit was a social enterprise magazine launched by Intellecap in 2009 to present the stories, people and ideas behind innovative social enterprises. It brought together first-hand insights and expert commentary across Intellecap's Focus Sectors and related themes. This issue of Beyond Profit focuses on challenges and solutions in reaching the last mile.

Published: 
April, 2011

Beyond Profit Issue 10: Focus on Africa

Beyond Profit was a social enterprise magazine launched by Intellecap in 2009 to present the stories, people and ideas behind innovative social enterprises. It brought together first-hand insights and expert commentary across Intellecap's Focus Sectors and related themes. This issue of Beyond Profit focuses on Social Enterprise in Africa.

Published: 
January, 2011

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