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1 w w w. a g s r i. c o m The information contained in this presentation is the property of AgSri Agricultural Services Pvt Ltd (AgSri) and should not be reproduced in any form, part of whole, without the written permission of AgSri Social Entrepreneurship: A Powerful Agent for Change IAPB 2012

2 w w w. a g s r i. c o m Social Enterprise is a powerful Agent of Change What is Social Enterprise? Role and importance of Social Enterprise Capacity to change society / Impact it can make Experiences in one project The information contained in this presentation is the property of AgSri Agricultural Services Pvt Ltd (AgSri) and should not be reproduced in any form, part of whole, without the written permission of AgSri

3 w w w. a g s r i. c o m What is Social Enterprise? “A venture that achieves social objectives through business methods” Many alternative labels: “BoP”; “Impact Investment”; “Social Enterprise”; “Multiple Bottom-line Businesses” BoP term coined by FDR? Prahalad book 2004 WRI defined as < $3K / yr In 2010, JPM sized “Impact Investing” sector at $400 bn to $1 trillion capital; profits $180-670 bn Investments in defined areas: Agri, Clean Energy, Education, Primary Healthcare, Low-cost Housing, Water – and Financial Inclusion (??) All ill-defined, but certainly seem worthwhile The information contained in this presentation is the property of AgSri Agricultural Services Pvt Ltd (AgSri) and should not be reproduced in any form, part of whole, without the written permission of AgSri

4 w w w. a g s r i. c o m What is Social Enterprise: Characteristics Large no of small value transactions Often (not always) thin margins Need to be close to customer; monitor costs closely; keep OH down Work with informal markets “Long range mindset” Many of the same commercial skills are useful – but need to be applied on a different scale (including internally) Don’t always have the numbers for good analytics The information contained in this presentation is the property of AgSri Agricultural Services Pvt Ltd (AgSri) and should not be reproduced in any form, part of whole, without the written permission of AgSri

5 w w w. a g s r i. c o m Role & Importance of Social Enterprise Fills a need Even more important where public services fail We know now that government isn’t the full answer Charity and CSR play a role; but can be too pro-cyclical (And is a “transfer” mechanism sustainable in the long-term?) For long-term sustainability – someone should be making money Works well in crowded areas; hence particularly effective in developing countries Arguable that any law-abiding, responsible business in a developing country is doing good – Airtel & Vodafone Matthew Bishop, author of Philanthrocapitalism, wrote an essay in The Economist, comparing IBM to the Carnegie Corporation The information contained in this presentation is the property of AgSri Agricultural Services Pvt Ltd (AgSri) and should not be reproduced in any form, part of whole, without the written permission of AgSri

6 w w w. a g s r i. c o m Capacity to change society / Impact it can make Major impact : – AMUL – Microfinance – Low Cost Private Schools Multiple cases of multiple impact End of 2011, Daniel Altman of Dalberg wrote a paper trying to do away with the “social” distinction Paper been much debunked Mis-measuring our lives – could have a large impact Great pressures on social enterprises to scale Not easy even for mainstream commercial business to scale, even with all the ecosystem and other advantages How have social businesses scaled so well? The information contained in this presentation is the property of AgSri Agricultural Services Pvt Ltd (AgSri) and should not be reproduced in any form, part of whole, without the written permission of AgSri

7 w w w. a g s r i. c o m Experience in one Social Enterprise Selling sugarcane seedlings + Package of Practices Reduction in the costs of cultivation by 20-30 percent Reduction in seed material by as much as 95 percent Water efficiency increases by up to 40-70 percent Reduction in the use of labour by 20-30 percent Yield improvement of 20-50 percent (depending on how effectively the SSI practices are implemented) Weed reduction by 40-60 percent Growing millions of seedlings The information contained in this presentation is the property of AgSri Agricultural Services Pvt Ltd (AgSri) and should not be reproduced in any form, part of whole, without the written permission of AgSri PoP

8 w w w. a g s r i. c o m Social Enterprise is a powerful Agent of Change What is Social Enterprise? Role and importance of Social Enterprise Capacity to change society / Impact it can make Experiences in one project The information contained in this presentation is the property of AgSri Agricultural Services Pvt Ltd (AgSri) and should not be reproduced in any form, part of whole, without the written permission of AgSri

9 w w w. a g s r i. c o m The information contained in this presentation is the property of AgSri Agricultural Services Pvt Ltd (AgSri) and should not be reproduced in any form, part of whole, without the written permission of AgSri Thank You


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