India’s most prestigious Social Enterprise awards, Sankalp Awards have sourced over 450 sustainable enterprises, enabled 200 mentoring connections and facilitated over USD 120Mn of equity investments into more than 30 enterprises. Vetted through a rigorous 3-month process by a panel of global investors, the Awards bring recognition to the most sustainable and scalable social enterprises that are doing business across India.
Instituted to discover and bring to the spotlight leading social innovations for wide scale impact, the Sankalp Social Enterprise Awards are also designed to go beyond to address key issues faced by entrepreneurs. They offer linkages to pro bono legal, design and PR & marketing services and incubation opportunities to enable growth. Sankalp Awards 2014 finalists will be announced in January 2014 and the winners will be declared at Sankalp Unconvention Summit 2014.
The Sankalp Unconvention Summit 2014, led by Sankalp Forum, is the world's largest social enterprise summit and the event is back for its 6th edition in Mumbai from Apr 9-11, 2014. The global gathering brings together investors, donors, enterprises, media and policymakers to lead investment and dialog towards building a more inclusive development agenda. The last Summit saw 1,350+ minutes of television coverage, participants from 22 countries and over 230 articles and blogs dedicated to it. Check out last year's Summit roundup here.