Realizing the transformative potential of women’s leadership in India’s social enterprise sector will require persistent efforts to refine and mainstream gender-lens investing.
Social enterprise, which promises both economic empowerment and social trans-formation, is driving tremendous positive change in the lives of women in India. But it is also at the heart of a growing debate about the past and future of India's social sector.
Through innovative strategies for bringing women into the workforce, social enterprise is poised to transform the meaning of “women’s work.”
As a social impact centre within O.P. Jindal Global University, JSiE seeks to foster conversation between academics, social entrepreneurs and community leaders. We collaborate with academic researchers to explore applications of their research in the social innovation field. We welcome partnerships in our existing areas of research as well as proposals for new research collaborations.
Our research examines the spectrum of factors, from the individual entrepreneur to the broader ecosystem, that enable social entrepreneurship and innovation to flourish. We seek to develop holistic strategies and recommendations for fostering social innovation in North India.
What makes a changemaker? What innate traits and lived experiences prepare and motivate social innovators? This branch of our research seeks to develop evidence-based tools to identify individuals with high potential to serve as catalysts in processes of social change.
What forms of enterprise education, training, and support enable social entrepreneurs to take their ventures to the next stage? We seek to explore best practices for incorporating social enterprise into school and university studies, as well as for developing tailored training programs.
How are social enterprises transforming lives? Where do they have their greatest impact? Our research in this area seeks to map the work of social enterprises in India onto broader frameworks for inclusive development such as the Sustainable Development Goals.
This research aims to increase our understanding of personality traits of successful social entrepreneurs.
Social entrepreneurs help build a world we want to to live in. What is unique about their personality? Help us figure it out.
This research looks at mutually reinforcing linkage between women’s empowerment and social enterprise across five countries: the UK, the United States, Brazil, India, and Pakistan.