Session on Social Enterprises

In a thought-provoking session at the two-day 8th International Economics Conference, Dr. Basavaraju R, Executive Director of the Grassroots Research and Advocacy Movement (GRAAM), delivered a talk in the realm of social enterprise. He shed light on the challenges obstructing economic growth, such as unskilled labor, financial illiteracy, labor movement complexities, and women's participation hurdles, particularly at rural economy.  The speaker highlighted the crucial role of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in driving economic growth as their contributions through innovation, microfinance, job creation, and community empowerment shape and propel societal advancement. He meticulously outlined the impactful policies and laws that can drive development, ranging from RTI and MGNREGA to initiatives addressing child labor, environment, and disability. The session delved into the essence of social enterprise, dissecting the concept of a social business model. 

This session was delivered on November 30, 2023, as a technical session to two-day the 8th International Economics Conference on the theme of “Economic Growth and Sustainable Development: Emerging Trends”. The session was attended by conference delegates, academicians and students.