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We highlight some notable developments in 2023 with you in our annual highlights. In 2023, Ennovent incorporated learnings from the previous years to fine-tune our venture partnerships model to serve better the needs of businesses operating in low-income markets. We are grateful for the support of our clients and partners, who enabled us to go about our mission of catalysing business ventures with sustainable solutions. We also evolved our value proposition for specific client segments, including MNCs, foundations and global NGOs. We deepened our sectoral expertise across environment, healthcare and waste practices areas by managing several projects across India and Nepal. Globally, 2023...

After ten years with Ennovent, Chandrakant Komaragiri has transitioned out of his role with us as 'Country Director –India’ effective November 2023. Chandrakant has contributed immensely to Ennovent’s global success during his time with us. Starting as one of our first Associates, he has played an instrumental role in managing our India business unit and client projects and developing different growth avenues. In this chat, Chandrakanth reflects on his 10-year journey with Ennovent.  Tell us a few highlights of your decade with Ennovent.  In the initial years of working with Ennovent, I was involved in scouting and being the first point of contact...

We are pleased to share that Kulbir Lamba joined Ennovent last month as the Director - Business Development. Kulbir will lead marketing, sales, and fundraising at Ennovent and represent us at key ecosystem events, meetings, and sessions. He will also contribute to the overall strategy and operational development of Ennovent. Kulbir discusses his new role and says, “The most exciting part of my role is that I get to engage with stakeholders whose sole motive is not just to earn a profit but also to create a lasting impact. I am keen to help them understand Ennovent’s offerings and explore...

Ennovent strives to catalyse impactful business ventures in priority landscapes across Asia. This blog outlines some theoretical context and practical approaches underpinning this work. We spotlight our collaboration with our colleagues at the Landscape Finance Lab, whom we assist as business advisors, to bridge the gap between conservation practitioners and the private sector to deliver impacts on the Sustainable Development Goals. Defining Landscapes The WWF defines a landscape as a large-scale socio-ecological system that consists of natural and/or human-modified ecosystems, which are influenced by distinct ecological, historical, economic and socio-cultural processes and activities. If you've been following our journey, you may recollect...

The World Bank defines the blue economy as the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods, and jobs while preserving the health of the ocean ecosystem. Coastal communities globally, especially in Asia, sustain themselves on small and medium-sized businesses (‘SMEs’) related to the oceans, such as fisheries and tourism. The OECD notes that the ocean economy is estimated to grow to $3 trillion by 2030. However, the marine ecosystems and the oceans at large are plagued by several issues, including overfishing, the exploitation of marine resources resulting in ocean pollution and biodiversity loss, as well as climate crisis....

In 2021, Ennovent partnered with Fondation Botnar to deploy its Evidence to Action (E2A) Framework in India. Fondation Botnar is a Swiss philanthropic foundation working to improve the health and well-being of young people living in cities around the world. Developed at the Melbourne Centre for Cities at the University of Melbourne with Fondation Botnar, the E2A Framework is a meta-learning framework developed to support evidence-building and learning processes across Fondation Botnar’s programmes and projects globally. This is a new collaboration with Fondation Botnar, in addition to Ennovent’s advisory role on Fondation Botnar’s Healthy Cities for Adolescents program in India.  The...

We highlight some notable developments in 2022 with you in our annual highlights. 2022 saw a semblance of normalcy return as the world bounced back from COVID-19. At Ennovent, we observed the pandemic’s impact on our business portfolio as well as our own operations. Despite this, we remained focused on our mission of catalysing businesses with sustainable solutions in low-income markets with the support of our esteemed clients and partners. Last year, we evolved our venture partnership model and focused on defining the core values of a partnership to ensure its long-term sustainability. This renewed understanding and emphasis helped us hone...

In our latest position paper, we illustrate how Ennovent’s venture partnership model can enable impactful private-sector collaboration in low-income markets. Low-income markets present lucrative opportunities for corporations and startups to create a sustainable impact and fair profits. Globally, 4.5 billion people live in these underserved markets with combined spending of $5 trillion (International Finance Corporation, 2014). Corporations, while increasingly drawn to low-income markets, have often relied on conventional wisdom and business models to access these markets. Some of the predominant models currently employed include internal innovation, corporate incubators, and strategic investments. Despite the existence of these models, collaborations are often not seamlessly...

Fair Trails, a business venture between Ennovent, Trail Angels, and Pilum Digital, promotes sustainable travel experiences. The partners work towards designing trails, training local partners and managing a fund to implement sustainable projects along the trails. After the travel restrictions following COVID-19 were lifted, the Fair Trails team embarked on its most recent Explorer Tours in Nepal in March 2022. Günter Mussnig, Partner, Fair Trails, explains what an Explorer Tour is – “Once a new trail has been scouted and the core services designated by the Fair Trails Team, an Explorer Tour is set up to test, evaluate and improve the...

Chandrakanth Komaragiri is the Country Director, Ennovent – India. In this Q&A, he reflects on his nine-year journey with Ennovent and the social enterprise landscape in India.  Tell us a bit about your journey at Ennovent. Where did you start, and how has the growth been? I joined Ennovent in 2013 as an Associate supporting its Discover vertical  -  I worked with the team to identify investible impact-focused social enterprises in India and beyond. In the last nine years, my role and responsibilities underwent several changes, and I got the opportunity to be more client-facing over time. Within two years of working...

 

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