Ecosystem Strengthening

Fostering a Favourable Climate in the Business Ecosystem for Social Entrepreneurship

The success of Social Entrepreneurship as a sustainable development model depends not just on the individual merits of Social Enterprises and their solutions but also on larger factors such as policy frameworks, regulatory environments, new and emerging public and private instruments that support social entrepreneurship, convergence between direct and indirect stakeholders and high-yielding multi-stakeholder, cross-functional collaborations.

Bala Vikasa CSRB is actively engaged in strengthening different stakeholders, ranging from creating an interest in social entrepreneurship among college going students to creating platforms for discussing needed policy interventions with law makers and industry experts, for developing a more mature, robust and nuanced ecosystem in which Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovators can thrive.

Efforts are being made to form a pan-India federation of Social Startups who will be provided with different services that will enable them to scale and sustain at a much faster pace. Regular networking events are organized to create platforms for all stakeholders to converse, connect and collaborate.

Ramana Gupta

Ramana Gupta is an extremely accomplished financial professional with more than 30 years of experience in banking, finance, and corporate treasury. He is also co-founder of Wealth First Finserv, an independent investment advisory firm directed by senior-level partners. Ramana Gupta is a person who influences top-ranking finance professionals; whose opinion is highly sought after; and whose judgment is widely respected and trusted.
Ramana Gupta graduated in economics from Osmania University and qualified as a Financial Risk Manager from a banking institution. After graduation, he started his career as a banker with State Bank and worked across the country in various departments gaining insights in all aspects of banking. Known for his quick decision making and expertise in foreign exchange, he developed a passion for financial markets early in his career.

In 1995, he joined a leading corporate house to broaden his horizon. With the dawn of liberalization, the 1990s provided him with a huge scope for structuring innovative practices in risk management and capital expenditure. He went on to create several benchmarks in long term sustainability and low-cost financing.
Apart from this, he has also been proactive in social work as the inherent penchant of giving back to society is part of his personality. As a result, he became part of Bala Vikasa CSRB, where he is unleashing his passion through helping zealous social entrepreneurs. As a mentor, he is putting his best foot to bring up new aspects and angles to solve problems innovatively.

Ramana Gupta

Advisor and Board Member, Bala Vikasa

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