Based in Mumbai, India, Aavishkaar is an investment firm that has been working in the region for over 10 years. As much as SocialBusiness.org highlights the innovation social enterprises themselves, just as important are the countless incubators and supporters who are pushing these scalable initiatives forward in a sustainable way.
According to its website, Aavishkaar works in the following areas: financial inclusion (including microfinance), water and sanitation, technology, agriculture, energy as well as handicrafts.
Some of the investors include Bakkers Pensioenfonds, CDC Group, Cisco Systems, Goodwell Microfinance Development Company and National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development.
If you're interested, take a look at our top list of social business incubators -- and expect an update in the near future that includes Aavishkaar.
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- By: Tiana ReidMay 17, 2012