Water Thinking! Used For Creating Social Business At GSBS2011
November 10, 2011
Organized by Professor Muhammad Yunus
, Father of microcredit and initiator of
social business, and Hans Reitz,
Head of Global Social Business Summit and
Co-Founder of The Grameen Creative Lab
, the Global Social Business Summit 2011
premier forum for the worldwide social business movement. The summit brings together social business pioneers from corporates, civil society, academia and governments.
Rajesh presented Water Thinking! to set the stage for creating social businesses in the 'Access to Water' focus group. The focus group was facilitated by August Ilg, the Executive Director of Andheri-Hilfe
, Rajesh described the characteristics of a social business using the Water Thinking! mindset.
The Peer Water Exchange is a non-profit, with the characteristics of a social business, and the first social development exchange in the making.
Rajesh described how PWX came about using several strengths of business while leaving many drawbacks behind. Attending the session in a carbon-friendly way using Skype video conferencing, Rajesh created a set of characteristics of what a social business should have.