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Triple Bottom Line Impact of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)

Triple Bottom Line Impact of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 10    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

With increase in economic activity leading to environmental degradation and adverse social impacts, it is nearly impossible for public agencies to single-handedly take up the task of mitigating and addressing these changes. Collaborations among the government, private sector and other civil society organisations is a pressing need. This should begin with the businesses being able to measure and track the effects of their own activities on the people and the planet. Through this paper, the authors aim to bring about the need and importance of frameworks especially the Triple Bottom Line (TBL) Approach of measuring the economic (beyond financial), social and environmental impacts. This should be the norm for the smallest enterprise as put together these micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) have a larger impact than big corporates and multinationals.

Financing Local Green Enterprises (LGEs) in India

Financing Local Green Enterprises (LGEs) in India

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 15    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

With the national scenario of resource extraction and disparate inequalities, it is imperative to focus on alternative pathways towards equitable participation and reduced economic contradictions - in order to meet our goals of sustainable development. This requires India to enable a system that appropriately localises and decentralises its production of goods and services while also integrating economic efficiency, environmental soundness, and social equity into business decisions. Across high, middle, and low-income countries, micro and small-enterprises (MSEs) constitute the largest share of private businesses and account for the bulk of employment. For MSMEs to choose alternate ways of operation access to timely and adequate credit at a reasonable cost is essential. Through this paper, the authors aim to bring about the challenges faced by different stakeholders along with the possible innovations and opportunities for Financing Local Green Enterprises in order to bridge the gap between MSMEs seeking and Financial Institutions providing finance in India.

Triple Bottom Line Impact of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)

Triple Bottom Line Impact of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 10    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

With increase in economic activity leading to environmental degradation and adverse social impacts, it is nearly impossible for public agencies to single-handedly take up the task of mitigating and addressing these changes. Collaborations among the government, private sector and other civil society organisations is a pressing need. This should begin with the businesses being able to measure and track the effects of their own activities on the people and the planet. Through this paper, the authors aim to bring about the need and importance of frameworks especially the Triple Bottom Line (TBL) Approach of measuring the economic (beyond financial), social and environmental impacts. This should be the norm for the smallest enterprise as put together these micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) have a larger impact than big corporates and multinationals.

Sustainable Procurement for Local Green Enterprises (LGEs)

Sustainable Procurement for Local Green Enterprises (LGEs)

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 13    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

The scale of such economic activity has severe consequences which can potentially hinder future socio-economic growth. Existing procurement methods, by their inherent design, are energy and carbon intensive, contributing towards declining natural resource base and a rise in atmospheric GHG emissions and other pollutants. Such concerns relating to the harmful environmental and social impacts have propelled adoption of sustainable practices in the procurement process in several countries. The procurement market in India possesses significant promise in terms of supporting overall economic growth, which includes the MSME sector. MSMEs are gradually increasing their reach across various sectors of the economy by creating a wide array of products and services to cater to the demands of national and international markets. Through this paper, the authors aim to bring about the various needs and challenges to enhance Sustainable Procurement of MSMEs with possible policy suggestions.

Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Bundelkhand Villages

Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Bundelkhand Villages

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 37    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

Development Alternatives has been working in Bundelkhand for the last 25 years to catalyse social change for sustainable development and we are embracing the uncertainty brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has brought the world to a standstill. While we know about the challenges faced by people in urban areas, there are many unheard voices from rural and remote areas. DA recently undertook a short study based on a survey conducted across 4 districts covering 1168 people from 29 villages in the region. The report assesses the challenges and the effect of COVID-19 on the livelihood and food security, among the rural community and reverse migrating community in the Bundelkhand.

Work 4 Progress Bulletin April 2020 Issue

Work 4 Progress Bulletin April 2020 Issue

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 11    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

The Work 4 Progress (W4P) programme of Development Alternatives and la Caixa Foundation aims to provide decent work opportunities for youth and women in three developing countries.  In India, W4P provides enterprise development opportunities for youth and women in two regions – Bundelkhand and Eastern Uttar Pradesh. ‘Jobs We Want’, the April 2020 bulletin of W4P India talks about how W4P prototypes are driving transformative change by breaking silos, facilitating collaboration, leveraging existing resources and designing customized solutions to ensure no aspiring entrepreneur is left behind. 

Environmental and Resource assessment for uptake of LC3 in India’s cement mix

Environmental and Resource assessment for uptake of LC3 in India’s cement mix

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 45    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This report provides a detailed description of the study undertaken to ascertain the potential sustainable impact of LC3 in India's cement mix. Conducting a comparative analysis of the environmental and resource performance between two diverse cement production scenarios - Business As Usual (BAU) and Low-Carbon Pathway (LCP), the study concludes that introduction and growing proportion of LCPs have a better environmental and resource performance - thereby establishing the legitimacy of LC3 as the cement for sustainable future in India.

The Fly Ash Brick Industry in Bihar

The Fly Ash Brick Industry in Bihar

Author: Development Alternatives     Pages: 48    Price: na    ISBN No: na   

This is the third edition “Fly Ash Brick Industry in Bihar”. It assesses the current state of fly ash bricks in Bihar and delves deeper into the barriers faced by the industry, on the demand and supply side in particular, based on the survey and analysis done by Development Alternatives. The report seeks to address the issues faced in manufacturing and selling of fly ash bricks and gives an insight into the measures taken for overcoming those.

Work 4 Progress Bulletin, July Issue

Work 4 Progress Bulletin, July Issue

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 15    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

The Work 4 Progress (W4P) programme of la Caixa foundation and Development Alternatives aims to provide decent work opportunities for youth and women in three developing countries. The July 2019 bulletin talks about key drivers for growth being adopted by the W4P India platform.

Jobs We Want 2019: Proceedings

Jobs We Want 2019: Proceedings

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 72    Price: N/A    ISBN No: 9788187395737   

Jobs We Want (JWW) of Work 4 Progress India is a platform for learning and exchange of knowledge on entrepreneurship-led, decent and meaningful job creation in India. The JWW platform aims to create a space for connecting voices from the ground with macro and meso level stakeholders. JWW 2019 brought together diverse perspectives on systems change for entrepreneurship-led job creation. This document is a synthesis of: W4P methodology and impact, stories of change, and proceedings of JWW 2019. It serves as a guiding analytical report to the path ahead for creating decent and meaningful livelihoods in India.

Stories from Yuvakendra

Stories from Yuvakendra

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 88    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This compendium of success stories will take you through the journey of the youth associated with HCL Uday and Development Alternatives’ programme – ‘Skills to Livelihood’ – at the Yuvakendra community training centres in NOIDA, India. Through themes of ‘resilience’, ‘dynamism’ and ‘perseverance’, the transformation that this programme has brought in the lives of the youth is explored.

Landscape Assessment of State-level Climate Financing Options: Issue Brief

Landscape Assessment of State-level Climate Financing Options: Issue Brief

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 18    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

Abstract: The issue brief highlights the options available for climate change mitigation finance for clean energy and energy efficient projects in India. Within the clean energy space, renewable energy projects pertaining to solar, wind and biomass are considered. And in the energy efficient space, finance available to electric vehicles in the transport sector are incorporated.

Landscape Assessment of State-level Climate Financing Options: A Report

Landscape Assessment of State-level Climate Financing Options: A Report

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 46    Price: NA    ISBN No: NA   

The report on ‘Landscape Assessment of State Level Climate Financing Options’ aims to assess the current landscape of climate mitigation in clean energy finance, by identifying, comparing and evaluating existing initiatives for tracking finance. Different sections of the report focus on the financing options available for the Indian states to enable renewable energy development.

Between the Lines

Between the Lines

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 64    Price: N/A    ISBN No: 9788187395652   

The Work 4 Progress programme aims to create a culture of entrepreneurship in rural communities of India. Central to the programme’s journey are the young, men and women entrepreneurs who are the job creators and change makers. Each of them has a unique story to tell. Their 'stories of change' and spirit of entrepreneurship inspire and guide all those who encounter them – creating positive shifts in local narratives. ‘Between the Lines’ encapsulates the journey of some of these entrepreneurs.

Game Changer for Gender Equality... Keeping HER First

Game Changer for Gender Equality... Keeping HER First

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 4    Price: NA    ISBN No: NA   

TARA Akshar+ (an adult literacy programme) is a passport to a fulfilling life for women in India. Through functional literacy, they have a real opportunity to transform their lives and enrich the lives of people around them. The programme has enabled 230,000 women in India in the last decade, making them aware citizens, contributing to society as a strong 'social capital' and leading to overall community development.

Enterprise Development Publications Catalogue

Enterprise Development Publications Catalogue

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 37    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This catalogue is a compilation of all major publications on enterprise development produced by Development Alternatives over 36 years. It comprises Reports, Articles and Audio Visuals.



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