In India, social enterprises have become a national phenomenon in less than a decade, with a growing ecosystem of supporting players. Yet, despite this impressive growth, little is known about these social enterprises collectively: their geographic and sector distribution, business structure, stage of development, financial viability and funding sources. Intellecap proposed to conduct a survey of this "social enterprise landscape", which was supported by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and The Rockefeller Foundation.
This Intellecap Study evaluated the Indian social enterprise landscape with insights gathered from a survey of over 100 for-profit social enterprises and in-depth interviews. It presented detailed analysis and recommendations to assist investors, donors, sector enablers, policy-makers and academics in making informed decisions about their involvement with social enterprises.