Harish Hande is the definition of a social entrepreneur. In 1995, after learning about the power of a distributed energy model, he founded SELCO India, which “provides sustainable energy solutions and services to under-served households and businesses” and recently won the 2018 Skoll Foundation award for social entrepreneurship. Harish has won numerous awards over the years and has an incredible amount of wisdom to share. Today he also heads up the SELCO Foundation and SELCO Incubation Center which support start-up social entrepreneurs working to alleviate poverty. The SELCO family helps the underserved out of poverty and eliminates the environmental and health impacts created by today’s kerosene, coal and wood energy sources.
We talk about setting up a social enterprise in the 90s, SECLO's approach and business model, key lessons Harish has learned along the way, SELCO's impact to date and the other 3 arms of the SELCO family: SELCO Foundation, SELCO Incubation Center and the SELCO Fund.
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