Social Enterprises and SDGs: A Case Study of SELCO Solar Light Pvt. Ltd, India

Sarker, Tapan ORCID: and Dey, Subhendu and Yousaf, Anish and Mishra, Abhishek (2022) Social Enterprises and SDGs: A Case Study of SELCO Solar Light Pvt. Ltd, India. In: World Scientific Encyclopedia of Business Sustainability, Ethics and Entrepreneurship. Volume 2: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). World Scientific Publishing, New Jersey, United States, pp. 221-235. ISBN 9789811242090


The role of social enterprises, in combating climate change by providing decentralized energy to rural communities in transitioning economies, is an emerging field of research. Social enterprises can play an important role in meeting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), suggesting that they are effective conduits for developing climate change policy on adoption and mitigation strategies. Interviews with social enterprises that are providers of sustainable energy solutions, like SELCO Solar Light Pvt. Ltd. (SELCO), in transitioning economies like India, show how they can improve the quality of life of rural communities and their livelihoods. This chapter looks at the role played by SELCO in dealing with climate change policy adoption and mitigation, and how it has played an important role in enhancing the quality of life of rural households and livelihoods through sustainable energy solutions and services. The chapter provides insights into the role of the social enterprise in shaping climate change policies in transitioning economies.

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Date Deposited: 04 May 2022 02:30
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), climate change policy, social enterprise, reliable and sustainable energy, transitioning economies
Fields of Research (2020): 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3502 Banking, finance and investment > 350201 Environment and climate finance
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350705 Innovation management
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 17 ENERGY > 1708 Renewable energy > 170804 Solar-photovoltaic energy
17 ENERGY > 1708 Renewable energy > 170899 Renewable energy not elsewhere classified
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