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by Professor Jeremy B WilliamsInvesting in the Girl Child: School as Sustainable Enterprise

@TheGreenMBA@jeremybwilliams

jembwilliams

profjeremybwilliamsgs4g.org

World CSR Congress, Mumbai, India, 18 February 2015Why the need for sustainable enterprise?

The Earth is fullhttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wrmOGpXLJFE/TfubPF0lfXI/AAAAAAAAAC0/zxd3SxXNjdk/s1600/Crowded-Planet-Earth-Widescreen-Wallpaper.jpg

Full of us http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpinlac/5906500583/sizes/l/in/photolist-9ZWmQX-eLNW2M-eM1jPS-7P9oqT-8Zstcp-7CsQ4g-9sS1tp-bMyvmZ-e8C7sC-bD3r5T-aYhNHi-8J1pkb-eaugiC-amgCiz-eNE67x-7SDwfp-gfNY2M-dCCtic-gfNz4K-bj7bN8-hsT1Mm-dPPrVc-a2H9wU-cWXYYo-inyQCD-arGSjy-dzCxpQ-hVy38w-9Zrera-dQCSpi-9b4MMa-8p6a1W-fuoz1k-dwsD8Z-gfNMjs-byvZhm-8ycdWu-gfPb7D-arjoGB-bfPLeX-aBuzVD-aC1BqP-eyqHMz-a3y2hE-8jufyt-cBjfD7-deVATN-deVFg3-e81SFB-ao9UbE-btUqrE/

Full of our stuffhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/samuel-leo/3550983108/sizes/o/in/photolist-6pMHyG-6rG1XV-6segmM-6DfWnE-6FbiYA-6Guseh-6Hi7RV-6Jct9g-6QtpUC-77KGkR-78MLKv-7cSfv6-7dKpdk-7f6SwT-7jRwj3-7jYF1r-7kBnwh-7qaHz5-7tttuy-7vxRnW-962a61-7ykurM-aC8vgP-9EZUc9-8aGjRY-8Em4Tq-hUWYNe-cnnQCU-87SwfE-dMMeVb-89fKd8-ckARMh-cjFE7f-9w8eWL-8PU4g1-7PAweF-7Pxzzf-7ZgCRz-d1N5hS-9R7Aur-9R7F9K-fLuTck-dMDxhQ-ehFmc5-8bBS1U-8FGV95-bxqrNw-8Zg8Ff-91MtTF-8ZGXRw-8NV6fr/

and full of our garbagehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/45203387@N07/5265613763/sizes/l/in/photolist-92iDwc-8D7uaJ-fHDDbP-fHDD7T-9isLca-8QAaKd-7YUHuQ-9w9zj5-8tTk8M-aRcUYx-879pFq-8vPaNy-8vP9Mj-8vPaq1-bi6XAD-7ZuKBQ-7Ts7G2-brRc2P-9jMdWp-b4tgxF-8AqgTU-gTcauh-bzwbq4-7UGgQz-7UGfxa-7UKws3-7UKwYU-7UGgYX-7UGgnV-9diCCw-97sQEE-ak6QrC-7Tvnj5-8YxzRt-7TvmZA-brR8b4-brR3Hr-brR57P-brR4Sn-brR4oP-brR7Mi-brR8VM-brR3hR-brR3UV-brR7A6-brR5pD-brR8Ha-brR1Dv-brR5RR-brR7XX-brRbGr/

Weve also changed the surface of the earthhttp://anticap.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/burtynsky_oil_fields_19b.jpg

We dig it up http://firstpeoples.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Yanacocha-Gold-Mine-02.jpg

We chop it down https://www.flickr.com/photos/marie-2008/3297447049

and we take as if there is no tomorrowhttp://assets.worldwildlife.org/photos/1246/images/story_full_width/Overfishing-1600x1200px.jpg?1345540690We need 1.5 planets to sustain current consumption patterns

Overstepping OurselvesAs our Ecological Footprint continues to exceed Earths biocapacity, we overdraw from our future. 74%114%156%OF BIOCAPACITYOF BIOCAPACITYOF BIOCAPACITYRecreated from - http://www.bioregional.com/files/media/image/graphics/footprints%20fb.jpg

with potentially devastating effects in the form of climate changehttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/03/daesung-lee_n_3859821.html?utm_hp_ref=twWhy GS4G as sustainable enterprise?

http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/85/f0/8e/85f08ed808848c8481e0c431d3aeb213.jpg

http://youtu.be/1e8xgF0JtVg

http://youtu.be/1e8xgF0JtVgThe ROI on girls education is well documented

http://blogs.besd.net/jamie-kent/files/2011/08/child-stick-figure-jumping.jpg

http://www.infographicszone.com/education/girls-education-why-it-matters-infographic

http://www.infographicszone.com/education/girls-education-why-it-matters-infographic

A community provides landAnd labourMaterials to build the school are sourced locallyEnergy is entirely renewable:solar, wind; or biomassHigh qualitycurriculum via InternetRainwater harvesting for water supplyAll wastewater disposed of on siteUsed for fruit and veg cultivation and livestockAnd tree plantingGS4G is a focal point for the whole community

VISIONEmpowering all girls to realise equal opportunity through education that is ecologically, socially, and economically self-sustaining.

MISSIONProvide community prosperity through local investment of labour and materials to establish a sustainable educational campus for girls. In return, the education delivered will enable the inter-generational cycle of gender inequality to be broken, and provide knowledge that will provide the foundation for sustainable development of communities.

VALUESThe enterprise will revolve around the three values of:ecological sustainabilitygender and inter-generational equalitythe belief that giving a girl the education and the ability to make informed decisions about her life will ultimately benefit her community and society more broadly.

What does the business model look like?The business model is based aroundIMPACT INVESTMENTSet up GS4G FoundationMake debt/ equity investments in GS4G campuses including student loansRecycle returns to make new investmentsScale up creating economic, social and environmental impactSet up GS4G FoundationCorporate sponsorshipSocial Stock Exchanges and patient capital funds; e.g. AcumenCrowdfundingFundraising chaptersCarbon offset programsDonor agencies; e.g. UN agencies

The Worlds Most Sustainable Companies, 2014 (Forbes Magazine)Corporate donors (partners)http://b-i.forbesimg.com/thumbnails/blog_1277/pt_1277_20176_o.jpg?t=1380776695

TorontoNew YorkSingaporeLondonhttp://www.forbes.com/sites/ashoka/2014/03/27/stock-exchanges-for-social-enterprises-heres-where-you-can-find-them/

http://www.socialenterprise.org.uk/uploads/editor/images/Programmes_and_Partners/social_stock.jpg

http://impactexchange.asiaiix.com/

http://www.missionmarkets.com/

http://impactinvesting.marsdd.com/strategic-initiatives/svx-formerly-the-social-venture-exchange/

www.acumen.orgAcumen.org

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patient_capital

http://static01.nyt.com/images/2014/01/23/business/23-TOOLKIT/23-TOOLKIT-master1050.jpghttp://spacejockeys.blogs.com/.a/6a00d8341c761b53ef017c32c0d5a6970b-pi

GS4G Fundraising Chapters in major cities hosting regular eventshttp://cf.ltkcdn.net/charity/images/std/150031-406x296-Black-tie-invite.jpg

http://bainbridge-island.windermere.com/uploads/ckeditor_assets/2/pictures/1149/content_Redding__CA_-_Fashion_Show_Fundraiser.jpg

http://www.weekendnotes.com/im/004/06/brisge-to-brisbane-fun-run-running-events-walks-ch1.jpg

Funding via companies participating in CDM programshttp://www.energimyndigheten.se/en/Cooperation/For-a-better-climate/Flexible-mechanisms-for-monitoring-green-house-gas-emissions/Swedish-CDM-and-JI-climate-programmes-/Call-for-CDM-proposals-/

Make debt/ equity investments in GS4G campuses including student loansThe GS4G Foundation would retain majority ownership to ensure mission integrity for a period of 10 yearsReturn on equity may be set at capital preservation (or close to 0%) for a period of timeDebt in the form of social impact bondsTo be sustainable enterprise every campus of GS4G must become economically viableOperational costs to be covered from proceeds of on-campus entrepreneurial activitiesStudent loans from the GS4G Foundation repaid upon employment following graduationScale up creating economic, social and environmental impactLocation selection is critical and local knowledge essentialExtensive community consultation an important first step and the rationale for an all girls school acceptedLocal community must supply the land and the labour in return for equityBest practice sustainable building design, sourcing construction materials locallyThe campus would be a focal point for the community in providing a catalyst for sustainable development; i.e. food and water security, employment and business developmentVolunteer networks would be tapped to import skills and knowledge unavailable locallyRecycle returns to make new investmentsGS4G must not be positioned as a charitable organisation, but as a business with different motivations; i.e. it seeks to maximise economic, social and environmental welfare not profit.Development is freedom from hand-outs. A persons dignity is not served by charity, and GS4G is about contributing to the creation of strong, self-sufficient and resilient communities.Successful GS4G campuses can provide financial returns to the GS4G Foundation and also provide mentorship for new campuses.

http://www.marsdd.com/mars-library/impact-investing/

Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls following energetic campaigning from groups like Girl EffectIn 2015, the UNs Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are to be succeeded by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

http://www.girleffect.org/media/154319/declaration_high_res.pdfPotential partner organisations focused on investment in girls education and gender issues

India would be an ideal place to starthttp://www.indiacsr.in/en/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/csr-in-india.jpg

Companies with at least Rs 5 crore net profit or Rs 1,000 crore turnover or Rs 500 crore net worth will have to spend 2 per cent of their three-year average annual net profit on CSR activities in each financial year, starting from FY15.Mandatory expenditure on CSRhttp://static.indianexpress.com/frontend/iep/story_images/CSR_2014.jpg

http://indianexpress.com/article/business/economy/mandatory-2-csr-spend-set-to-kick-in-from-april-1/

Thank you for listeninghttps://in.pinterest.com/pin/350506783469689841/