Jeremy Wade

Jeremy Wade

Jeremy is the Founding Director of the Jindal Centre for Social Innovation + Entrepreneurship (JSiE), an award-winning social impact centre at O.P. Jindal Global University.

Location Delhi, India


  • You're right to say that running a social enterprise isn't easy. Effective social entrepreneurs take in a variety of viewpoints from multiple stakeholders. They recognize the need for multiple measures of success, rather than just one. This works best when there is a clear vision, or higher purpose social mission, that brings people together and motivates them.

  • Hi Michael, we address these questions in great detail in course 2 and 3 of the social enterprise program. Stay tuned! To get an idea, you can take a look at this website, which is a good source on impact investing:

  • Hi Ann, I'm not very familiar with Jindal Steel & Power's operations in Mozambique. But I do know that OP Jindal Global University is a private, non-profit University set up with a generous donation from Naveen Jindal. The University operates as an autonomous entity separate from Jindal Steel & Power Limited.

  • I think it's important to keep in mind that social enterprise/business/entrepreneurship are all still fluid and even contested terms. Some precision on definitions can come through legal structures and government definitions but for the most part there are not clear boundaries and exact definitions around the world.

  • Della, Rachel. Yes, a non governmental organization can carry out social enterprise activities.

  • Hi Heather, to my understanding social business (as Yunus has defined it) has a more precise understanding regarding the profits/dividends than social enterprise does. Because of that, I typically think of social enterprise as including a wider range of organizations and activities than social business.

  • The website looks great and has a very smooth interface. I think this will do well at attracting people to your work.

  • Great. Love for you to share the links to both of them here in a comment, if you would like to.

  • Great. Love for you to share the links to both of them here in a comment, if you would like to.

  • Here's our branding materials at the Jindal Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship (JSiE)
    facebook page:

    We would be happy to hear any feedback.

  • We’re excited to announce the winners of the International Social Innovation Challenge!

    1st: Sonia Phelps
    2nd: Nicholas Makau

    We will be reaching out to each of the winners shortly. Thanks again to everyone who participated.

  • Great points, Rick.

  • We have a section on financing in the 3rd week. Which government are you hoping to get materials about?

  • Hi Teddy, this is the third course of the social enterprise program and it is slightly focused on growing, or sustaining, an existing social enterprise. But so you know, the first course is an introduction to social enterprise and the second is all about starting a social enterprise. The program will start again this summer, on June 5th.

  • Thank you to everyone who submitted a video and congratulations for taking action on your idea. We are starting the evaluation process and will announce the winners next week. Stay tuned!

  • Jeremy Wade replied to [Learner left FutureLearn]

    Thanks for sharing this upcoming FutureLearn course on copyright. It should be quite insightful on this topic. Here are a few more considerations that I would want to keep in mind as an entrepreneur on this...

    1) the economic considerations of obtaining a copyright on each new idea before getting feedback (ie: cost/benefit analysis, opportunity cost/time to...

  • Jeremy Wade replied to [Learner left FutureLearn]

    My point of clarification was regarding the stage of the venture. At just the idea stage, in all cases that I'm aware of, the ideas themselves are not copyrightable. It is the tangible expression of an idea that can be copyrighted. In other words the execution of the idea in some way.

    I certainly agree with you, and UNESCO, that it is good to have general...

  • Iain - that is also a worthwhile video to watch as well. Steve Blank (voice in that video) is an excellent source of knowledge on the business model canvas.

  • Thanks for pointing that out Cathy. We have fixed the broken link. You can find it here also:

  • Hi Kerry, think of this section as a toolkit. You may not need to use every tool to create your business model.

  • You are helping us build the survey with your responses, and that way in the future, we can give people the results.

  • Jeremy Wade replied to [Learner left FutureLearn]

    This is almost never a concern at the idea stage, even for the most competitive startups seeking venture capital in silicon valley. This is a good read on this: They key point is the value is in execution of the idea not the idea itself. Further, for social entrepreneurs aiming to tackle complex societal problems - the more...

  • Hi Hala, I think that makes sense. You might consider how spreading the knowledge you have will help address a problem in society. What action might people take once they have the knowledge/information you share with them?

  • Very clear. I'm excited to see more on this.

  • Great contribution. I'm also an avid reader of Brainpickings myself.

  • Jeremy Wade replied to [Learner left FutureLearn]

    Great to have you back for the second course, Natasha. btw: I'm also inspired by real life-stories of defiance. If haven't see this yet, I think you will really appreciate it:

  • Your welcome, and I think you are right. Learning by doing can be a really powerful way to learn. I hope you will take up the challenge!

  • Great to hear Hester, I'm looking forward to hear more as you go along in the course.

  • Glad you are joining us, Olufunto

  • Happy to have you in the course! We have some material on pitching and on investors in the third week on the course.

  • Please take a look at this link and see if your country is eligible!

  • Please let me know if you have any issues. Thanks for joining us in the course. Look forward to seeing you in the next one!

  • Please follow this link and select Yemen. The British Council is offering free certificates for learners in your country

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  • Excellent points, Ndankhonza. In course 3 of this program, we will discuss the various approaches to more rigorously measuring and evaluating social impact. I hope you will share your insights there as well!

  • Jeremy Wade replied to [Learner left FutureLearn]

    Excellent find, Natasha. I hadn't heard of this. Though, I did serve on a local steering committee for 1 year at Slow Money in the San Francisco Bay Area: which was inspired by the Slow Food movement and grassroots organization founded by Carlo Petrini in Italy in 1986.

  • Jeremy Wade replied to [Learner left FutureLearn]

    I think a freelancing professional could certainly create a one-person social enterprise. Natasha, what about a freelancer union focused on social enterprise principles?

  • Your contributions will help us be able to offer insights in the future.

  • Jeremy Wade replied to [Learner left FutureLearn]

    Great questions, Natasha. I will be curious to hear what others think on these. I will share a couple of quick thoughts.

    1. When we see examples of successful social enterprise, we certainty tend to find a team of founders involved. Or even a community! But one person can have an impact, no doubt about that. I think one-person social enterprise could best...

  • Pauline - you might enjoy this for examples of social entreprenuers working in the arts

  • Even I agree with you Mika! : )

  • Thanks, this is a good suggestion. We will look into doing something like this.