The study is mainly focusing on the development and identification of one social issue which is needed to be addressed. The organizations which are chosen for this study should be Pollinate Energy and Streat. It is describing the different approaches taken by both the organizations in order to resolve the social issue to be taken into consideration. It should also reflect on the implications they have to face while addressing the social issue highlighted in this study as well (Seelos and Mair 2016). It should also be explaining the general structure and the viability of the organizations who are in charge of addressing the social issue for the countries they are operating in as well.
Mission, vision and values of Pollinate Energy
The mission of Pollinate Energy is that, they can improve the lives of the poor people living in slums with the delivery of sustainable products. They also empower the local Indian entrepreneurs for changing the lives of the people living in poor communities. They also create awareness among the top most business professionals for supporting and working in collaboration with the social entrepreneurs for improving the poor communities (Nicholls Simon and Gabriel 2015).
The vision of Pollinate Energy is to produce and deliver the sustainable products to the people who are living in rural communities in order to improve the quality of life.
The values of Pollinate Energy are depicted below
- Pollinate Energy is accountable to their stakeholders and the people hey serve.
- They provide sustainable and practical solutions for improving the lives of the urban poor.
- Pollinate Energy do the business ethically without causing any harm to anyone.
- Pollinate Energy is open source and transparent in bringing innovative ideas and strategic approaches for resolving the poor communities.
Mission vision and values of Streat
The mission of Streat is basically to provide employment to the young people of Australia who do not have the jobs or deprived of getting employment opportunities and to provide shelter to the young people
The vision of Streat is to provide the best training and employment opportunities to the disadvantaged people living in the poor communities and to provide meals to each and every youth.
The values of discovered by Streat has been depicted below
- Streat believes in lifelong learning and discoveries.
- Streat staffs are very passionate and imaginative in providing innovative solutions both for the customers and the youths.
- Streat connects with the communities by building up and bringing new ideas together.
- Streat is engaged in delivering sustainability to their business as well.
General Structure and Viability of Pollinate Energy
Pollinate Energy is basically a social enterprise who has their business in Australia as well in India. They are basically working in improving the quality of life for the poor who lives in slums still date. They have the urge of delivering them with the sustainable products by which they can be able to connect emotionally and physically with the slum dwellers. Pollinate energy is working all over India in order to reduce the percentage of urban slums present there in India. Pollinate Energy has a completely motivated as well the dedicated team where the leaders and the individuals are working like a team (pollinateenergy.org 2018). There is a group of diverse individuals working together from different academic and cultural backgrounds providing the best possible and innovative solutions in reducing the level of poverty among the slum dwellers in urban communities in India.
General structure and viability of Streat
Streat is basically running their seven hospitality business where the young people are getting the best training and learning opportunities in order to crave for their employment in order to get their shelter back (un.org 2018). They run their businesses from the family owned caf? business that runs in Australia and they are willing to complete the financial self sufficiency by 2020. The company also aims at helping 365 people each year and it is completely self- funded. They also have the dream of working with 1095 young people each year by the end of 2022 as well. Since 2010 they have been supported around 800 young people and they have also given the meals and coffees to the 2 million customers. Streat also has around 60 people coming from the diverse background across all the countries in the world to help the youth and serve the customers.
Approaches in solving the social issue by Pollinate Energy
The social issue highlighted by Pollinate Energy is poverty. They basically sell durable and high quality products which include the solar panels, solar lanterns, improved cookery items, solar fans and water filters to the people living in urban slums (Kickul and Lyons 2016). This helps them to improve the quality of life and the performance of the poor communities. They also provide education on the products they deliver and make them how to use it and this improves the safety and cleanliness of the communities. They also provide the short term payment plans for the less income driven people which helps them o save their income and improve the safety and quality of life.
Approaches in solving the social issue by Streat
Streat provides vocational training and holistic personal support to the disadvantaged young people living in Melbourne. They also provide safety to the young people. They basically target the young people of age 16 to 24 who need supportive learning and provide work experience environment to make them ready to work (Streat.com.au 2018). They also provide wrap around support which includes the case management, social and creative activities and readiness workshops for the young people. Streat also provides certain hospitality programs like accredited curses, mentoring and training programs for supporting them for work readiness. They also work with the housing services of Melbourne for providing safe and secured shelter for the youth.
Different contexts they operate and its implications
In the context of Pollinate Energy they were basically operating in reducing the level of poverty and improving the quality of life for the slum dwellers in India. They also operate in providing clean water and affordable energy solutions in order to protect the environment and providing sustainability to the business (Volkmann Tokarski and Ernst 2012). On the other hand Streat were working in supporting the youth to provide shelter and improving the quality of life for them. The implication is that the companies are identifying one social problem and they are trying to develop a healthier and safe community which is also bringing sustainability to their business.
From the study it is evident that Pollinate Energy and Streat has been the social enterprise who are trying to improve the quality of the life of the poor urban slums as well the young people who do not have the proper employment (Nicholls Simon and Gabriel 2015). Hence, these companies are actually safeguarding the environment by improving the quality of life and bringing sustainability to the business.
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