ORIGIN AND MOTTO
ISED is a knowledge institution that considers enterprise and entrepreneurship as the trigger of socio-economic development. With the motto of “sustainable development through enterprise”, its activity spectrum includes, research, knowledge base development and knowledge sharing, business development services, advisory services and development communication.
The origin of the Institute, in 1988, owes to the initiatives of a group of professionals and concerned citizens from various parts of India, who were influenced by the global Sustainable Development Agenda, put forward by the World Commission on Environment and Development. The active helping hand of the Planning Commission, New Delhi, offered the early strength and vitality to the nascent Institute.
ISED considers development of private enterprise as the fulcrum of sustainable economic development. It believes that, even when the global resources get depleted day by day, sky is the limit for human capabilities. And it is these capabilities or creativity(or ‘entrepreneurship’ in a wider sense), from which enterprises germinate and grow.
Action for development of sustainable enterprises and entrepreneurship need to be based on a holistic understanding of the process of development, on the one hand, and feedback on intelligent interventions, on the other. The whole process leads to knowledge creation. ISED programme and action are anchored on maintaining such knowledge base, and taking it to the people consistently.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
ISED SMALL ENTERPRISE OBSERVATORY
The capabilities of the Institute are the sum total and outcome of its diversified Programme, as also of the strength of its Knowledge Centres.