Buddy4Study is India’s largest scholarship platform which connects scholarship seekers with scholarship providers. Buddy4Study, since 2011, is endeavouring to bridge the gap between scholarship providers and scholarship seekers. As India’s largest scholarship listing portal, they help more than 1 million students by connecting the right scholarships with the right students. Backed by its robust scholarship search engine, it is the only platform in the country that allows both seekers and scholarship providers to access curated scholarship information across the globe.
Alarming Problem: Every year in India millions of talented, meritorious students unable to reach their full potential due to lack of affordable financing which leads to voluntary dropouts in schools & colleges. On a contrary note, more than INR 19,000 crore worth of scholarships are available of Indian students, which either remain undisbursed, or underutilized or never reach to the end beneficiaries.
Solution: With the help of data science & artificial intelligence, Buddy4Study is solving this problem by being an education financing matchmaker.
Holistic development Approach : With programs like scholar growth tracking, scholar engagement, employee mentor-mentee Buddy4Study focuses on comprehensive social, emotional & mental growth of scholars .
In India, Bosch is a leading supplier of technology and services in the areas of Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. Since setting up its manufacturing operation in India in 1951, Bosch has grown over the years to include 18 manufacturing sites, and 7 development and application centers.
Their CSR endeavours, known as ‘Bosch India Social Engagement’, aims to make a difference in the lives most in need. To address the shortage of young people with job skills, Bosch has developed a short-term, job-oriented program known as BRIDGE, which focuses on school dropouts, ensuring their job readiness. Several private and public partnerships continue to make BRIDGE one of India’s fastest growing job skills program for less- educated youth leading them to entry-level employment in the services sector. Over 16,000 less-educated youth have been trained and employed through 150 BRIDGE Centers across India.
Dalmia Bharat Limited is a dynamic and forward-looking cement manufacturing company focused on delivering green growth through a strong people-led and passion-driven business approach. Anticipating future trends in construction, and simultaneously pre-empting global environmental concerns, they operate on a growth model that is designed to deliver higher efficiencies across every facet of our business
With their strict adherence to industry-best practices, they have attained the distinction of having one of the lowest per tonne manufacturing cost in Indian cement sector, as well as the lowest carbon footprint in the world. Amongst the fastest-growing cement groups in India, the company has a large expanse of manufacturing facilities, spread across 11 strategic locations with market presence in 21 Indian states, and equipped with the best-in-class machinery and systems.
Their CSR Foundation, the Dalmia Bharat Foundation was set up in 2009 to expand the programmes and projects of the company’s CSR division. With this independent entity, Dalmia re-affirm their determination to be an aware and effective corporate citizen. They believe in the limitless potential of the human being and focus on community driven, beneficiary centric development programmes.
CBM India Trust is a development organisation that works on disability inclusion across 26 states in India. CBM ensures that all development interventions being implemented are disability-inclusive. CBM is committed towards improving the quality of life for people with disabilities in the poorest communities of the country.
CBM’s strategic goals are; to strengthen the voice and autonomy of people with disabilities (individuals); Build resilient inclusive communities (communities); Build inclusive and sustainable local and national systems and services (systems); Ensure that populations affected by natural and man-made disasters have access to inclusive humanitarian assistance and protection (emergencies).
An inclusive world is only possible with partnerships that create equal opportunities and a barrier free environment. Drawing from our tagline ‘together we can do more’, we bring together civil society organizations, experts, government officials, companies and international agencies.
United Way India is a part of United Way Worldwide is a US based international non-profit organization headquartered in Virginia. United Way Worldwide is a 132-year-old volunteer led global movement of 1600 community chapters across 47 countries, engaging over 2.5 million volunteers.
In India, United Way was established 32 years ago, and today has a nationwide presence operating from 7 cities through its strong network of local chapters namely Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Baroda and Kolkata. With close to a million lives positively impacted, the organization envisions a stronger India, where communities have access to quality education, income stability and healthcare.
Centre for Catalyzing Change (C3) works to mobilize girls and women to achieve gender equality. C3’s vision is a future in India where girls and women are fully empowered and equipped to realize their rights, access opportunities and achieve gender equality. At the core of their work and approach is a belief that achieving gender equality is essential to development, democracy and progress. C3 addresses the challenges that girls face in our country at different stages of their life cycle.
The organization’s programs for young people equip boys and girls with practical life skills, gender egalitarian attitudes and beliefs, improved confidence in personal decision making and increased self-esteem. Addressing structures and risks that limit girls mobility and agency that lead to violence against girls, C3’s programs engage boys and men, local leaders, women’s collectives and communities groups to work together to find solutions to empower girls and women. It reflects local values and needs, and partner with communities to raise voices and mobilize social advocates. Every year, C3 reaches out to over a million young people, women and community members. It has worked in 21 states in India and at the national level with over 250 NGOs, educational institutions and many government departments.
For more information, please visit www.c3india.org
GivingForce provides enterprise software to corporations around the world, helping them to manage their charitable giving programmes. Designed to make workplace giving easier and more efficient for businesses and their employees, the GivingForce Portal includes modules for personal and corporate giving (donations), volunteering, matching and more. We work with some of the world’s largest organisations, and have a thorough understanding of the requirements of managing hundreds of thousands of employees across multiple time zones, languages, and currencies.
With a database of over 30,000 validated charities and expertise in charity due diligence, GivingForce clients can be confident that their employees will have the opportunity to engage with a diverse range of verified charitable organisations all over the globe.
Our solutions help companies of all sizes develop more efficient, engaging and impactful CSR programmes. GivingForce’s CEO and Founder Ejaz Rashid has always been fascinated with the idea of using technology for social good. By creating a system that has removed the barriers to corporate giving, he is on a mission to leverage the power of technology, enabling companies and their employees to accelerate the pace of social change.
Edelman is a global communications firm that partners with businesses and organizations to evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Our 6,000 people in more than 60 offices deliver communications strategies that give our clients the confidence to lead, act with certainty and earn the lasting trust of their stakeholders. We develop powerful ideas and tell magnetic stories that move at the speed of news, make an immediate impact, transform culture and spark movements.
Edelman India has 400 professionals and is presence across 7 locations and a representative network covering 200+ cities in India. Edelman’s servicing model is driven by talent, resources and perseverance to implement great campaigns that help you meet your objectives. We bring to the task an unmatched understanding of the dynamics of public engagement in India and the world. We provide local expertise with global standards and the vision to support both.
Grant Thornton in India is a member of Grant Thornton International Ltd. It has over 4,000 people across 15 offices around the country, including major metros. It is at the forefront of helping reshape the values in our prefession and in the process help shape a more vibrant Indian economy. It aims to be the most promoted firm in providing robust compliances services to dynamic Indian global companies, and to help them navigate the challenges of growth as they globalise. Firm's proactive teams, led by accessible and approachable partners, use insights, experience and instinct to understand complex issues for privately owned, publicly listed and public sectror clients, and help them find growth solutions.
With the enactment of the Companies Act, 2013 (2013 Act), there is an increased focus on better governance of Not for Profit Organizations (NPOs). At Grant Thornton, their aim is to help organizations in the Indian charity and not-for-profit sector build capacity and improve the governance framework. Their clients include some of the most admired NPOs in India. Their professionals have extensive experience of working with foreign donors and cover over 500 NPOs a year across the country.
Ebix Smartclass Educational is a company that aims to redefine 21st-century education with a focus on understanding the present and future education barriers and evolving innovative solutions to address them. The company has a strong vision of improving the teaching-learning experience in schools while bridging the digital divide . Equipped with this powerful vision, the company is engaged in the business of developing education products and providing end-to-end solutions to K-12 Schools. Ebix Smartclass Educational promotes new modes of learning for the digital natives and develops path breaking products and solutions, keeping in mind the learning styles of the new-age learners. It recognizes that education is the most potent force for social change and is working to make it more effective with innovative use of new-age education solutions.
Currently Smartclass, the flagship product of the company, is reaching out to more than 70,000 classrooms; 7000 schools, impacting more than 3.5 million K-12 students
The products are categorized into four segments – Digital Content (Smartclass), Virtual Labs, STEM, Robotics & Language Lab & Assessments.
With a vision to provide high quality education to underprivileged children, we have been working as technology partners for many non-profit organizations like Jindal Foundation, KK Birla Foundation , Smile Foundation , Wockhart Foundation , Larsen & Toubro, Horiba , Aptiv, Chambal Fertilizers and chemicals Ltd . & Alstom
Give2Asia is an international nonprofit that serves as a strategic partner and ally working on the ground in more than 25 locations across Asia Pacific. Our role is to strengthen the work of local organizations and mobilize support through philanthropic giving from individuals, family foundations, and corporations.
Oxfam India is a movement of people and grassroots organisations working together to stop the rising inequality in the country that keeps wealth concentrated in the hands of a few. We work to ensure equitable distribution of wealth and resources to all. We do this by working with alliances of poor and marginalized people, especially women, to ensure that they realise their rights, influence decision-making processes and transform power structures.
Our work in Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh -- with special focus on Dalits, Tribals, Muslims, and Women -- aims to ensure that the poorest communities have equal opportunity, equal wages for work, and equal right over resources. We also build the resilience of communities to disasters and reduce vulnerability, particularly for women and children.
We have a robust Disaster Risk Reduction program implemented in 4 states namely Assam, Bihar, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh. In Assam we have reached to 21,762 people directly and 16,641 people indirectly in last six months through this program. We also work on The Transboundary Rivers of South Asia (TROSA) program jointly implemented by Oxfam and its partners in Nepal, India, Bangladesh, and Myanmar to understand and address challenges related to transboundary rivers and seek to reduce poverty and marginalisation of vulnerable river basin communities.
For more information, please visit www.oxfamindia.org
Anudip, with a vision to create digital livelihoods has been recognized for its unique technology-driven initiative to train and empower 85,000+ underserved youth, touching over 425,000 crisis-stricken people. Anudip is a not-for-profit organization, engaging unserved communities of migrants, political refugees, reformed insurgents, impoverished families below poverty levels, rescued victims of trafficking, persons with disabilities, religious and ethnic minorities across India and USA to be a part of the internet economy. Offering a unique combination of technology skills with subsequent career opportunities, Anudip equips youth-aspirants to earn sustainable wages, triple their family incomes and reap the long-term benefits of working in a structured environment. Anudip partners with AIF, Capgemini, Accenture, MSDF, Microsoft, Google, Citi, HSBC, NetHope, JPMorgan, WellsFargo, Cisco, ITC, and ICRA to create knowledge economy livelihoods. Anudip’s stellar placement record with 75% success over the years stems from its training programs being tailored to the actual needs of employers across sectors.
The mission of S M Sehgal Foundation (“Sehgal Foundation”) is to strengthen community-led development initiatives in order to achieve positive social, economic, and environmental change.
The founders, Surinder “Suri” and Edda Sehgal, established the S M Sehgal Foundation as a public, charitable trust based in Gurgaon, Haryana, in 1999, with the objective of improving the quality of life of the rural poor. Informed by Suri’s long and distinguished career in the global seed industry, they used their financial resources and combined skills in business and in agriculture to create a foundation that would make a positive and sustainable difference in rural India.
With support from donors and partners, Sehgal Foundation works together with rural communities to create viable programs for managing water resources, increasing agricultural productivity, and strengthening rural governance through village-level institutions and citizen participation. The foundation team’s emphasis on gender equality and women’s empowerment is driven by the realization that human rights are central to developing every person’s potential.
Smile Train India is a children's charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate. In India, 35,000+ babies are born with clefts, every year, and hundreds of thousands of children with untreated clefts not only live in isolation, but more importantly, face physical difficulty in eating, breathing and speaking. Most do not go to school and seldom find jobs.
Cleft surgery is safe and the transformation is immediate. Smile Train India empowers local doctors and medical professionals with training, funding and resources to provide free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children in their own communities. We advance a sustainable solution and a scalable health model for cleft treatment, drastically improving children’s lives.
Through a nationwide network of 160+ partner hospitals, more than 5,50,000 free cleft surgeries have been supported since the year 2000. Making this possible are our individual and corporate donors and partnerships with various state governments under RBSK, Border Security Force (BSF) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), among others.
WPP is a creative transformation company that builds better futures for its clients through communications, experience, commerce and technology.
To address the challenges in India, the WPP India CSR Foundation was launched in 2015, with the vision of leading the underserved youth in India from improved educational outcomes to informed livelihood choices.
The Foundation aims to work with the community to enable children and youth to achieve their full potential and become productive members of society through its flagship Education to Livelihood program (E2L). The children, all first-generation learners, join the Education to Livelihood (E2L) programme from the time that they enter sixth grade (where each one of them remains a part of it for 7 years), until they complete the first six months of their placement at age 18. Currently, the program is running successfully in 10 underserved government aided schools across Mumbai and Delhi-NCR. Through strategic partnerships with best-of-breed social organizations, the E2L program takes an evidence-based approach in developing frameworks to facilitate successful implementation.
The E2L program covers key themes including education, skills training, life-skills and health
Wadhwani Initiative for Sustainable Healthcare (WISH) is a flagship program of Lords Education & Health Society in India. LEHS|WISH works towards improving the quality and access to primary healthcare services by implementing healthcare models through Public-Private Partnerships, identifying and scaling innovations, bringing affordability to primary healthcare, ensuring affordability, sustainability and scalability. The objective is to build an equitable, innovation-led and evidence-based quality healthcare system within easy reach of the underserved populations. LEHS|WISH is working in Rajasthan, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Uttar Pradesh reaching out to approximately 14 million underserved population.
Our goal is to touch 100 million lives at the grassroots with quality primary healthcare services, 2 million households with reduced out of pocked expense, save more than 1 million pregnant women’s livesand avert 50 thousand infant deaths over and above piloting 50 new innovations by 2027.
Established in 1980, Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad (IMTG) is India’s premier AACSB accredited management school with a distinct focus on grooming leadership through Innovation, Execution and Social Responsibility. An autonomous, not–for–profit institute, offering highly sought after postgraduate programmes over the past more than three–and–a–half decades, IMTG currently offers four AICTE approved programmes – Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) Full Time, PGDM Executive, PGDM Part Time, and PGDM Dual Country Programme (DCP). While the first three programmes are offered at the IMTG campus in Ghaziabad, Delhi NCR, India, the PGDM DCP is offered in collaboration with the IMT Dubai campus.
IMTG has been consistently ranked among the top management institutes of the country. Today, it is the proud alma mater of more than 300 C–suite executives and thousands of professionals serving in leadership positions in the best known organisations in India and around the world, in key business functions of Sales, Operations, Human Resources, Consulting, Information Technology, Marketing, and Finance among others.
IFMR LEAD is a non-profit research organisation which conducts action-oriented research to promote inclusive and sustainable development. Housed at the Institute for Financial management and Research, IFMR LEAD’s work focuses on providing actionable insights to optimize solutions and interventions that seek to address development challenges. Its capacity building program, equips changemakers with the tools and competencies essential to solve problems and create meaningful, social impact. Since its inception in 2005, IFMR LEAD has conducted over 175 studies and evaluations, in collaboration with a network of leading academics, government institutions, multilateral agencies, industry and non-governmental organizations. IFMR LEAD works across the following focus areas: financial inclusion, MSME and entrepreneurship development, governance, and health systems and finance.
Established in 1984, IIHMR University (then known as Indian Institute of Health Management Research IIHMR) is a leading knowledge institution of the country engaged in research, teaching and training in the domains of public health, health and hospital administration, pharmaceutical management and rural development.
Over the past thirty-five years, IIHMR has carved a niche for itself among management institutions, both in India and abroad. The institute is the World Health Organization’s Collaborating Center for strengthening Health Systems based on Primary Care, and is designated as an ‘Institute of Excellence’ by the Government of India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. IIHMR has already conducted more than 800 research projects and studies on the health, social and developmental systems and policies in India and wider South-East Asian Region.
In the fourth decade of its vibrant existence, we strive to generate knowledge and socially relevant health technologies to help develop effective health care which is accessible and available to people at low cost; and social and public systems to live productive life.
SHARP is a premier Non-Government Organization, established in 1999, with the objective of providing quality healthcare to the underprivileged section of the society. A result- oriented and technology- driven approach combined with innovative ideas has enabled SHARP to carry out scientifically- planned programmes, under the guidance of eminent medical experts, sociologists, educationists, psychologists, nutritional specialists. SHARP focuses on impacting the healthcare improvement/development through awareness, education, research, disease screening, health facilities and treatment with the help of panel hospitals all over India. The organization covers 1.8 million children across 10,000 schools in the country and stands to be the only organisation in India to maintain digitalize health records of students. By partnering/collaborating with the companies/corporates, Government bodies and other key partners for more than 234 projects till date, SHARP is making health scalable, accessible, afforadable and sustainable for the school children and communities.
Deloitte is a large and diversified professional services organisation, providing advisory, tax, management consulting andenterprise risk management services through more than 244,000 professionals in more than 150 countries. The organisationincludes one of the world's largest private consultancies and a unique portfolio of competencies, integrated into one industry-leadingorganisation. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP (DTTILLP) is a member firm of Deloitte ToucheTohmatshu Limited (DTTL)that provides consulting services in India. DTTL is a private UK company limited by guarantee. Our experienced professionals deliver seamless,consistent services wherever our clients operate.
Deloitte’s Social Impact (SI) practice plays a catalytic role by supporting clients in navigating through policies, regulations and issues to achieve their key developmental goals. The SI practice engages professionals with core development sector expertise while leveraging from the extensive consulting expertise within the Deloitte network, to bring about social progress. The SI professionals have offered contextually relevant solutions to clients that includes Corporates, Governments, Businesses, NGOs, Bilateral Agencies, CSR and Philanthropic Foundations. Deloitte’s cross-functional teams help clients with strategy, growth and innovation, capacity building, monitoring & evaluation, advisory research, programme design and management and aligned action.
Alag Karo program objective is to inspire and handhold residential societies, schools and commercials establishments to implement source segregation of waste at their premises and develop capacities of waste workers at the back end to improve waste recycling and reduce dumping and burning of waste in the city of Gurugram.
Today, through the program more than 20,000 households have achieved above 75% three-way segregation resulting in reduction of landfill through diversion of about 13 tons of daily waste through onsite composting and better recovery of dry recyclables. This has further helped improve the income and livelihood of the waste workers involved in waste collection and processing. About 500 waste workers have been trained on health, safety and hygiene aspects while working with waste.
The program has reached out to more than 1,10,000 citizen and about 26,700 students across 26 schools through public campaigns, creating engaging content on Source Segregation like posters, banners, short films etc.
Karadi Path Education Company Pvt. Ltd. was founded with the mission to ‘provide high impact low cost programs, to deliver English proficiency to children and adults through the indigenously developed Karadi Path methodology’. The company has been in the forefront of and has been singularly focused on researching and developing innovative products and pedagogies to aid learning in the classroom.
Increasing demand for English skills has led to the early introduction of English in many Indian schools, even those in English deprived areas. However, many children and teachers struggle with English simply because of lacunae in the current practices in English teaching. They fail to adequately address one of the most fundamental requirements of language development: comprehension.
Karadi Path has developed a comprehension driven approach that mimics the way one learns their mother tongue or any other language naturally from the environment. This methodology is the result of more than 20 years of research and experimentation on how language is acquired naturally and intuitively. Karadi Path magic English SLL is specifically designed for students from the bottom of the pyramid segment, where their exposure to English is minimal as the environment doesn’t support English and teachers themselves have limited proficiency in English.
Karadi Path won the Sankalp Award 2014 in Education category and ET Stars of the Industry Award 2018 for Most Innovative Company (For Excellence in Education). We are also the recipients of grants from USAID’s READ Alliance, as part of their Early Grade Reading Innovation Challenge 2014, and Millennium Alliance Award 2018. Karadi Path was selected in 2016 for Project Literacy Lab by Unreasonable Group, San Francisco, USA for its potential to impact world literacy.
SATO, a part of LIXIL, is a line of innovative, durable and affordable toilet solutions for a better and more hygienic toilet experience, designed for people living in rural and peri-urban areas. In 2012, one of the brands of LIXIL Corporation, American Standard received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) for development of a low-cost toilet for pit latrines that led to the launch of the original SATO pan. Since then, more than 2.5 million units of SATO products have been shipped to over 25 countries, including India, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Uganda, Kenya, and Haiti.
Founded in 2011 by Mr. Sudhanshu Fadnis, Sportseed is a ‘Sports Education & Consultancy’ company that uses Olympic sports based stage appropriate curriculum to improve physical literacy and sports talent development in the country. It is an ‘on ground’ company that is in direct contact with the beneficiary – be it children, youth/coaches and parents and uses technology to strengthen that contact through its innovative platforms.
Sportseed’s USP are:
Vertical stage based sports curriculum structure
Customised programs to clients
Tech platforms for assessment and monitoring and
Promotion of sporting culture through aggregation platform
It has 3 primary business verticals where it has over 100 clients spread over 12 states of India. These verticals are:
Corporate Social Responsibility
Sportseed’sfounding team is made up of national/international level sportspersons, who have a collective experience of over 60 years in corporates like KPMG, E&Y, Standard Chartered, Tata Motors and Godrej.
Yashaswi Group is engaged in the area of Talent Acquisition & Human Recourse consultancy for more than three decades. It has diversified into the Management Education, CSR & Skill Development domain for more than 7 years. Yashaswi has conceived, developed & successfully implemented India’s 1st Learn & Earn Scheme which is approved by Govt. of Maharashtra. Under this scheme more than 50,000 students are getting On the Job Training in more than 650 industries across Maharashtra. It is a 100% Industry sponsored programme. The Scheme has been recognised as the Best Skill initiative in India by National Skill Development Agency, a part of the Ministry for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Govt. of India. It has also been awarded as the Best PPP project in Vocational Education & Skill Training Model. Yashaswi is a partner of National Skill Development Corporation and sector skill councils. Yashaswi is recognised as Training partner by National Skill Development Agency (NSDA). Yashaswi has also signed an MOU with Director General of Training, Ministry of Skill Development &Enterprenurship Govt. of India for the implementation of “High employment potential courses for specific needs of Industries through flexi MoUs”.
STEM Learning was conceptualized with an aim to inculcate basic concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) at school level, thereby encouraging aptitude inclination of students towards science and technology. Models designed by STEM are easy to handle and add the hands on experience to the concepts in an easy practical process to substantiate text books learning.
STEM Learning has a pan India presence in 15 States of India, has reached 8,50,000 students and 6500 teachers in 650 schools, especially rural and municipal areas till 2018. It has the distinction of installing 30 big science centres in different talukas of Maharashtra under Manav Vikas Mission Project of Maharashtra Government. The ‘Mini Science Centre’ has given children an experience of exploring science in a practical and fun way. Consequently, children grasp science and math theories easily and show willingness to move to the next level of knowledge as learning becomes fun.
For more information, please visit www.stemlearning.in
Medtronic Labs is a social business that maximizes social impact alongside financial sustainability.We design healthcare delivery service models with and for underserved communities that integrates digital and product technologies across the patient care continuum. In India, few of our innovations are Shruti - technology driven delivery model to reduce the burden of hearing loss and Prerna- transforming chronic disease care by integrating social and clinical interventions in a group-based setting, close to home. Medtronic labs is a distinct entity of Medtronic (US based medical device firm)
Nuflower Foods and Nutrition is a leading lipid-based nutrient manufacturer in India and across the globe. We manufacture LNS products such as RUTF and RUSF for malnourished and aggrieved sections of society. We aim to provide, state-of-the-art medicinal and therapeutic food for those afflicted with Acute Malnutrition.
GoodWeave is a leading global network of organizations with a mission to end child labor and forced & bonded labor in global supply chains. GoodWeave applies market-based approaches to global supply chains related to carpets, garments, home textiles, and fashion jewelry to eliminate child labor and promote better working conditions for adult workers. GoodWeave also offers educational opportunities to at-risk children in worker communities in various states in north India.
GoodWeave believes that if enough people choose one product over another because it was made without child labor and forced labor then retailers, importers, and exporters worldwide will demand products made without exploiting children and adult workers. The GoodWeave label offers the best assurance that no child labor was used in the production of the certified product and ensures that a percentage of the purchase price of the certified product pays for remediation, rehabilitation, and education of children and improving the working conditions for adult workers in the supply chains.
More than 150 importer companies currently sell GoodWeave certified rugs and home textiles products, available through more than 5,000 stores, showrooms and online retailers in 18 countries located in Europe, North America, and Australia.
GoodWeave India promotes a unique capacity building program called ROSHNI to encourage Responsible Out Sourcing and Responsible Hiring. ROSHNI provides support to businesses in mapping and documenting their formal and informal supply chains and risk assessment. It provides training on relevant national and international laws, compliances, supply chain management and sustainability aspects. ROSHNI connects participating businesses with a large pool of sub-contractors willing to provide their services. It links businesses with skilled but unemployed workers. ROSHNI also provides handholding support to the informal sector businesses in their journey towards becoming part of formal economy.
AgroStar is India’s foremost AgTech start-up working on the mission of #HelpingFarmersWin by providing a complete range of agri solutions at the fingertips of farmers. AgroStar’s tech platform provides a combination of agronomy advice coupled with service and agri input products that enable farmers to improve their productivity and income significantly, thereby creating a great impact on the livelihood and lives of farmers.
Through the troika of data, technology and agronomy knowledge, right solutions (products+ advice) are been provided to Indian farmers. More than a million farmers are using the services of AgroStar's digital platform. Farmers avail agri solutions throughout their crop life cycle with a simple “missed call” or through the AgroStar Agri Doctor Android app which is amongst the highest rated farming focused apps in the country having more than 1.9 million downloads.
Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) is part of the Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, USA. With over 30 years of experience in the field of strategic communication and behavioral science, CCP has worked in 80 countries worldwide.
Center for Communication and Change – India (CCC-I) is an offshoot and sister organization of CCP. Since 2012, CCC-I has worked on a range of health issues in India and continues to ensure the availability of quality SBC research and implementation expertise in India with an additional focus to strategically foster a network of SBC practitioners in India and build capacity for SBC.
Founded in 2010 under the Bombay Public Trust Act 1950, Child Help Foundation (CHF) is a child-centric national non-profit organization committed to the fulfillment of Child Rights as enshrined in the Indian Constitution and UNCRC – Child Help Foundation India – is championing the cause of Health, with focus on emergency medical support for Children, Quality Education which is inclusive,Access to clean Water and Sanitation, Gender Equality, Zero Hunger, Humanitarian Relief and Rehabilitation.
We actively run and manage numerous grassroots level initiatives Pan India with direct offices in all major cities. CHF won multiple awards in 2018-19: The ET NOW – Rise with India award for the best NGO in the Healthcare and Girl Child Education, and CMO ASIA NGO Excellence award for our commitment to emergency health care for disadvantaged children and girl child education.
Our Vision is to reach out to Marginalized Children in need, Empowering them, Bringing Smiles and making them future ready.
Villgro is India’s oldest and one of the world’s largest social enterprise incubators. Established in 2001, Villgro creates impactful, innovative and successful enterprises that have an impact on the lives of the poor. Villgro has supported 279 social enterprises, that have raised over INR 1.79 Billion in investments, created more than 3500 jobs and impacted over 19 million lives. Apart from India, Villgro also supports social enterprises in Kenya, the Philippines, and Vietnam.
Accenture Development Partnerships has a deep understanding of the international development sector—where it has been, and its future potential. Since 2003, their teams have applied business and technology solutions to build capacity and strengthen programs for development organizations around the globe. They are a nexus player, working across government, business and civil society, and at the intersection of international development and digital technologies.
They bring breakthrough thinking and approaches from the private sector to help development organizations deliver sustainable outcomes to drive effectiveness today and prepare for tomorrow. By tapping into the best of Accenture's ecosystem and alliance partners—global reach, extensive capabilities, cross-industry perspectives and a skilled workforce—they can provide end-to-end solutions.
Established in 2017, Athena Initiatives specialises in working with or setting up new brands looking to establish themselves in crowded marketplaces. Run by Jaideep Bhatia, a management enthusiast, and Bidisha Fouzdar, a Marketing Communication specialist, Athena operates as a product development and training entity, working very closely with Founders and CXOs to bring brand concepts to reality.
Sociometrik was set up in 2018 with the vision of redefining the status-quo of evidence generation and utilization by decision makers, particularly in the public policy space. Sociometrik was built out of the belief of leveraging advancements in technology and newer evidence sources; to ensure quicker, robust and tailored evidence is generated to create decision support systems.
Our core team is comprised of a group of economists, data scientists, policy analysts and geo-spatial analysts, active in the areas of analytics, monitoring and evaluation and governance. Our work embeds remote sensing, location intelligence and big-data analytics in the foundations of economic modeling and evaluation theory. We are a client-oriented organization working with the governments, multilateral and private organizations.
The Bridgespan Group is a global nonprofit organization that collaborates with mission-driven organizations, philanthropists and investors to break cycles of poverty and dramatically improve the quality of life for those in need. With offices in Boston, Mumbai, New York, and San Francisco, Bridgespan’s services include strategy consulting for philanthropy (Foundations, UHNI’s and CSR) and nonprofits, developing and sharing practical insights on the development sector and leadership development. We collaborate with social change leaders seeking solutions to some of the toughest issues communities face and focus on increasing their organizations’ impact. Similarly, we support donors seeing to increase the scale of their giving and to make their giving more effective and efficient. We pursue our work with the goal of scaling social impact and a passion to bring about equality of opportunity.