INDIA CSR News Network
PUNE: CSR holds strong potential to bring growth to underserved, bottom of pyramids leading to betterment & ultimately making difference to the society. Few forward looking CSRs/Foundations have already seen this opportunity have moved forward & are playing that role. The latest act envisaging and mandating corporates for social responsibility needs to be seen as opportunity to create enabling environment, work with communities to provide/generate end to end solutions in sustainable manner. The concept of CSR is steadily picking up in corporates, with progress there is felt need for organization that has acumen, understanding of systems, check & balances, coordination, effective collaboration& ground realities of underserved regions, stakeholders.
Villagineer Technologies: Villagineer is Startup Company backed by Centre for Innovation Incubation Entrepreneurship (CIIE) IIM Ahmedabad, GIZ. Villagineer connects Businesses, CSRs, NGOs and Distribution channels & Local Influencers to generate sustainable solutions. We are creating a data platform (nationally & then globally) to
Identify opportunities in such complex untapped market
Map various interventions & programs, link news about that areas
Highlight success stories, connections
Play a catalytic role in inclusive development.
Sustainable CSRs programs apply business principles to address challenges of underserved markets especially rural and semi-urban locations. Obviously have high chances to sustain on its own and not turn into sink as these have strength to reinvest, ability to go on scale and ability to introduce innovative ideas.
Villagineer believes corporates have lot to offer in such programs:
Apply corporate mindset
Bring business thinking in CSR programs
“Villagineer” has created a forum/platform where stakeholders come forward to introduce/share ideas, strengths and approaches for the collective action. Every roundtable on Sustainable CSR are envisaged to discuss 4-5 social enterprises models (solutions-products & services) through 15 minutes pitch by social enterprises followed by 15 minutes of question answer.
To evolve a collective effort/strategy for development.
To identify strengths of various stakeholders and actors.
To align and match the strengths of every stakeholder for evolving a development/ implementation strategy.
To collectively set best standards of practice and benchmarks.
Senior/middle management of CSR (6-8 participants)
Social Enterprises (4 pre-screened Social Enterprises)
Non-Governmental Organizations (4 NGOs)
Contribute, participate in the Roundtable, to receive the formal invite.Please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cities Convenient for you to attend: Mumbai, Delhi/Gurgaon, Pune, Ahmedabad
Other please specify:_______________