RAIPUR: Anshu Taneja, a seasoned social development leader, the country director of India of VisionSpring, a leading NPO in eye care sector, will be a guest speaker at CG CSR Leadership Summit at Raipur on 6 Feb 2020.
Anshu Taneja has MBAs from the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford (United Kingdom), and Amity Business School, Noida (India). He is also a Science Graduate from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi (India).
Anshu has several years of experience working across different countries and sectors in the variety of roles. Anshu has had long stints with Johnson &
Johnson and Karl Storz in various capacities. He has also worked with De Beers, Riders for Health, and Opera Software in the United Kingdom and Europe.
Anshu has been leading VisionSpring in India since 2013 and has grown its impact significantly. The organization has grown from 155k pairs a year in 2013 to touching 525k people with eyeglasses annually at the end of 2017.
Anshu is a Fellow of the Aspire Circle, a forum for promoting enlightened social leadership. He was the Chair of Consumer, Marketing, and Healthcare of the Oxford Business Network (OBN).
He was also the Member of the Hospital Planning Sectional Committee of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). Anshu was appointed the representative for the United Nations University (UNU) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) supported global
Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) for improving women’s health in developing countries.
He is a competent tennis player and has played junior nationals in India and has captained the Saïd Business School team at MBAT (MBA Olympics) in Paris (France). His hobbies include running, movies/theatre, and travelling.
Anshu is passionate about leveraging business principles to change the world. In 2017, the University of Oxford, Saïd Business School, and the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship recognised Anshu as an outstanding alumni for using his career to create high impact and effect positive change.
VisionSpring is a pioneering social organization, creating access to affordable eyewear, everywhere. The organisation expands the optical market using innovative distribution strategies to sell radically affordable, durable, attractive eyeglasses to the people living in low socioeconomic areas.
VisionSpring has distributed more than 3.5 million pairs of vision correcting eyeglasses, comprising ready-made readers and prescription eyeglasses, creating $756 million in economic impact in 22 states with over 385 NGO, corporate, government and health partners including eye hospitals.
VisionSpring provides end-to-end services, including pre-screening, technical screening, training, and eyeglasses on demand across India. We reach our customers using proven B2B business models, and advance social impact along three themes: See to Earn, See to Learn, and See to be Safe.
It sells bulk quantities of eyeglasses and provide training, marketing, and other support to a network of hospitals, eye care centers, NGOs, and government partners. Its partners include various government bodies such as the NHM, NPCBVI, and AIIMS.
It brings eyeglasses to workplaces, schools, and rural communities by pairing philanthropic funds with the purchasing power of end consumers and governments.
In India, VisionSpring has partnered with more than 50 organizations, including SEWA, Bajaj, ICICI, RPG, Pratham, Shell, L&T, HDFC and Castrol to bring clear vision to those who need it.