Register for the NHRD CSR-NGO partnership meet on Dec 7 – Co-curated by Sattva

Inviting you to an exclusive CSR-NGO partnership meetup in Bangalore – Dec 7 by NHRD and co-curated by Sattva.  The National HR network is a network of HR professionals and ecosystem members from across Indian companies. The NHRD HR Showcase is a signature event of the NHRD Bangalore Chapter, and is shaped to bolster the enduring spirit of the HR […]

Social Innovation Case Study: How Agastya Reached 6 million Children with Science

Please note: These CSR case studies were a result of the combined efforts of BoP and Sattva. These CSR case studies are also examples of effective and impactful CSR in India. Social entrepreneur Ramji Raghavan and his team believe 2 things – one, that curiosity is the source of all learning, and two, that science education […]

CSR Spending for FY15-16: 5 things we took away from the numbers

NGOBOX last week released its new annual CSR spending report for CSR FY15-16 – a detailed analysis of data from 250 companies that account for over 1/3rd of the actual CSR spend. The criteria for the analysis was that companies had atleast a budget of a crore and reported before Aug 31 2016 (the cutoff date for reporting […]

12 great tips to set up an effective M&E system for your CSR program

N R Narayana Murthy, the iconic founder of Infosys is famously known to have said, “In God we trust. Everyone else bring data to the table.” Data is critical to informed decision making and social programs are no different. A strong Monitoring & Evaluation system is vital to building effective and impactful social programs. M&E can […]

Five Takeaways from Last Year’s CSR Data

23% of corporates spent beyond the required amount, 18% were on par, and 7% did not spend at all on CSR activities to conduct CSR The top CSR spenders amounted to 2,760 Crores 29% of companies implemented CSR activities directly through a combination of directly through their company their own foundation and with NGOs Health […]

What is Sammaan? What does it mean for CSR?

Sammaan, an initiative founded by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), BSE and Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), is a platform that bridges the accountability gap between corporations and NGOs. Companies today find it increasingly hard to navigate the world of corporate social responsibility and have no way to validate the legitimacy of the NGOs […]

What is a CSR Index? Why does it matter?

The BSE and IICA’s proposed CSR Index assigns a number on the quality and scope of CSR activities as well as adherence to the CSR Act for all companies listed on the BSE. This figure allows for CSR comparison across companies, industries, and sectors. Sachin Pilot, Union Minister for Corporate Affairs, regarding the CSR Index, […]