Sattva’s Knowledge platforms bring together perspectives from across the globe to build upon and enhance the understanding around social impact.

Through publications, new research, events, workshops and special investigations, we strive to share authentic voices, expertise, insights from on-ground experience and showcase innovative models of realizing sustainable social impact.

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  • Social Investment Landscape in Asia

    Social Investment Landscape in Asia

    Social investment – financing and support for the social impact sector by a multitude of actors, instruments and methodologies — is gathering momentum and the social economies — the ecosystem of investors, entrepreneurs and enablers collectively pursuing social impact — in Asia are seeing significant engagement and innovation in the last 5-8 years. The aim […]

    Knowledge | Social Impact
  • Curated tweets from the Development Dialogue 2017

    Curated tweets from the Development Dialogue 2017

    The Development Dialogue celebrates solution-seeking and solution-leading people from diverse sectors who are united by their purpose to create sustainable solutions. It is an international conglomeration of social entrepreneurs, leaders from non-profit and for-profit organizations, Government officials, grassroots practitioners and impact investors, coming together to inspire, share insights and forge productive collaborations. We bring you […]

    Corporate Social Responsibility | Knowledge
  • Successful CSR-SPO partnerships are about the alignment of ‘the head, heart and hand’

    Successful CSR-SPO partnerships are about the alignment of ‘the head, heart and hand’

    Corporate philanthropy is not new to India. Just like any other country in Asia, India has a rich legacy of companies supporting lesser-privileged communities or social causes around their areas of operations, building public institutions and contributing to greater good. However, these are interesting times indeed – with the inclusion of the CSR Law in […]

    Corporate Social Responsibility
  • [#MeasureToGrow Series]: A practical guide to carrying out need assessment for CSR projects

    [#MeasureToGrow Series]: A practical guide to carrying out need assessment for CSR projects

    What approach should you follow in order to carry out a comprehensive need assessment for CSR? Sattva’s guide outlines an approach that establishes community engagement.

    Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Farida Lambay: “Focus on enrolling out-of-school children essential in Education CSR”

    Farida Lambay: “Focus on enrolling out-of-school children essential in Education CSR”

    4 lakh children is still a high number in terms of out-of-school children. We need the support of CSRs to focus on raising enrollment in pockets which are still very low.

    Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Srini Swaminathan: “Technology in the hands of a prepared teacher can transform learning”

    Srini Swaminathan: “Technology in the hands of a prepared teacher can transform learning”

    We need to invest in teacher training and hassle-free technology in classrooms, says Chennai Teach For India’s Founding members.

    Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Padmini Somani, Salaam Bombay Foundation, on the importance of working on life skills for improved learning

    Padmini Somani, Salaam Bombay Foundation, on the importance of working on life skills for improved learning

    Education today is skewed towards cognitive aspects, however, holistic education covering performing arts, sports and several other critical skills is as much a core part of educating a child as are subjects in the curriculum.

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

    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 […]

    Corporate Social Responsibility
  • CSR Spending for FY15-16: 5 things we took away from the numbers

    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 […]

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

    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 […]

    Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social Investment Landscape in Asia

    Social Investment Landscape in Asia

    Social investment – financing and support for the social impact sector by a multitude of actors, instruments and methodologies — is gathering momentum and the social economies — the ecosystem of investors, entrepreneurs and enablers collectively pursuing social impact — in Asia are seeing significant engagement and innovation in the last 5-8 years. The aim […]

    Knowledge | Social Impact
  • [Webinar]: Planning and Implementing effective Monitoring & Evaluation in CSR and Social Programs

    [Webinar]: Planning and Implementing effective Monitoring & Evaluation in CSR and Social Programs

    Here is a 2-part webinar series designed to help practitioners get an essential start on planning and implementing M&E in social programs in India.

    Corporate Social Responsibility | Social Impact
  • Sandeep Ahuja, CEO, OpAsha: Technology is a force multiplier in the battle against TB

    Sandeep Ahuja, CEO, OpAsha: Technology is a force multiplier in the battle against TB

    World TB Day Special: We spoke to the CEO of one of the world’s largest NGOs tackling TB, on his thoughts around TB eradication, technology in TB and where CSRs can play a role.

    Corporate Social Responsibility | Social Impact
  • CSR spend: 6 credible non-profit projects you can invest in

    CSR spend: 6 credible non-profit projects you can invest in

    If you are planning your CSR roadmaps and would like to have a fistful of strong suggestions for strong partners, here is a starting list that we highly recommend.

    Corporate Social Responsibility | Social Impact
  • How do you deliver solutions at scale to the BOP?

    How do you deliver solutions at scale to the BOP?

    We are excited to announce the result of our recent collaboration with the BOP Hub and Rockefeller Foundation, to document social innovation for the Base of the Pyramid markets.

    Inclusive Business | Social Impact
  • What is our plan for the unskilled?

    What is our plan for the unskilled?

    “I have had the opportunity to meet employers from across the country. I have not met a single person who has told me that he needs a skilled resource.”

    Social Impact
  • [Perspectives]: To address the education quality issue, we have to first meet the parents

    [Perspectives]: To address the education quality issue, we have to first meet the parents

    Education is a market-driven problem today and the institutions will offer what its customers (parents) will value. Unfortunately, first generation parents who are sending their children to school are unable to engage with the institution on matters of quality of education.

    Social Impact