Who we are
Sattva, in Sanskrit, means ‘true essence’ and ‘consciousness’.
The last 50 years have witnessed unprecedented growth leading to significant enhancements in the quality of life for most of us. However, it is undeniable that this development has also greatly increased inequality across the world, leaving behind more of us than we are able to take forward.
We believe that addressing complex societal challenges requires a fundamental shift in the way businesses, societies, governments and other stakeholders engage with each other. The aspirations of the 4 billion people who live today at the ‘base of the pyramid’ needs to be absorbed in sustainable and inclusive ways in the larger growth story. We believe that entrepreneurs, organizations and communities who come together and script solutions to these ‘opportunities’ will define the future course of our collective “tomorrow”.
And this is why we exist – to pursue the goal of vanquishing poverty in our lifetime by co-creating models that are scalable, sustainable and globally relevant, by serving as a bridge across varied stakeholders, by designing and implementing solutions that can bring long-lasting impact.
Sattva works with corporations, funders and social organizations on programs that today span 16 States in India, Nepal and other parts of South Asia.
Sattva works with social organizations and corporations to help them find their ‘magic quadrant’ where they can maximize their social impact along with economic value.
We help organizations design and execute inclusive models that are innovative, economically viable and add equitable value to all the different stakeholders involved in the chain.
Following are the key principles that serve as the foundation of our organization
Solving social challenges on the ground is the key driver for all our engagements and the leading measure of our success.
Our focus is on enabling social organizations to achieve financial sustainability while adding value to all stakeholders in an equitable manner.
Focus on Implementation and Outcomes
We place high emphasis on realization of outcomes on the ground through our complete participation in the process of implementation and achievement of measurable results.
The bridge between business and social value
With our on-ground experience in implementing social impact, we focus on building models that can bring business together with diverse social stakeholders to maximize social value along with business returns.
In The News
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 […]
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, […]
BSE, IICA and Sattva host inaugural edition of the National CSR Conclave: June 22 2016
India is the first country to enact a regulatory framework to bring together corporates and civil society to partner on the inclusive growth agenda for the nation in 2014 through the CSR mandate in the Indian Companies Act. Going by feedback and data available, there has been a very positive response in FY2014-15 by corporate […]
Asian Venture Philanthropy Network hosts Sattva talk on ‘Mandatory CSR Law in India: Issues, Challenges and Lessons’
In early 2014, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs notified Section 135 and Schedule VII of the Indian Companies Act 2013 as well as the provisions of the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014 to come into effect from April. As per the new mandate, every company, which either has a net worth of Rs 500 crore […]
Jan 28, 2016: An interaction with philanthropist ‘Desh’ Deshpande, decoding social innovation and partnering for effective CSR
A close gathering of eminent thought leaders, social entrepreneurs and members of the impact ecosystem on partnering for impact.
Sattva partners with the BRICS Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) on a Healthcare CSR Roundtable
Sattva partnered with BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility for the recently organized First National Round Table Conference on CSR Feedback & Fast Forward. The conference was held at India International, New Delhi on Oct 19 2015.
Honourable I&B Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore releases Skill development-CSR compendium produced by Sattva along with IICA
The BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BRICS-CCI), Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, recently organized the First National Round Table Conference on CSR Feedback & Fast Forward in India International Centre, New Delhi.