Finclusion: Empowering Women Through Digital Finance

Did you know that poor women account for 1.1 billion of the world’s unbanked adults, or most of the financially excluded?

Financial inclusion needs to bridge gender gaps for it to become truly inclusive, and India has a long way to go in this respect.

In order for digital finance to reach rural women sustainably, there is a need to bring together stakeholders from policy, government, businesses, digital financial solution providers, community-based organisations, and funders, to discuss pathways to collaboration for sustained outcomes.

To achieve this, L&T Financial Services and Sattva have taken a bold first step in focusing their efforts on digital financial inclusion of women in rural India through the conception of Finclusion: Empowering Women Through Digital Finance – a participatory dialogue on learnings, gaps and potential to harness digital financial inclusion for rural women in India.

The summit will take place on 1st February, 2019 from 9am to 2pm in New Delhi.

In an effort to establish knowledge sharing and thought leadership in this largely untapped ecosystem, Finclusion will bring together some of the most eminent thought leaders in the space, including Shri Krishnan Dharmarajan of Centre for Digital Financial Inclusion and Renana Jhabvala of SEWA Bharat among others.
With discussions on topics of great contemporary significance like “Partnerships in effective delivery of financial inclusion” among panellists like Prabhat Labh, CEO of Grameen Foundation and P. Satish, Executive Director of Sa-Dhan, the national-level platform hopes to facilitate vibrant discussions between stakeholders across the board, and ultimately, enable sharing of best practices, solutions and partnerships around women empowerment through digital finance.

Finclusion: Empowering Women Through Digital Finance is an event you won’t want to miss, especially if you wish to leave a lasting impact in the digital financial inclusion space.

To participate in our event, write to aashika.ravi@sattva.co.in.

EVPA

The ultimate European gathering for social impact investors, the 14th EVPA Annual Conference will take place on November 29 – 30, 2018 in Warsaw Poland. Join 500+ practitioners in the social impact investing to exchange, collaborate and gain concrete tools to become effective impact investors.

Our CEO, Srikrishna Sridhar Murthy will be moderating a session on ‘Co-creators: Co-creating an enabling ecosystem for homegrown social entrepreneurs in emerging economies’ on 30th November.

More details about the programme, speakers, and registration are here: conference.evpa.eu.com

Unconvention

4 Sectors. 3 Big Value Adds. 2 Days. 1 National Conference.

We are delighted to partner with Villgro once again for Unconvention on 7th & 8th December, in Bangalore.

Villgro Unconvention is a confluence of stakeholders and collaborators in the field of social entrepreneurship to share knowledge, inspire, and network with each other with the shared goal of creating business solutions for people at the bottom of the pyramid. Each conversation will deeply examine challenges unique to the sectors of Agribusiness, Health, Education & Employability, and Energy and allied sub-sectors in India.

Register here: www.villgro.org/unconvention

SAFE Billion

We will be co-hosting a discussion on SAFEBillion, a collaborative mission to realise the potential of community-based technology solutions towards a growing health crisis due to arsenic and fluoride contamination of drinking water around the world, and to provide safe drinking water to affected communities.

The following members of SAFEBillion will be hosting the evening:

– Dr. Ashok Gadgil – Faculty Senior Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National -Laboratory and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UCB;
-Sundeep Vira – Chief Growth Officer at The Academy Group, Chicago;
-Srikrishna Sridhar Murthy – Founder & CEO, Sattva Consulting India

For more details, click here.

Strategic CSR for BFSI Companies

As leading providers of banking, insurance and other financial services in India’s growing financial markets, you have a great opportunity make a difference with your CSR initiatives.

We analysed where BFSI industry is investing its CSR funds and here is a visual:

We would love to engage with you to analyse more CSR trends and think collectively on how CSR could be made more effective and strategic for your industry.

Meet and exchange notes with CSR decision-makers from leading BFSI companies on their CSR initiatives.

Join us over breakfast at Sattva Impact Circle – a round-table on ‘Strategic CSR for BFSI Companies’. We look forward to seeing you there.

Date: 7th September 2018
Time: 08:30 – 11:00 am
Venue: The Orchid, Mumbai

RSVP: impact@sattva.co.in

Launch – Careers in Impact

Finding the right leader who shares your organisation’s vision, mission and passion is tough. The very reason why organisations sometimes spend years looking for the perfect candidate, while great talent is looking for opportunities to make a difference!

To bridge this gap in information, communication and access for organisations and candidates, we are launching an online portal at CareersInImpact.com

We have been working with social organisations to structure their leadership teams and to find the right talent for them for almost a decade now. Our 100+ placements in CXO positions have helped foundations, social enterprises, impact investment firms and CSR teams achieve exponential growth and impact.

In the process, we have built a curated database of 2000+ highly motivated senior leaders waiting to find their perfect opportunity in the social sector.

Our social-sector-specific hiring framework and expertise is powered by Sattva’s consulting experience and in-depth research on talent landscape. ‘Careers In Impact’ portal is another step towards strengthening the talent pipeline in social sector. We look forward to hearing your views on how we can make it better!

We will launch ‘Careers In Impact’ with two discussion events on:

7th September 2018 (Mumbai) and 14th September 2018 (Delhi)

If you would like to be a part of these, please do write to – samant@careersinimpact.com or divya@careersinimpact.com

CII Global Sports Summit ‘Scorecard’ 2018

The fourth edition of CII Global Sports Summit ‘Scorecard’ 2018 is scheduled to be held on 26 – 27 July 2018 at Hotel Le Meridian, New Delhi. The mission of the initiative is to get 300 crore children to play for an hour every day and the theme for this year’s summit is – ‘Sports @ 2022: Making India Play’

The CII Sports ‘Making India Play’ fund aims to invest in sports development so that sports education and sports infrastructure become more accessible to the youth of the nation. CII believes that sports is a tool for social inclusion and allowing it to grow beyond leagues and sponsorships can turn India’s sporting vision into reality.

The event will bring together top names from India and overseas operating in various segments of sports. Key industry stakeholders will have the opportunity to deliberate and discuss the most suitable course of action for boosting sports in India with a focus on sports education in schools.

At the event, our CEO, Srikrishna Sridhar Murthy will moderate a session on ‘CSR Funding in Grassroot Sports’ on 27 July from 10:00 – 11:00 hrs.

Sattva is privileged to partner with CII-Sports for this transformative initiative.

Be there to know how you can support every child’s hour of play. Register here.

Investment Opportunities in Grassroots Sports

While sports has been included in the list of acceptable CSR spends, not many companies consider it while choosing their CSR projects. So what are the ‘Investment Opportunities in Grassroots Sports’?

Our CEO, Srikrishna Sridhar Muthy moderated a panel discussion on ‘Investment Opportunities in Grassroots Sports’ at the Confederation of Indian Industry GES 2018 event. The panel examined how corporates can help promoting sports in India by investing in grassroots and infrastructure through CSR funding. Other panelists were:

  • Ms Neelam Babardesai – Head of Sports, Tata Trusts
  • Mr Matthew Spacie – Founder, Magic Bus
  • Ms Amira Shah Chhabra – Director, Harish and Bina Shah Foundation
  • Mr Deep Mukherjee – CEO, CII National Committee on Sports & Sr VP, Star TV Network India
  • Mr Yannick Colaco – Managing Director, NBA India

Exploring Avenues for CSR

Indian Railways – Mumbai Division – CSR Conference in association with Sattva Consulting

10th May 2018, DRM Office, CST Mumbai

 

Sattva, in association with Indian Railways, organised a session on –  Exploring Avenues for CSR. The session was a great opportunity for organisations and CSR practitioners to make an impact on one of the largest rail networks in the world.

We had participants representing several companies and organisations such as – Astarc, Crisil, DHL, DP World, Galaxy Surfactant, HSBC India, Kotak Mahindra, Mphasis, Neptune Foundation, Reliance Foundation, Taj Hotels, TCS, Enable India, Enguru, LabourNet, Gaia Smart Cities, RCI, Sampurnaearth, WWF and BORDA.

The event started with quick individual introductions of participants. Brief opening talks by senior officials from Central and Western Railways were well received by the audience. They spoke about Railways’ interest in working with corporate CSR teams on improvement of passenger amenities and state of railway platforms. The positive impact and public goodwill that such initiatives generate, were acknowledged by all. Central Railways officials, followed by their counterpart from Western Railways, made concise and effective presentations on the Railways policy on CSR involvement and examples of projects executed, respectively. These were followed by a few select presentations by implementing organisations.

The floor was opened for discussion after this. There was a good exchange of ideas, thoughts and next steps to consider.

If you would like to connect with us on these as well as other areas of social impact, do write to us: impact@sattva.co.in

AVPN Myanmar Summit

Sattva was at the AVPN Myanmar Social Impact Forum. We co-facilitated a session on effective CSR, bringing in the Indian perspective and a framework to look at impactful CSR. We also curated an exclusive workshop on leapfrogging in Myanmar education with learnings from the India education landscape.