“Many evaluations have shown that midday meals (MDM) lead to an improvement in enrolment and attendance, both in India and globally. An evaluation conducted by professors from the Delhi School of Economics found that MDM increased attendance rates by 5%, particularly for girls in Delhi. A study conducted by the Indian Statistical Institute also showed that […]
Anil Misquith, Executive Director, Samhita Social Ventures speaks to YourStory about how corporate CSR investment into incubators can help more startups and social enterprises, and what role the online marketplace model can play in connecting corporates to incubators. Read the article on YourStory here.
“Energy is a catalyst for all other kinds of development. All livelihood opportunities seize when there is lack of access to clean and efficient energy,” she says.” – Priya Naik, Founder & CEO, Samhita Social Ventures. Priya Naik speaks to Your Story on the findings from Samhita’s clean energy report, created in association with Shakti Sustainable […]
Priya Naik, Founder and CEO of Samhita points out that companies often respond to the need of communities, many in the vicinity of their establishments. “They [communities] do not communicate a need for well- functioning electricity grids, energy and power systems; this is because their basic energy needs are met by kerosene lamps, wood and others,” […]
“Companies may not be implementing CSR in clean energy because of various reasons. Many companies perceive energy access interventions to be highly technical. This could’ve discouraged some companies that did not have capacities and capabilities to implement such projects. Companies also find it difficult to source qualified and technically competent implementation partners in geographic areas […]
TOI featured Samhita’s report on CSR in Clean Energy. ‘Energising Development – CSR in Clean Energy: What are India’s top companies up to?’ was created by Samhita with support from Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation and International Finance Corporation. Read the article here.
“The lack of energy access has implications for education, livelihoods, health & sanitation, and safety factors that have a direct bearing on the inclusiveness of economic development and the quality of human capital. The clean energy sector represents a $160 billion opportunity, according to the report. However, while the market potential of clean energy has […]
“The market potential and expanse of the clean energy sector has been discussed and emphasised by many. However, CSR participation still remains low and sparse. Furthermore, the structuring of CSR programmes in this sector often lacks a holistic and catalytic approach which then impedes the delivery and scope of these programmes and hinders impact.” – […]
“Key findings of the report showcase that while Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes in education, sanitation or skills and livelihood have seen a dramatic increase since the mandatory CSR rules came into effect, there still remains very thin corporate participation in implementing CSR programmes in clean energy and energy access.” ‘Energising Development – CSR in […]
Outlook featured our report on CSR in Clean Energy. ‘Energising Development – CSR in Clean Energy: What are India’s top companies up to?’ was created in association with Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation and International Finance Corporation. “The report states that only 39 of the 100 companies with the top CSR spends (out of the BSE […]