How low CSR in the clean energy sector is hurting India – Your Story

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“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 […]

Not a box to tick – The Hindu Business Line

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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,” […]

Clean energy taps limited CSR funding, report says – Live Mint

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“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 […]

Cos spend just 6% of CSR fund on clean energy: Report – TOI

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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.

Providing access to clean energy through CSR activities – ESI Africa

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“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 […]

Companies spend just 6 per cent of CSR fund on clean energy: Report – ET Energyworld

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“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.” – […]

Companies spend just 6% of CSR fund on clean energy: Report – Moneycontrol

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“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 […]

Cos spend just 6% of CSR fund on clean energy: Report – Outlook

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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 […]

Wondering About Corporate Spend? Here Are Three Sectors CSR Should Focus On – The Better India

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The Better India 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 in association with Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation and International Finance Corporation. “By comparison, almost 90% of the companies have a CSR program in education, sanitation or skills and […]

Social Issues Are Complex And Entrenched In India – Business World

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In an exclusive interview with BW Businessworld, Priya Naik, Founder and CEO of Samhita Social Ventures discusses the various facets of CSR in India, how the momentum with respect to CSR has increased, the role of technology in assessing CSR efforts and so on. “Social issues are complex and entrenched, especially in India. To achieve […]