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 […]

Slums Find Few Takers for CSR Programmes – Live Mint

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Anushree Parkeh, Associate Director – Research and Knowledge, has been quoted in this article on Live Mint. She speaks about why slum development can prove to be tricky in the context of CSR. “Slums are difficult communities to work in. You need to navigate many local, social and political elements. Unlike villages, slums do not […]

GIZ, Samhita and Villgro launch Incubator Marketplace to accelerate partnerships between companies, incubators and startups

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Samhita Social Ventures and Villgro with support from GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) launched the Incubator Marketplace at YourStory.com’s TechSparks 2017 event at Bengaluru on September 22, 2017. The launch, in the format of a Masterclass, demonstrated the use of the marketplace which enables companies and incubators to discover, identify and connect with each other. Read […]

TechCamp Participant Technorip Innovations Featured in the New Indian Express

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Hardware start-up Technorip Innovations was featured in the news for having been selected to attend TechCamp Chennai 2017. “Technorip, specialising in embedded and hardware systems, web/mobile development, cloud intelligence and Internet of Things, was among 50 participants from India, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Maldives at TechCamp 2017, a two-day workshop held in Chennai […]