Social Issues Are Complex And Entrenched In India – Business World


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


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


Samhita Social Ventures and Villgro with support from GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) launched the Incubator Marketplace at’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


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 […]

These #5 Women Entrepreneurs are Doing Their Bit for the Society – Priya Naik Featured in Entrepreneur India


Priya Naik, Founder and CEO of Samhita Social Ventures, was featured among five women social entrepreneurs in India. “The seeds for social entrepreneurship were sown in Priya Naik’s mind when she started working as a researcher at the Poverty Action Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, US. Naik owns a platform […]

GIZ partners with Samhita and Villgro to boost Corporate Engagement in the incubation of Startups and Social Enterprises

GIZ has partnered with Samhita Social Ventures and Villgro to facilitate corporate engagement in the incubation of startups and social enterprises. This partnership seeks to address large gaps in the Indian incubation ecosystem such as limited domestic capital and insufficient support for start-ups.

Social Enterprises- Fad or Fact of the new world: Philanthropy Magazine


In CAP’s latest Philanthropy issue, Anil Misquith, Executive Director of Strategic initiatives at Samhita Social Ventures engages in a debate about the role of social enterprises and their ability to address India’s socio-economic issues.

Samhita on CNN News18’s special series on Jal Daan


As part of CNN News 18’s special series, ‘Jal Daan- Building a healthier India,’ Anushree Parekh, Senior Manger of Knowledge & Research at Samhita speaks at a panel discussion on the issue of clean drinking water. The Jal Daan series is a 6-month long campaign which addresses the issue of clean drinking water by raising awareness and implementing sustainable solutions through CSR.

Healthcare Exective Interview with Samhita’s Founder and CEO, Priya Naik


In an interview with the Healthcare Executive, Priya Naik, founder and CEO of Samhita Social Ventures talks about the latest CSR trends in India, the importance of collaboration and the challenges NGOs face in the healthcare sector.

Mapping CSR trends in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in India: Business Standard


Business Standard covers highlights from Samhita’s CSR in WASH report which maps CSR trends of the 100 companies with the largest budgets on the BSE 500.