[The Hindu – Business Line] Why companies prefer CSR in education


School education is a popular subject for CSR: a study by Samhita Social Ventures, based on publicly available information from the top 100 listed companies, shows that more than three-quarters of them implemented at least one programme in education over the last three years.

[Forbes India] Challenging the norms for NGOs


Luis Miranda, the founder of IDFC Private Equity & Advisor at Samhita in this blog challenges three basic issues of NGOs such as– the under-spending on overheads, the high cost of submitting proposals and collecting data and the short-term strategies to fix the education challenges in India in an event that focused on CSR in Education organized by Educational Initiatives (EI) and Samhita Social Ventures.

[The New Indian Express] US Consulate Teaches NGOs in The City to Go Digital


The U.S. Consulate General, Chennai in collaboration with Samhita Social Ventures and Global India Fund, sought to empower participants with new and emerging technology resources through TechCamp Chennai.

[Entrepreneur India] Clean India Campaign – A catalyst to the next wave of entrepreneurs


Narendra Modi’s Swach Bharat Abhiyan has in hindsight created new thriving business opportunities. The campaign is India’s biggest drive for sanitation and availability of potable water – the two sectors that always remained at the back stage.

[CSR Mandate] Auguring a new dawn for CSR Partnerships


Samhita Social Ventures is featured in this CSR Mandate article which talks about CSR Marketplace – an online platform launched by Samhita that bridges the gap between companies and social businesses

[Express Pharma] How do pharma companies approach CSR?

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With the lives of millions of people being transformed as a direct impact of their core business, how do Pharma companies differentiate their business objectives from social objectives?

Samhita’s Priya Naik and Zitin Munshi are featured in this article which outlines the different approaches to CSR by the pharmaceutical industry.

[Outlook Business] The Shape Of Things To Come – Indian Philanthrophy


New generation philanthropists have now scaled up their giving and have sought to plug inefficiency gaps in existing efforts to address social problems.

[The Economic Times] Catalytic philanthropy leading to high- impact engagements


Samhita Social Ventures is featured in this Economic Times article which talks about a distinguished generation of philanthropists who are changing the philanthropy landscape in India with their unconventional approaches, their ability to think big and think differently, and back it with large tranches of their wealth.

Most promising woman entrepreneur in India – Priya Naik

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Samhita’s founder and MD, Priya Naik has been listed as one of the 10 most promising women entrepreneurs in the country. The article highlights how she hopes to bring together various sector stakeholders on one platform to address deep-rooted social challenges.

[Corporate Social Focus] CSR in India: A new ball game

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The CSR clause in the Companies Act, 2013, has major implications for the social sector. It opens up endless possibilities for social organizations to scale up their operations and reach out to a wider number of beneficiaries. There has also been a focus on the role of social enterprises in the implementation of CSR programs. […]