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Business Catalist – Catalytic Initiative for Social Transformation

November 10, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

1. Background

RSVP to [email protected] by Nov. 8th

To collaborate and grow is the essence of doing business. As companies today look to be more conscious of their impact  on society as a whole, the need to partner with social organisations which share similar goals becomes paramount. Samhita Social Ventures invites you to participate in the event “Business Catalist – Catalytic Initiative for Social Transformation”on Monday, November 10, 2014

Catalist is part of a series of events supported by Outlook India for which Samhita is a knowledge partner. This collaboration is supported by the Impact Economy Innovations Fund (IEIF) Grant aimed at building stronger infrastructure for the fast growing impact investing industry in India.

Business Catalist will provide an understanding of the various models of partnership. The event will also elaborate on and provide opportunities for company-social enterprise collaboration and share learnings and insights gained from our experience in facilitating strategic partnerships between social enterprises and companies.

2.  Target audience

The audience will consist of a mix of stalwarts, experts and key personnel working in the CSR, sustainability, rural marketing and supply chain departments in companies, impact investors and social entrepreneurs.

The keynote addresses will be delivered by Ajay Piramal, Chairman, Piramal Group and D Shivakumar, Chairman and CEO, Pepsico India Region.
Following the keynote, the panel discussion on corporate and social enterprise partnerships will include eminent professionals such as
Kishore Biyani, Founder and CEO, Future Group
Ronnie Screwvala, Founder, UTV, Unilazer Ventures, Swades Foundation
Shankar Venkateswaran, Chief of Sustainability Initiatives, Tata Group
Ajit Mahadevan, India Director, Acumen Fund
Anurag Agrawal, Director and CEO, Intellecap
Moderated by Priya Naik, Founder and CEO, Samhita Social Ventures
The panel will last 45 minutes followed by a question and answer session for 30 minutes. This will be followed by a presentation by K Ramkumar, President, ICICI Foundation and a networking dinner
There are no registration fees
Companies and impact investors, please RSVP your participation to  [email protected] by November 8, 2014.
Social Enterprises, please RSVP your participation to [email protected] by November 8, 2014.


Outlook India & Samhita Social Ventures


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462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013 India
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