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Our impact is widespread and intensive. From women's health to free eye check-ups for children, from financial literacy to safe waste disposal, from vocation training of youth to employment opportunities for rural communities - our programs have helped change millions of lives
Priya Naik, Founder and Managing Director of Samhita Social Ventures emphasizes on financial inclusion as the key to economic and social development in an article in CSR Mandate. Financial inclusion is a fundamental cornerstone of economic and social development. The mandatory CSR spending, as stipulated by the Companies Bill 2012, can help foster partnerships and help achieve a joint approach to promoting financial inclusion in a way that is mutually beneficial to all stakeholders.
The government has notified the rules for implementation of Sec 135 of the Companies Act, which cover mandatory CSR obligations for companies. The Act will take effect from 1st April, 2014. With the notification of these rules, it is hoped that companies will be better positioned to make strategic and program commitments for their CSR activities. Here is Samhita’s interpretation of the rules and what they mean for companies and social organizations.
Samhita Social Ventures, in collaboration with Department for International Development (DFID) and Central Square Foundation, organized a conference ‘CSR in Education – Ensuring Impact’, in Mumbai on February 20, 2014. The objective of the event was to assist companies in understanding the education landscape in India and thus play a larger role in socially relevant education interventions.
Coffee with NGOs is an initiative to create a forum for NGOs to discuss issues of common interest and propose solutions to the broader stakeholder base in a more unified manner. The agenda for the kick-off session was ‘Tapping into CSR funding’ in the wake of the Companies Act 2013. Here’s presenting a white paper to summarize the discussions during the session.