Strengthening Social Justice Philanthropy

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1. Mapping study on Emerging Philanthropy in India

NFI have completed a study on “Emerging philanthropy in India: Analysis of gaps and recommended interventions”. Based on interviews with 20 leading philanthropists and experts and on secondary data analysis of 26 HNI foundations and top 50 corporate CSR, the report adds to existing analyses by focusing on forms and processes of new sources of philanthropy in India and examines the trends on which such giving has focused. The report also looks at structural gaps that need to be addressed in order to expand both the quantum of giving and enhance the impact of such giving.

2. Social Justice Philanthropy in Media

The following media stories have come in the main stream media

[ i ] A CSR more capacious by Usha Rai in Indian Express, 15th October 2013

[ ii ] Giving with responsibility by Usha Rai in the Hindu, 24th October 2013

[ iii ] Partnerships- watchdogs for development by Usha Rai, 7th October 2013

3. Radio Talk shows

NFI and One world South Asia bring out a 30 minute radio program on social justice philanthropy at 4.30pm every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. The past programs are –

[ i ] Interview with Rajesh Tandon, president, Pria and Amitabh Behar, Executive Director, NFI on Social Justice Philanthropy -

[ ii ] Interview with Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, Director General, Indian institute of Corporate Affairs on the new Companies Bill -

[ iii ] Interview with Mr. Bharat Wakhlu, Resident Director, Tata Group on private sector participation in development -

[ iv ] Interview with Mr Arun Seth, Chairman, Alcatel – Lucent, India

[ v ] Interview with Ajay Shriram, Chairman & Sr. MD, DCM Shriram Consolidated Ltd and President Designate,      Confederation of Indian industries (CII)

4. Corporate Round Table Conferences

[ i ] Corporate Round Table in Gurgaon, 22nd may 2013

[ ii ] Civil society Round table on new Companies Bill 2013, Delhi
A report can be found at -

5. Key stakeholder consultations

[ a ] Planning Commission of India – for policy measures to guide philanthropy

[ b ] CII – for a proposed study of CSR in top 500 companies in India

[ c ] TIS-CSR Hub – for a CSR round table with Public Sector companies

[ d ] Corporate Houses – Consultations with multiple corporate houses on CSR

[ e ] UN-Global Compact – for promoting larger Corporate Responsibility mandate in India, in comparison to restrictive CSR

[ f ] Other Civil society members for engagement with CSR and policy advocacy

6. Upcoming activities

[ a ] Corporate Round Tables – Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Pune an Mumbai

[ b ] Annual Lecture on Philanthropy

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