The Ugly Indian Chronicles – Volume 10

It’s been a while since I did an Ugly Indian update. To be precise, three months since Volume 9. I’d like to highlight two key developments in this edition. The start of ‘engagements’ (for lack of a better word) with Bangalore’s technology firms. Dell, Netapp and Sasken (Spotfix videos below) are the early adopters who are …

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Key Takeaways from Forbes India Panel on Creating Shared Value

Back in Dec 2011, I attended a very interesting panel discussion organized by Forbes India. The panelists were Azim Premji Foundation’s Dileep Ranjekar, FabIndia’s Sunil Chainani, Janaagraha’s Ramesh Ramanathan, Manipal Education’s Mohandas Pai, and FSG’s Lalitha Vaidyanathan. The panel was excellently moderated by CNBC TV18’s Suresh Venkat. It was my introduction to Shared Value – a …

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Differences between CSR and CSV (Creating Shared Value)

Earlier this week, I wrote an overview post on Creating Shared Value. In the foreword, I loosely described the Shared Value concept as ‘CSR on steroids’. As though anticipating such loose characterizations, the authors of the Shared Value paradigm included a section that visually summarizes the key differences between CSR and CSV. I reproduce that …

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Just WHAT exactly is Shared Value?

A few months ago, I attended a very interesting panel discussion organized by Forbes India. It was my introduction to Shared Value – a concept which, loosely speaking, is like ‘Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on steroids’. The panelists were Azim Premji Foundation’s Dileep Ranjekar, FabIndia’s Sunil Chainani, Janaagraha’s Ramesh Ramanathan, Manipal Education’s Mohandas Pai, and …

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CSR Ratings of the largest 500 Indian companies

After writing the post on ITC e-Choupal, I’ve been looking for the complete list of Indian public companies that do triple bottom line reporting. I still haven’t found it but came across an interesting CSR (Corporate Social Responsibilities) ratings list for the Top 500 public Indian companies from Karmayog. Furthermore, they’ve been publishing this for …

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