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Partners in CSR

TERI - The Energy and Resources Institute

Partner in implementation of watershed management projects in Neelamangala and Uttaranchal


History

TERI was established in 1974 with the purpose of Tackling and dealing with the immense and acute problems that mankind is likely to be faced with in the years ahead on account of the gradual depletion of the earth's finite energy resources which are largely non-renewable and on account of the existing methods of their use which are polluting.

Profile

The central element of TERI's philosophy has been its reliance on entrepreneurial skills to create benefits for society through the development and dissemination of intellectual property.

Over the years the Institute has developed a wider interpretation of this core purpose and its application and has created an environment that is enabling for the development of solutions to global problems in the fields of energy, environment and current patterns of development, which are largely unsustainable.

The strength of the Institute lies in not only identifying and articulating intellectual challenges straddling a number of disciplines of knowledge but also in mounting research, training and demonstration projects leading to development of specific problem-based advanced technologies that help carry benefits to society at large.

Achievements

The Institute has grown substantially over the years, particularly, since it launched its own research activities and established a base in New Delhi, its registered headquarters.


ADI-Alternative Development Initiative

Partner in planning and implementation of Sustainable Water Resource Development & Management (SWRDM) projects in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Punjab and other States.


Profile:

ADI is devoted to support, promote and nurture sustainable growth, social development and good governance for the empowerment of communities through collaborative action.

ADI facilitates an alternative paradigm of development that values appreciating people's basic potential to lead the process of socio-economic change. ADI values livelihood promotion and resource management as an instrument to build leadership and entrepreneurial skills of individuals, communities, systems and institutions.

ADI aims to improve the lives and future prospects of society as a whole. The organization envisages to bring about people centered development by fostering institutional linkages, technology transfer, technological innovation and experiments, demonstrate new ideas, promote new approaches, mobilize resources, demystify concepts and technologies, mediate to bring about collaboration, and impart skills and foster conditions for reflection and learning. ADI promotes institutions, systems, processes and mechanisms that would bring socio-economic growth.


Exnora Green Pammal

Partner in Waste to Wealth Programmes


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Exnora Green Pammal, an award-winning model of public private partnership, improves residents' quality of life by bringing municipal solid waste management services into compliance with the government's regulations. Exnora Green Pammal and its members, under the able guidance of Mrs. Mangalam Balasubramanian, founder and managing trustee, demonstrate that civil society organizations have tremendous potential to improve local environments.

In Pammal and several other localities, civic engagement, corporate responsibility and people's participation have improved public health by introducing source segregation of solid waste, vermicomposting of biodegradable waste, recovery of recyclables and the restoration of local environmental resources.


Akshaya Patra

AKSHAYA PATRA AT A GLANCE


Akshay Patra

Akshay Patra (registered Trust) started as a pilot feeding program for 1,500 children in 2000 and today reaches out over a million children every day in 7,500 government schools, in 17 locations, across seven states in India. This makes Akshaya Patra the world’s largest NGO-run school meal program. Its vision is: “No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger.

Akshay Patra conducts annual externally verified surveys that vouchsafe the efficacy of the mid-day meal increasing attendance in schools, improving nutritional status of these children, enhancing their learning abilities and reducing dropout rates. They have received several awards that recognizes their outstanding work as a social enterprise and their successful public/private/NGO partnership model.

PepsiCo India has completed discussions with Akshay Patra (Mr. Sridhar Venkat lead the Corporate partnership discussions) to enter into a public/ private/NGO partnership with Akshay Patra to set up a kitchen in Gurgaon (PepsiCo India HQ), to feed approx 50,000 needy children across government schools in the neighborhood. This unique model that provides high quality nutrition at a low cost has demonstrated its success in various parts of rural and urban India and is highly scalable. The initiative is being launched by PepsiCo India, in Gurgaon as a pilot to enable structured employee volunteerism and giving.


CAF India

CAF India


About CAF India

  • A registered public charitable trust set up in 1998
  • Committed to increase the flow of resources to the non profit sector
  • Has been commissioned by the Planning Commission and validated 1500 charities for support
  • Supports not-for-profit development and increases the fundraising capacity of the Indian not-for-profit sector
  • Provides solutions to companies, individuals and employees to donate to charitable cause of their choice in a professional and tax-effective manner

CAP Foundation

Partner in training and provide alternate livelihood options for Tsunami affected communities in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.


Profile:

CAP Foundation is an independent, registered organization demonstrating Public Private Partnership initiatives between civil societies, corporate and government agencies in linking learning and livelihood for communities of children, youth and women 'at risk'.

The mission of the CAP Foundation is to reach out to the children, adolescents and youth at risk by providing a holistic education and livelihood promotion module, which combines formal education with vocational training, skill development training, life skill modules, job placement and career exploration opportunities through an experiential mode, aimed at developing confident individuals capable of self directed growth.

The Foundation specialises in working with the most deprived, vulnerable and difficult to reach sections of young persons, women and communities at risk and has a strong gender perspective.


Swashrit Society

Partner in Get Active programmes, to promote active and healthy lifestyles among kids


Profile:

"Swashrit" is an NGO that works in the area of uplifting underprivileged children by providing them with basic education and empowering them with better futures. Swashrit has also been actively involved in conducting training workshops for primary, middle and senior school children as well as teachers.

These workshops have addressed important health related issues such as

  • Stress management
  • Holistic child development
  • Substance abuse prevention.

The organization has also undertaken prestigious annual projects with schools in Delhi and the NCR, such as

  • Save the Young Heart
  • Obesity management
  • Get Active

Project Healing Touch

Partner in Mission Vijay – II: Programme to provide ex-servicemen with sustainable livelihoods


Profile:

Project Healing Touch was launched by Mukesh Anand in the aftermath of the Kargil war in 1999. The project strives to help servicemen in the Indian Army earn a sustainable livelihood after they have retired from the armed forces.

Under the auspices of Project Healing Touch, Mission Vijay – II provides former Indian soldiers an important opportunity to live independently and be financially self-reliant. The partnership has provided employees of the armed forces with a stable source of income in their new roles as distributors, sub-distributors, salesmen or as trolley vending distributors for PepsiCo.

In addition to PepsiCo, Project Healing Touch also partners with Apollo Tyres, ICICI, MICO, Castrol, IOC, Hero Honda and Tata Motors.


Youthreach India

Partner in People with Purpose programme


History

Founded in 1997, is a not for profit organisation based in New Delhi

Profile

To inspire individual and collective transformation to create positive social change.

Youthreach India engages in creating awareness on critical issues to sensitise people and institutions and provide opportunities for significant participation in response to community and ecological needs.

Youthreach creates spaces that engender a deeper inquiry into the nature of social and ecological injustices and work towards building a culture that is rooted in the humane and equitable.

Youthreach seeks to bridge two parallel worlds of the haves and have-nots, by sensitising people who have access to resources and opportunities and opening up spaces for them to make a difference to the less advantaged people, and communities.

Youthreach partners with 80 grassroots NGOs, identifying needs, and creates opportunities for individuals, institutions, businesses to volunteer, donate materials and support projects through grants.

Through its programmes, it offers exposure to social issues on the ground, where social and ecological inequities exists, in order to inspire individuals to make a difference.


International Labor Organisation

Partner in creating and implementing its HIV/AIDS Workplace Policy


Profile

PepsiCo India partnered with the International Labor Organization (ILO) to develop and implement a sustainable HIV/AIDS workplace prevention care and support programme for its employees, their families and community members.

The International Labour Organisation is the UN agency responsible for work related issues. In 2000 it created the Programme on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work (ILO/AIDS). The key objectives of this programme consist of raising awareness on the social, economic and developmental impact of AIDS on labour and employment while helping Governments, employers and workers support national efforts to control HIV/AIDS. This crucial programme also serves to fight discrimination and stigma related to HIV.