Saturday, July 27, 2013

"CSR Reborn"- interpreting CSR post Indian Companies Bill 2012

With the passage of Indian Companies Bill 2012 in lower house of Indian Parliament, the country is abuzz with optimism and confusion simultaneously. While broadly the new provisions have been welcomed, the bill in its current shape raises lots of questions.

At this turning point "CSR Reborn" comes in with some answers and postulations. I gained several insights editing the book. Three of the industry captains in CSR and Corporate Sustainability have also lavished praise on the book (see the back cover). The contributors to this book have decades of experience in the development and CSR sector, hence the praise does not appear out of place.

The book has been published by SAFRG, which is a not-for-profit think tank on philanthropy and CSR working in Asia since 1989. The book is officially being released at 24th South Asian International Workshop on Fundraising and CSR, which is being held from August 1-3, 2013 at Awesome Farms, Faridabad-Sohna Road, New Delhi NCR. This is a gathering of varied audience from more than 10 countries across Asia, Australia, Africa and North America and hence an apt platform for unveiling the book (more details on

You can lay hands on a copy by writing in to It is priced at INR 450 or USD 10 per copy.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Monday, May 27, 2013

CSR 10 India Index 2012 released

CSR 10 India Index 2012 is an index that defines CSR sentiment of top 10 private sector companies in India. Although these companies create net profits worth billions, yet there score on CSR spend may not be that impressive. Download your copy of CSR 10 India Index 2012 to know all about it. You can also read it below

Friday, February 22, 2013

A book on non-profit fundraising with chapters on Asian countries

To fill an important gap in non-profit fundraising information, Penelope Cagney and Bernard Ross, went about compiling and editing pieces contributed by leading fundraisers across the world. The result is "Global Fundraising: How the World is Changing the Rules of Philanthropy", published by AFP and Wiley.

The book covers fundraising across countries, regions and continents. Each chapter highly derives on local contributions from fundraisers in respective geographies. In other words, it is collective wisdom, which is not very often available publically in the field of fundraising.

To order copy of this must have publication, please click

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A report on status of fundraising professionals in South Asia

SAFRG has released a report on status of fundraising professionals in South Asia. It is one of the very few such publically available studies, that can helps NGOs benchmark, especially small and medium sized NGOs.

The report is available on the link