Social development

For independent investors such as Lok Capital, Aavishkaar, Elevar Equity and Unitus Seed Fund, raising successive funds hasn’t gotten any easier over the years. Until that changes, it will continue to be hard for impact investing to go mainstream and make the difference that it seeks to in narrowing the gap between the privileged and the underserved. Photo: iStockphoto
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CSR across the country

1 min read . 24 Sep 2015
CSR rules now mandate that companies with a net worth of Rs500 crore or revenue of Rs1,000 crore or net profit of Rs5 crore should spend 2% of their average profit in the last three years on social development-related activities.<br />

The first year of CSR decoded

2 min read . 24 Sep 2015
Shikha Sharma, managing director and chief executive of Axis Bank. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint<br />

Axis fixes focus on livelihoods

3 min read . 24 Sep 2015
A file photo of an NGO. Photo: Ayan Laha<br />

Redefining the roles of NGOs

3 min read . 05 Nov 2013