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Development Impact Bonds: an innovative future for financing social impact

2019-08-27T12:32:39+00:00August 23rd, 2019|2019, UK Edition – August 2019|

Social impact investing offers a unique solution to India’s quest to meet the UN’s SDG goals, writes the executive Director of British Asian Trust. India has set itself an ambitious target to accelerate its economic growth beyond 7% over the next five years, while ensuring there is no trade-off between sustainability and development in order to fulfil its United Nations-mandated Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Achieving this would be no mean feat. Adopted in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly, [...]

Tapping into India’s specialist IT talent pool to fix global problems

2020-09-21T08:56:31+00:00May 22nd, 2019|2019, Home Page, UK Edition – May 2019|

Larry Stone, Chairman – BT India, talks ‘India Global Business’ through BT's recent CSR drive for girls' education in India, their cyber security centre in Gurugram as well as the significance of India as a market. What prompted BT's tie-up with the British Asian Trust to promote girls' education in India? BT has a long history in engaging and supporting communities where we are present, including in India. For many years, we’ve supported initiatives such as Katha Schools, the PM’s [...]

Changing lives in India through innovative finance

2018-08-24T12:45:06+00:00August 22nd, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – August 2018|

The CEO of British Asian Trust explores how the worlds of business, government and social good are working in tandem to deliver new social impact models in India. Never before have the worlds of business, government and social good been so closely integrated. The days of societies being defined by the balance between the three distinct sectors of “private”, “state” and “charity” are long gone as increasingly we see the emergence of social businesses, public private partnerships, social enterprises and [...]

The CSR revolution in India

2020-09-21T08:48:34+00:00June 6th, 2018|2017/2018, Putting it in context, Special Edition - June 2018|

A British Asian Trust executive reflects on the power of corporate social responsibility (CSR) to transform lives in India. CSR in India is certainly not a new concept, but in evolutionary terms it is more important than ever for leveraging social impact. With companies increasingly integrating CSR into their sustainable business strategies, serving local communities is paramount for any forward-thinking and innovative organisation. Setting new benchmarks in India, the British Asian Trust is your partner of choice to help business [...]