National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is a not-for-profit public limited company incorporated on July 31, 2008 under section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956 (corresponding to section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013). NSDC was set up by Ministry of Finance as Public Private Partnership (PPP) model. The Government of India through Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) holds 49% of the share capital of NSDC, while the private sector has the balance 51% of the share capital.
NSDC aims to promote skill development by catalyzing creation of large, quality and for-profit vocational institutions. Further, the organisation provides funding to build scalable and profitable vocational training initiatives. Its mandate is also to enable a support system which focuses on quality assurance, information systems and train the trainer academies either directly or through partnerships. NSDC acts as a catalyst in skill development by providing funding to enterprises, companies and organizations that provide skill training. It also develops appropriate models to enhance, support and coordinate private sector initiatives. The differentiated focus on 37 sectors under NSDC’s purview and its understanding of their viability will make every sector attractive to private investment.
Industry Partnership & CSR
The National Skill Development Mission was launched on 15th July, 2015 with the objective to provide overall institutional framework to rapidly implement and scale up the skill development efforts across India. The Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, through the National Skill Development Corporation ( NSDC ), has taken up multiple initiatives to connect with industries for partnership under the larger Skill India Mission. NSDC has a single-window facilitation system that offers a unique platform for the industries to partner on various such initiatives. NSDC works with diverse set of stakeholders such as Corporates, Foundations, Government and Community based Organisations in structuring high impact collaborative skill development projects.
United Way Mumbai is a non-profit organization with a mission to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities to advance the common good. As a leader in the Indian development sector, UWM works closely with a network of 600+ non-profits and a large number of corporates for their CSR programmes, workplace giving campaigns and other events. This includes designing of CSR policy and strategies, due diligence of non-profit partners, programme implementation, employee volunteering, impact assessments and financial and programmatic reporting. Over 20 years, UWM has partnered with 300+ companies and 100,000+ individual donors investing INR 843 Crore in over 1200 community development projects impacting over 129 lakh lives. UWM’s expertise lies in identifying, designing & implementing high impact projects in the areas of Education, Health, Income, Environment and Public Safety, in urban and rural communities, through a collective community impact model. UWM is part of an international network spread across 41 countries, with chapters in 7 states of India.
Give exists to alleviate poverty by enabling the world to give. Established in 2000, Give, together with its partners, is the largest and most trusted giving platform in India. Give enables individuals and organizations to raise and donate funds conveniently to any cause they care about, with offerings including crowdfunding, corporate giving, cause marketing, and philanthropy consulting. Give’s community of 2.6M+ donors supports 3,000+ verified nonprofits, serving 15M+ people across the country.
Give, combined with its newly acquired platform and capabilities, supports corporates across the entire CSR life-cycle - from defining CSR policy, building CSR strategy to designing CSR programs and delivering them end-to-end. This will cover fund management, grant management, program management, reporting, monitoring and evaluation, impact assessment and, not least, the best technology platform to deliver it efficiently and seamlessly.
Over the last few years, Give has worked with 200+ corporate partners in their CSR goals, together with our nonprofit partners; and intends to continue to invest in products and services to support the corporates' CSR objectives
The India Climate Collaborative is a collective working to identify critical sectors that need investment, drive funding towards climate solutions, and enable private and corporate philanthropy to engage more effectively with climate action. We work closely with the climate ecosystem, including research organisations, implementers, government stakeholders, businesses, and more, as well as engage with our domestic and international donor base to ensure that funding flows towards high-impact climate solutions. Recognising that the climate ecosystem in India often operates in silos, we use our unique position to convene a variety of stakeholders and increase knowledge sharing, collaboration, and collective action. We were founded by some of Inda's pre-eminent corporate and philanthropic leaders, including Rohini Nilekani, Ratan Tata, Anand Mahindra, Nadir Godrej, and others. The ICC is legally registered as the Council of Philanthropies for Climate Action.
We are an organisation driven by the mission to end poverty in our lifetime. Our work focuses on scalable solutions for sustainable social impact.
We work with our clients - corporations, philanthropists, foundations and social organisations - to achieve social impact goals effectively and maximise the social return on their investment.
We offer end-to-end support covering:
· Strategy consulting
· Implementation support
· Programme design and management
· Monitoring and Evaluation
· Impact assessment
· Social audit
· Talent solutions
· Organisation development programmes
· Data and technology products
and more as needed in our quest for better solutions.
Digital Platforms have radically disrupted societies and economies. Platform companies such as Amazon, Uber, Udemy, Airbnb have grown significantly faster than anyone else in their sector. While the innovative model of aggregation and disintermediation have progressed private businesses, a large part of society is left untouched by these innovations.
Based on our experience of custom-building and deploying digital platforms in the social space, we have found that platform models are equally applicable in the societal space. To name just a few areas of impact, they can help reduce inequality, provide livelihood to a billion people, make a positive impact on climate, and make citizens engage deeply with societal issues!
Large scale impact requires not only building the right solutions, but also discovering the conditions that drive adoption. When it comes to Social Platforms, such conditions are relatively harder to create. What makes it important to still pursue platform models is that once the critical mass is built, platforms have the ability to build strong network effects. More stakeholders bring in more resources and the ecosystem eventually reaches a stage of sustainability, with little or no external support.
Reaching such a stage however requires large amounts of cash, content, collaboration, and most importantly patience to bring in the multiple stakeholder types on the same page. They then need to be handheld till we reach a tipping point.
As Yvon Chouinard from Patagonia says, “If we have any hope of a thriving planet— much less a business— it is going to take all of us doing what we can with the resources we have. This is what we can do.”
And this is what we do at Platform Commons!
We build digital platforms for societal problems. We co-create these platforms with communities, markets, civil societies, and governments. Post validation, we deploy them at scale with our partner network. We refine these platforms with cutting edge technology, content and networking principles, and we build pathways to reach a tipping point where it truly becomes a public asset.
Our platforms are today serving about 5 million beneficiaries in the space of Agriculture, Education, Civic Engagement, and we are launching a Climate Platform soon.
Skills Development Partner
About Friends Union for Energising Lives (FUEL)
● FUEL is a credible non-profit organization working in the space of Future Skills, Career Counseling & Scholarships with an outreach of 1 million youth.
● FUEL works with more than 20 leading MNCs & corporates pan India under Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.
● FUEL has been appreciated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister & Hon’ble President of India.
● FUEL and Ketan Deshpande honoured with India CSR Project of the Decade in 2021 by Hon’ble Basavaraj Bommai, CM, Karnataka.
● FUEL is being awarded The CSR Journal Excellence Awards 2021 “Change Makers in Skill Development and Education Award” at hands of Shri Nitin Gadkari -Hon’ble Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India.
● FUEL is mission to set up FUEL SkillTech & Entrepreneurship University in various states of India
FUEL’s core programmes are:
1. Future skills, Employability skills, Vocational skills & Industry skills,
2. Scholarships & Free academic coaching
3. Youth Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Program
Health Care Partner
Smile Train is the world’s largest cleft-focused NGO, that supports safe and quality cleft care for children globally, enabling them with the opportunity to live full and healthy lives. Millions of children with untreated clefts live in isolation, and struggle to eat, breathe, hear and speak.
Smile Train’s sustainable and scalable global health model empowers local medical professionals with training, funding, and resources to provide 100% free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care in their own communities, and has supported cleft treatment for 1.5 Million+ children globally since 1999.
Our legacy in India spans over two decades of successful programs and adds to our credibility as a trusted CSR implementation partner. Smile Train works with 150+ partner treatment hospitals across 30 states and Union Territories. Since the year 2000, Smile Train has supported more than 675,000+ cleft surgeries in India.
CSR Impact Awards partner
The Dalmia Bharat Foundation
The Dalmia Bharat Foundation, DBF, is a registered not-for profit organization set up under the Indian Trust Act, 1882.The Foundation was set up in 2009 to expand the programmes and projects of the Dalmia Bharat Group’s CSR division. With this independent entity, we re-affirm our determination to be an aware and effective corporate citizen. We believe in the limitless potential of the human being andfocus on community driven, beneficiary centric development programmes. DBF is the natural evolution of corporate social partnership beyond CSR compliance. It is our conviction, that progress and sustainable development depend greatly on partnerships and shared values.
The DBF footprint
The geographical footprint of our Foundation spreads across 33 districts in 14 states and reach out to over 23 Lakh people in 1,600+ villages.
Every Household has a sustainable Livelihood in our Environment.
To facilitate the stakeholders’, hasten their social, economic and environmental progress through effective management of human and natural capital.
DBF is committed to facilitate the stakeholders in achieving progress by providing them with opportunities that they can explore and also improving their potential to fully grab the available opportunities. We do so by developing human capital (of community – our primary stakeholders) by creating the necessary environment through skilling in farm and non-farm sectors; building capacity of women, farmers by organizing them into collectives like SHGs, FPOs, JLGs, etc.; developing awareness on health, sanitation, employment opportunities and social issues; improving education of school and college students and youth though digital learning, school infrastructure; and developing requisite behaviors and attitudes. This goes hand in hand with working on developing sustainable practices among community members for conservation and improvement of natural capital. Projects like Integrated Watershed Management, water harvesting and conservation, access to clean energy help communities become more resilient to face the effect of climate change. We involve all stakeholders in designing and driving of these community led programmes to ensure effective and accelerated impact of our efforts. Holistically designed and implemented programmes ensure that our communities and all stakeholders work coherently to achieve social, economic and environmental progress.
SAMS- Silver Partner
India is the first country in the world to make corporate social responsibility (CSR) mandatory, following an amendment to the Companies Act, 2013 in April 2014. Organizations can come forward and invest their profits in areas such as education, poverty, gender equality, skill development, and hunger as part of any CSR compliance.
TeamLease Education Foundation operates at the intersection of the 3Es - Education, Employability, and Employment, with a mission to enable the skilling of the underserved. The Foundation works with corporates to ensure efficient use of CSR funds in the areas of education, skilling, and employment. Join with our journey of helping society with initiatives undertaken by companies with CSR.
Launched on 27th June 2011, TeamLease Education Foundation promotes vocational education and is dedicated to the inculcation of domain-specific, workplace relevant and life skill competencies for enhancing employability, productivity, economic development and social harmony. This is done through tech-supported, industry-relevant and low-cost academic programs with employment at the heart of it.
By addressing the gaps in the Indian higher education system concerning curricular irrelevance, graduate unemployability, low self-esteem for skill-based programs as well as apathy to the informal workforce, TeamLease Education Foundation provides opportunities to upgrade skill sets through credential based educational programs and non-credit oriented training programs; apart from which, informal pedagogy deployed for community enrichment programs.
- We address the gaps in the Indian higher education system concerning;
- Curricular Irrelevance,
- Graduate Unemployability,
- Low self-esteem for skill-based programs
- Apathy to the Informal Workforce
TeamLease Education Foundation provides opportunities to upgrade skill sets through credential-based educational programs and non-credit-oriented training programs; apart from which, informal pedagogy is deployed for community enrichment programs.
Mere Mentor is an innovative Career-Tech company with a decade of experience, prioritising career counselling as mandatory for students and youths. It handholds students from their first psychometric assessments till they choose a career pathway for themselves. Following the Founder, Mr Saurav Kumar's vision to engrave youths' career journeys, the experienced counsellors' team has counselled more than 1 million students to date. It is the only company working to develop AI and ML-game-based psychometric assessments for the ultimate accurate results and connect students with industry experts, with more than 200+ experts on its board. Mere Mentor has collaborated with many private and government organisations. It has worked alongside the State Governments of Meghalaya, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Assam. It has contributed to the pre-education system (ECCE) by revamping the Anganwadis of Meghalaya and Jharkhand into Creative Learning Centres and remodelling its curriculum to meet the latest standards.
Better Education Partner
Founded in 1999, Magic Bus India Foundation is one of the top five NGOs in the education and skilling space in India. We equip adolescents and young people with life skills and knowledge that enable them to thrive in the transition from childhood to livelihood.
Over the past two decades we have impacted more than 1 million young people [12 to 24 years] across 24 states and 75 districts In India, through our Childhood Programme and Livelihood Programme.
In our Childhood Programme, through our 240 Community Learning centres and 2342 connected schools we focus on teaching adolescents Life Skills enhancing education and imparting employability skills.
Our Livelihood Programme through our 80 Livelihood Centres and 8 Entrepreneurship Incubation Centres enhances employability by imparting Employability Skills and connecting young people to sustainable livelihood opportunities through sector-specific training, job placements and post- placement support.
Our offices are present in India, US, UK and Singapore.
CSR Implementation Partner
Nuflower Foods & Nutrition was founded in 2014, with the mission to create nutritional solutions for structural health and lifestyle ailments. Nuflower is the preferred partner of some of the biggest international public health organisations, for the manufacturing of Ready-to-Eat, Lipid-based Nutritional Supplements (LNS) and therapeutic foods to tackle acute malnutrition in children; supplied to organizations as varied as UNICEF, WFP & PAHO for countries as different as North Korea and Guatemala. Nuflower has diversified into private labelling of nut butter spreads.
We have a State of the Art Manufacturing Plant with a capacity of over 50MT/day. Our factory is FSSC-22000, BRCS, US-FDA, IFS, ISO 9001:2005, HALAL & KOSHER certified & UNICEF Supply Division accredited.
Nuflower very recently bagged the Winner of 'Best Employment Initiatives of the Year' and Runner-up for the 'Quality Excellence of the Year' at MSME Excellence Awards 2021.
CSR Implementation Partner
We are a pioneering social organisation creating access to eyeglasses for low-income adults and children. Here’s what we do and how we do it:
Annually in India, we screen the vision of more than 27.5 lakh (2.75 million) people and correct the vision of more than 10 lakh (1 million) people.
To deliver on our eye health mission across 23 states, we partner with more than 500 healthcare facilities and NGOs, 15 state governments and agencies, and 50 corporations and CSR programs.
Since 2005, we have distributed more than 50 lakh (5 million) pairs of corrective glasses in India, creating more than Rs. 8,100 Crore ($1.08 billion) in economic impact for low-income households.
On average, 73% of our users are first-time wearers, meaning they acquire their first-ever pair of eyeglasses through our See to Earn, See to Learn, and See to be Safe programs.
We responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and touched over 3 million people with personal protective equipment, oxygen concentrators, and vaccination access and awareness.
See our work featured in The New York Times, The Economist, Forbes, and The Lancet.
Entrepreneurship Skills Development Partner
Health Care Partner
Prayatna is a non-profit organization that is bringing about a difference in society by relentlessly working towards improving the quality of life of the people living in rural and urban areas. Established in 2003, this Non-Profit venture is working in Healthcare, Education, Livelihood, Youth Management, promotes Sustainable practices and provides Emergency Relief.
Its mission is to create a society of empowered individuals who realize their full potential in a sustainable and equitable manner. It envisions empowering individuals and communities living on the margins so that they are economically and socially endowed, live a life of dignity, and contribute meaningfully to society.
Malaria No More is a global NGO that envisions a world where no one dies from a mosquito bite. The organization has partnered with Prayatna since 2016, implementing its India program under Prayatna’s healthcare mandate. Prayatna is the implementing partner with MNM offering strategic guidance, technical support, and oversight.
Our Religion is Humanity
Narayan Seva Sansthan operates with 480 branches in India and 86 branches abroad. NSS is the hope for physically impaired patients suffering from Polio, Cerebral Palsy, and birth disabilities belonging from India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Ukraine, UK, and the USA. NSS has operated on over 4.30 lakhs patients in the last 35years and has provided them full socio-economic support and technologies for free. Skilled 2829 specially enabled in Mobile repairing work, Stitching, & Computer and Hardware Training. Fashion shows are organized to show the skills of talented differently able people.NSS is working for physical/economic/Social rehabilitation of disabled persons. NSS has organized 38 mass marriages for 2201 disabled couples. Sports activities are also organized for disabled persons, 21st National Para Swimming Championship is organized by NSS. It is a matter of great grief that most of polio-affected and other by-birth disabled patients are generally from poor financial backgrounds. Due to poverty, they are deprived of proper treatment and proper care which makes them feel burdened on their family. It becomes cumbersome for them to fulfill their basic needs as they are disgraced, neglected, and scolded every now & then.
ARMMAN is non-profit leveraging mHealth technology to create scalable, cost-effective, equity-based, and gender-transformative, systemic solutions to reduce maternal and child mortality and morbidity in India.
We leverage deep mobile penetration to provide weekly preventive care information to women during pregnancy and infancy, along with training health workers and supporting systems for early identification, referral, and timely treatment of risk factors, resulting in improved health outcomes. We create at-scale programs with proven impact by using our unique “tech plus touch” model and building enduring partnerships (with national & state governments, partner NGOs, and health facilities) that leverage existing health worker networks and health infrastructure. Along with other programs, we are implementing the largest mobile-based maternal messaging program (Kilkari) and the largest mobile-based training program for health workers in the world (Mobile Academy) in partnership with the Government of India.
Interventions implemented by ARMMAN have reached 28 million women and their children and trained 244,000 health workers in 20 states, with plans to expand pan-India to reach 70 million women and their children and train 850,000 health workers by 2030.