Co-creating shared value: Seven Innovative features from a community led CPR management model

Arpendu Ganguly | February 17th, 2016, 10:47 am

Common Property Resources and its potential to create shared value

An estimated 15% of India’s total geographical area falls under common property land.  And, a significant 58% of the Indian rural households meet their daily fuel requirements from the firewood collected from Common Property Resources (CPR). A defining characteristic of these household is that they mostly represent the landless population (38% of the total rural households in India are landless).

These statistics offers me with two underlying impressions. Firstly, a large […]


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5 Things that inspired us in 2015: Insights from our projects

Arpendu Ganguly | December 31st, 2015, 3:58 pm

We present you our top 5 inspirations seeked through our client engagements in 2015.

A viable bio farming model for our small and marginal farmers   

Indian agriculture is characterized by the over-whelming presence of small and marginal farmers. Small land holding is also a distinct feature of West Bengal’s agrarian economy, with 95.5% of total landholdings belonging to the small and marginal farmers.  As in common knowledge, the small holders are more characterized with deprivation rather than prosperity.

Given this backdrop, is […]



Year in Knowledge Review: The Top 5 Knowledge Resources of 2015 Impacting Social Change

Arpendu Ganguly | December 24th, 2015, 4:09 pm

While there is no dearth of online resources documenting innovations, strategies and disruptive models on social change, there are few which make headlines. With the year end, I rounded up 10 on engaging knowledge resources which are insightful, inspiring and though-provoking this year.

Systems Change: A Guide to do What it is and How to Do it

This enlightening guide defines the social system and addresses its problems and offer accessible materials and recommendations in all new way. It meticulously presents the systems […]


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The Corporate Social Responsibility Meet 2015 highlights Partnering the Development Agenda

Arpendu Ganguly | December 17th, 2015, 4:20 pm

A robust and thriving development sector is key to India’s quest for equitable, inclusive and sustainable  growth. The private sector is a strategic partner in this endeavour capable of rendering profound impact on pressing developmental issues. With the mandate of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) formally introduced, the sector has a key role to play in addressing the socio, economic and environmental problems of the country.

Continuing its legacy, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organized the Eighth edition of the Corporate […]


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The 2015 Global Financial Inclusion Picture: Key Highlights around the World, South Asia and India

Arpendu Ganguly | November 13th, 2015, 4:29 pm

Financial Inclusion has always been considered imperative in reducing poverty and promoting economically inclusive growth. Enhanced access and greater use of financial services particularly among the poor enables them to manage their spending and savings behaviour and thus contribute to their overall well-being. With its importance established and re-established through various empirical studies, it would be interesting to have a broad overview of the current global financial inclusion picture.

Increase in account ownership but still a long way to go

As per the […]