Consultivo CSR advisory team provides CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) consultancy services for need assessment study, CSR Strategy development & planning, CSR audits, Institutional capacity building, third party impact Assessment, stakeholder mapping & engagement for national & international organisations across India.
CSR creates a competitive advantage for organisations through innovations that address society’s needs and challenges. Consultivo CSR services help you to create socially inclusive & effective growth at the base of the pyramid.
Consultivo has been successfully bridging the gap between businesses and communities through sustainable corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects in the various sectors of livelihood, health, gender, environment, education and food security and ethical supply chain.
The research based innovative thinking and knowledge of industry & communities help you to achieve positive impacts across social development modules.
Solving the present day’s challenging societal problems requires new ways of thinking, acting, and collaborating. Getting Recognised!
The ICC-Consultivo knowledge report on Mapping the CSR Space in India is based on the analysis study with the objective to understand the CSR space in India in terms of legislative compliance, developmental initiatives with reference to respective thematic areas and alignment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
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Assistance in developing CSR strategy and policy, identifying CSR initiatives that align with your corporate values, activities, legal requirements, global standards and best practices.
Consultivo conducts Baseline study/Need Assessment Survey for CSR projects to understand the on-ground socio-economic condition of the communities, demography, challenges and gaps in community services like healthcare, education, WASH and livelihood. (Read more…)
Consultivo carries out independent audits, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of CSR projects during its lifecycle. Concurrent monitoring & evaluation helps in effective, accountable and sustainable implementation of projects.
We conduct an impact assessment of development and CSR projects/initiatives to comprehend tangible and intangible changes happened with the beneficiaries. This helps stakeholders to understand the overall outcome and impact of the project. (Read more…)
We help you to design effective stakeholder engagement systems, map stakeholders and issues, define engagement purposes & plans, support and monitor engagement activities, and integrate results. (Read more…)
With our wealth of experience as CSR consultant, we work with the Developments Sector, Corporate and Governments to train them in specialized skills to handle the challenges arising in the implementation of development projects.
As an Independent Third Party (ITP), Consultivo due-diligence study helps you to know the background, past work experience, other funding partners, legitimacy and credibility of the potential partner.
International Development agencies and Corporates need to conduct due diligence of the implementation partners (Not for Profit/NGO) before confirming any contract.
Social Perception Surveys are conducted to understand the perception of the beneficiary communities in the region where the development or CSR projects have been taken up by the agencies.
The Social Perception helps to complete the feedback loop (investor-implementation body-beneficiary-community), brand image and help take corrective action, exit or continue some of the no impact project and take concrete measures to improve.
Social Returns on investment (SROI) studies are to comprehend the social returns of a community project against the financial investment. The intent is to collect, collate and calculate the ROI based on data & information pertaining to the change through the intervention.
SROI analysis is much more than just a number. It is a story about change.
During the survey/study, our team interacts with stakeholders of the project and collects case studies and qualitative, quantitative and financial data & information to compile the social returns of the investment planned.
Role of a Consultant
CSR Management Tools – Global principles and guidelines
A comprehensive guidance for companies pertaining to CSR is available in the form of several globally recognised guidelines, frameworks, principles and tools. Many of these guidelines relate to the larger concept of sustainability or business responsibility. However, these concepts are closely aligned with the management of CSR.
- Section 135 of the Indian Companies Act, 2013
- Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014, India
- National Guidelines on the Economic, Social and Environmental Responsibilities of Business – India
- Business Responsibility Reporting (BRR) – India
- ISO 26000 – Guidance on social responsibility
- IWA 26 – Using ISO 26000 in management systems
- AccountAbility’s AA1000 Series of Standards
- The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact
- The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
CSR Context in India
Governments as well as regulators have formulated National Voluntary Guidelines (NVG) for Social, Environmental and Economic Responsibilities of Business, accompanied by the Business Responsibility Reports (BRR) mandated by the SEBI for the top 100 companies.
The CSR clause (Section 135) within the Companies Act, 2013 specifies certain CSR requirements that need to be mandatorily undertaken by corporates. These new regulatory provisions impose responsibilities such as setting up a Board level CSR committee, planning and approving annual CSR activities, as well as ensuring their implementation.
Poorly managed CSR activities may expose an organisation to a variety of risks, all arising from ineffective planning, due diligence and poor monitoring.
Applicability of the CSR regulations:
Companies meeting any one or more of the following criteria are required to contribute toward CSR:
Net worth of INR 500 crore or more
Turnover of INR 1,000 crore or more
Net profit of INR 5 crore or more
Board-Level CSR Committee:
- Comprising 3 or more Directors with at least one Independent Director
- Composition to be disclosed in the annual Board of Directors’ report
Responsibilities of the CSR Committee:
- Formulate and recommend a CSR policy and amount of CSR expenditure
- Regular monitoring of the CSR initiatives
- Board to approve CSR policy; disclose its contents in the Board report; make it public on the company website and deploy the funds
Annual spending on CSR:
- Every financial year, at least 2% of the average net profits made during the three preceding financial years
- Schedule VII of the Act indicates activities that may be included by a company in their CSR policies
Responsibilities on Board:
- Approve and disclose the CSR policy in the annual Directors’ report and on the company website
- Ensure implementation of CSR activities as per the policy
- Directors’ report to specify reasons in case the specified amount is not spent
Why choose Consultivo?
1. Customised approach
2. Industry-focused methodology
3. Competent and experienced fire risk assessment professionals
4. Cost-effective solution
5. Implemented concept of key account management