Foreign investors see India as a developing nation where people are building new opportunities to make it big. This interest of investors in the market is helping many businesses to boom and make more massive profits every year. As an enterprise or a company operating in the private or public sector, it is believed that it is the fundamental duty of every company to contribute some percentage of the revenue made by them to the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). CSR looks after activities that take place in their area or to the subjects that are specified in Schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013.
Some of the most common sectors that fall under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) are:
- Health/ Eradicating Hunger/ Poverty/ Safe drinking water/ Sanitation
- Education for Underprivileged
- Rural Development
- Environment/ Animal Welfare/ Conservation of Resources
- Swachh Bharat
- Gender Equality/ Women Empowerment
A business needs to use their resources in such a way that they help in solving real-world problems as well which would help in the betterment of the environment as well as be beneficial for the stakeholders and the society in general. It is a simple ‘give-take’ relationship as the companies reach such success rates and height with the help of society. However, keeping tabs of such projects and activities in the areas becomes tough for the entrepreneurs and businesses and they depend on NGOs to reach out to them for help. But Vinay Shindhe a Social Entrepreneur and other passionate Domain & Technology leaders decided to solve this problem with the help of his startup, Social Change –The Objective is to Digitization of Social Sector & CSR Infrastructure Projects They wish to collaborate with Govts, corporates, and various CSR stakeholders to bring development in various sectors.
The leader of the Social Change
Vinay’s hometown is Hubli, Karnataka, where he was born and then he decided to pursue his Bachelors of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from BVB Engineering College, now known as KLE Technological University. After completing his engineering, Vinay worked in Wipro and then moved to Cognizant various leadership roles across the country. With more than 18+ years of experience in the IT industry, Vinay decided to open up Social Entrepreneurship UV Green Organization, to begin with, Social Sector Project Management with Domain Capabilities &Tech Innovation Product startup,” Social Change “Digital Cloud Platform.
What is Social Change?
Social Change is a cloud-based digital CSR platform that brings together several NGOs and corporates to align with stakeholders and adopt projects, monitor its progress and measure the impact of CSR execution. The Tech web Solution offers several features like dashboards for information, notification and alerts, real-time monitoring of the projects and data tracking for the corporates, NGOs, and stakeholders.
Focusing on the four main sectors:
- Swachh Bharat
- Environment Project
- Education Basic Infrastructure
- Sanitation Projects
There is a Lined up Plan to bring many more additional Tech features in the coming Year Including a Mobile app.
The challenges faced in the outset
The biggest challenge faced by the startup was to take the government bodies on-board with the project and to get approval from them to work on this data work. Corporate has to come forward to support such a startup that can bring digitization enablers to the Development Projects. Vinay tells TimesNext that he is a firm believer of the fact that Social Development Projects Supported by Government, Corporate & NGOs should leverage Using Technology bring change in the education sector to improve Basic Infrastructure & Various Developments especially Rural India
Collaborations for a better future and team growth
With a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Education, Government of Karnataka to transform education, environment, etc. for more than 1000 schools,
Social Change platform did Pilot Project teaming up with UV Green, DXC Technology and an NGO, Trinity Care Foundation for development already 13 Government school Bengaluru Rural part of the Transformation Project
With a team of 10 committed team members, UV green, Both Domain & Technology Expert is on a journey to improve the social sectors in the country and help stakeholders to gain benefits from this.
Vinay’s vision for his startup
With the vision to develop the social sector of the country, they wish to be a globally respected social enterprise known for its stakeholders and partners who are working together to transform the lives with social digital innovation to bring change in the development sector
He has the plan to establish Section 8 company soon from the year 2020 to bring change in scale.