Social Investment: A Global perspective and the Indian experience

3:00–5:00 pm
Uchicago Center in Delhi


Social Investment has a variety of different formats, this spectrum spreads from philanthropy, corporate social responsibility to impact investments. The new Companies Bill throws up some very exciting possibilities in India.  Along with the existing impact investment players, and strategic grant makers, this will allow corporates to also engage in venture philanthropy and social investment.  This session in association with the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network deep dived into the current international developments in the social investment sector as well as explore the Indian social investment sector.

Paul Carttar is a senior advisor to and co-founder of The Bridgespan Group. His work has focused on social innovation, enhancing the effectiveness of philanthropy, and scaling solutions that work.  Paul brings more than thirty years of experience across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to his work. He recently served as the initial director of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF), a priority program of the Obama Administration that has mobilized nearly a half-billion public and private dollars to grow promising nonprofits with evidence of impact in low-income communities.  Carttar is a frequent writer and speaker on social innovation and other nonprofit issues, including delivering keynote addresses at conferences in Kaliningrad, Russia; Dublin, Ireland; Singapore, and Seoul, South Korea.  Carttar graduated with highest distinction from the University of Kansas with a B.A. in Economics and English and received his M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.