ICCo with FICCI and FICCI-SEDF
By working with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and FICCI-Socio Economic Development Foundation (SEDF), we intend to promote ethics-based business practices and sustainable CSR interventions. Working with FICCI offers us a unique opportunity to share our knowledge and experience with the industry and create large scale impact across poverty pockets in the country.
Through this partnership, ICCo and FICCI will undertake CSR policy and strategy formulation, portfolio management, program co-implementation, situation and needs assessment, stakeholder analysis, program formulation, monitoring and evaluation, NGO due diligence and accreditation, and institution building.
FICCI-SEDF will work with ICCo to develop and implement CSR programs for the private and NGO sectors. It will also jointly organize awareness programs in important regional pockets to engage the industry and showcase success stories. Another aspect of the partnership will include helping create CSR Project/Program for corporates. We additionally agree to jointly monitor and assess the projects undertaken and conduct impact analysis study as well as organise training programs for building capacity of industry and Social Sector Organisations.
ICCo and Tata STRIVE
We are working with Tata Community Initiatives Trust (TCIT) to scale up and expand vocational skill building development programs for the North East region, under the banner of ‘Tata STRIVE’. TCIT is a trust set up by Tata Sons Limited.
We will collaborate with TCIT on group CSR programs and organise and provide relief to people affected by disasters under the banner of Tata STRIVE. We hope to set up a number of skill development centers to showcase the skills of groups and use the facilities as research labs for testing out what Tata STRIVE has to offer. We also plan to create an ecosystem of public and private enterprises across business, academia, civil society organisations and government.
ICCo with the Millennium Alliance
ICCo joined the Millennium Alliance, with Department for International Development UK (DfID) and ICICI Foundation, in 2014 to support Indian innovations in the agriculture and clean energy sectors. The Millennium Alliance seeks to address development challenges by leveraging creativity, expertise and resources to identify and scale innovative solutions being developed and tested in India.
The Millennium Alliance Network is bringing together various actors within India’s social innovation ecosystem to stimulate and facilitate financial contributions from private and public sectors. The Alliance was started by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FICCI) in partnership with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Technology Development Board (TDB).
ICCo with the Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society
In Bihar, ICCo has partnered with the Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society (BRLPS) to lend support to ‘Jeevika – Bihar Rural Livelihood Project’ which is working for social and economic empowerment of the rural poor in the state. Identified as a key player in the innovation and social entrepreneurship space, ICCo has been invited by the Government of Bihar to partner with BRLP’s Bihar Innovation Forum (BIF-II).
As a BIF partner, ICCo is entrusted with leveraging its national and international networks, including Fairtrade, Fair Climate Fund, Oikocredit, Rainforest Alliance, The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) and Better Cotton Initiative, for the selected organisations; providing manpower to develop appropriate tools and technologies for the forum and be part of the jury; providing technical assistance and build capacities of organisations on sustainable agriculture principles as well as marketing support; and providing grant support and operate an ICCo Investment Fund aimed at equity investment in social enterprises.