Sumit Chauhan

Sumit Chauhan

CSR Lead for WASH initiatives

India Sanitation Coalition

Sumit Chauhan is working as a CSR Lead for WASH initiatives at India Sanitation Coalition under the aegis of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), to supplement the national efforts in driving partnerships and potential new market outreach.

Previously he served as CSR Lead at the Macquarie Group Foundation where he was in charge of planning and executing CSR programs and was tasked with ensuring corporate brand positioning and message consistency, delivering strategic insights to business stakeholders, and collaborating with cross functional teams to achieve desired goals globally.

He has a unique combination of being a CSR professional who is also a client-facing marketer with nearly 10+ years of experience in CSR, branding, marketing, across sectors like Finance, FMCG, Advertising, ITES, Print publication and Pharmaceutical industry.

It is an additional advantage that Sumit has a good hold on areas of policy, the Companies Act 2013, Section 135, Schedule 7 – CSR rules, a working knowledge of standards like ISO-26000 and SA-8000 and international reporting standards like GRI-3/4.

I think of volunteering as an opportunity to gain insights, real-world experiences that shape you as a person. It gives you the chance to impact the kind of community and world you want to live in. Volunteering also exposes you to meet people who think and act similar to you, forming an impact social circle.

Arun Sahdeo

Arun Sahdeo

Head Of Corporate Communications

Grasim Industries Limited

Mr Arun Sahdeo began his career as a Civil Servant in the year 1993 and served the Government of India at different levels. Arun has over two decades of multifarious experience in public administration, disaster risk reduction, humanitarian affairs, training & capacity development and programme management.

Presently, he is working as Programme Officer, United Nations Volunteers, India office. Prior to this, he served as National Programme Coordinator(DRR) in the UNDP New Delhi (2013-2017). Before joining UNDP he was a Senior Faculty in the National Institute of Disaster Management, New Delhi (2006-2013). Previously, he worked in the Ministry of Home Affairs as Disaster Management Specialist (2003-2006).

He holds a Master of Business Administration from Indian Institute of Business Management Patna, Bihar.

Trishya Screwvala

Trishya Screwvala

Founder

The Lighthouse Project

Trishya Screwvala founded The Lighthouse Project with the aim of creating structured and accessible platforms for volunteering. She believes that service is not just a duty but an extraordinary opportunity, and is passionate about creating an environment conducive to volunteering, both within and outside of the social sector. The Lighthouse Project is one of India’s first mentoring programs which connects professionals and college students with children from under resourced communities through one-on-one mentoring, with the aim of developing their life skills, social skills and exposing them to a world outside of their community that is within their reach. Trishya is also a trustee of The Swades Foundation, which is committed to rural empowerment through interventions in water, health, agriculture, livelihood and education and currently touches close to 5 lac people across Maharashtra. A graduate from USC’s Peter Stark Producing Program, Trishya is also pursuing her passion for film by producing documentaries, including “Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told” that premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and Emmy-nominated “Meet the Patels”, winner of the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival and Traverse Film Festival Audience Award. Trishya is a trained ballet dancer under the Royal Academy of Dance. She is an avid diver and an active member of New Acropolis, an international organization dedicated to philosophy, culture and volunteering.

Suman Srivastava

Suman Srivastava

Founder & Innovation Artist

Marketing Unplugged

Suman Srivastava is Founder and Innovation Artist at Marketing Unplugged and the author of Marketing Unplugged: Spotting the elephants in the room.

A graduate of Delhi University, IIM Ahmedabad and IMD Lausanne, he is an advertising man, marketing strategist, author, marathon runner, teacher, volunteer in NGOs, sports fan, bartender and an entrepreneur.

It was an absolute joy to read about the finalists at the iVolunteer Awards. I was delighted, amazed and humbled by the work that people are doing around the country.

Rukaiya Joshi

 
Rukaiya Joshi

Professor  Chairperson

Centre for Education in Social Sector (CEdSS)

Rukaiya Joshi is a Professor and Chairperson for Center of Education in Social Sector at SPJIMR. She heads the Post Graduate Programme in Development Management. She is on the board of NGOS and on management & academic committees of educational institutions. Her research interest is in employee volunteering and CSR.

People who volunteer are 42% likely to be more happy than those who don’t. iVolunteer is serving to encourage volunteerism for making a happier society. Congratulations!

Himanshu Kapadia

Himanshu Kapadia

Head Of Corporate Communications

Grasim Industries Limited

Himanshu kapadia has 25 years of core domain expertise in Public relations, Marketing and Communications. He was featured in India’s leading business magazine -Business India’s December 2000 edition as a “Frontrunner” and once again in their May 2005 edition for “Best work on a client in insurance industry”. In 2016, he was inducted in the prestigious ‘Hall of Fame’ of Public Relations Council of India. He has won various industry awards for the digital and social media campaigns for the Aditya Birla Group. Prior to joining the Aditya Birla Group, Himanshu worked with leading public relations agencies Concept and Adfactors. Himanshu is an ardent follower and volunteer of Art of Living. He enjoys swimming, running and volunteering.

“This is my 3rd year as a Jury Member and every year judging these brilliant work of volunteering it motivates and inspires me like a battery charger to give in my best.”

Gared P Jones

Gared P Jones

Chief Networks Officer

Points of Light

Gared Jones is the chief networks officer at Points of Light. Gared works with social entrepreneurs across Points of Light’s global network of more than 200 innovative volunteer-mobilizing organizations, including iVolunteer, to inspire, equip and mobilize more than 2 million changemakers to lead and lend support to the issues they care about in their communities. Under Gared’s leadership, the Points of Light Network has grown from 12 to 37 countries. Gared is responsible for setting network strategy, building distributed leadership for key initiatives, and strengthening network innovation, impact, and go-to-market capabilities. His team supports more than two dozen global companies to engage thousands of employees in volunteer initiatives around the world through the Points of Light Network. Prior to joining Points of Light, Gared worked with Ashoka in India, launching its Youth Venture business unit and advising global growth. He also worked with Deloitte in South Africa, delivering strategy projects for financial services and energy companies, and in the United States, leading enterprise transformation projects for global nonprofit organizations. Gared serves on the boards of nonprofit organizations that are improving teaching in urban schools and strengthening communities through criminal justice system reform. He received an MBA from Kellogg at Northwestern University and a bachelors in human biology from Stanford University. Gared lives in Atlanta with his wife and two daughters.

 “I am inspired by the passion, dedication and creativity exemplified by the iVolunteer Award finalists. It is through their leadership and lives that I am able to see what is possible for the world, especially for solving our greatest social needs. These individuals, organizations and companies represent what we can all aspire to be and do.”

Abhijeet Sinha

Abhijeet Sinha

India Manager

Lifebuoy USLP, Hindustan Unilever Limited(HUL)

Abhijeet P Sinha has more than 16 years of work experience in Public Health in India, South Africa and United Kingdom. He has worked with various organization such as IDF-Unicef, NHS UK, HIVSA, IVO-VSO, CARE and has diversified experience of working in NGO, Bilateral organizations, International philanthropy, Government and Corporate. He has led large scale projects and has proven track record in public health & development sector India and Globally. He has done Post Graduate studies in Public Health and Management (PGDPHM) from Institute of Post Graduate medicine, Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), University of Brighton, UK & PGDM-RM from XISS India. He has presented several papers in Global journals & key speaker invited in various International and National conferences. He is advisory member in leading National and Global health advisory committees and in editorial board with four reputed International Global health journals such as RSPH UK perspective in public health journal, imedpub and global health care journal USA. Abhijeet is working as an India Manager- Lifebuoy USLP at Hindustan Unilever Limited in Mumbai, India and he leads the Lifebuoy Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) portfolio in India.

Glad to be part of the member of Jury for ivolunteer Awards. This is excellent initiative by iVolunteer to recognize volunteer works for Nation building. As a Jury it was great to know shortlisted volunteers exceptional commitment and passion for their work. It was very difficult to judge best in each category so looking from lens ‘innovation and impact’ it was easy to decide. Good to see few NGOS & Corporates valuing the contributions of Volunteer and putting them as Core and favorable policies to support Volunteering and development.

Solomon J Manohar

Solomon J Manohar

Consultant, DHFL Changing Lives Foundation

Solomon is a development professional with more than five years of experience and expertise in programme design, monitoring and evaluation. He is currently associated with DHFL Changing Lives Foundation wherein he manages their programmes and drives employee volunteering. He is an Alumnus of College of Social Work Nirmala Niketan and St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.

Volunteering impacts the doer more than the receiver – one’s perspective and actions are structured towards the collective good of our communities

Siddhartha Iyer

Siddhartha Iyer

Manager CSR, ASK Group

Siddhartha Iyer is an experienced Corporate Social Responsibility Manager with a demonstrated 10-year old history of working across campaigns, causes & projects. He is skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Employee Volunteering, Event Management, Monitoring and Evaluation. He is currently leading CSR efforts for ASK Investment Managers and was responsible for setting up and scaling Employee Volunteering at CRISIL. He has also worked with organisations like United Way of Mumbai & Magic Bus India Foundation.

The benefits of volunteering are well documented, from the positive impacts on affected communities to the advantages it brings to participating individuals. Hence, it is crucial this is promoted not only by corporate and organizations but right from the time one is in school. It is good to see the culture of volunteerism is rapidly spreading in India and over time this will only increase.