About Us

The environment and the economy are really two sides of the same coin. -Wangari Maathai

Do you consciously think about social impact?
If you’re reading this, you probably are. And like you, we do too. A brief introduction is therefore par for the course.

We started small, with a proof of concept for a financial inclusion programme in Assam and Rajasthan (a few years before the enactment of Section 135 of the Companies Act). As we tested the waters, got involved at the grassroots, and undertook extensive field work, we improvised our maiden programme - Mein Pragati - to reach out to excluded communities. What emerged was the realization that social impact requires tremendous investments of time, effort and understanding, so that we as service providers customise solutions allowing beneficiaries to move onward with dignity and confidence to improve the quality of their lives. Getting over stereotypical mindsets of rural women as the only potential target group was just the beginning. Suffice to say, our journey into the depths of community outreach has been exciting.

CRISIL Foundation, as it stands today, is a public charitable trust. Set up in March 2013, we are CRISIL’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm, reaching out to socially and economically disadvantaged communities within and beyond our areas of operations.

Mission

Mission

Empowering people to make informed
financial choices

vision

Vision

Build awareness and capacities of the
financially excluded in India

vision

Value Proposition

Share knowledge and insights backed by data, leveraged by analytical rigour,
credibility and experience

Shape thoughts, influence policy, set benchmarks to drive strong
social impact

Leverage multiple platforms to drive experiential learning, and therefore,
behavioural change as an outcome

Our Programmes

Meet the Team

Mr. Ramraj Pai

Mr. Ramraj Pai

President
CRISIL Foundation
Ms. Maya-Vengurlekar

Ms. Maya-Vengurlekar

COO
CRISIL Foundation
Amita-Abhichandani

Ms Amita Abichandani

Associate Director
Content Development
Tania Pal

Ms. Tania Pal

Associate Director
Strategic partnerships
Aashish Jha

Ashish Jha

Associate Director
Community Radio and
financial inclusion for
marginalised farmers
Abhishek Choudhury

Abhishek Chaudhary

Lead Consultant
Rural financial inclusion
programmes
Mayuri Kakoti

Mayuri Kakoti

Programme Manager
Financial Inclusion
Assam
Abhishek Nilkanthan

Abhishek Neelkanthan

Consultant
Financial Inclusion
Rajasthan
Shakti Bhise

Shakti Bhise

Consultant
Pilot projects

Siddhartha Iyer

Programme Manager
Voluntary projects
Sunil Kumar

Sunil Kumar

Manager
Programme Monitoring
Karina Monteiro

Karina Monteiro

Manager
Communications
Sheetal Shelke

Sheetal Shelke

Web Publisher
Mayuri More

Mayuri More

Executive
Finance and Administration

In the Media