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.

Our Manifesto


Empowering people to make informed
financial choices 

Our Manifesto


Build awareness and capacities of the
financially excluded in India


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

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