Initiatives

In this section you will find initiatives and social business engaged in environment, climate protection, humanity and development. You are involved in an organization or know about a excellent project? You are invited to recommend it here.

350.org

350.org is an international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis - the solutions that science and justice demand. Read on

WaterAid

WaterAid is an international non governmental organisation. Our mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world's poorest communities. Read on

CARE India

Care seeks a society which celebrates diversity, where rights are secured, citizenship realised, and human potential fulfilled for all. CARE stands in solidarity with others in India and beyond to champion social justice and dignity for the poor, vulnerable and the most marginalised. We commit ourselves to principled positions and purposeful actions to empower women and girls. Read on

Ushahidi

Ushahidi is an open source project which allows users to crowdsource crisis information to be sent via mobile. It is is a free and open source project with developers hailing from Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Malawi, Netherlands and the USA working on it. Read on

Transparency International India (TII)

Transparency International India (TII) is the accredited India chapter of Transparency International, an international civil society organisation based in Berlin that has turned the fight against corruption into a worldwide movement. TII is part of the Asia Pacific forum comprising 20 nations that include China, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Maldives and others. TII is a non-government, non-party and not-for-profit organisation of Indian citizens with professional, social, industrial or academic experience seeking to promote transparent and ethical governance and to eradicate corruption. Read on

The Micro Insurance Academy

The Micro Insurance Academy is an Indian (Delhi-based) Charitable Trust dedicated to training, research, and advisory services for microinsurance units serving the poor. At present, we are the first and only institution dedicated to training community-based micro health insurance schemes in insurance domain knowledge. Read on

The United Nations Development Programme

UNDP is the UN's global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We work in 166 countries through a network of 135 country offices worldwide, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. UNDP does not represent any one approach to development; rather, our commitment is to assist partner governments in finding their own approaches, according to their own unique national circumstances. Read on

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

The Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI) vision is that disclosure on economic, environmental, and social performance become as commonplace and comparable as financial reporting, and as important to organizational success. GRI's mission is to create conditions for the transparent and reliable exchange of sustainability information through the development and continuous improvement of the GRI Sustainability Reporting Framework. Read on

The Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN)

The Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN) is a coalition uniting Indian youth and Indian youth oriented organisations who are concerned about climate change. We, as the future leaders of the country can generate awareness and establish consensus on what role India should play in the global debate, and how it should address domestic issues of climate justice and adaptation. Read on

Greenpeace

Greenpeace is a non-profit organisation, with a presence in 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific. As a global organisation, Greenpeace focuses on the most critical worldwide environmental issues such as: Oceans and ancient forests protection, Fossil fuel phase out and the promotion of renewable energies to stop climate change; Nuclear disarmament and an end to nuclear contamination; Elimination of toxic chemicals; and Preventing the release of genetically engineered organisms into nature. Read on

Navdanya

Navdanya is a network of seed keepers and organic producers spread across 16 states in India. Navdanya’s mission focuses on improving the well being of small and marginalized rural producers through non violent biodiverse organic farming and fair trade. Biodiverse organic farming produces more food and nutrition and brings higher incomes to farmers than monocultures and chemical farming. While avoiding environmental harm, biodiverse organic farming is also an insurance in times of climate change. Read on

WWF India

WWF-India is one of the largest conservation organisation engaged in wildlife and nature conservation in the country. Historically, WWF-India started as a wildlife conservation organisation with a focus on protecting a particular species of wild flora and fauna. Over the years, the perspective broadened to reflect a more holistic understanding of conservation issues facing the country. Read on

Oxfam India

Oxfam India strives to secure the right to a life with dignity for all by actively engaging people and policy makers in the inclusive development of society. Oxfam India is working to ensure that everyone has access to education, health and social protection; people are able to overcome poverty by earning a decent livelihood with fair trade opportunities; women lead a life of dignity, free from violence; and communities are prepared to deal with the impact of climate change, natural and man-made disasters. Read on

Blank Noise Project

The Blank Noise Project is a community-public art project that seeks to confront street harassment, commonly known as eve teasing, in India. Read on

Video Volunteers India

Video Volunteers (VV) is a project which provides media accessibility and skills to the underpriviledged communities in India. They have set up a dozen 'community video units' in India, and have launched a Digital Media Learning Centre at Goa. Read on