Over the past decade, wealth in India has grown dramatically and with it comes more sophisticated and engaged philanthropists and social investors. This group is tackling many of the economic inequalities still challenging the country through market-based approaches.

Moushumi Banerjee
AVPN Representative

Moushumi Banerjee

Development Director - India
Landscape Report

Social Investment Landscape in India

India has a vibrant civil society that has sustained momentum on solving several critical social issues since the early 1960s. Charity and social entrepreneurship are deeply rooted in the Indian ethos. Download the report to access India's social investment landscape.

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