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Make India Climate Smart: We have big infrastructure plans but forget to review them through a climate change lens

January 24, 2019 | Environment

India will invest billions of dollars in public infrastructure over the next few years. Government policies also aim to massively increase private investments across sectors – manufacturing, services and agriculture. Each of these policies and investments will have time horizons

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We need to talk about failure in the social sector: NGOs must fail to succeed

January 22, 2019 | Philanthropy

A lot of ink is spilled and awards are bestowed each year celebrating the success of the social sector—and there is much to celebrate. But the truth is, if innovation is essential to the ultimate achievements of the sector, we

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Are we suffering from a lack of imagination?

December 18, 2018 | Philanthropy

The pace at which social problems are outpacing our solutions underscores the need for bold philanthropy, audacious goals and capable, committed leadership in social sector organisations, says Rohini Nilekani, founder-chairperson of Arghyam and co-founder of EkStep.   How do you

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Asia’s 2018 Heroes Of Philanthropy: Putting Wealth To A Good Cause

November 15, 2018 | Philanthropy

Nandan & Rohini Nilekani, 63, 59. Cofounder, Infosys; founder, Arghyam Pledged to donate 50% of their wealth in November 2017 under the Giving Pledge and said, “Wealth comes with huge responsibility and is best deployed for the larger public interest.”

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Asia’s 2018 Heroes Of Philanthropy: Charity Is New To India’s New-Economy Titans

November 15, 2018 | Philanthropy

Among the newly rich, the idea of social philanthropy is just settling in, says Rohini Nilekani, wife of tech billionaire and Infosys chairman Nandan Nilekani and founder of Arghyam, a foundation focusing on water and sanitation. The Nilekanis are among

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Gender Equity: Working with Young Men and Boys | We The Women, Bangalore

October 7, 2018 | Gender

Rohini Nilekani speaks to Raghu Karnad on why we must engage men as stakeholders and co-beneficiaries in gender equity. View Video   Transcript 00:02 Raghu Karnad: Rohini, I think you had an idea about how you wanted to begin this session. Do

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Sea Change – Nandan Nilekani, Rohini Nilekani

August 22, 2018 | Others

To unbundle the thinking and provide diverse perspectives on the need for new ways of catalysing scaled, speedy and sustainable societal change, we are happy to share a 3 episode podcast series titled Sea Change; co-produced by Societal Platform and

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Making invisible water visible

August 10, 2018 | Governance

The capricious nature of groundwater has resulted in so much exploitation and overuse that we now have a consistent crisis. Presenting a roadmap for groundwater governance and information transparency using technology

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Karnas of Philanthrophy – Telugu – Eenadu

June 1, 2018 | Philanthropy

Nandan Nilekani and Rohini Nilekani have pledged half their wealth for Philanthrophy. View PDF

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Impact and Failures | Opening Keynote at Impact Failure Conclave, 2018

April 13, 2018 | Others

Rohini’s opening keynote delivered at the Impact Failure Conclave 2018 View Keynote Video View Panel Discussion Video Thank you, Selco Foundation, Harish for inviting me here to speak to you all. It is a very important subject that we will

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