The last two decades have witnessed a paradigm shift in corporate approach to social responsibility. With enforcement of section 135 of the Companies Act 2013, companies are now looking to optimize resource efficiency and enhance social impact through strategic CSR. We offer advisory services across the CSR value chain that includes managing various compliances, developing CSR strategies and operational plan, undertaking due diligence of implementing partners; conducting studies and research (need assessment, baseline and impact assessment studies). We assist companies in orienting and developing capacities of CSR staff and implementing partners; designing monitoring frameworks and carrying out monitoring, evaluation and documentation of CSR project.
Globally, donor agencies find it difficult to ensure that funds are being used for the intended purpose and stated objectives. Donor agencies face challenges in finding credible partner organizations that share a common vision. Although Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have the required expertise and knowledge to implement programmes at the grassroots level, they might fall short of robust systems and processes to absorb the finances allocated to them. Development agencies need to have stronger accounting & financial management systems to help monitor and evaluate the impact of their work. A commitment to disclosing regular and timely information can significantly raise the effectiveness of donor funded projects. We offer a range of services, including setting up entities for not-for-profit organizations, assessing pre-grant/fiduciary risk, undertaking capacity-building activities, managing funds, and preparing operating systems and accounting manuals. We also provide services for grant monitoring or external/internal reviews and reviews of internal controls and systems to detect/investigate any unethical practice and illegal activities.
Social sector organizations worldwide continue to grapple with strategic management choices, approaches and practice for creating sustainable impact. We assist organizations in accelerating organizational growth through visualizing and planning the growth road map. We help organizations achieve their potential by designing strategies and operational plans (organizational and programmatic), streamlining systems and processes and providing capacity development and handholding assistance, thus increasing the mind-space for designing innovative solutions.
An effective Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) framework provides feedback on programme achievement and strengthens the programme direction. It also helps in identification of the gaps in programme implementation and the best possible method to plug these gaps. Further, it provides a learning opportunity for the programme management team for future consideration, thus saving critical resources. We help in developing M&E systems that are integrated in the programme structure thus providing real time feedback on programme direction to the implementation team. We have requisite experience of developing both online and offline M&E systems, with special focus on programme size and capacity of the client organization. Further, there is an inbuilt system on learning included in the M&E system, thus transferring the knowledge to the implementation team and building their capacity.
Our Impact Assessment approach looks beyond project achievements to identify value creation for concerned stakeholders. Our differentiation is the use of participatory approach and mixed-methodology to identify project, measure and report impacts. The impact assessment approach considers aspects like relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability as critical parameters. The feed-forward is an integral part of the impact assessment aimed at creating knowledge for future replication and scale-up of social initiatives.
Achieving inclusive and sustainable development remains a key challenge for organizations across the domain of social development initiatives. There is a greater need to identify the gaps in accessing development programs and understanding the people’s perspective. We assist clients in undertaking qualitative and quantitative research, landscaping and exploratory studies to identify and map the existing situations related to sustainable development, particularly within the purview of social sector and documentation of good practices that can be replicated in other geographies and organizations. Our key services include social research, market assessment, market landscaping, program documentation, process mapping and scoping/feasibility studies.
Rising resource cost has been a major challenge for the bottom line of the business. To remain competitive, the key to success is appropriate management of material, water, energy and optimal reuse and recycle. We assist in analyzing the key consumption areas, developing baseline, understanding leading practices in the sector, and develop and implement measures that would ensure efficiency in productivity as well as innovation of product and services.
Integration of sustainability into business strategy is important in today’s competitive and increasingly border-less world. Sustainability strategy involves analyzing the key sustainability imperatives of an organization, developing the sustainability vision and mission, governance, strategic objectives, KPIs and their measurements. Catering to this need of business, we provide support in sustainability current state assessment, benchmarking against leading practices, identifying the key pillars of sustainability in the business context of the organization, developing as well as supporting in implementation of projects around sustainable development goals of business. Transparency in sustainability communication is another important aspect for generating stakeholder confidence in the business. We support organizations in developing a robust sustainability disclosure framework based on leading global practices and guidelines.
Energy consumption has been a key parameter of global growth in the past. Global warming and related climate change issues have necessitated a fresh look at consumption of energy as well as the supply side, including smarter generation, transmission and distribution, as well as focus on renewable energy. Achieving sustainable growth in today’s resource constrained world requires tremendous focus in climate change mitigation and adaptation both by industry and Government. With our extensive experience in climate change issues, we support in fostering sustainable growth, through policy interventions, developing implementable action agenda, and other sustainable measures.
In the current vigilant milieu it is important for organisations to maintain consistency between their values and actions. The top management has to lead from the front and drive ethics and integrity within their organisation to lend credibility and create an ethical business environment. We assist organisations in setting up appropriate ethics practice; draft/customize their Code of Conduct, Employee Handbook and Business Conduct Policies; conduct ethics awareness workshops and trainings; review the ethics and integrity programme; and also help in investigating/detecting unethical practices and illegal behaviour.
In today’s fast-paced world, every organization requires a robust and effective financial and business support system so that the management can focus its efforts on the core area of work. Our main focus is to act as a growth catalyst by bringing professional expertise and learnings to high impact organizations and to help them build a strong foundation. A strong foundation is imperative for any organization to grow and achieve their goals. We provide organizations the access to mentorship, expertise, networks, insights and support services. Through our in-house team of chartered accountants and business professionals as well as our network of leading professional firms across the world, we provide a wide range of tax, regulatory, legal, financial and business advisory and compliance support services.
Although the business landscape is tending to be increasingly digital, the importance of a well-planned and well-executed event cannot be understated. A successfully curated event is an experience that helps build lasting relationships among stakeholders and the right content is the glue that holds it all together. TTC offers event curation and support services from conceptualising program theme and agendas, capacity building sessions and panel discussions, and engaging with dignitaries and thought leaders for their meaningful participation through our knowledge leadership.
Human Capital is the backbone of every organization. Sourcing, retaining, assessing, training and motivating workforce is a key challenge to progress in today’s dynamic business environment. Establishing and maintaining effective and efficient HR systems and processes is imperative for any organization to succeed. We support development sector organizations in talent acquisition; ensure statutory compliances; undertake current state assessment of HR processes of organizations, benchmark against prevailing good practices, develop as well as support implementation of HR processes; conduct institutional strengthening workshops; conduct training modules and provide outplacement support and transition management.