Genpact Social Impact Fellowship Showcases the Power of Collaboration
Genpact (NYSE: G), a global professional services firm focused on delivering digital transformation for clients, today hosted a leadership forum with EdelGive Foundation – the philanthropic arm of Edelweiss Group, to discuss how companies can join forces to transform the non-profit sector. The event featured Genpact Social Impact Fellowship (GSIF) as a successful, scalable program that serves as a model for many other organizations seeking to make a lasting difference in the social sector.
The year-long fellowship program in partnership with EdelGive Foundation deploys process excellence experts to work on high-impact projects in India to bring a systemic change in the social sector.
“By bringing together the best of Genpact and EdelGive, Genpact Social Impact Fellowship has transformed leading non-profits in India and demonstrated how solving the biggest problems needs the best minds to work together,” said Tiger Tyagarajan, CEO, Genpact. “Our fellows created process-efficient solutions for the non-profit organizations, leading to an amplification of their social impact targets. We are excited to see the program grow and touch many more lives in India.”
“This is a great platform and we are sure that it will benefit many people across the country. Corporates are now coming together for a better India and we would want to further encourage more companies to be part of such an initiative,” said Rashesh Shah, Chairman and CEO, Edelweiss Group.
The first batch of six GSIF Fellows collaborated with three leading non-profit organizations working in the education sector in India. Using Genpact’s Lean Six Sigma and process excellence skills combined with EdelGive’s sector knowledge, they created the following impact:
- Partnering with Teach For India(TFI), GSIF fellows, Anuj Chopra and Shreya Khedia designed a model for increased operational efficiency for the Teach for India fellows. This allowed for increased teaching time which will help 10,000 students get 100 more learning hours in a year.
- In a unique project with Kaivalya Education Foundation(KEF), GSIF fellows Tulsi Sahu and Seban Babu transformed processes for the delivery of scholarships, mid-day meals, and distribution of textbooks to help 55,000 students receive their books and scholarships on time.
- GSIF fellows Pankaj Bhatia and Samarendra Patra standardized Udayan Care’s existing process framework by creating a playbook that will enable the non-profit to double its impact by 2020 and improve the lives of 9,000 underprivileged girls.
The second batch of the fellowship was launched in July 2017 with 16 fellows working with leading non-profits such as Kaivalya Foundation, United Way, Teach for India, Magic Bus and NASSCOM Foundation. Through GSIF, Genpact aims to “partner for good” with more companies and build high impact social programs that can transform the communities where they operate.