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We believe that Impact must be integral to the business and hence we hold the Aavishkaar business model as much accountable for the impact it claims as we do our entrepreneurs and their business models. This also means our manner of reporting impact must clearly identify how Aavishkaar fund and its business model is making impact in addition to reporting what impact and outreach is being performed by its investee companies.

AAVISHKAAR IMPACT REPORT 2016

I am happy to share with you the Aavishkaar Annual Impact Report 2016. This year we have tried to take a deeper look at our impact thesis and our focus on the distinction between the Fund Impact and Portfolio impact.

Published:November, 2016

AAVISHKAAR IMPACT REPORT 2015

As I do every year, it is my privilege to share with you the Aavishkaar Annual Impact Report 2O15. As a fund whose main goal was to create disruption by making investments in Rural India, writing an impact report was never an explicit goal for us.

Published: October, 2015

CSR POLICY

The Companies Act, 2013 (hereafter referred to as "Act") has introduced the idea of Corporate Social Responsibility (hereafter referred to as "CSR"). It mandates qualifying companies to constitute Corporate Social Responsibility Policy (hereafter referred to as "Policy").

Published: September, 2015

AAVISHKAAR IMPACT REPORT 2014

The report presents Aavishkaar’s impact over the years and our journey since inception. This year’s impact report particularly highlights impact both at the Fund and the Portfolio level. The report shows Aavishkaar’s impact thesis and particularly highlights four key mantras of Aavishkaar’s investment thesis. The report gives key insights into the social and environmental performance of our portfolio companies.

Published: October, 2014

AAVISHKAAR IMPACT REPORT 2013

The name of our organizatin - Aavishkaar - means 'inovation' in Hindi. Founded in 2001, with a vision to catalyse development in India's undeserved regions, it identifies capable entrepreneurs, provides them with capital, supplements it with a nurturing environment and helps build sustainable enterprises.

Published: October, 2013

AAVISHKAAR IMPACT REPORT 2012

In 2002, Aavishkaar (Hindi for 'Inovation') began with a simple idea, to start a 'for-profit' venture fund dedicated to rural and underserved India that would not only create widespread development impact, but also generate significant commercial returns.

Published: October, 2012

AAVISHKAAR IMPACT REPORT 2011

At Aavishkaar we believe that the single bottom line is the measure of your performance and the double bottom line is a measure of the happiness you derive from your work.

Published: October, 2011

AAVISHKAAR IMPACT REPORT 2009

Over the years, Aavishkaar has developed a business model that combines profit with impact and innovation. This enables our investments to simultaneously generate commercial and developmental returns .

Published: October, 2009