Blue Pi

Corporate Partner : Blue Pi

NGO Partner : Madurai Health and Leprosy Relief Centre


The Challenge 

Creating a Patient Record System for Madurai Health and Leprosy Relief Centre.



‘Madurai Health and Leprosy Relief Centre (MAHELERECEN)’ is a Non-Governmental   and Non –  Profitable Registered Organization, doing voluntary noble health Promotion and Preventive services of General Health  Education, Leprosy Awareness classes, Case detection, Treatment and Rehabilitation services for leprosy disabled, among the deserving  slum & rural population of Madurai District since 1991.

From 1991, they organized  health  education and  leprosy awareness classes, which were conducted in various schools, with  flip chart  and  slide shows. During  this  period, they detected many new (fresh) leprosy cases, among the school children.

About BluePi Consulting

BluePi was founded in the year 2012, it is a born-in-the-cloud technology company, which focusses  on  solving  complex business problems, with intelligent use of cutting edge technology.

A futuristic, enthusiastic and reliable organization, which has an 80 member plus team on-board. And, having delivered some very complex, advanced and niche technical solutions, BluePi’s    team     houses     innovators, tech     ninjas    and problem-solvers. BluePi’s success saga lies on a strong ethical foundation. Their team of developers and company resources have participated in numerous ‘corporate social responsibility’ related volunteering.


The Engagement

Challenges Faced

While Madurai Health and Leprosy Relief Centre’s team has worked consistently to provide world-class treatment and create awareness about Leprosy, it was very difficult to manually keep a record of all patient’s data. They had no central repository for data collection, any tool/support to give timely reminders about checkup’s due date or any means of collaborating patient statistics, with all their team members.

Proposed Solution

An immersive   application   which   reduces   the   volunteer’s   manual   effort   of book-keeping and data collection. They can directly access the patient’s detail, medical history, location, treatment course and any up-coming camps related reminders from the application, once the entry has been saved.

The Delivery

  • BluePi built an application to automate the entire process of maintaining health records of people to facilitate the work of the NGO
  • They built a platform independent desktop application using Electron
  • The application not only helps in bookkeeping of records and lowers paperwork, but also allows to generate reports as per their requirement to get required insights and easier data extraction
  • The application was built considering scope of reducing manual synchronization when they have access to the internet with the central database
  • The application is a light weight binary, requiring no prior dependencies

The engagement includes 2 weeks of extensive research upon the pain-points and delivering this application. The initiative involved 4 experienced members from BluePi’s stack of resources. The engagement began from October 2016 to February 2017.

According to their CEO, Pronam Chatterjee “This is the digital era. Team BluePi will help in promoting transformation by means of volunteering and promoting more such social initiatives. In line of which, any non-profit or NGO, who require a similar application, can reach out to us and have access to it.”

Elders Self Help Group

Metrics and Feedback 


Impact & Outcomes

Social Return on Investment (SROI)


Received Value (in market terms)

INR 1.5 Mn

Economic Value Delivered by Corporate

INR .39 Mn

Volunteering Hours



“We have applied CII India 75 for asking software for store our patients record. So… CII provided us the software. I have used that software. I have note down so many changes to implement the software. We (are now) waiting for next version software from (India@75) CII team.”

Mr. M. Raja, Project Coordinator





CSC E-Governance Services Ltd

Corporate Partner :  CSC E-Governance Services Ltd

NGO Partners : IndhaCraft, Prayas, SoCHE Foundation


The Challenge 

Providing Market linkages for “Not for Profit” organizations working in women’s livelihood projects.

One of the major issues faced by NFPs working in the space of women’s livelihood is the ability to connect to markets other than their local ones, which effects their ability to grow or scale. With this in mind, India@75 partnered with the CSC E-Governance Services Ltd., who provide market access through their 200,000 points of presence throughout India.


The NGO Partners

5 NGOs were introduced into this program of which 3 were inducted. These were Prayas Innovations, Soche Foundation and IndhaCraft LLP. 


Prayas Innovations

Prayas is a social enterprise, empowering students and rural household with basic educational infrastructure to study efficiently and live a better life.. Prayas innovate, design, manufacture and implement a multifunctional and unique solution, a solar powered bag that converts into a lighted desk to enable rural children to be able to study in healthy conditions. 




SoCHE Foundation

SoCHE stands for Solutions for Clean and Healthy Environment. It is a not-for-profit social enterprise aimed at environment conservation, social upliftment and Corporate Social Responsibility. Their mission is to create alternate livelihood generation and/ or income enhancement of people dependent on natural resources directly or indirectly, which is where CSC could provide a platform for scale and growth.



IndhaCraft is a part of Literacy India, who train and engage marginalized women, thereby providing them a livelihood from their skills. Their unique business model has impacted more than 3000 women till date and brought them into the mainstream of society.


About CSC E-Governance Services

Common Services Centers (CSCs) are a strategic cornerstone of the Digital India program. They are the access points for delivery of various electronic services to villages in India, thereby contributing to a digitally and financially inclusive society. CSCs are more than service delivery points in rural India. They are positioned as change agents, promoting rural entrepreneurship and building rural capacities and livelihoods. They are enablers of community participation and collective action for engendering social change through a bottom-up approach with key focus on the rural citizen.



The Engagement  

As part of the engagement our partner NFPs were to be capacitated in terms

  • Business Planning
  • Financial planning, growth phases,
  • Technology usage etc.,

and then onboarded into the CSC Network addressing market sizes in line with their growth and capacity. The objective was to give them a ready platform which could help them scale and grow their market reach.

The CSC team of 5 persons led by Dr. Vashima Shubha, Adviser, were able to onboard 3 of our NFPs into the CSC platform, after 3 months of capacitation, from August 2016 to November 2016.


Metrics and Feedback

Impact & Outcomes

Social Return on Investment (SROI)

55.1 X

Received Value (in market terms)

INR 43 Mn

Economic Value Delivered by Corporate

INR .78 Mn

Volunteering Hours




As “part of the India@75 Pro Bono Program for the scaling of YELO and through them, have recently tied up with the CSC E-Governance Services, wherein we will have access to their 250,000 points of presence across rural India helping us to scale beyond our original plans since it now becomes affordable for us to do so…. resulting in impacting 80,000 children every month”

Chirag Bhandari

Founder, Prayas Innovations






“As an organization driving environmental sustainability in production and consumption of handicrafts, it was a challenge to market these and reach out to a larger audience to sell. SoCHE Foundation's partnership with CSC has helped us bridge this gap and get the much-required digital visibility and presence.” 






Kanika Pal, Founder, SoCHE

“We are working in the deep rural pockets of India, last two decades, we were constantly in search of some sort of enabler by the Govt. for our community Youth under Literacy India `s  Variety of Skill Building programs. CSC Model is the answer to our prayers for building rural entrepreneurship. All our Literacy India IT Students stands to benefit with this opportunity, and Our Women Empowerment initiative  where scores of rural women are engaged completes the circle - In Totality this Model is For the People and By the People .

I am thankful to India@75 under its Pro-Bono Flagship for connecting us to CSC and We are Proud to be its Part as they have made the engagement quite meaningful”




Capt. Indraani Singh,

Founder, IndhaCraft


Corporate Partner : LetsEndorse

NGO Partner : Rinchen Zangpo Society for Spiti Development


The Challenge 

Creating a Digital Presence for 100 NFPs

There are 3.5 Mn.  “Not for Profit” organizations in India. A lot of them are doing good work but unable to showcase what they do as they do not have a ‘digital presence’ – no website, no social media connect and very few payment gateways which place a financial strain on them.  This initiative addressed this issue to offer pro-bono web development services to the NGOs. 


NGO Partners

While this initiative covered 75 NFPs (till date), we mention a very unique project in the Himalayas.


The Rinchen Zangpo Society for Spiti Development

The Rinchen Zangpo Society for Spiti Development provides a combination of modern and traditional education to young people from Spiti and other underdeveloped tribal areas in the Indian Himalaya. The Rinchen Zangpo Society's Education Program has been operating since 1993 with the generous backing of various Western charities, regular contributions by individuals, and financial assistance from the Indian Government's Departments of Tribal Affairs at both state and national levels. It now has more than 850 young people of all ages, kindergarten to college-goers, either directly in its care or under its supervision and receiving its financial support. Educational activities take place on nine sites, eight inside and one of them outside Spiti.



About LetsEndorse

LetsEndorse builds holistic ecosystems around the UN Global Goals, brings together social change-makers and enablers to harness knowledge about powerful innovations and build collaboration for sustainable solutions



From garnering greater support through transparency to building online credibility with funders, and having a platform to maximize sharing of their authentic stories, NGOs can only benefit from having a sound web presence, which is why India@75 partnered with LetsEndorse to create this digital Presence for 100 NFPs who could not afford to develop and maintain websites and other digital tools like social media. As part of this initiative LetsEndorse would work with the NFPs and deliver

  • A hosted website as per stated requirements
  • Tools to access and manage social media
  • Payment Gateway

The engagement included a total of 3120 hours of effort across a team of two people delivering the services to 75 NGOs. 


The Metrics and feedback

Impact & Outcomes

Social Return on Investment (SROI)

0.96 X

Received Value (in market terms)

INR 3.2 Mn

Economic Value Delivered by Corporate

INR 3.3 Mn

Volunteering Hours




“I would like to appreciate the amazing work being done in terms of providing technical helping hand in a world where everything has been digitized. The cooperation and engagement level of the team with the customers is outstanding and so is the out up of their work. I would just like to wish the entire team for keeping up the consistency for the amazing work that they do.” 


Domela Wangdi Bhutia, Project Coordinator, Rinchen Zangpo Society for Spiti Development





“It is a fruitful experience working with the Pro-Bono initiative of India@75. The India@75 team has been committed to improving the status-quo for the non-profit world and we are glad to be partners in this journey. The team has great outreach capabilities and we hope that it will continue to grow from strength to strength with a larger community of NGOs from across India”

Varun Kashyap & Monika Shukla,

Co-Founders, LetsEndorse


Corporate Partner: PwC

NGO Partner: V-Chalk

The Challenge:

Creating Professional Business models and Scalability Plans for V-Chalk, to enable them to achieve scale, acquire funding (non CSR) and implement strong processes to support their vision.

About V-Chalk (

V-Chalk, a Social Enterprise which is on a mission to help 1 million students in schools catch up on basic English and Math skills. vChalk enables school teachers to deliver and monitor effective practice/catch-up classes on primary level English and Math using interactive activities targeted towards students' actual learning level.  Currently V-Chalk –

  • Offers skill based activities for English reading and comprehension and basic Number operations
  • Uses teaching-at-the-right-level pedagogy, proven at scale with 47 million children (by MIT researchers)
  • Focuses on what the child knows in a multi-grade, multi-age classroom – across 2nd to 5th grades
  • Uses technology to support the teacher and report to parents on the progress of each child (Internet free)
  • Plans to reach 2000 primary grades children who are lagging behind on basic skills in 2016-2017



About PwC

PricewaterhouseCoopers is a multinational professional services network headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the second largest professional services firm in the world, and is one of the Big Four auditors, along with Deloitte, EY and KPMG.

The PwC India also has established a Foundation in 2008 with the objective of making an impact in the areas of education and environment sustainability. Their thematic focus areas for next 5 years i.e. FY 2016-2020 are Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), social entrepreneurship and issues of urban children, humanitarian response to natural disasters as core objectives.


The Engagement

The PwC team of four resources worked on -

  1. Business and Operational Model, including the discovery of new revenue channels and product opportunities, given the desired self-sustaining nature of the business.
  2. Stakeholders mapping and positioning recommendations for the same
  3. Process documentation guidelines for vChalk's services which, being technology driven, needed a strong base for the integration of manual and technology processes.
  4. Financial modeling for 1 year, 2 years and 5 years, which was a very critical piece since VChalk was past the PoC stage, they needed investments, financial discipline and a tightly controlled financial model for the first three years to help them achieve the desired goals.

The engagement included 500+ hours of effort across a team of 4 people and continued for 4 months from October 2016 to January 2017.


The Metrics and feedback

Impact & Outcomes

Social Return on Investment (SROI)

1.41 X

Received Value (in market terms)

INR 5.07 Mn

Economic Value Delivered by Corporate

INR 3.60 Mn

Volunteering Hours



 "One of the best lessons from our experience so far at the receiving end of pro-bono corporates projects was to "start writing": we have been guided to   think through our processes more and put these thoughts down. PWC helped us realize that first when they asked for an extensive document on our   challenges so far as a start point. We know for sure that the outcomes of this project can substantially change the direction of our social enterprise."

 I believe it is great that PWC and other corporate(s) intend to treat pro-bono projects the same way they treat regular projects


Daniela Gheorge, Founder, V-Chalk


Accenture believes it has the responsibility to “engage proactively with the communities in which we live and work”. It has designed three different pro bono programs that reflect this mission, each with a different set of objectives.

Skills to Succeed – Individual employees volunteer their time with Accenture partnered NGOs in delivering job-readiness workshops that open doors to employment and economic opportunity

VSO – Working through a mediating partner, Accenture employees take formal leave of absence to be placed individually in an NGO in a developing country for a period of 6-12 months. They are paid by the NGO at a salary commensurate with its local employees. Using their professional skills, they work toward solving the challenges of their host organisation

Accenture Development Partnership – Accenture’s global skills-based program that provides strategic advice and technical project management to NGOs, foundations and donor organisations. A highly competitive program, the chosen Accenture employees take a reduced salary to work in a 3-6 month assignment. Through the work of its professionals, Accenture provides its high level of professional services at a subsidized rate to an organization that has worked with Accenture to develop clear goal and objectives for the consultancy

To learn more about Accenture’s programs, visit these links:


Accenture Development Partnerships 

Accenture Skills to Succeed 

Points of Light case study on Accenture 


Cisco integrates awareness of community issues into a leadership skills-development program called the Leadership Fellows Program. The program, created in 2004, develops the company's next generation of leaders, with community engagement opportunities matched to an individual's skills. As Leadership Fellows, Cisco senior managers, directors and VPs take on strategic projects critical to the sustainability and long-term success of the company's nonprofit partners. A typical Leader Fellow is assigned for a 6-12 month period to a nonprofit organization that impacts the areas of healthcare, basic human needs or education.

Whether for local or global nonprofit organizations, Fellows use their experience and resourcefulness, on a full-time basis, to create programs that demonstrate the value of Internet technology adoption and business innovation in a wide variety of environments. As part of the Fellowship Program, goals include development in adaptability; collaborative/cross functional decision-making; the ability to influence others at all levels; and to formulate and implement innovative business strategies.

This program is a unique way for employees to further develop their leadership skills, while also supporting long-term systemic change in an organization. Fellows develop the ability to adapt, negotiate, collaborate, and consult in new ways, and this unique career development path gives Cisco more sophisticated management talent for the future.

To know more about Cisco’s Leadership Fellows Program, please visit the following links:

Cisco Corporate Citizenship Report 

Leadership Fellows Program 

Cisco Website  


Deloitte’s own research (from the Deloitte Volunteer IMPACT Survey) reveals the major need for probono resources from non-profit organizations.  Deloitte has created a skills-based volunteering program with 5 key initiatives: Year-round volunteerism/IMPACT Day, Pro Bono, Board Leadership, Thought Leadership and the Problem Solvers Fund.  Within the Pro Bono initiative, Deloitte offers its professional services to non-profits, aiming to provide the same high quality services as it delivers to traditional clients.  Some of the business benefits reported by probono teams include the opportunity to collaborate with corporate and community leaders, hands-on professional development, team-building opportunities, as well as generating interest for on-campus recruits.

To read more about Deloitte’s programs, visit these links:

Pro bono at Deloitte  

Skills based volunteerism at Deloitte 

Dow Corning

The Dow Corning Citizen Service Corps offers Dow Corning employees at all levels of the company and from around the world a unique, hands-on opportunity to expand their understanding of emerging markets and fuel innovation at Dow Corning through service to others. The company has a clear focus on non-profits and social enterprises engaged in environmental and sustainable/renewable energy efforts.

Dow Corning sends handpicked teams of 8-10 employee volunteers to communities in developing economies where the company does not have a business presence yet. The teams participate in an intense, 4-week service project that is aligned with Dow Corning’s business objectives and sustainability focus.

Through Citizen Service Corps, Dow Corning seeks to discover, serve and innovate:

1.)  Discover- Unique opportunity for Dow Corning employees to experience the world from a different vantage point and discover what it is like to live and work in an emerging economy

2.)  Serve- Rather than providing support to a single individual or family, Dow Corning Citizen Service Corps projects are designed for high impact – to make a tangible, valuable and sustainable contribution to an entire community

3.)  Innovate- The program serves as a living laboratory for Dow Corning to explore potential new business opportunities at the base of the pyramid

For more information about Dow Corning’s Citizen Service Corps program, along with their pilots organized in Bangalore and Ujire in India, please visit the following links:

Chip Reeves Talks about Why Dow Corning Sends Employees 

Dow Corning Citizen Service Corps 2010 Media Kit 

Dow Corning Citizen Service Corps 2011 Media Kit 

PYXERA Global blog 

Ernst & Young

Ernst and Young’s EY Vantage Program (formerly the Corporate Responsibility Fellows program) sends high-performing EY people to provide probono support to high-impact entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

Each EY Vantage Advisor is chosen through a rigorous selection process. Those selected are matched with entrepreneurs outside their home countries, giving them the opportunity to work in a new socio-cultural environment. EY Vantage Advisors spend 6-7 weeks at their respective organizations working on a business project directly related to their core professional skill set. Previous projects have included establishing a performance improvement plan for a company’s IT structure, implementing new financial management practices and internal controls, developing human resource and performance management strategies, developing a market expansion and franchise strategy, and redesigning a company’s operating model and organizational structure.

Since the EY Vantage Program launched in 2005, it has supported nearly 120 entrepreneurs located across Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Latin America.

For more information about Ernst & Young’s EY Vantage Program and other corporate responsibility initiatives, follow the links below:

EY Vantage Program Brochure 

Americas Corporate Responsibility Fellows Program 

EY 100 Community Facts 

Entrepreneurship at EY India 


FedEx had a pilot pro bono team experience by embedding their employees with an IBM CSC team. It was so successful that FedEx launched their own probono program, the Global Leadership Corps.  FedEx had identified that within this month long team-based probono design, their employees had gained leadership and professional skills from applying their expertise within a totally new environment.  FedEx as a global company understands that having a globalized work force brings benefits. To be able to develop leadership and professional skills in its workforce while giving its skilled employees the opportunity to find solutions to the challenges of those NGOs, social enterprises and local governments who are in service to their citizens is a win-win in FedEx’s book.

To learn more about FedEx’s initiative, visit these links:

FedEx and IBM CSC Case Study 

Global Leadership Corps Program 

Fidelity Investments

Working closely with a third party NGO, Fidelity was able to design their probono programs in line with their company goals. Leadership development and the skill of teaming were essential to Fidelity. They also had identified education and training as some of their core commitments. Partnering with this third party NGO who finds meaningful NGO partners and creates a detailed and focused work statement, Fidelity places their employees in productive and exciting projects that are beneficial to all.

Case Study 1 

Case Study 2 

Fidelity Investments and Citizen Schools 


The PULSE Volunteer Partnership is GSK’s skills-based volunteering initiative. Through PULSE, motivated employees are matched to a non-profit organisation for 3 or 6 months full-time, contributing their skills to solve healthcare challenges at home and abroad. When PULSE Volunteers return to GSK, they bring fresh ideas and new energy back to the company to activate change in step with global health needs.  PULSE Volunteers are chosen through a selective application process based on performance as well as leadership skills and potential.  Program partners include community and government outreach teams, as well as GSK’s local businesses, to ensure that PULSE Assignments have philanthropic and strategic benefit.  Since its launch in 2009, PULSE has empowered nearly 300 employees from 33 countries to partner with 70 NGOs in 49 countries, impacting hundreds of communities.

To learn more about GSK’s PULSE program, visit these links:

GSK Pulse Program 

Six Months in Kenya, Changing Lives  

GSK Pulse Volunteer Partnership 2012 Annual Impact Report  


Launched in 2008, Corporate Service Corps (CSC) is one of IBM’s global citizenship initiatives, used as a vehicle for leadership development and social responsibility. The program is aligned directly with IBM business strategies aimed at assisting the communities where it conducts business and raising its profile in new growth markets by harnessing advanced technologies and problem-solving expertise to make the world work better. Teams of 8 to 15 of IBM’s top talent work on a pro bono basis with government, business and civic leaders in emerging markets to help address high-priority issues.

One interesting feature about IBM’s program is that it also facilitates 3 months of pre-work focused heavily on team building for the CSC teams. The pre-work materials are delivered and managed through a learning delivery software package, and they include team-based and individual assignments. Teams also meet virtually on a weekly basis for the 3 months before they depart on assignment.

Its offshoot program, Executive Service Corps (ESC) was launched in 2010 and is now a part of the Smarter Cities Challenge (SCC), a competitive grant program awarding $50 million worth of IBM expertise to 100 cities around the globe.

For more information about IBM’s CSC and ECS programs, along with information about 21 CSC teams that have visited India since 2009, view the following links:



IBM CSC Overview Brochure 

IBM ESC Overview Brochure 

IBM presentation on CSC and ESC 

PYXERA Global blog 

John Deere

John Deere’s Inspiring Leadership (IL) program is an international corporate leadership development program focusing on developing employees’ leadership skills and cultural awareness.  Through this program, global teams of top performers work together on month-long projects to strengthen communities around the world, including in the United States. The IL program reflects the core values at John Deere by working with organizations dedicated to food security and healthy food access.

Inspiring Leadership Program at John Deere 

John Deere Inspiring Leadership Program focusses on the United States 

John Deere Supports Thailand’s Organic Farming Movement 

IBM CSC and John Deere Partnership Case Study 


The Global Board of KPMG endorsed a commitment to apply KPMG skills to the pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which means to focus on the eradication of extreme poverty. Their Global Development Initiative (GDI) is designed and based on the Sustainable Development Goals building on the MDG framework. This GDI commitment through volunteering and team-based professional pro bono assignments is aligned with their core values and MDG goals.

To learn more about KPMG’s programs, visit these links:


KPMG Global Development Initiative Story 

KPMG Bright 

KPMG Bright Process 

KPMG Points of Light Case Study 


Medtronic Global Innovation Fellows partners top talent with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and social enterprises to address healthcare for the world's most underserved populations. Through immersive, experiential learning and skilled service, Medtronic advances their understanding of underserved populations and concepts of frugal innovation and design thinking, while providing employees with a unique opportunity to impact global health.

Cohorts of five individuals work in the field together with a client partner to address healthcare for the underserved. Clients have included an NGO, social enterprise, government ministry, and in some cases a partnership with a Medtronic Business. All fellows will go through a curriculum prior to their month-long immersion in the selected country. Fellows are selected across multiple disciplines, geographies, and skill sets to match the needs of the client. Fellows are given the opportunity to impact global health, while also learning a great deal on an individual level as well as to support Medtronic's broader objectives to accelerate globalization, foster innovation, and entrench corporate social responsibility in business.

To learn more about Medtronic’s program, visit these links:

Medtronic Global Innovation Fellows Video 

Global Innovation Fellows 


From developing new therapies that treat and prevent disease to helping people in need, Merck is committed to improving health and well-being around the world.  The Richard T. Clark Fellowship for World Health (RTC Fellowship) is one way Merck is helping answer the global health needs of the underserved. The RTC Fellowships offer Merck employees opportunities to share their skills with people around the world. As many as 30 Fellows are selected each year; the expertise of the applicants is matched to the needs of the partner organizations. During the three-month assignments, the Fellows are embedded within a non-profit organization in the field.

To learn more about the RTC fellowship program, visit these links:

Merck Clark Fellowship 

The HOPE – Clark Fellowship 

Partners for Sustainability 

Merck RTC fellowship 


Delivering pro bono services is an important part of how PwC helps the communities thrive. By sharing the skills of their people, PwC helps enable non-profits to achieve their missions and serve the communities. PwC provides its employee skills through three primary approaches:

1.)  Formal fee-waived engagements- Over 39,000 hours

2.)  Loaned staff- Over 3000 hours

3.)  Partners and staff commitments to board positions at non-profit organizations- Over 13,000 hours

During the last financial year, PwC delivered $14million worth of pro bono services, exceeding its $10 million stated goal. PwC committed over 6,000 hours to youth education organizations and almost 50,000 hours to non-youth education organizations.

In FY13, as part of further scaling its efforts around pro bono, PwC launched a mobile site that makes it even easier for its employees to sign up for corporate responsibility activities in the U.S.

* All figures for FY 13

For more information about PwC’s corporate responsibility and how they deliver pro bono, follow the links below:


Pfizer Inc.’s Social Responsibility Division created its signature Global Health Fellows (GHF) Program to address the operational capacity needs of organizations working to improve health systems across the globe. Through the GHF Program, Pfizer began sending employees to work with public and private partners in order to build health systems capacity in a variety of areas. The GHF Program matches Pfizer employees with global health not-for-profit organizations for assignments that last three to six months. Since its inception eight years ago, the GHF Program has placed over 270 Fellows with 40 partner organizations in 40 countries around the world. Pfizer Fellows work individually, in teams and also virtually in this pro bono skills based program.

To learn more about the GHF program, visit these links:


Global Health Fellows Program 

Pfizer Assisting Caregiver, Senior Citizens and Cancer Patients in Chile 

Pfizer-m2m Case Study Kit 

Pfizer Global Health Fellow Evaluation 


The SAP Social Sabbatical, which piloted in 2012, is a unique, short-term assignment for the company’s High Potentials who work in international, cross-functional teams to solve business challenges for entrepreneurs and the SME sector in emerging markets. The program helps SAP employees hone leadership skills, deepen cultural knowledge and connect with other emerging leaders from around the world.  Participants get the unique opportunity to turn SAP’s vision of “helping the world run better and improving people’s lives” into their personal reality. Having started with 30 participants in three countries (Brazil, India, South Africa), the program is set-up to rapidly scale and, sending 50 participants to four countries (adding China) in 2013.

To learn more about SAP’s Sabbatical program:

SAP Social Sabbatical Program in Brazil 2012 Video

SAP Social Sabbatical Program Overview

A Spectrum of Volunteer Service can Increase Employee Engagement, Corporate Citizenship and Global Impact

PlaNet Finance and Shea Case study

SAP Social Business Initiative

SAP Social Sabbatical Program Details

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THE PROBONO OPPORTUNITY in India is one of the largest in the world: an estimated $10 billion in value. How to achieve this goal- that's another story. When it comes to building a probono program, there's no right or wrong. It all comes down to picking a unique model that best reflects the company's culture and addresses the company's business objectives, aligning it to their distinct vision for changing the world.

The stakes are high. One cannot go about solving some of society's most pressing challenges without a well-planned strategy. Companies have to apply the same level of ingenuity and dedication to their probono programs as they would to their profit-seeking endeavors in order to reap these huge rewards. This begins with researching and analysing probono programs that currently exist, answering integral questions internally to arrive at company objectives and continuously improving upon others' and one's own experiences.

Our aim is to bring together case studies of companies active in the probono space, including examples across some of the quadrants in the figure below. The case studies included here are by no means exhaustive, and also do not

necessarily imply what are best (or worst) practices to follow. Instead it is meant for companies to discover different methods that might work for them.

The list includes a number of global organisations, and almost all show a clear pattern: when it comes to where companies are delivering probono service, India sits at the top of their lists. This implies the conditions areripe for companies in India to build their own probono programs that are destined to succeed. These programs will improve the lives of citizens and participate in solving challenges by giving the most precious asset, employee expertise, to purposeful skills-based engagements across our nation.

Below are case studies for a number of global probono programs. Please see illustration below for how the case studies have been classified: (Team-based or individual based programs/ Short-term or long-term programs/ With implementation partner for execution or not).

For feedback, questions or suggestions on additional programs to be featured, please write to