PUNE CITY CONNECT'S LIGHT HOUSE

Youth in urban slums (which represent more than 30% of city populations) are in a vicious cycle of having “no choice” due to systemic hurdles of poverty, deprivation and discrimination

Pune City Connect created a Public Private Partnership between Pune Municipal Corporation and city-wide Collective CSR to create livelihoods and resilience in every slum community of Pune city

 

THE SOLUTION

 

THE PANEL DISCUSSION

 

THE IIT-IIT PANELISTS

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GANESH SONUNE

Assistant Municipal Commissioner of Pune Municipal Corporation

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RUCHI MATHUR

CEO of Pune City Connect

Ruchi has over 22 years work experience spanning both the corporate and non profit sector. She has worked in varied functions as marketing, fund-raising, HR, Strategy, and CSR Head across myriad industries including advertising, retail, IT and the non-profit sector. She found the “sense of doing something meaningful”  while working at CRY (Child Rights and You) and Teach For India and had the opportunity to discover her 'purpose' as she continues the journey as head of Zensar's CSR function.

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ALOKA MAJUMDAR

Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Sustainablity for HSBC

Graduating with Honours in Political Science from University of Calcutta, Aloka started her career as a financial journalist. She specialised in covering Banking and Finance as well as the microfinance sector working with leading business publications such as the Financial Express and Business India.

GANESH NATARAJAN

Executive Chairman and Founder of 5F World, Advisory Board of IIT-IIT and also a Founding Member, Chairman - Pune City Connect

Dr. Ganesh Natarajan is Executive Chairman and Founder of 5F World, a platform for Digital Start-ups, Skills and Social Ventures in the country.

He is the Chairman of Global Talent Track, a pioneer in Employability Skills Training in Asia and Skills Alpha, a new digital platform venture to transform learning processes in organizations and society.

He is a Board member of Social Venture Partners International and Chairman of SVP India. He is on Advisory Board of IIT-IIT and also a Founding Member. He is chairman of Pune City Connect

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