Financial news digital platform Moneycontrol and integrated communications consultancy CommsCredible have partnered with Grant Thornton Bharat, an integrated assurance, tax and advisory firm, to launch ‘Faces of Vibrant Bharat’(FoVB). The initiative tells the stories of organisations making an impact on India's social fabric with their work at the grassroots level.
In its initial phase, Moneycontrol will invite 52 sociopreneurs who are laying the foundation of India's emergence as a vibrant economy. Phase one will conclude with a grand event that will bring together all the recognised faces under the initiative. The event will present a platform to exchange ideas for collaboration and learn through panel discussions, keynote presentations, networking sessions and much more.
Vishesh Chandiok, CEO of Grant Thornton Bharat, said, "The current pandemic has highlighted the massive disparity in our society. It has also shown the potential of how a nation can progress when it comes together. Our whole objective of starting this initiative is to bring together India's sociopreneurs and give them a platform to connect, engage and inspire. We want to help these sociopreneurs bridge the business challenges so that Bharat (India) rises to achieve its goal of becoming a $10-trillion economy."
Binoy Prabhakar, Executive Editor of Moneycontrol, said, “We are thrilled to partner Grant Thornton and CommsCredible to launch Faces of Vibrant Bharat (FoVB). As storytelling is at the heart of everything that we do, it is a pleasure to be associated with an initiative that tells the stories of people and organisations driving real change at the grassroots. Social entrepreneurs play a vital role to push through development in rural parts where the traditional entrepreneurial approach and textbook business solutions might not work. It will be interesting to hear the experiences of these sociopreneurs.”
Aman Dhall, founder of CommsCredible, said, "We are very pleased to partner with Grant Thornton Bharat and Moneycontrol on this very exciting initiative. We believe India is on a cusp of long-term change, and this coming decade will be led by the collective effort of these sociopreneurs. We are very happy that we are a partner in curating and sharing stories of these promising sociopreneurs."