The Centre for Social Initiative and Management(CSIM) Bangalore is a not-for-profit management school seeking to professionalize the development sector. At CSIM , we create a fertile base for socially motivated individuals to discover their innate capabilities, enable them to enhance their personality and equip them with management skills.
This process enables to transform their vision into action and to launch their own social initiatives.
At CSIM, we know about the power of individuals to make a difference. Slowly, but surely, through our customized and innovative courses and support systems like the Social Action Group, Entrepreneurship Learning Club and volunteering initiatives, we are building up a vibrant community of conscious and committed entrepreneurs, who will help us to change the world.
SEOP introduces the principles and criteria of social entrepreneurship and provides insights into leadership, strategy, innovation, marketing, regulatory, financial and legal issues on social enterprises through classroom sessions conducted by experienced social entrepreneurs and consultants; field visits, case studies and live projects. In the five years since its launch, 15 batches of students have completed the SEOP course; some students have started their own social ventures while some others have switched careers and joined the development sector.
CSIM is presently partnering with Social Audit Network(SAN), UK to establish a support system that will encourage the practice of Social Accounting and Audit among NGOs, social enterprises, and CSR departments in corporates in India.
Social auditing is the process whereby an organisation can account for its social performance, report on and improve that performance. It assesses the social impact and ethical behaviour of an organisation in relation to its aims and those of its stakeholders.
Social Accounts and Audit (SAA) is a framework which allows an organization to build on existing documentation and reporting and develop a process whereby it can account for its social performance, report on that performance and draw up an action plan to improve, through which it can understand its impact on the community and be accountable to its key stakeholders.
Simply put, Social Accounting systems analyze the Social, Economic and Environmental impact of an organization and report upon it. This report is then presented to and verified by a representative Social Audit Panel, which then certifies the social accounts.