Partners in Change
About the organization
Partners in Change was established in
response to the increasing debate on the role of business and
concerned about the absence of any established mechanism to
proactively engage with business to minimise its negative and
maximise its positive impact on the lives of the most
vulnerable and marginalised stakeholders, Partners in Change
(PiC) was set up as a division of ActionAid India in 1993. In
order to better focus its resources in a dedicated manner,
PiC was set up as a separate not-for-profit organisation in
1995, one of the earliest organizations in the country
focusing exclusively on Corporate Social Responsibility.
Today, in order to more effectively engage
with development challenges globally as well as locally, PiC
has come together with ActionAid India, Books for Change,
Praxis and Sabala to form a Strategic Alliance of
Organisations (SAO). Through this network, PiC has access to
42 Countries, 14 regions and 225 development professionals
around the country with over 30 years of experience towards
goal of fighting poverty together
The PiC Board
PiCís board members are selected based on the skills
and expertise that they bring in to the organization in the
context of PiCís specialized area of work.
therefore represent the corporate sector as well as the NGO
sector and there is a good mix of both.
- When a vacancy on the Board has been identified, the
CEOís inputs on the type of profile required by the
organization are sought. A list of potential candidates is
created by the rest of the Board and members short listed
in consultation with the CEO.
- The President usually then approaches the potential
members and a written consent sought from those who agree
to be on the Board
- There is a fairly detailed and elaborate briefing by the
CEO and a one on one discussion with individual members
beyond Board meetings and on key issues.
- Expectations from individual Board members are usually
articulated and discussed.
- One of the reasons why the Board is actively engaged is
that their time is sought intelligently and prudently.
- Staff is encouraged to interact with the Board and
opportunities to facilitate the same are created.
- No Board members are related to one another
- Usually Board members from the corporate sector are
those that have retired or serve in non executive
positions within the companies that they may represent.
This is important , given the nature of work that PiC does
in potentially challenging the corporate sector where
- No sitting fees are paid to any of the Board members-
travel for outstation members is reimbursed
- The role of the Chair is significant in ensuring that
the Board is managed effectively and the CEO is offered
the support and guidance that he requires
PiC may be contacted at
C-75 South Extension, Part II New Delhi Ė
91 11 51642348-51