Social Responsibility

 

Corporate Social Responsibility


Foundation Holdings is committed to supporting local, regional and international communities investing in shared value initiatives that contribute to strengthening the core foundations of the communities in which we work so as to make a difference to the lives of the people we serve.

Key drivers for our investments and programs are to deliver significant improvements in the sectors of healthcare, education and consumer that improve the quality of life of all those that we touch.

We do this by:



Our Business Skills


  • Leveraging our technical, financial, business sector experience.
  • Utilizing our convening power to bring business, government, foundations, employees, our investors and the community together to achieve multi-stakeholder buy-in for the greatest impact.
  • Empowering our employees to contribute their expertise and bring their passion to our programs.


Our Focus


  • Our programs support initiatives within our focus investment geographies of India and GCC.
  • Our investments and contributions have a long-term horizon ensuring continuity and sustainability of projects.
  • We operate with the greatest transparency respecting all our ecosystem stakeholders, thereby, building strong partnerships and building trust.

Making a Difference


  • We value equal opportunity in the workplace and understand the positive business and community impact of a meritocratic and gender-balanced workforce.
  • At the heart of our company every individual wants to make a difference and community giving through volunteering and providing support is engrained in our culture.
  • We are committed to building an inclusive organization respecting cultural, social and economic norms and striving to constantly improve access and opportunity to those that are less privileged.


Our Business Skills


  • Leveraging our technical, financial, business sector experience.
  • Utilizing our convening power to bring business, government, foundations, employees, our investors and the community together to achieve multi-stakeholder buy-in for the greatest impact.
  • Empowering our employees to contribute their expertise and bring their passion to our programs.


Our Focus


  • Our programs support initiatives within our focus investment geographies of the India and GCC.
  • Our investments and contributions have a long-term horizon ensuring continuity and sustainability of projects.
  • We operate with the greatest transparency respecting all our ecosystem stakeholders, thereby, building strong partnerships and building trust.

Making a Difference


  • We value equal opportunity in the workplace and understand the positive business and community impact of a meritocratic and gender-balanced workforce.
  • At the heart of our company every individual wants to make a difference and community giving through volunteering and providing support is engrained in our culture.
  • We are committed to building an inclusive organization respecting cultural, social and economic norms and striving to constantly improve access and opportunity to those that are less privileged.
 

Contributing to Global Development

We are committed to deliver to the Sustainable Development Goals

  • The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are being adopted by the private sector at a record pace.
  • Approximately 62% of the top 5,000 global brands now include the SDGs in their annual sustainability reports.
  • Progressive Private sector companies are utilizing the SDG framework at it’s full potential ensuring alignment, impact and engagement.
  • Our goal is to ensure where possible our investments, innovation, new business models, products & services address these key indicators that will make our world a better place.

Through our investments and CSR initiatives in healthcare, education and consumer sectors we are impacting Sustainable Development Goals 3,4 and 17.
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GOOD WEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development.

Education

QUALITY EDUCATION

Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to creating sustainable development. In addition to improving quality of life, access to inclusive education can help equip locals with the tools required to develop innovative solutions to the world’s greatest problems.

 
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PARTNERSHIP FOR THE GOALS

A successful sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society. These inclusive partnerships built upon principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals that place people and the planet at the centre, are needed at the global, regional, national and local level.

 
 

As part of our mission we ensure that the communities we touch benefit at their core as a result of our business decisions.


 

Foundation Holdings’ founders are active donors and volunteers, regularly donating to and volunteering for initiatives by Dubai Cares – a UAE-based global philanthropic organisation working towards providing children in developing countries with quality education as part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives – and the Clinton Foundation – a nonprofit corporation established by former President of the United States Bill Clinton to strengthen the capacity of people throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence.

Education

The Arthav Education Foundation

Funding underprivileged children’s education

The Atharv Foundation for Education, a non-profit organization was established by Foundation Holdings’ CEO Mr. Abhishek Sharma in India in 2015. The foundation was created with a mission to transform the lives of marginalized children by providing access to education and give these children access to learning so as to provide them an opportunity to a stronger future. Since establishment, thousands of children have benefitted from the foundation’s work and continue to do so.

Mr. Sharma also offers educational opportunities to factory workers’ children in India, funding their schooling through a private company.