Social Auditors

Profile of Marie Banu .J

Contact Details

Location : Chennai, India
Mobile: +91 98847 00029
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Marie Banu is the Director of Social Audit Network, UK (SAN,UK), a not-for-profit organisation based in the UK which facilitates the exchange of information and experience between practitioners of social accounting and audit in the social economy and voluntary sectors. She is also the Director of Centre for Social Initiative and Management (CSIM) Chennai.

She is a registered Social Auditor at SAN India and SAN UK and has gained accreditation as SROI and Social Value Trainer by Social Value International (SVI).

Experience in Social Impact Assessment/Social Audit

Since 2010, Marie Banu has been part of several Social Audit Assignments – for both corporates as well as not-for-profits in India. She audited the social accounts of Friends of Coconut Tree (Coconut Development Board) and Manappuram Foundation in Kerala; ICAI UAE (Dubai) Chapter; SOHAM in Kolkata; CONCERN, a de-addiction home in Chennai, and Vidya in Bengaluru. She has written the social accounts for Cognizant Outreach and facilitated the social accounts for Stella Maris College, Equitas Development Initiatives Trust, and Asirvad Microfinance Limited.

She has conducted over 40+ Impact Assessments for CSR projects as well for NGOs in India.

Education and Training

Marie Banu pursued her graduation in Sociology at Stella Maris College and Masters in Business Administration (Human Resource Management) at IGNOU. She also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications from BITS, Vallioor.

She has attended the Master Class in Social Accounting and Audit conducted by Mr. Patrick Boase and Mr. Alan Kay of Social Audit Network, UK and was mentored by Mr. Mike Swain of SAN, UK and Mrs. Latha Suresh of Social Audit Network, India . She has been trained in Social Return on Investment by Dr. Adam Richards of Social Value International.

Award & recognition

Marie Banu is a Member of the Global CSR & Philanthropy Committee of -  Della Leaders Club - World's First Business Platform.

Marie Banu has received the REX Karmaveer Global Fellowship 2014-15 and Karmaveer Chakra Award, a global civilian honours given by the international confederation of NGO (iCONGO) in partnership with United Nations for her commendable work for the society.

Journey in Social Sector

Marie Banu started her career in the social sector when she was 25. She has worked for International Developmental organizations - DANIDA (Danish International Development Agency) and Oxfam International; National NGOs – ActionAid IndiaOxfam India, Indian Social Institute, to name a few.

From 1999 to 2005, she led the fundraising for Oxfam in India. She handled the International as well as the media for Oxfam International's tsunami response program in India and managed their affiliates' - Oxfam Great BritainOxfam Novib, Oxfam America, Oxfam Australia, Intermon Oxfam (Spain), and Oxfam in Belgium – media and communication needs during this period.