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Profile of Usha Ravi

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Location : Bangalore, India
Mobile: +91 98802 76483
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Summary of Experience in Social Accounting and Audit

Usha has been involved in social accounting and audit since 2012, when she joined the Centre for Social Initiative and Management (CSIM), Bangalore as Joint Director. She has written the social accounts for organizations working in the areas of education and livelihoods; has facilitated the writing of social accounts by social enterprises working in micro-finance and artisanal livelihoods. She has chaired the social audit panel of Jude Felix Hockey Academy, a non-profit organization that teaches hockey and life skills to under-privileged children and Tamahar Foundation, that works with intellectually disabled children. She has also worked with leading corporates in helping them assess the impact of CSR projects.

Social Auditing Skills

Social Accounting and Audit: Delivering all aspects of the social accounting cycle as a social accounting practitioner and independent auditor. This includes helping organizations develop a customized framework for calculation of Social Return on Investment (SROI).

Consultancy and Facilitation: Mentoring and advice to organizations carrying out social accounting and social audit

impact Assessments: Assessment of the impact of social programs

General Background

Usha has a management degree from the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, with specialization in Finance. She has over two decades of professional experience as a business analyst, writer and editor. She is an alumnus of CSIM's Social Entrepreneurship Outlook Program (SEOP). As Joint Director of CSIM Bangalore, she was involved in executing the capacity building, awareness building and research centre programs.

She strongly believes in spreading social awareness and in using her skills for change. She has undertaken diverse projects for leading non-profits working with persons with disability, on a voluntary basis, for over a decade.