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Advancing Cities

Investment Strategy
We seek to create significant upward social & economic mobility for city’s residents and immigrants by nudging towards an inclusive and responsible urban development.

Our investments and grants span the following themes

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ease of living

  • Digital tools for delivery of public utilities
  • Delivery of social benefits especially for migrants
  • Innovative finance for civic tech and municipal finance
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ease of earning

  • Strategic economic planning
  • Streamlining regulation to attract talent and investment
  • Ease of doing business for SMB
  • Formalizing informal livelihoods
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resilient infrastructure

  • Improving state capacity for climate resilient planning & implementation
  • Improving & redesigning the waste value chain
  • Reducing the environmental impact of commercial buildings
  • Improving understanding of cause and response to natural disasters
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Inclusive Collaboration

  • Digital tools for delivery of public utilities
  • Delivery of social benefits especially for migrants
  • Innovative finance for civic tech and municipal finance

Portfolio

Startups

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research & Awareness Building

Centre for Social Impact & Philanthropy, Ashoka UniversityCentre for Social Impact & Philanthropy, Ashoka UniversityCentre for Social Impact & Philanthropy, Ashoka UniversityCentre for Social Impact & Philanthropy, Ashoka University
Indian Institute of Science (IISc)Indian Institute of Science (IISc)Indian Institute of Science (IISc)Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
Indian School of Development Management (ISDM)Indian School of Development Management (ISDM)Indian School of Development Management (ISDM)Indian School of Development Management (ISDM)

development orgs

AshokaAshokaAshokaAshoka
CBGACBGACBGACBGA
GiveIndiaGiveIndiaGiveIndiaGiveIndia
Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship & DemocracyJanaagraha Centre for Citizenship & DemocracyJanaagraha Centre for Citizenship & DemocracyJanaagraha Centre for Citizenship & Democracy
The World BankThe World BankThe World BankThe World Bank
The/Nudge InstituteThe/Nudge InstituteThe/Nudge InstituteThe/Nudge Institute

orgs supporting govt initiatives

E-Governments FoundationE-Governments FoundationE-Governments FoundationE-Governments Foundation
World Resources Institute (WRI) IndiaWorld Resources Institute (WRI) IndiaWorld Resources Institute (WRI) IndiaWorld Resources Institute (WRI) India