Reshma Anand

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Reshma is a business school graduate with more than 20 years of leadership experience in mission-driven nonprofits, social ventures, and philanthropic organisations. She currently heads Hindustan Unilever Foundation, a nonprofit focused on water conservation and governance. Previously, Reshma founded two social ventures including a specialist advisory firm on sustainable social responsibility and an accelerator for agri and artisanal micro-entrepreneurs. Reshma is an economics graduate from the University of Delhi, an MBA from IIM-Bangalore, an Aspen Fellow, and a TED India Fellow.

Articles by Reshma Anand

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October 19, 2021
Universal principles to drive behaviour change
There is more common ground between the private and nonprofit sectors than we imagine. Insights from frontline teams reveal shared principles that can amplify impact.
A woman wearing an orange saree watching a girl wearing a mask operate a mobile phone. The article that funders in the social sector have an incredible opportunity and obligation to change our one-way relationship with data.

August 17, 2021
Funders, it’s time we change our relationship with data
Data should be used to empower frontline workers, governments, and communities to take smarter decisions, not just for donor reporting.
young women being trained in a field-rural youth agriculture

March 11, 2021
The first mile goes a long way
Rural youth are a valuable asset. Bringing them on as frontline cadres in the water and agriculture sectors can strengthen rural development.
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October 20, 2020
Leave no household behind
Access to basic entitlements is a critical safety net for vulnerable communities.
coconut grove_ Aseema Charitable Trust

September 10, 2020
Why are we only assuming the worst?
The pandemic is not the first crisis that the world has seen, nor the last. We need a manifesto of possibilities if we are to rebuild lives.
school boys drinking water-water

March 21, 2020
10 things you need to know about the water crisis in India
India is experiencing its worst ever water crisis. How did we get here?
women labourers transplanting paddy

February 5, 2020
Women bear the burden of India’s water crisis
Women are not just integral to addressing the country's water challenges, they are probably the only ones who can do it—at scale.
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February 15, 2018
The power of pooling philanthropic funds
Deployed well, this form of funding offers multiple advantages. Here is a quick guide to understand the various options available and find the one that best matches your requirements.
TB camp

September 26, 2017
Making programmes customer-centric
This article, which features the voices of TB survivors, is a reminder to keep our 'customer' front and centre, so it informs both programme design and policy making.
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