Profile of Marie Banu


Summary of Experience in Social Accounting and Audit 

Marie Banu was introduced to Social Accounting and Audit when she joined Centre for Social Initiative and Management in 2009.  

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 has been mentored by Mr. Mike Swain of Social Audit Network, UK and Ms. Latha Suresh of Social Audit Network, India. 

She has participated in a number of Social Audit Panels and Chaired the panel for ICAI UAE (Dubai) Chapter; Friends of Coconut Tree (Coconut Development Board) Kerala; Manappuram Foundation, Kerala; SOHAM, an NGO in Kolkata; and CONCERN, a de-addiction home in Chennai.

She has written the Social Accounts for Cognizant’s Outreach programme in India, and BESSO, Chennai Mission, and RASA—NGOs in Tamil Nadu, India. Further, she has also facilitated the writing of social accounts for Stella Maris College, Chennai. 

Marie Banu conducts Social Impact Assessments of projects funded by leading Corporate Foundations across India. Besides, she handles sessions in Social Audit Master Classes organized by SAN, India in India as well as abroad; and mentors prospective Social Auditors.


General Background 

With over 22 years of experience in the development sector, Marie Banu  has worked for renowned International as well as National level Development Organisations—Danida, Action Aid, Oxfam International, and Oxfam India. 

Her interest lies in writing and using communication as a tool to bring about social change. She has authored several books and research publications and is also a trainer in Communication, Fundraising, Social Entrepreneurship, and Social Accounting & Audit. 

She is a member of the Regional Complaints Committee at Reserve Bank of India, Chennai; a member of Staff Grievance Redressal Cell at Loyola College, Chennai; and a member of Internal Complaints Committee of Bosch Electrical Drives India Private Limited, Oragadam, Tamilnadu.

Marie Banu has received the REX Karmaveer Global Fellowship and Karmaveer Chakra for the year 2014-15 for her commendable work for the society.