Accountant at Work

SAN Auditors

SAN maintains a register of social auditors across the world from which organisations seeking an auditor can contact directly using the details provided. 

For quality assurance purposes, UK Auditors are required to make annual returns to SAN regarding their relevant training and chairing activities.  Organisations are asked to complete a Questionnaire for SAN following each verification process and any issues are followed up by a member of the Board.

Auditors who are inactive or fail to update their training within a certain period of time are removed from the list.  In this way SAN ensures that the person verifying a set of social accounts remains credible to external stakeholders.  

 

How to become a SAN auditor

To become a SAN approved auditor, able to chair verification panel meetings and sign off the draft accounts candidates must first complete our social auditor workshop. 

 

The trainee auditor will then be asked to attend at least two verification panel meetings and to shadow a panel chair making draft notes for their mentor to consider. They are then expected to Chair a panel supervised by an appointed mentor who will approve the final notes. 

 

The mentor will recommend approval by SAN of the trainee auditor when they have reached the standard required.

 

For further details of how to become a SAN approved social auditor, please contact the SAN office info@socialauditnetwork.org.uk 

 

Register of social auditors:

UK Based Auditors

Aruna Subramaniam - India


Tel: +91 9886 833 665 Email: aruna.maniam@gmail.com No. 96, Liberty Acres,
Golden Homes Properties,
Attibele, Bangalore 562107 Summary of Experience in Social Accounting and Audit I helped start up the Bangalore chapter of the Centre for Social Initiative and Management (CSIM), a school for social entrepreneurs and the training partner of SAN,UK, in 2007, and currently serve as its Director. This role has given me the opportunity to interact with a wide network of social organisations and social change agents and enriched my own ideas for triggering lasting change. CSIM has also been instrumental in my training as a social auditor, enabling me to attend a number of panels in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai. I was mentored by Mr Patrick Boase and Mr Alan Kay of Social Audit Network, UK, and chaired the Panel at Sevalaya, a well-known educational institution in the outskirts of Chennai and, most recently, The Community Restaurant at Mumbai. I have also facilitated the writing of social accounts for Mother Earth, Rang De and EnAble India, social enterprises led by Ashoka Fellows and internationally recognized social entrepreneurs. I hold Masters Degrees in English and in Education. I acquired my M.Ed degree from the Central Institute of Education (CIE), University of Delhi and have taught for over 20 years in India and abroad. Following a three-year stint as a Content Manager at an e-learning company in Hyderabad, I acquired a Postgraduate Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship and NGO Management from CSIM. I have travelled widely across Europe and Africa with my diplomat father and engineer husband, experiences which have underscored my belief that human aspirations are the same everywhere. I feel strongly that everybody should be given the opportunity to realise these aspirations and have drawn on my experience as an educator to set up the Vidyanjali Education Trust, which envisages the use of innovative pedagogical methods to give Indian schoolchildren a solid start in life.




Dr Günther Lorenz - Germany


Email: g.lorenz@technet-berlin.de




Dr Madhuri Ravindra Kumar - India


Dr Madhuri Ravindra Kumar commenced her association with Social Accounting and Audit when she attended the Master Class in Social Accounting and Audit in 2009 in Chennai, conducted by Social Audit Network, UK & Centre for Social Initiative and Management. As part of her assignments in this space, she has chaired the Audit panel for SAFA, a Non for Profit in Hyderabad that works towards socioeconomic empowerment of women through income generation and education. She has written Social Accounts for Manappuram Foundation in Kerala, New Life Charitable Trust, a Non for Profit organization in Chennai that serves senior citizens and children and has facilitated the writing of Social Accounts for Native Medicare Trust, a Non for Profit in Coimbatore that works with vulnerable and abandoned population.
Dr Madhuri engages in all aspects of the Social Accounting and Audit process and has undertaken Social Impact Assessments of projects funded by Corporate Foundations across India. She is also Head of the Coimbatore Chapter of Centre for Social Initiative and Management.
As Consultant Social Researcher with Ph.D degree in Sociology from the University of Mumbai, and about 20 years research background, Dr Madhuri has worked on sectors including Healthcare and Family Welfare, Disaster Assistance and Management, Urban and Tribal Development pan India. She has experience in also conducting large scale studies, having been the State Project Coordinator for the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for the National Family Health Survey (NFHS), Round 4 in 2014- 15, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.




Dr Monika Schillat - Germany


Email: m.schillat@technet-berlin.de




Wongbong Jang - South Korea


Email: jangsocialeconomy@gmail.com




Vatsala Ravikrishnan - India


Email: vatsala@csimhyd.com




Usha Ravi - India


Email: usharavi@san-india.org Tel: +91 9880 276 483
Bangalore, India 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 facilitated the writing of social accounts of Industree Crafts Foundation (a non-profit organization engaged in skill-building and empowerment of rural artisans in India), Industree Crafts Private Ltd (a for-profit social enterprise focused on improving artisanal livelihoods) and Rang De (a non-profit organization working to alleviate poverty by providing affordable credit to underserved communities). She chaired the social audit panel of Jude Felix Hockey Academy, a non-profit organization that teaches hockey and life skills to under-privileged children. She is currently involved in facilitating the Social Accounting process for organizations empowering persons with disability and is writing the social accounts for an NGO providing shelter and education to vulnerable, destitute children. 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.




R. Ravikularaman - India


Email: ravikularaman@gmail.com Development sector career began with the ‘Total Literacy Campaign’ undertaken in Puducherry [1987-1991]. I was managing 100 member volunteers team and handling central liaison coordinating activities of all the four geographical locations. My professional learning spans over 25 years covering both Not-for-Profit and For-Profit sectors. Specific areas of expertise...

  • Institution Building with a focus on social inclusion and sustainability.
  • Several years of Experience in Program Designing, Proposal Writing, Capacity Building, Training, Evaluation and Documentation.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility: Concept – Design - Execution. Assisting corporate that are willing to demonstrate responsible business behaviour.
Specific areas of competence...
  • Land based Livelihoods needs institutional arrangements- to create the necessary support systems that are needed for farming activity to survive and thrive. Facilitating and capacity building of Farmer Producer Groups/Organisations in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
  • Social Accounting and Auditing: SAA is a framework developed by Social Audit Network, UK. This tool helps responsible organisations to Prove and Improve what they do.
Organisational Experience Since April 2014: Consulting / Facilitation in Corporate Social Responsibility and Farmer Producer Organisation. 2007 to 2014: handled CSR for Suzlon Foundation as Regional CSR Head [Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry]. 2007 to 2007: established and managed Livelihood Advancement Centre for CARE INDIA as Project Officer. 2003 to 2006: established and ran Pondicherry Fair Trade as Chief Executive Officer. 1997 to 2003: served in Pondicherry Science Forum handling Microfinance and Livelihoods as Core Faculty. Education
  • LLM [Specialisation in Labour Laws and Industrial Relations] in 1991.
  • BL [Five Years Integrated Laws Course] from in 1989.
  • Trained as Master Trainer-Motivator in Entrepreneurship promotion by EDII, Ahmedabad in 1997.
  • Undergone Master Class Training on Social Accounting and Auditing by SAN, UK in March 2008.
Overseas Visit Toured England on invitation by Southampton City Fair Trade Council [UK] to be the guest in Fair Trade Fortnight celebrations. Spent two weeks in Stockholm, Sweden by Swedish Institute to explore CSR partnering between Indo – Swedish business house.




Pushpanath Krishnamurthy - India


Director, Outreach at Centre For Social Markets University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, Cambridge, United Kingdom I joined CSM as Director after three decades spent doing leading edge development work across three continents. I have spent much of my professional career at Oxfam, where I have acquired a reputation for my pioneering work on campaigns such as Make Trade Fair, the Climate Change Hearings, HIV/ AIDS etc. An accomplished communicator and storyteller, I take complex issues and popularize them for grassroots constituencies using a blend of traditional advocacy and new approaches. I bring grassroots experience from regions as diverse as East Asia, Southern Africa, the Balkans, the Caucasus, and India. I am skilled in building multi-racial, cross-cultural teams and motivating highly diverse communities. With a background in development studies and agricultural science, I also bring expertise in anti-poverty programmes, refugee rehabilitation, sustainable livelihoods, agricultural finance; disaster preparedness; participatory development; environmental assessment and gender.

At CSM, I lead the work on social enterprise, conducting urban research in this new field with a view to understanding its impacts on poverty and social transformation. I have also been behind CSM’s work on sustainable coffee, developing partnerships with growers’ groups such as the Karnataka Growers Federation. In December 2009, I embarked on a Walk for Climate Justice from Oxford, UK, to Copenhagen, Denmark, to raise attention to the issues of climate change and poverty at the UN conference on climate change in Copenhagen. In 2011, I repeated this effort in a Walk for Climate Justice in the southern Indian state of Karnataka to raise attention to the plight of small producers such as coffee growers in an era of climate change. The Walk has been supported by our partners, the Karnataka Growers Federation (KGF). I led the landmark ecology and economy study on coffee that was launched at the COP-11 Bio Diversity Global conference




Nazneen Mistri - India


Email: n.mistri@san-india.org Summary of Experience in Social Accounting and Audit Nazneen became interested in social accounting and audit in 2012 while attending the Social Entrepreneurship Outlook Program (SEOP) conducted by the Center for Social Initiative and Management (CSIM). She wrote the Social Accounts for Jude Felix Hockey Academy (JFHA), a non-profit organization that teaches hockey and life skills to underprivileged children. She was the Social Auditor for Range De, a not for profit organization that leverages internet and technology to overcome poverty by providing access to low cost capital to underserved communities. She provides social audit facilitation, social audit consulting and social audit services to multiple non-profits and social enterprises. She is on the Governing Council of CSIM, Bangalore and is Faculty for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Social Auditing Skills

  • Social Accounting and Audit: All aspects of the social accounting cycle as a social accounting practitioner and social auditor.
  • 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 Nazneen has over three decades of experience in Information Technology consulting and services. She was a Director with the Business Engineering Group at DBOI Global Services, Deutsche Bank Group, Bangalore, India. She was on the Diversity Council and lead the Diversity pillar for Persons with Disabilities at all DBOI Service Centers in India. She represented the Group at the NASSCOM Diversity and Inclusivity Regional Council, the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) Disability Forum and the CII Tools and Accessibility Forum. Prior to joining the Deutsche Bank Group, she was Business Development Executive (Director Level) at CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation), based in Santa Clara, California, USA. She was in the US for 14 years in IT consulting and has set up and managed I.T. Offshore Development Centers for US based Fortune 500 clients. Profile to India Inclusion Summit As a Director, Business Engineering Group at DBOI Global Services, Deutsche Bank Group, Bangalore, I was on the Diversity Council and lead the Diversity pillar for Persons with Disabilities at all DBOI Service Centers in India. I worked with NGO's to place ~50 PwD's, hearing impaired, vision impaired, physically challenged, in various mainstream roles at Deutsche Bank Group. represented the Group at the NASSCOM Diversity and Inclusivity Regional Council, the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) Disability Forum and the CII Tools and Accessibility Forum. I moved from Corporate to the Social Sector in July 2014 and am a Certified Social Auditor with Social Audit Network (SAN) India, a chapter of Social Audit Network, UK. I provide social audit facilitation, social audit consulting, social impact assessment services and social audit services to multiple non-profits and social enterprises."




Mrinalini Shastry - India


Email: mrinalini.shastry@hotmail.com




Mike Noonan - New Zealand


Email: larche@xtra.nz




Marie Banu - India


Email: mariebanu@san-india.org Summary of Experience in Social Accounting and Audit Marie Banu is an accredited Social Auditor by Social Audit Network, India and Social Audit Network, UK. She is also an accredited SROI and Social Value Trainer by Social Value International She 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 SAN, India. She was trained in SROI by Dr. Adam Richards of Social Value International. 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 also conducted Impact Assessments for over 40+ projects funded by leading Corporate Foundations across India. General Background Marie Banu is the Director of Centre for Social Initiative and Management (CSIM) Chennai since 2013. She studied 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. An accredited Social Auditor by Social Audit Network, India and Social Audit Network, UK, she has gained accreditation as SROI and Social Value Trainer by Social Value International. She joined CSIM as Head – Communications in 2009 and is instrumental in launching CSIM’s tabloid ‘Conversations’ (later renamed as ‘Conversations Today’ in 2013). As Chief Editor for this publication, she also writes articles and interviews celebrities in social work. Articles from Conversations Today are compiled and published into a book titled ‘Unsung Beacons’ every year. She has written several books and research publications and is a trainer in Communication & Fundraising, Media & Advocacy, Social Entrepreneurship, and Social Audit. 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 and National level NGOs – ActionAid India, Oxfam India, Indian Social Institute, to name a few. From 1999 to 2005, she led the fundraising for Oxfam in India. She handled the national and international media for Oxfam International's tsunami response program in India from 2005 to 2009 and managed their affiliates’ - Oxfam Great Britain, Oxfam Novib (Netherlands), Oxfam America, Oxfam Australia, Intermon Oxfam (Spain), and Oxfam in Belgium – media and communication needs during this period. Marie Banu has received the REX Karmaveer Global Fellowship 2014-15 and Karmaveer Chakra for her commendable work for the society.




Marcelle Holdaway - Australia


Tel: 0405 273 932 Email: marcelle@sun.big.net.au 22 Palm Street,
Maleny
Queensland
Australia 4552 Summary of Experience in Social Accounting and Audit I began driving Maleny Credit Union's social accounting process in 1999 and have mentored a number of enterprises, including working with Mission Australia Queensland for over five years. Along with mentoring I have been a SAN approved Social Auditor since 2002. Background With an early grounding in the social sciences I have pursued concerns for organisational social responsibility, accountability and sustainability. My background is in the management of projects concerned with health and well-being followed by a change of direction in 1994 when I undertook a Masters Degree in Environmental Studies. On completion of the degree I began driving Maleny Credit Union's social accounting process. In 2002, I visited the United Kingdom to research social accounting trends. A number of working relationships were strengthened as a result of this trip and especially connections to Social Audit Network UK. In 2002 I established the independent social accounting and audit consultancy, 'Accounting for Life'. Experience

  • Delivering all aspects of the social accounting cycle from initial steps through to the Audit Panel
  • Mentoring and advising organisations in the application of the social accounting cycle
  • Monitoring and evaluating a range of projects using qualitative and quantitative evaluation techniques
Clients Maleny Credit Union, Mission Australia Queensland, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Streetwize Publications, Bundaberg Skills Centre, Beyond Empathy, Noosa Biosphere Social Committee, Parramatta City Council, Brisbane City Council, Global Institute for Learning and Development.




Lindsay Jeffs - New Zealand


Email: lindsay@csbec.org.nz




Latha Suresh - India


Email: surabi@vsnl.com




Karuna Luthar - India


Email: k_luthar@hotmail.com Karuna has worked in the area of enhancing organisational excellence for not-for-profits as well as corporates for over 20 years. Her career as a senior executive in a global bank gave her the opportunity to develop and use these skills in customer, operations, sales as well as financial control functions. This experience, along with her training as a chartered accountant, support her contribution towards organisations in an area she enjoys and believes in strongly. She focusses on assessing internal and external factors that impact organisations and identifying resolution options to enhance performance. Karuna is on the Board of an international aid organisation, Operation Eyesight Universal (India chapter). Based in UAE, she currently works on projects for building customised software and information systems to increase productivity with EACIIT Vyasa Inc, a young company based in Singapore.




Heike Birkholzer - Germany


Email: info@technet-berlin.de




Gavin Melles - Australia & India


Email: gmelles@swin.edu.au Dr Gavin Melles is Associate Professor of Sustainability and Social Innovation at Swinburne University, Melbourne Australia. He is an accredited social auditor with SAN India since 2018. He conducts occasional audits when visiting India and contributes to related issues, e.g. workshops, for the Centre for Social Innovation and Management (CSIM), Chennai. Dr Melles has been featured in recent media in relation to social enterprise in India, e.g. https://www.aii.unimelb.edu.au/blog/social-enterprise-and-future-prosperity-and-growth-in-india/ and http://www.socialentrepreneurs.in/interviews/the-issues-are-not-absent-in-australia-but-are-different-and-the-attitude-towards-social-enterprises-there-is-growing-acceptance/




Garth Nowland Foreman - New Zealand


Email: garth@lead.org.nz





Overseas Auditors

Aruna Subramaniam - India


Tel: +91 9886 833 665 Email: aruna.maniam@gmail.com No. 96, Liberty Acres,
Golden Homes Properties,
Attibele, Bangalore 562107 Summary of Experience in Social Accounting and Audit I helped start up the Bangalore chapter of the Centre for Social Initiative and Management (CSIM), a school for social entrepreneurs and the training partner of SAN,UK, in 2007, and currently serve as its Director. This role has given me the opportunity to interact with a wide network of social organisations and social change agents and enriched my own ideas for triggering lasting change. CSIM has also been instrumental in my training as a social auditor, enabling me to attend a number of panels in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai. I was mentored by Mr Patrick Boase and Mr Alan Kay of Social Audit Network, UK, and chaired the Panel at Sevalaya, a well-known educational institution in the outskirts of Chennai and, most recently, The Community Restaurant at Mumbai. I have also facilitated the writing of social accounts for Mother Earth, Rang De and EnAble India, social enterprises led by Ashoka Fellows and internationally recognized social entrepreneurs. I hold Masters Degrees in English and in Education. I acquired my M.Ed degree from the Central Institute of Education (CIE), University of Delhi and have taught for over 20 years in India and abroad. Following a three-year stint as a Content Manager at an e-learning company in Hyderabad, I acquired a Postgraduate Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship and NGO Management from CSIM. I have travelled widely across Europe and Africa with my diplomat father and engineer husband, experiences which have underscored my belief that human aspirations are the same everywhere. I feel strongly that everybody should be given the opportunity to realise these aspirations and have drawn on my experience as an educator to set up the Vidyanjali Education Trust, which envisages the use of innovative pedagogical methods to give Indian schoolchildren a solid start in life.




Dr Günther Lorenz - Germany


Email: g.lorenz@technet-berlin.de




Dr Madhuri Ravindra Kumar - India


Dr Madhuri Ravindra Kumar commenced her association with Social Accounting and Audit when she attended the Master Class in Social Accounting and Audit in 2009 in Chennai, conducted by Social Audit Network, UK & Centre for Social Initiative and Management. As part of her assignments in this space, she has chaired the Audit panel for SAFA, a Non for Profit in Hyderabad that works towards socioeconomic empowerment of women through income generation and education. She has written Social Accounts for Manappuram Foundation in Kerala, New Life Charitable Trust, a Non for Profit organization in Chennai that serves senior citizens and children and has facilitated the writing of Social Accounts for Native Medicare Trust, a Non for Profit in Coimbatore that works with vulnerable and abandoned population.
Dr Madhuri engages in all aspects of the Social Accounting and Audit process and has undertaken Social Impact Assessments of projects funded by Corporate Foundations across India. She is also Head of the Coimbatore Chapter of Centre for Social Initiative and Management.
As Consultant Social Researcher with Ph.D degree in Sociology from the University of Mumbai, and about 20 years research background, Dr Madhuri has worked on sectors including Healthcare and Family Welfare, Disaster Assistance and Management, Urban and Tribal Development pan India. She has experience in also conducting large scale studies, having been the State Project Coordinator for the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for the National Family Health Survey (NFHS), Round 4 in 2014- 15, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.




Dr Monika Schillat - Germany


Email: m.schillat@technet-berlin.de




Wongbong Jang - South Korea


Email: jangsocialeconomy@gmail.com




Vatsala Ravikrishnan - India


Email: vatsala@csimhyd.com




Usha Ravi - India


Email: usharavi@san-india.org Tel: +91 9880 276 483
Bangalore, India 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 facilitated the writing of social accounts of Industree Crafts Foundation (a non-profit organization engaged in skill-building and empowerment of rural artisans in India), Industree Crafts Private Ltd (a for-profit social enterprise focused on improving artisanal livelihoods) and Rang De (a non-profit organization working to alleviate poverty by providing affordable credit to underserved communities). She chaired the social audit panel of Jude Felix Hockey Academy, a non-profit organization that teaches hockey and life skills to under-privileged children. She is currently involved in facilitating the Social Accounting process for organizations empowering persons with disability and is writing the social accounts for an NGO providing shelter and education to vulnerable, destitute children. 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.




R. Ravikularaman - India


Email: ravikularaman@gmail.com Development sector career began with the ‘Total Literacy Campaign’ undertaken in Puducherry [1987-1991]. I was managing 100 member volunteers team and handling central liaison coordinating activities of all the four geographical locations. My professional learning spans over 25 years covering both Not-for-Profit and For-Profit sectors. Specific areas of expertise...

  • Institution Building with a focus on social inclusion and sustainability.
  • Several years of Experience in Program Designing, Proposal Writing, Capacity Building, Training, Evaluation and Documentation.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility: Concept – Design - Execution. Assisting corporate that are willing to demonstrate responsible business behaviour.
Specific areas of competence...
  • Land based Livelihoods needs institutional arrangements- to create the necessary support systems that are needed for farming activity to survive and thrive. Facilitating and capacity building of Farmer Producer Groups/Organisations in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
  • Social Accounting and Auditing: SAA is a framework developed by Social Audit Network, UK. This tool helps responsible organisations to Prove and Improve what they do.
Organisational Experience Since April 2014: Consulting / Facilitation in Corporate Social Responsibility and Farmer Producer Organisation. 2007 to 2014: handled CSR for Suzlon Foundation as Regional CSR Head [Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry]. 2007 to 2007: established and managed Livelihood Advancement Centre for CARE INDIA as Project Officer. 2003 to 2006: established and ran Pondicherry Fair Trade as Chief Executive Officer. 1997 to 2003: served in Pondicherry Science Forum handling Microfinance and Livelihoods as Core Faculty. Education
  • LLM [Specialisation in Labour Laws and Industrial Relations] in 1991.
  • BL [Five Years Integrated Laws Course] from in 1989.
  • Trained as Master Trainer-Motivator in Entrepreneurship promotion by EDII, Ahmedabad in 1997.
  • Undergone Master Class Training on Social Accounting and Auditing by SAN, UK in March 2008.
Overseas Visit Toured England on invitation by Southampton City Fair Trade Council [UK] to be the guest in Fair Trade Fortnight celebrations. Spent two weeks in Stockholm, Sweden by Swedish Institute to explore CSR partnering between Indo – Swedish business house.




Pushpanath Krishnamurthy - India


Director, Outreach at Centre For Social Markets University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, Cambridge, United Kingdom I joined CSM as Director after three decades spent doing leading edge development work across three continents. I have spent much of my professional career at Oxfam, where I have acquired a reputation for my pioneering work on campaigns such as Make Trade Fair, the Climate Change Hearings, HIV/ AIDS etc. An accomplished communicator and storyteller, I take complex issues and popularize them for grassroots constituencies using a blend of traditional advocacy and new approaches. I bring grassroots experience from regions as diverse as East Asia, Southern Africa, the Balkans, the Caucasus, and India. I am skilled in building multi-racial, cross-cultural teams and motivating highly diverse communities. With a background in development studies and agricultural science, I also bring expertise in anti-poverty programmes, refugee rehabilitation, sustainable livelihoods, agricultural finance; disaster preparedness; participatory development; environmental assessment and gender.

At CSM, I lead the work on social enterprise, conducting urban research in this new field with a view to understanding its impacts on poverty and social transformation. I have also been behind CSM’s work on sustainable coffee, developing partnerships with growers’ groups such as the Karnataka Growers Federation. In December 2009, I embarked on a Walk for Climate Justice from Oxford, UK, to Copenhagen, Denmark, to raise attention to the issues of climate change and poverty at the UN conference on climate change in Copenhagen. In 2011, I repeated this effort in a Walk for Climate Justice in the southern Indian state of Karnataka to raise attention to the plight of small producers such as coffee growers in an era of climate change. The Walk has been supported by our partners, the Karnataka Growers Federation (KGF). I led the landmark ecology and economy study on coffee that was launched at the COP-11 Bio Diversity Global conference




Nazneen Mistri - India


Email: n.mistri@san-india.org Summary of Experience in Social Accounting and Audit Nazneen became interested in social accounting and audit in 2012 while attending the Social Entrepreneurship Outlook Program (SEOP) conducted by the Center for Social Initiative and Management (CSIM). She wrote the Social Accounts for Jude Felix Hockey Academy (JFHA), a non-profit organization that teaches hockey and life skills to underprivileged children. She was the Social Auditor for Range De, a not for profit organization that leverages internet and technology to overcome poverty by providing access to low cost capital to underserved communities. She provides social audit facilitation, social audit consulting and social audit services to multiple non-profits and social enterprises. She is on the Governing Council of CSIM, Bangalore and is Faculty for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Social Auditing Skills

  • Social Accounting and Audit: All aspects of the social accounting cycle as a social accounting practitioner and social auditor.
  • 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 Nazneen has over three decades of experience in Information Technology consulting and services. She was a Director with the Business Engineering Group at DBOI Global Services, Deutsche Bank Group, Bangalore, India. She was on the Diversity Council and lead the Diversity pillar for Persons with Disabilities at all DBOI Service Centers in India. She represented the Group at the NASSCOM Diversity and Inclusivity Regional Council, the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) Disability Forum and the CII Tools and Accessibility Forum. Prior to joining the Deutsche Bank Group, she was Business Development Executive (Director Level) at CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation), based in Santa Clara, California, USA. She was in the US for 14 years in IT consulting and has set up and managed I.T. Offshore Development Centers for US based Fortune 500 clients. Profile to India Inclusion Summit As a Director, Business Engineering Group at DBOI Global Services, Deutsche Bank Group, Bangalore, I was on the Diversity Council and lead the Diversity pillar for Persons with Disabilities at all DBOI Service Centers in India. I worked with NGO's to place ~50 PwD's, hearing impaired, vision impaired, physically challenged, in various mainstream roles at Deutsche Bank Group. represented the Group at the NASSCOM Diversity and Inclusivity Regional Council, the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) Disability Forum and the CII Tools and Accessibility Forum. I moved from Corporate to the Social Sector in July 2014 and am a Certified Social Auditor with Social Audit Network (SAN) India, a chapter of Social Audit Network, UK. I provide social audit facilitation, social audit consulting, social impact assessment services and social audit services to multiple non-profits and social enterprises."




Mrinalini Shastry - India


Email: mrinalini.shastry@hotmail.com




Mike Noonan - New Zealand


Email: larche@xtra.nz




Marie Banu - India


Email: mariebanu@san-india.org Summary of Experience in Social Accounting and Audit Marie Banu is an accredited Social Auditor by Social Audit Network, India and Social Audit Network, UK. She is also an accredited SROI and Social Value Trainer by Social Value International She 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 SAN, India. She was trained in SROI by Dr. Adam Richards of Social Value International. 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 also conducted Impact Assessments for over 40+ projects funded by leading Corporate Foundations across India. General Background Marie Banu is the Director of Centre for Social Initiative and Management (CSIM) Chennai since 2013. She studied 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. An accredited Social Auditor by Social Audit Network, India and Social Audit Network, UK, she has gained accreditation as SROI and Social Value Trainer by Social Value International. She joined CSIM as Head – Communications in 2009 and is instrumental in launching CSIM’s tabloid ‘Conversations’ (later renamed as ‘Conversations Today’ in 2013). As Chief Editor for this publication, she also writes articles and interviews celebrities in social work. Articles from Conversations Today are compiled and published into a book titled ‘Unsung Beacons’ every year. She has written several books and research publications and is a trainer in Communication & Fundraising, Media & Advocacy, Social Entrepreneurship, and Social Audit. 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 and National level NGOs – ActionAid India, Oxfam India, Indian Social Institute, to name a few. From 1999 to 2005, she led the fundraising for Oxfam in India. She handled the national and international media for Oxfam International's tsunami response program in India from 2005 to 2009 and managed their affiliates’ - Oxfam Great Britain, Oxfam Novib (Netherlands), Oxfam America, Oxfam Australia, Intermon Oxfam (Spain), and Oxfam in Belgium – media and communication needs during this period. Marie Banu has received the REX Karmaveer Global Fellowship 2014-15 and Karmaveer Chakra for her commendable work for the society.




Marcelle Holdaway - Australia


Tel: 0405 273 932 Email: marcelle@sun.big.net.au 22 Palm Street,
Maleny
Queensland
Australia 4552 Summary of Experience in Social Accounting and Audit I began driving Maleny Credit Union's social accounting process in 1999 and have mentored a number of enterprises, including working with Mission Australia Queensland for over five years. Along with mentoring I have been a SAN approved Social Auditor since 2002. Background With an early grounding in the social sciences I have pursued concerns for organisational social responsibility, accountability and sustainability. My background is in the management of projects concerned with health and well-being followed by a change of direction in 1994 when I undertook a Masters Degree in Environmental Studies. On completion of the degree I began driving Maleny Credit Union's social accounting process. In 2002, I visited the United Kingdom to research social accounting trends. A number of working relationships were strengthened as a result of this trip and especially connections to Social Audit Network UK. In 2002 I established the independent social accounting and audit consultancy, 'Accounting for Life'. Experience

  • Delivering all aspects of the social accounting cycle from initial steps through to the Audit Panel
  • Mentoring and advising organisations in the application of the social accounting cycle
  • Monitoring and evaluating a range of projects using qualitative and quantitative evaluation techniques
Clients Maleny Credit Union, Mission Australia Queensland, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Streetwize Publications, Bundaberg Skills Centre, Beyond Empathy, Noosa Biosphere Social Committee, Parramatta City Council, Brisbane City Council, Global Institute for Learning and Development.




Lindsay Jeffs - New Zealand


Email: lindsay@csbec.org.nz




Latha Suresh - India


Email: surabi@vsnl.com




Karuna Luthar - India


Email: k_luthar@hotmail.com Karuna has worked in the area of enhancing organisational excellence for not-for-profits as well as corporates for over 20 years. Her career as a senior executive in a global bank gave her the opportunity to develop and use these skills in customer, operations, sales as well as financial control functions. This experience, along with her training as a chartered accountant, support her contribution towards organisations in an area she enjoys and believes in strongly. She focusses on assessing internal and external factors that impact organisations and identifying resolution options to enhance performance. Karuna is on the Board of an international aid organisation, Operation Eyesight Universal (India chapter). Based in UAE, she currently works on projects for building customised software and information systems to increase productivity with EACIIT Vyasa Inc, a young company based in Singapore.




Heike Birkholzer - Germany


Email: info@technet-berlin.de




Gavin Melles - Australia & India


Email: gmelles@swin.edu.au Dr Gavin Melles is Associate Professor of Sustainability and Social Innovation at Swinburne University, Melbourne Australia. He is an accredited social auditor with SAN India since 2018. He conducts occasional audits when visiting India and contributes to related issues, e.g. workshops, for the Centre for Social Innovation and Management (CSIM), Chennai. Dr Melles has been featured in recent media in relation to social enterprise in India, e.g. https://www.aii.unimelb.edu.au/blog/social-enterprise-and-future-prosperity-and-growth-in-india/ and http://www.socialentrepreneurs.in/interviews/the-issues-are-not-absent-in-australia-but-are-different-and-the-attitude-towards-social-enterprises-there-is-growing-acceptance/




Garth Nowland Foreman - New Zealand


Email: garth@lead.org.nz