Understanding and working through the complexities of social impact...
Our work at Viridus focuses on three strategic levers for change:
Wellbeing of Individuals in Organisational Contexts (Click here to know more)
Strategic Organisational Design and Development
Building Capacity and Capability of Local Self Governments in both Rural and Urban Settings
This choice of levers is driven by an appreciation of the complexity of social impact and our collective cross-sectoral experiences. Creating social impact is inherently challenging as multiple stakeholders seek and negotiate different outcomes. Organisations, whether government, private or nonprofit, often have competing world-views, objectives and approaches. This often makes it difficult for them to work collaboratively or holistically towards impactful outcomes.
The vision of Viridus is to work with organisations in government, private or nonprofit sector to address these challenges by:
Fostering human connections that enable the finding of common ground and synergies for creative and innovative solutions
Creating collaborative learning ecosystems within and across organisations
Collaborating with other organisations to create synergistic ways of amplifying the scale and impact of interventions
Enhancing design and implementation capabilities of organizations working towards social impact
Driving evidence based approaches to holistic action
What People Say...
Sujatha has a deep understanding of the Education sector and insights into how organization building can be made more sustainable. With this unique approach, Sujatha helped us work with our social impact startups to not just help them re-look at their content and their problem definitions but also understand how their stories could emerge from the individual founder story to the collective organizational story and what early interventions could help in building sustainable companies. Social entrepreneurship is a hard challenge to solve. Sujatha's practical and deeply researched insights ensure that we are able to help our companies not just build products, but build companies that can grow and scale.
Debleena Majumdar, Director - Research and Growth,
Gray Matters Capital, India
Who we are
Our collective journey began many years ago as a group who collaborated across multiple change projects. It culminated with us coming together in 2017 to form Viridus.
We began with the belief that thoughtful collective action backed by research, evidence and bodies of knowledge could go a long way in addressing the complexities of social impact. We have grown to believe that the wellbeing of individuals who participate in the process is central to this endeavour. Our collective and individual journeys have only reinforced these beliefs.
At Viridus, we have learnt to work in holistic and emergent ways. We have developed a deep conviction that design processes must be human-centered and meaningful societal impact can only take place with collaborative action within and across organisations.
A self-taught ethnographer, Sudha has spend a decade in education as an active participant, observing and documenting various social practices and interactions of major players in the space.
A writer by profession, she now helps in collating, getting under the skin of a design problem, curating and capturing multiple ideas, processes and approaches helping people find healthy perception of themselves and strengthen their relationships with others