Credibility and standing in the sector
Primarily, there are three kinds of impact-assessment entities in the country.
1.The big fours.
They do have the surface-level width, and easy access to corporate boards, but not necessarily the grassroots-level depth, at least not in the social sector in India. Social-impact assessments are one among many other things they do.
2. A handful of niche entities.
Their work revolves around the social domain and these entities are driven by experienced professionals. These focused entities have both width and the necessary depth so far as the social sector is concerned, and this is complemented by their commitment to ensure maximum outcomes from the social interventions for the larger good of communities.
3. Academic institutions that have social work departments.
Such institutions have academic familiarity with the domain and their faculty, apart from regular teaching work, sometimes engages in social-impact assessments.
CB Impact falls in the second category and also has the additional advantage of being a domain-focused news and information medium. The medium, along with a sustainability-focused magazine as well as events such as Coffee for Cause, facilitates knowledge and information sharing and enables networking and partnerships amongst domain professionals.