Marie Banu. J


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Marie Banu is the Director of Centre for Social Initiative and Management (CSIM) Chennai. She is also the Director of Social Audit Network, UK (SAN,UK), a not-for-profit organisation based in the UK which facilitates the exchange of information and experience between practitioners of social accounting and audit in the social economy and voluntary sectors.

She is a registered Social Auditor at SAN India and SAN UK and has gained accreditation as SROI and Social Value Trainer by Social Value International (SVI).

Marie Banu is the Chief Editor of Conversations Today, a registered monthly tabloid published by MSDS, the parent Trust of CSIM. She also writes articles and interviews inspiring personalities for this paper. The articles featured in Conversations 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 Accounting and Audit.

Award & recognition

Marie Banu is a Member of the Global CSR & Philanthropy Committee of -  Della Leaders Club - World’s First Business Platform.

Marie Banu has received the REX Karmaveer Global Fellowship 2014-15 and Karmaveer Chakra Award, a global civilian honours given by the international confederation of NGO (iCONGO) in partnership with United Nations for her commendable work for the society.

Education and Training

Marie Banu pursued her graduation in 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 from BITS, Vallioor.

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 was mentored by Mr. Mike Swain of SAN, UK and Mrs. Latha Suresh of Social Audit Network, India . She has been trained in Social Return on Investment by Dr. Adam Richards of Social Value International.

Journey in Social Sector

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; National NGOs – ActionAid IndiaOxfam India, Indian Social Institute, to name a few.

From 1999 to 2005, she led the fundraising for Oxfam in India. She handled the International as well as the media for Oxfam International's tsunami response program in India and managed their affiliates' - Oxfam Great BritainOxfam Novib, Oxfam America, Oxfam Australia, Intermon Oxfam (Spain), and Oxfam in Belgium – media and communication needs during this period.

POSH Committee membership

Marie Banu is a member of Staff Grievance Redressal Cell at Loyola College and member of Anti-sexual Harassment Cell at SSS Shasun Jain College in Chennai. She is a Member of Board of Studies, Department of Sociology, Stella Maris College and Madras School of Social Work. She also serves as a visiting faculty at Loyola College, MSSW, and other leading educational institutions.

She serves as Regional Complaints Committee member (RCC) / Internal Complaints Committee member (ICC) for POSH (Prevention of Sexual Harassment at the Workplace) formed under clause (c) of Sub Section (2) of Section 4 of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prosecution, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 in leading organisations and adopts a gender-neutral approach.

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