FEATURED IVEY CASE
Dalmia Bharat: Social Return on Investment
Utkarsh Majmudar, Namrata Rana
Product Number: 9B17M165
Publication Date: 11/08/2011
Length: 11 pages (6 pages of text)
AWARD WINNING CASE - Sustainable Production Systems Award, 2018 European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).
In 2016, Dalmia Bharat Cement Limited (Dalmia Cement) and its agency, the Dalmia Bharat Foundation, worked in the areas of sustainability and corporate social responsibility. It worked with communities in the neighbourhoods of its plants and with rural communities in many other areas, focusing on soil and water conservation. In 2016 there was a growing concern that its water harvesting structures and methods of soil protection and improvement were no longer good enough. A measure that valued water in financial terms was required to help justify the foundation’s targets and funding. The company tasked interns from a well-known management institute with searching for such a measure.