Alvin Toffler’s Wave Theory considers history as different ‘waves’ and describes them categorically as: (i) Agricultural, (ii) Industrial and (iii) Knowledge or Information. These waves are the products of human creation and their result is our world today. Clearly then, our actions have the power to shape businesses, economies, politics, religions, global affairs and social power interrelationships.
From amidst today’s world, we believe that another wave is emerging… a wave of change in man to use all the other three waves more responsibly. From helping bridge divides prevalent in modern society, and awakening citizens to be more responsible to redefining wealth and inculcating global stewardship, this ‘new wave’ will demand for a world with a new vision for education of the young and inclusion of the deprived, where seamless boundaries emerge, where no one is powerless and where creating change is a part of everyday life.
Fourth Wave Foundation is our response to a call for social change. Our approach involves taking up social issues and turning them into innovation challenges, while working with multi-stakeholders to address the divides and inequalities that exist in and around us. Our key areas of focus include: Education, Empowerment, Ethics and Inclusion.
Encourage all segments of society reach self reliance with focus on marginalized and unrecognized sections respecting their culture and needs to ensure sustainable change through collective participation.
To create a culture of Socially Responsive Communities that work together to build a better tomorrow
Board of Directors and Working Body
DR. VASANTHI SRININVASAN
Chairperson – Centre for Corporate Governance and Citizenship at IIMB, Vasanthi is also an Associate Professor in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management. As Visiting Scholar at the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, Nottingham UK, she contributed much to the setting up of www.teachcsr.com which promotes CSR education. Her research interests are in the field of teaching business ethics, understanding organisational processes that build ethical behaviours and CSR in SMEs.
With a PGD from XLRI, Jamshedpur and a Fellow in Management from IIMB, she worked previously with Wipro Limited and The P&P Group.
Co-Founder, President and Chief People Officer – Happiest Minds Technologies, Raja strives to create a workplace of Happiness Evangelists for each other, the customers and society. Prior to this, he was the CEO of MindTree Foundation.
Raja has been in the IT industry for over 25 years and has successfully executed diverse roles including Internal Audit, Operations, Program Management, Sales, Large Account Management, Practice Building, Profit Center head and CSR initiatives. He serves as member of NASSCOM Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee, NASSCOM Foundation’s Disability Advisory Group and CII – Disability Forum, amongst others.
DR. ASHWIN MAHESH
Member of the ABIDe Task Force and co-author of PlanBengaluru 2020, Ashwin is on various committees of the State Government and the city/civic agencies.
Holding a PhD in Geophysics, he has been working mostly on urban development issues and on technologies to strengthen the public administration. He has pursued these in the social technology company, Mapunity (of which he is one of the founders) and through academic research efforts in IIM, IISc and IIIT (Bangalore). An Ashoka fellow, Ashwin is also the co-founder of ‘India Together’, one of the country’s largest public affairs magazines.
Director – Fourth Wave Foundation, Joseph has over 14 years of diverse experience handling international projects at professional, educational, and social levels for organisations. An exemplary communicator with proven skills in designing and conducting customized training programs; his motivation to develop leaders of excellence from the inside out has earned him great mileage in the learning and performance industry.
Over the years he has traveled extensively to USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Vatican, UAE, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Oman, Ireland, Switzerland, Kuwait, Bahrain and beyond on talent engagement and development work.
Managing Trustee of FWF, Diana started her career in the Development Sector with Action Aid and has over 10 years of experience working with international organisations like UNESCO. She has been actively championing the cause of Inclusion with special focus on Children with Special Needs, Issues of Right to Education and Child Rights. A researcher by interest and passion, she has also co-authored several papers and journals which have been presented at international forums.
Diana holds a Masters in Human Resource Management and has completed an advanced management program in Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership from Swedish Institute, Sweden.
LATE NILIMA ROSHVEN
Founding Board Member – FWF, Nilima concluded her career as Director of the National Entrepreneurship Network and Consultant Director of Wadhwani Foundation.
LATE VINCENT KALLUKARAN
Founder Director – FWF, an industrialist all his life concluded his career as Director of Kallukaran Industries and Men n Machines Pvt Ltd.
All donations in the name of Fourth Wave Foundation are deductible under section 80G of the Income-tax Act 1961
All contributions to Fourth Wave Foundation is tax exempt under 12AA(1)(b)(i) of the Income tax Act 1961.
FWF is registered under the section 11(1) of the Foreign Contributions Regulations Act 2010 Act and is permitted to accept Foreign Contributions
Credibility Alliance Certification:
Fourth Wave Foundation adheres to the international desirable norms prescribed for Good Governance of Voluntary organisations under Credibility Alliance
Certificate registration no CA/87/2013 and is valid from 06-12-2013 to 05 -12- 2018.