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Business Standard CSR awards 2017: Power-packed jury picks best three

The awards for the best social entrepreneur, best social enterprise, and the most socially aware corporate for the year were selected by a five-member jury

MEET THE JURY: (From left) Pratham Education Foundation Co-Founder & CEO Madhav Chavan, GiveIndia Director & CEO Atul Satija, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Chairman S Ramadorai (chairman of jury), Basix Group Founder & Chairman Vijay Mahajan, and
MEET THE JURY: (From left) Pratham Education Foundation Co-Founder & CEO Madhav Chavan, GiveIndia Director & CEO Atul Satija, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Chairman S Ramadorai (chairman of jury), Basix Group Founder & Chairman Vijay Mahajan, and Bain Capital Private Equity MD & Tata Trusts Trustee Amit Chandra. Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar

For Matthew Spacie, the 51-year-old founder and executive chairman of Magic Bus, the transformative power of sports is unparalleled when it comes to children. A former rugby player, Spacie set up his organisation two decades ago with a small fund, largely put together with his own contribution and that of his friends. Today Magic Bus impacts 400,000 children in 69 districts across 21 states in India and has affiliates in the UK, the US, and Germany.  Just as fascinating is the work being done by Pradan, an organisation that has worked for three decades and more with ...