SOCIAL IMPACT Innovation
Mandar managed Shell's GameChanger program on social innovation, focusing on investing in novel solutions to social and environmental challenges that would create shared (blended) value - for business and society. Through the portfolio of investments, the program strived to showcase that global brands can and must play a greater role (beyond just CSR/philanthropy) to enable and scale social impact.
Mandar is an acclaimed social intrapreneur and winner of the prestigious "Ashoka League of Intrapreneurs" award for his efforts to design and facilitate an innovation learning program at Shell to over 2000 colleagues using meditation techniques.
Mandar, regularly consults brands across the world on social innovation. Be inspired to reach out here.
Mandar is currently a Visiting Scholar at the School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution at George Mason University. Through his pioneering thought leadership, Mandar leads innovation workshops for brands on making peace profitable.
In 2017, Mandar produced a documentary film "From India With Love" - which shares the transformational experience of a group of victims of violence from America during their travel across India in search of solace, healing and wisdom to reinvigorate nonviolence in America. This documentary film was screened by Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). The community screening brought together police officers and community members in the shared mission of promoting peace, compassion and nonviolence.
In 2018, Mandar also hosted the inaugural World Summit for Countering Violent Extremism on occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's 149th birth anniversary that brought over 120 change-makers from across the world to discuss solutions that promote peace and nonviolence.
leadership & MEDITATION
Mandar is a senior faculty member of leadership development programs offered by The International Association for Human Values - a not for profit, 501c3 non governmental organization in special consultative status at the UN. Over the past decade, Mandar has taught meditation to thousands of people including police officers, victims of violence, returning veterans, inner city youth and educators.