Social Responsibility

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Samena Capital’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an integral part of the firm’s philosophy.

Over the past 9 years we have used our extensive networks to aid and enhance a number of philanthropic initiatives, which has since culminated in the collective desire to establish a more structured means of contribution, creating value at the intersection of business and society.

Samena Foundation

The Samena Foundation was incorporated in May 2016 as a philanthropic establishment, funded by the Samena Capital Management bonus pool. The core objectives of the Foundation include poverty relief, youth empowerment, and the advancement of education.
In its first initiative in 2016, the Foundation partnered with the Lila Poonawalla Foundation; a charitable trust with the vision of supporting academically outstanding girls hailing from underprivileged backgrounds in the Pune district of Maharashtra, India. In collaboration with the Asha Centre (UK), twenty four deserving young graduates were selected to participate in a three week Advanced Personal Development and Sustainable Leadership Programme. The ambition of this programme was to provide practical life skills to better enable these young women to become confident and responsible leaders, empowering them to contribute to their local communities back home.

WorldView

We are pleased to be associated with WorldView, a not-for-profit initiative that offers development support to films and film makers that give a different WorldView to global audiences via all media platforms, from cinema to mobile. Over the last decade, WorldView has seed funded over 300 projects, including the Academy Award 2013 nominee ‘5 Broken Cameras’ and BAFTA winning ‘My Brother The Devil’.

WorldView

Charity Cricket Match

Samena Capital participated in a 20/20 Charity Cricket Match with team captains Sir Tim Rice and Shane Warne. Samena Capital’s team, captained by the legendary Shane Warne won the match and donated the match proceeds to The Vineyard, which provides shelter, food and support for Richmond borough’s homeless and Momentum, a Kingston charity which provides support for children being treated for cancer and their families.

Little Dreams Foundation

Little Dreams Foundation was founded in Switzerland in February 2000 by Phil and Orianne Collins. The foundation aims to help children, whether underprivileged or disabled, between the ages of 4-16 who have special gift in athletics or arts to make their dreams come true who may otherwise be not able to due to financial hardship. Samena Capital supported this venture at a magical evening at our last Strategic Ownership Group Meeting in Istanbul in April 2012.

Vishvas Foundation

Samena Capital also supports The Vishvas Foundation in India, a spiritual, social, cultural and educational organization established in 1978 by Gurudev Shri Swami Vishvas Ji as its Founder & Head. Samena Capital is pleased to be associated with such a thoughtful foundation.