Tri-Impact

Tri-Impact incorporates three Ps: people, the planet, and prosperity. We work on the three Ps in a holistic manner that promotes social inclusion, climate action, and sustainable business development through proven collaborative approaches.

Vision: We envision a world where stakeholders collectively work to achieve environmental education and action, prioritize the well-being of all individuals, especially the marginalized, and nurture a harmonious balance between business growth and the conservation of nature and cultural heritage.

Mission: We nurture collaborative stakeholder support for local environmental initiatives, educate consumers to cultivate a preference for nature-friendly heritage textiles, and implement programs aimed at enhancing the well-being of workers and micro-businesses.

Theory of Change: By involving consumers in local environmental initiatives and creatively educating them about the impact of their fashion choices, we ncourage them to choose sustainable fashion, like nature-friendly heritage textiles, over fast fashion, and synthetics. This shift in consumer preferences, coupled with collaboration among policymakers, businesses, and the public, leads to support for eco-friendly heritage textiles and the entrepreneurs and workers associated with them. As a result, workers enjoy better conditions, eco-conscious businesses thrive, cultural traditions endure, and progress is made in social and environmental justice. Our strategy aims to change consumer perspectives and promote cooperation to create a fairer, more sustainable fashion industry, benefiting both people and the planet.

Strategy: 

Tri-Impact Global implements a four-pillar strategy:

A) Stakeholder collaboration building:

  • Form alliances with policymakers, industry associations, and NGOs to help in the effective execution of policies supporting heritage textiles and combating counterfeits.
  • Develop hyperlocal stakeholder collaborations to bridge last-mile gaps in implementing the programs of the government, CSR, and nonprofit organizations to improve worker well-being, including health, social security, and financial literacy.

B) Targeted consumer education:

  • Implement innovative programs to raise awareness and action on environmental issues.
  • Utilize digital marketing, influencer partnerships, and cultural entrepreneurs to build awareness of fast fashion’s negative impacts and highlight the benefits of nature-friendly heritage textiles.
  • Collaborate with relevant authorities and promote consumer trust for Silk Mark and Handloom Mark established by the government.

C) Market development and access:

  • Support micro-producers of heritage textiles in enhancing quality and credibility.
  • Train and support cultural entrepreneurs to connect with consumers.
  • Build partnerships with ethical fashion businesses, brands, and retailers.

D) Capacity building and empowerment:

  • Recognize and encourage collective environmental actions.
  • Provide tailored stakeholder support to micro-businesses for market access.
  • Empower marginalized communities, especially women, within the sector.
  • Prioritize initiatives enhancing entrepreneurship and leadership opportunities.

New Era Opportunity

The sustainability Era in global trade, created by changes in the laws, new regulations, and consumer preferences worldwide, is an excellent opportunity for India.

India, a fast-growing economy, is committed to achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Sustainability Era is an excellent opportunity for the Indian economy as there is still a long journey for the country to cover in a shorter time. India has the chance to walk on two legs- Sustainability and Growth.

Making millions of informal workers visible

The Sustainable Development Goals 2030 see poverty reduction and inclusive growth as one of the most significant challenges. India has to do a lot in this area as the Indian economy is still characterized by a vast majority of informal or unorganized employment. India’s economic growth and development crucially depend on the financial viability of the informal economy. Hence its visibility and upliftment are the need of the hour. Tri-Impact Global has set up a one-stop digital platform for informal workers, called WorkersJoint, to capitalize on their strengths and talents, making them visible to employers and helping them explore better employment opportunities.

The WorkersJoint platform provides ease to informal workers to become visible and employable and reach their full potential, at the same time enabling enterprises to hire and increase productivity in their businesses. In addition to facilitating employment opportunities, the other pertinent feature of the initiative includes linking informal workers with different social security schemes of the government, linking them with bank accounts, recognizing their prior learning, and providing soft skill training to improve their employability, to name a few.

WorkersJoint program is set on a mission to create a database of one million verified artisans and informal workers in the next five years and carry out innovative partnerships with enterprises to promote responsible hiring.

Promoting best practices of sustainability  

Tri-Impact also observed too much negativity regarding businesses and their supply chains. It is necessary to talk about the problems but pointing out negativity without understanding the context and culture and without having relevant data or no data does not solve the problem. Negativity discourages companies from taking any steps beyond basic compliances. We strongly believe that there is a need to focus on the examples of positive efforts of the companies to build a momentum of inspiration and motivation and to nurture enabling mechanisms through collaborations to achieve sustainable positive impacts on a larger scale.

Examples of positive change can potentially motivate transformative improvements at the base of the Global Supply Chains. Tri-Impact Global has been working with thousands of production units in India. Building on its strength, Tri-Impact Global is documenting, sharing, and enabling examples of best practices to ensure they spread and flourish on a larger scale to contribute toward Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The organization achieves it through meaningful collaborations with citizens, companies, organizations, government programs, and policies.

Building meaningful collaborations

Tri-Impact is designed to leverage the power of citizens, sustainability institutions, regulations, good essence of the companies, and best practices by integrating the enormous transformative potential of digital and climate action technologies.

Partner Organisations

Partner Companies

Tri-Impact Partnership

Tri-Impact partnership documents the businesses’ good efforts, practices, and policies to develop their Tri-Impact profile. It also co-creates a plan of action for the businesses to set and achieve their sustainability goals. The partnership helps businesses attract resources and forge new alliances with like-minded companies worldwide to achieve their goals.

Please see below a few Tri-Impact profiles in write up and a video format.

Tri-Impact Profile of Jaipur Rugs
Tri-Impact Profile of Raaga Textiles
Tri-Impact Profile of Tulsiram Rugs
Tri-Impact Profile of Deep Collections

Tri-Impact builds collaborations with

Workers

To make workers visible to better employers by bridging the digital divide and promoting responsible hiring, recognizing workers’ prior learning and skills, and improving workers’ employable skills to help achieve upward economic and social mobility. To provide workers access to good health services, help educate their children, and take care of their families.

International Businesses

To enrich the impact on working conditions for workers and environmental action in their supply chains in India by facilitating adequate Due-Diligence, building capacity, and support systems to promote responsible and sustainable practices at the base of the supply chains.

Indian Businesses

To promote the growth of sustainability-based products and practices and enrich the positive impact on workers, communities, and the environment.

Supply Chain Sustainability and Climate Action Organizations

To enrich social and environmental impact at the base of the global supply chain by implementing and promoting innovative approaches, studies, capacity building, documentation, adoption of best practices, and climate action technology.

Media Coverage

Workers' Well-Being Activities 4 July 2023 APMC Aligarh
Workers' Well-Being Activities 4 July 2023 APMC Aligarh
Workers' Well-Being Activities 4 July 2023 APMC Aligarh
Workers' Well-Being Activities 4 July 2023 APMC Aligarh

Collaborative Stakeholder Action

Tri-Impact Global creates hyperlocal stakeholder collaborations to use their combined motivation and resources to help marginalized workers and farmers overcome the poverty trap and achieve upward economic and social mobility.