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Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, we aspire to be the change in business, we wish to see.
We share the belief that companies should be driven with the purpose to make a difference for the larger good. Therefore we created SIMACES.
SIMACES stands for highest ethical standards, values and Return on Respect.

Skilling & Education

We at AP Globale , believe that education promotes good governance by giving citizens the skills and confidence to become active members of their societies.

Aligning with what the leaders of our country are propagating, we believe in training and cross skilling our citizens. The aim and the goal is not just to enable them to prosper within their own confines, their own societies or their own country, but make a difference at an international level. The key here is to create global citizens and global leaders if possible as they could address global or local challenges such as climate change and inequality. We aim to create a workforce of people who understand enough to recognize the problem and push their society to act.

We visualize and we understand at APG, that through the means of education and skilling, empowerment is possible. This is further directly linked to prosperity and an improvement in the quality of life of the citizens of this country. We also foresee, that by bringing in reforms in the education and skilling sector, we could make a difference in active transformation of our society.

APG Learning

APG Learning

APG Learning has been working towards up-skilling of professionals and farmers through various short and long-term courses. APG Learning has offered 250+ courses in various areas that cover technical skills, forward linkage opportunities, backward linkages, entrepreneurship and exports. APG Learning has trained over 9500 participants since its inception.

SIMACES Leadership Development Program (LDP)

SIMACES Leadership Development Program (LDP)

LDP is designed and developed to help transform you into a successful intrapreneur or entrepreneur.
The course is delivered through a blended learning platform, offering you the flexibility to learn anytime, anywhere – while providing support in the form of workshops, mentorship, incubation and seed funding opportunities. The Program is an initiative by APG Learning.

Impact Fund

For all the large-scale transformation and innovation programmes that we have undertaken, one of the keys to drive these would be funds. This calls for investment which can be generated from within the various pillars of the society.

We at AP Globale (APG) have actively raised impact funds in India for the development of farming, education, skilling and entrepreneurship to keep up the spirit of development alive in the society. We appreciate the impact investors who have been fairly active in accelerating funds and their efforts to boost the society growth.

Our further objective is to distribute these funds in core sectors to ensure a proper balance of demand and supply, feed the gaps which exist and help create an ecosystem to drive major programmes.

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Media

We believe that media is a medium of public education and of social change. Through our media we try our best to positively contribute to our society by creating and curating purposeful content for Print, TV and Digital.

Sakal Media Group

Sakal Media Group

Established in 1932, the Sakal Media Group is the largest independently owned media business in Maharashtra. SMG operates newspapers and magazines in Marathi as well as English with a circulation across Maharashtra and Goa. The Group also has interests in digital media, event management services, commercial printing and also runs a regional television channel. With a workforce of over 3500 and a vendor network that exceeds 25,000, SMG is a people-focused organization. The newspapers and magazines owned by the group in Marathi and English have a combined readership of over 6 million, making it the leading daily in Maharashtra.
 

Print

Sakal (Marathi Newspaper)

Print

Sakal (Marathi Newspaper)

Sakal started out as a 4-page daily in 1932 and has today turned into the voice of Maharashtra, making it one of the top read regional dailies in India and the Number One in Maharashtra.

Sakal Times (English Newspaper)

Sakal Times (English Newspaper)

The Sakal Times is Pune’s oldest English daily and was relaunched in its new avatar in 2004.

Agrowon  (Agriculture Newspaper)

Agrowon (Agriculture Newspaper)

Agrowon is the first agriculture daily worldwide. Launched with an objective of making farmers globally competitive, Agrowon equips farmers with factual information as well as latest technology in the field of agriculture. The popularity of Agrowon is evident from the fact that the newspaper achieved a readership of 1 million within the first 12 months of being launched itself.

Gomantak & Gomantak Times

Gomantak & Gomantak Times

Gomantak and Gomantak Times are dailies published for the State of Goa.
Having made a strong connection with their readers, both publications top the readership charts of the state.

Digital

esakal.com

Digital

esakal.com

Designed to provide news, information and views in the Marathi language, eSakal is today the single largest Marathi community online and the most popular Marathi portal.

TV

Saam TV

TV

Saam TV

Launched in August 2008, Saam TV is the group’s first venture into broadcast media business bringing a global outlook to regional television. High quality programming of Saam TV channel enlightens, inspires and entertains large viewership in Maharashtra.

Advisory & Consulting

As nations are trying to bridge the gap that exists between the fortunate and less fortunate in the world at many levels, such as gender, economics, health, education, etc., it has now been fairly accepted that the current systems and policies in governance have serious limitations. Palladium and AP Globale have created a joint venture in India to implement their shared vision of delivering positive social impact in the country. Palladium India, as the joint venture will be known, will work with governments, businesses and civil society tackle the needs of communities across the country and identify sustainable solutions to meet these needs.

Palladium India along with credible partners has the solution to bridge this gap through mobilizing and connecting the grassroots to boardrooms, thereby transforming society in a speedy manner, which is sustainable, scalable and replicable globally.

Palladium

Palladium

Globally, Palladium has over 50 years of experience delivering development programmes, ranging from economic development and health to governance and humanitarian programming. It is currently operating in 90 countries, and has a global network of 35,000 technical experts. Palladium has worked in India in 10 states, with both national and state governments, to bring about changes that meet the needs of local communities. Palladium has improved health policies and district-level planning, implemented private-public partnership models and strengthened marketing and social franchising initiatives. 

Community Transformation

Community Transformation is one of the major initiatives at APG. To conceptualize and deliver this initiative, we believe in generating awareness, fostering and building strong partnerships and commit ourselves to public service. We would like to invite and incorporate the active participation of the global citizens of our societies to ensure that our initiative on Community Transformation can make real progress. APG has a strong ecosystem of various Foundations and Networks. Through this, we foster public awareness and help meet urgent community needs.

At APG, our aim is to drive and deliver tangible and sustainable solutions to problems in the areas of Agricultural Development, Water & Sanitation, Nutrition, Education, Healthcare and Women Empowerment. The intend and the objective is to bring significant change in a distressed community. Through Community Transformation, we model and assist fund for natural calamities, vocational training, youth and women’s development programs.

Foundations

Delivering Change Foundation

Foundations

Delivering Change Foundation

Founded in 2014, the Delivering Change Foundation helps communities around the world change themselves for the better through their large-scale initiatives.

Sakal Social Foundation

Sakal Social Foundation

Sakal Social Foundation has been helping society for the last 70 years through creating or identifying high-impact solutions in diverse fields such as: Agricultural Development, Water & Sanitation, Nutrition, Education, Healthcare & Women Empowerment.

Sakal Relief Fund

Sakal Relief Fund

The Sakal Relief Fund has been raising funds and extending financial assistance during natural calamities in India since 1943. Sakal Relief Fund is one of the largest donors in India.

Pune Blind School

Pune Blind School

The Poona School and Home for the Blind was established in the year 1934 as a boy's school only. A separate school for blind girls came into existence in the year 1974. Soon thereafter, a vocational training centre for girls was established in order to make them self-sufficient in the outside world. Training these students for self-employment and rehabilitation was the objective of starting this blind school.

Sakal India Foundation

Sakal India Foundation

The Sakal India Foundation (SIA) was founded in 1959 as an educational organization dedicated to providing enriched learning experiences. Sakal India Foundations provides scholarships to Indian students proposing to pursue post-graduate studies abroad or research studies leading to Ph.D.

Women's Network

Tanishka

Women's Network

Tanishka

The Tanishka Women’s Network is a community based network that is committed to the cause of upholding women’s dignity and mainstreaming their role and responsibility in the social and economic transformation of society.

Founded on April 11, 2013, the network today has a membership base of more than 110,000 members in Maharashtra, India. The broad areas in which the network actively conducts projects are land rights, education, health, water and sanitation, environment, livelihoods, leadership and public participation in governance.

Youth Network

Young Inspirator Network

Youth Network

Young Inspirator Network

Young Inspirators Network (YIN) is a voluntary alliance of young citizens striving for positive change within their individual, professional and societal spheres. The objective of YIN is to integrate the youth as a dynamic force in nation transformation, ensuring direct outcome through tangible results. Today, the Young Inspirators Network has more than 1.6 million members.

Mahan Rastra Network

Mahan Rastra Network

The Mahan Rashtra Network (MRN) is an inclusive network of local leaders from across the state of Maharashtra. Launched on 1st December 2016, thousands of local leaders and change-makers have registered with the network and the numbers are growing day by day. The network has been instrumental in collating the expectations of citizens across the state. As next steps, DCF Advisory will enable the decision makers in the government machinery to take cognizance of these expectations and include them in schemes and initiatives through the Chief Minister’s Transformation Councils.
Today, more than 8400 Forum has been formed with 1,08,596 member registrations.

SYMPLE

SYMPLE

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Events

We produce conferences, forums and festivals
by bringing together people from across the world to translate good ideas into real results on the ground. All of our formats are purpose driven.

SURGE

SURGE

SURGE is a festival of future. An initiative to ideate, incubate, integrate and showcase Innovation. SURGE brings together the entire value chain of Smart, Urban Development on a definitive platform, where stakeholders get to engage with decision-makers, ideas get turned into execution, vision gets transformed into reality.

Surge will first take place in November 2018 in Pimpri Chinchwad, India.

Krishi Culture

Krishi Culture

Krishi Culture is a one day Summit that aims to impart knowledge to the farmers about smart farming through the latest technologies, trends and tools.

The Summit will showcase innovative products and solutions in the agriculture eco-system and closed-door session where start-ups will pitch their innovations and businesses to potential financiers/ Venture Capitalists.

The first Summit will take place in October 2018 in Pune, India.

Educon

Educon

Initiated in 2005 as a small platform to discuss pressing issues, share ideas, knowledge and experience in the educational field, Educon met with instant success in India. This success encouraged us to make the event an international property and ever since, Educon took place in Thailand, Sri-Lanka, Malaysia, Dubai, Shanghai, Istanbul, Paris and Tel-Aviv. In 2015 Educon was conducted in Karlsruhe, Germany under the patronage of the Government of Baden-Wuerttemberg.

Delivering Change Forum

Delivering Change Forum

The Delivering Change Forum (DCF) provides a global stage to amplify the impact of concept proven models, interactive sessions for attendees to challenge approaches and share expertise in a Forum to shape the Global Development Agenda.

The first Delivering Change Forum took place in 2017 in Mumbai with more than 850 participants.
The next Forum will take place in September 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

Special Projects & SPV

Special Projects are those special initiatives which are undertaken keeping in mind challenges that exists in society for which conventional solutions are not the norm. For this, we create special solutions to overcome these challenges.

Delivering Smart Villages

Delivering Smart Villages

Delivering Change Foundation (DCF) together with Jethro and Vital Capital developed the “Agrowon Smart Village” (ASV) model. ASV is an innovative rural settlement concept with unique economic and social characteristics. The ASV project will provide the tools, know-how and infrastructure needed to make the agricultural business vibrant and successful, giving a significant boost to the local economy and thus enabling farmers to live their lives with dignity, leading them to prosperity.

Delivering Change Ventures

Delivering Change Ventures

Delivering Change Ventures has committed itself to make India the next Startup Hub of the World starting with Maharashtra. We are committed to provide a platform to the Israel Startup Eco System to expand their market in India. This will help the Israeli startups to expand their business in India and Indian consumers will have access to new product and service innovations. This will also provide local Startups to access the Israel Eco System including technology, funding & more.

Delivering Smart Cities

Delivering Smart Cities

The Smart Cities Mission is adopted by the Government of India (GoI) as an innovation to drive infrastructural, economic, environmental and social growth of its cities in order to provide an improved quality of life to its citizens. The motto of the smart city initiative is to “put people first”. However, this cannot be achieved without citizen’s direct involvement in the vision development, issues listing, planning and solution development process. 

Since we are good at creating and binding communities with a common cause, many Municipal Corporations offered us to become their Citizen Engagement Partners.