NEW DELHI : In order to deepen the understanding about CSR, its challenges and opportunities, India’s leading child rights NGO, CRY – Child Rights and You, organized a corporate responsibility summit across India to provide a platform for major CSR players to define and drive their CSR strategies
In its 4th year, the CSR summit travelled through Bengaluru and Mumbai, culminating in Delhi.
Master class session in Delhi focused on how to communicate and market CSR to drive and support corporate goals, articulating long term CSR strategy, impact measurement and reporting.
It was facilitated by a team of Corporate Governance and Citizenship, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. The summit also saw the presentation of 3 rd edition of Child Rights Champion award to recognize the vision, policies, significance of initiatives, impact and sustainability of CSR strategies of different corporations. SRF limited won the Child Rights Champion award for working on the holistic development of 23,000 students and 2,500 out of school children from poor and backward communities.
Mr. Suresh Reddy, Director – SRF Foundation , on receiving the award, said, “We are honoured to receive this award. SRF’s social responsibility program believes in quality education and training
that inspires children and youth from all sections of society to achieve individual aspirations and build a better society for tomorrow, through knowledge, skills and values.”
A panel discussion followed the awards ceremony on the topic of ‘Seeding Sustainability’ in business strategy and operations, with sustainability experts like Mr. Shankar Venkateswaran – Chief, Tata
Sustainability Group, Ms. Namrata Rana – Director, Futurescape and Ms. Maneesha Chadha – Head – Corporate Citizenship at Citibank India. Anita Bala Sharad, Director, Resource Generation–CRY said
“Our experience of working with organizations for more than 30 years in child rights space inform us that whenever there is a deep commitment from corporates to work on
children’s issues, the benefits are long term and sustainable. We hope to take this opportunity and craft out their CSR strategies with a long-term vision and play an active role is solving issues that face us ”
The agenda of the Summit was to Focus on use of Comprehensive Approach to Create Effective Sustainable CSR Strategies Corporate Social Responsibility has emerged as a significant theme in the Indian business community.