CSR India Conclave 2013
Orgaziser : Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal
Date: October 4, 2013
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Member, Communication Cell,
Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal
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“India is one of the developing countries where globalization, economic growth, investment and business activity is likely to have the most dramatic social and environmental impacts (both positive and negative)”- World Bank, 2006.
Objectives of CSR India Conclave 2013:
To discuss progress and achievements in the CSR arena in India.
To provide guidance and address challenges and opportunities in ensuring inclusive growth in the business strategies.
To elaborate on the necessity of monitoring and evaluating CSR initiatives
To share experiences and solutions with industry experts and stakeholder in relation to achieving inclusive growth in India.
The business sector is faced with new responsibilities, new challenges and new opportunities to be explored in order to make poverty and squalor a thing of the past. Philanthropy among businesses has always existed. The Gandhian principle of trusteeship expresses the inherent duties of the business enterprises towards its consumers, workers, community and the mutual responsibilities of these to one another. In India, all leading corporate houses are involved in programs covering areas like education, health, livelihood creation, skill development, and empowerment of weaker sections of society.CSR is the continuing commitment by business houses to behave ethically and contribute to economic development while improving the quality of life of the workforce and local community at large.
This year’s CSR conclave will discuss the CSR and Inclusive Growth for India and elaborate on where we stand at this juncture. It will play host to different entities in the development sector like the Government, NGOs, Corporates, International Multilateral organizations, to discuss the way forward and best case practices, to achieve social justice and equity in India.
It shall also shed light on reasons for low performance of various indicators and be a platform to learn and share with professionals and experts, from different sphere on the development fora.
Corporate Social Responsibility or CSR is an extension of an organization’s efforts in fostering strong corporate governance and ensuring the sustainability of business. The Social responsibility of business refers to its obligation to take those decisions and perform those actions which are desirable in terms of the objectives and values of our society.
The assumption of social responsibilities by business enterprises implies that they respect the aspirations of society and would try their best to contribute to the achievement of these aspirations along with their profit interests.