National Conference on “Corporate Community Investment – A CSR Activity”

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AssochamNational Conference on “Corporate Community Investment – A CSR Activity” Building Competitiveness for Inclusive Growth

11th March 2011at ASSOCHAM House, New Delhi
Chief Guest
Shri R.P.N. Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State for Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, GOI
Guest of Honour
Shri D.K. Mittal, Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, GOI
BACKGROUND
Over the last one and half decade, following globalization and liberalization, India Inc has gone through a tremendous transformation in all spheres -stature, reach & outlook.    .

There is a growing acceptance among Indian Inc that community development cannot be seen in isolation and it is no longer a task confined to the Government alone.   The growth and performance of an industry heavily depends on community resources and hence investing in the community development means building and adding to the competitiveness of the industry itself.

Therefore, Corporate India is increasingly looking at community development, not mere a charity or CSR work, but as a strategic investment which would finally lead to improvement in competitiveness, image building, enhancement in shareholder value, development of employees morale & loyalty and finally expansion of the market base.

Among various activities of community development, Education is considered and recognized by the Corporate Leadership as the most important priority issue which would have a decisive impact on the future competitiveness of the communities in general and industry at large.

Objective
To deliberate, discuss and re-emphasis that contrary to “Charity” which means “Give Away” the “Corporate Community Investment” reflects the true value, a company can derive – it is an investment that helps mitigate risks, enhance brand value, gain acceptability / market access and finally improve the bottom-line.
A real-time update, analysis and review of existing scenario – progress, challenges and opportunities.
How business, government and non-profit organizations can collaborate and work together furthering the agenda.
The conference will also present live examples of companies benefiting from “Corporate Community Investment” and discuss how companies can further enhance their engagement in “Community Development” in partnership with NGOs and development organizations.

Focus Area
Corporate Community Investment – Aligning Strategic Objectives and Building Competitiveness

To showcase how business can serve as an agent of change and align their strategic objectives while advancing economic and social development.  It would especially deliberate on case studies demonstrating why and how companies need to invest in community sustainability and future development.

Corporate Community Investment :  Building & Sustaining Partnership with NGOs
To present the contours of the on-going partnership between corporate and NGOs in carrying out activities pertaining to community development and “what is next” to strengthen it further for improved, better and concrete outcomes.

CEOs Round Table on “Corporate Community Investment : The Roadmap Ahead

To present the views / perspectives of TOP CEOs towards Corporate Community Investment and deliberate and discuss the “The Roadmap Ahead” to further deepen the involvement of India Inc. in community development.

Eminent Invited Speakers
Mr. Amjad Ali, CMD, The Sohrab Group
Mr. Manoj Jayaswal, CMD, Abhijeet Group
Dr. (Mrs.) Pragnya Ram, Group Executive President – Corporate Communications and CSR, Aditya Birla Management Corp. Ltd
Mr. Amalendu Pal, Chief Executive, Partners in Change
Mr. Sanjeev Singhal, Global President, Spice Global Investment Pvt. Ltd.
Dr. Jean Dreze, Honorary Professor, Delhi School of Economics
Mr. T K Vishwanath, Secretary, Gita Mittal Foundation

Contact details:
Mr. Kumar Dewashis, Mob: 9873455460
Mr. Hitesh Khanna, Mob: 9899172904
Mr. Rahul Chandra, Mob: 9911308421
The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India
ASSOCHAM Corporate Office, 1, Community Centre Zamrudpur
Kailash Colony, New Delhi – 110 048
Phone: 46550555 (Hunting Line)
Fax: 46536481/46536482 46536497/46536498
Email: kumar.dewashis@assocham.com, hitesh.khanna@assocham.com, rahul.chandra@assocham.com, assocham@nic.in

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