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NEW DELHI: THINK MEDIA INC is organizing Odisha CSR Conclave (http://odishacsr.in/), Panel Discussion & Award Ceremony on “Integrating CSR into strategic Management Processes”on 17th January, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, at Hotel Swosti Premium, P-1, Jaydev Vihar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, Sandeep Behera, co-founder of Think Media informed.
“The Conclave is structured towards sharing perspectives, experiences and good practices in CSR that will enable business leaders, Government representatives, CSR Professionals and members from the Civil Society to analyze different strategies for mainstreaming CSR and work towards equitable overall development.”, he added.
Think Media Inc. is a new venture established with a simple objective to create an impact on the society by providing all the updates on inspirational news which we call as positive news for all the genres across the world, through the web portal www.thinknewsmedia.com. Presently the portal is under construction and will be live soon.
The portal will be highly interactive covering all information of corporates through corporate communications, advertising, media and marketing which will be the highlight of this unique venture. Our quest for excellence will surely turn Think Media Inc., into India’s largest site in its space.
Think Media Inc. will host a series of events in the Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities initially to promote its Tagline- “Sharing Positive News”.
Today CSR has emerged as a significant theme in the global business community and is gradually becoming a mainstream activity. These trends have contributed to the pressure on companies to operate in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable way. A well-managed CSR creates social and environmental value, while supporting company’s business objectives and enhancing relationships with key stakeholders and customers.
Corporate Responsibility, as a concept, in practice and its place in business strategy is evolving rapidly. The journey has been a long one, from a focus on corporate philanthropy to CSR to the current preoccupation with Sustainability.
Indian businesses have been at the forefront of this journey, creating several pioneering models on the road to CSR and inclusion.
Another noteworthy trend to note is the emerging interest of CSR among SMEs in India. Many units are looking for sound CSR advice and ways to infuse CSR into their business and making it cost-effective and impactful at the same time.
By formally including CSR under Clause 135 of the recently passed Companies Bill 2012, the Government of India has in a way clarified the construct of CSR in India by suggesting that it is a set of actions of a company that benefits society at large, which inter alia includes communities and the environment. Formulated by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), the Companies Bill specifies that CSR is an important area of functioning for corporates and warrants Board level leadership and follow through. This has further reiterated the fact that CSR is expected to be a core corporate function of business entities.
Conclave Scope and Objective
The Conclave is structured towards sharing perspectives, experiences and good practices in CSR that will enable business leaders, Government representatives, CSR Professionals and members from the Civil Society to analyze different strategies for mainstreaming CSR and work towards equitable overall development.
Focusing on the theme of “Embedding CSR into Business Strategy”, the objectives of the Conclave will be as follows:
Create a knowledge platform at a state level by bringing together policy makers, media, civil society, academic and development agencies, to disseminate and discuss the issues of integrating CSR into strategic management processes.
The conclave will be an advocacy and capacity building initiative providing an orientation on the ‘how’ and ‘what’ of CSR with a special emphasis for the medium and emerging corporates especially with respect to the Clause 135, of the recently passed Companies Bill 2012.
Leveraging CSR for achieving the State Development Goals.
Exploring linkages between CSR and Corporate Sustainability using concepts and frameworks like NVG Guidelines, Global Compact, GRIs etc.
Leverage on the learning, by showcasing innovative CSR practices with significant contributions to development to inspire and lead change and explore ways / strategies for scaling up.
Understand the roles and strengths of various stakeholders and explore ways to partner, collaborate and strengthen the value chain to effectively reach the last mile on a sustainable basis.
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