Our CSR Agenda Should be Ours, Global Conference on CSR on 16-17 April in Mumbai

By Rusen Kumar

MUMBAI: With the objectives of demystifying and facilitating various organizations to understand the requirements for integrating CSR with their core business operations, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs along with Samabhavana is organizing a 2 day “Global Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility- India” on 16th and 17th April, 2013 at the Lotus Room, Hotel Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai. INDIACSR is online partner in the event.

The Inaugural function will be graced by Mr. Tony Tenicela, Global Leader and Business Development Executive – IBM USA; Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala, Executive Director- Wockhardt; Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, Director General and CSO, IICA; Padma Bhushan Smt Rajashree Birla, Chairperson, FICCI Aditya Birla Centre for Excellence.

With the introduction of the Companies Bill in the Parliament and with its new provisions on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) there is a big paradigm shift. The CSR has moved from myth to reality. This shift has been possible due to the initiatives undertaken by the government, financial institutions, NGOs and other stakeholders. With the new game change, the companies definitely need to reconsider their CSR strategy. The intention of government and purpose of bill is definitely not to make a rigid structure which will constrain the creativity and imagination of the Corporates.

“In fact the bill provides great flexibility to business and industry for strategizing and conducting their CSR initiatives. It will actually enhance their efforts, provide an even broader platform and re-energize their efforts. Our CSR Agenda should be ours.”, Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, Director General & CEO, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA).

“What we do in CSR should have a strong Indian orientation and we must use our CSR initiatives to address our particular Social, Economic and Environmental challenges; Hence, an increasing number of companies are interested to make their business operations sustainable and struggling to establish clear processes that would help them set goals, measure, monitor and report CSR.” He added.

“We propose to have a technical session on Synergies, Partnerships & Project Execution- Roles of Govt, Corporates & Civil Society, It is my privilege to invite you to give a presentation/panel discussion and to share your perspective with the audience.”, Jasmir Thakur, Secretary & Executive Officer, Samabhavana Society informed INDIACSR.

“The technical session is slated on 17th April 2013 from 10.00 am to 11.30 am followed by a Q & A session. “, she added.

Contact information:
Jasmir Thakur
Secretary & Executive Officer
Samabhavana Society

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