Pune CSR-Nonprofit Summit supports rural development & women’s empowerment in India

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PUNE: On the 20 – 21 of January, 2012, the internationally sponsored CSR-Nonprofit Summit will bring together corporations and nonprofit organizations in support of rural development and women’s empowerment in India. Hosted by Elon University’s Periclean Scholars, Comprehensive Rural Health Project, Jamkhed (CRHP), and SOSVA Training and Promotion Institute (STAPI), this invitation-only conference seeks to connect corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives to promising nonprofit organizations working in India, principally in the state of Maharashtra. The Summit takes place at the Maratha Chamber of Commerce, Industries & Agriculture in Pune.

The introduction of the new Companies Bill 2011 has brought greater attention to CSRinitiatives. If passed, this new law would requirelarge Indian corporations to contribute two percent of their annual net profits towards CSR activities. The CSR-Nonprofit Summit aims to enhance support for this national priority by providing opportunities for increased understanding, networking, and collaboration, between corporations and nonprofit organizations.

During the two-day conference, participants will engage in plenary sessions, workshops, and networking meetings. Ms. Vandana Krishna, I.A.S. Principal Secretary Women and Child Development Department, will deliver the keynote address.

Other highlights of the conference include a discussion on CSR investment strategies by Indian corporations, a presentation of successful models for rural women’s development, and conversations on bridging the gap between CSR departments and nonprofit organizations. As of today,close to 30 corporations and 60 nonprofits have confirmed their participation in the Summit.

Through creative programming participants will gain a better appreciation for the evolving CSR climate. Sessions emphasizing networking opportunities will link companies to reputable nonprofit organizations. The development of sustainable partnerships between Summit participants will serve to generate long-term support for women’s empowerment and rural development in India.

Website: www.csr-nonprofit.org

Contact email: csr.nonprofit@gmail.com

Conference Venue: MCCIA Trade Tower, 5 Floor, SenapatiBapat Road, Pune.

Contact phone number: (STAPI) Tel: +91 – 20 – 2668  2714, 2668 7900, 2669 6212

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