Report on CSR Conclave & Awards 2014

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Date of the event: March 21, 2014
Venue: Hotel Royal Plaza, 19, Ashoka Road, New Delhi – 110001

The objective of the event:
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 stake holder in relation to achieving inclusive growth in India.

THE INAUGURAL SESSION
Opening Remarks by Mr. Vijay MichihitoBatra, Founder & Chief Editor, Think Media Inc
Special Address by Mr. K.K. Upadhyay, Head CSR, FICCI
Keynote Speaker byMr. AnuragBatra, Chairman- Businessworld and Chairman  & Editor-in-chief- exchange4media group
Inaugural Address by Ms. Sara Wilshaw, Minister (Commercial) & Trade Program Manager at the High Commission of Canada in India

SESSION I
The topic of the first session was “When CSR Meets HR” and it was moderated by Mr. Ravi Chaudhry, Founder and Chairman, Cenext Consulting. The speakers in the session included:
Lt. Gen.Rajender Singh, CEO, DLF Foundation
Cmdr. V. K. Jaitly, Speaker, Corporate Trainer & Coach
Mr. VishwasPrabhu Tendulkar, CSR Consultant

SESSION II
The topic of the second session was “Education” and it was moderated by Mr. Krishan Khanna, Chairman, iWatch. The speakers in the session included:
Mr. Vijay K. Thadani, CEO, NIIT Limited & Co-Founder, NIIT University
Dr. Nikhil Sinha, Vice Chancellor of Shiv Nadar University
Mr. Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO, Datawind Limited
Mr. Nigel Phillips, CEO, Career Life College

SESSION III
The topic of the third session was “Base of the Pyramid” and it was moderated byMr. Krishan Khanna, Chairman, iWatch. The speakers in the session included:
Dr. L. K. Vaswani, Director, KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM)
Brigadier Rajiv Williams, Corporate Head-CSR, Jindal Stainless Limited
Ms. Jane E. Schukoske, CEO, S. M. Sehgal Foundation

SESSION IV
The topic of the fourth session was “Health” and it was moderated by Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala, Trustee & CEO, Wockhardt Foundation. The speakers in the session included:
Mr. Amit Bhatnagar, MD Accuster Technologies Pvt. Limited
Ms. DevikaSarin, Partnerships and Development Manager, South & East Asia, Dimagi

SESSION V
The topic of the fifth session was “Three Pillars” and it was moderated byMs. Ruchira Gujral, Corporate Engagement Officer, UNICEF. The speakers in the session included:
Mr. Vijay Chadda, CEO, Bharti Foundation
Mr. CharuduttPanigrahi, Founder, FIDR
Ms. Shruti Nada Poddar, Founder, Shruti Foundation & SHE Worldwide

SESSION VI
The topic of the sixth session was “Environmental Sustainability and Clean Technology” and it was moderated by Mr. BibhutiPradhan, Chief Manager-HR, Indian Oil Corporation Limited. The speakers in the session included:
Ms. Brinda Malhotra, Head – CSR, Aircel Limited
Mr. Satish Jha, Chairman – ECCO Electronics Private Limited

SESSION VII
The topic of the seventh session was “Women Empowerment” and it was moderated byMs. PoojaGianchandani, Group Head – Policy and Development, IL&FS Education. The speakers in the session included:
Prof. Snehanand (Ravi) Sinha, Chairperson,Centre for Social Innovation – Bimtech
Dr. M. J. Xavier, Executive Director – VIT University
Ms. BaishaliBomjan, Director CCS Academy & Asia Center for Enterprise

The above sessions were attended by more than 150 delegates. The entire conclave was very interactive, engaging, energetic and power-packed. The speakers discussed, debated and answered hundreds of questions put forward by the attendees comprising of CEO’s, MD’s, VP’s, and CSR Heads from PSU’s, NGO’s, Corporate Houses, Academicians, and CSR Practitioners. Besides India, it also comprised of attendants from countries like Germany, Australia, Canada, UK, and many more.

AWARD CEREMONY conferring the BEST CSR PRACTICES AWARD 2014

The event received more than 200 Nominationsfrom different industry verticals from all across the country. The list of winners is given below:

CATEGORY WINNER
CSR Leader of the Year Tata Housing Development Company Limited
CSR Company of the Year Essar Steel India Limited, Vizag
Best CSR Practices Award SesaSterlite Limited, Jharsuguda
Outstanding CSR Award in the Electronic Media Sector New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV)
Best CSR Practices Award in Skill Development NIIT Foundation
Best CSR Practices Award for Support & Improvement in Quality of Education JINDAL POWER LIMITED
Outstanding CSR Award in the Print Media Sector DainikBhaskar Group
Outstanding CSR Award in the Infrastructure Sector LANCO Foundation
Pathbreaking CSR Award in the Power Generation Sector ODISHA POWER GENERATION CORPORATION LIMITED (OPGC)
Outstanding CSR Award in the Oil & Gas Sector Indian Oil Corporation Limited
Outstanding CSR Award in the Mining Sector Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO)
Best CSR Practices Award for Innovative Efforts for Sustainable Growth Godawari Power &Ispat Limited
Best CSR Practices Award in Health & Hygiene Monnet Ispat& Energy Limited
Outstanding CSR Award in Cinema Exhibition & Entertainment Sector PVR Limited
Pathbreaking CSR Award in Power Distribution Sector BSES Rajdhani& Yamuna Power Limited
Good Samaritan Award in CSR Practices GMR Chhattisgarh Energy Limited, Raikheda
Excellence Award in Health & Hygiene Accuster Technologies Pvt. Limited
Outstanding CSR Contribution in the Media Sector NGO India
Best CSR Practices Award in Women Empowerment Aayush Institute of Medical Science Pvt. Ltd.
Best CSR Practices Award in Livelihood AROH Foundation
Outstanding CSR Award in the Real Estate Sector Ashiana Housing Limited
Outstanding CSR Award in the Cement Sector JK Lakshmi Cement Limited
Best CSR Practices Award for Developing Sustainable Strategies Tata Housing Development Company Limited

The event also comprised of an exhibition arena where CSR products were displayed.

The event unveiled a CSR Magazine comprising of articles by CSR leaders from India & abroad, CSR Case Studies by PSU’s and Corporate Houses, and a lot of content on CSR Practices.

Think Media in Association with KIIT University, launched courses on CSR subjects in order to prepare CSR professionals to meet the increasing demands of CSR-Talent among the PSU’s, Corporates Houses and NGO’s.

The event was successfully organized by Think Media Inc. and it was supported by IL&FS Education, I Watch, India CSR Group (www.indiacsr.in), PHP Institute-Japan, Education World, Accuster Technologies & Datawind.

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