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MUMBAI: On the World CSR Congress and World CSR Day recently held from 17-18 Feb 2016 at Taj Lands’ End, Mumbai. Rishi Pathania, Head CSR for UPL Ltd was awarded the 100 most Impactful CSR Leaders Award (Global Listing) as a tribute to his contribution towards social and sustainability change initiatives.

Rishi PathaniaThe impactful Leadership award is presented every year to those 100 global CSR and Sustainability leaders who have significantly contributed in making a change and adding value to the social sector. Such Leaders who are impactful and believe that there is a MAD approach to their work (Making A Difference).

The approach is driven by passion & commitment towards Social Change. The listing is done through an intense research by the research cell.

Studied from XISS Ranchi, Rishi is working with UPL Limited (Earlier known as United Phosphorus Limited) as Head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for UPL Group. He has around 17 years of rural development experience in different parts of country.

Prior to joining UPL, he was in-charge of CSR at Tata Chemicals, Mithapur, Dist Jamnagar.  Earlier he was based in Tata Chemicals Limited, Babrala (UP) and was transferred to Mithapur to take higher responsibility. Rishi has worked with small NGO based at Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, and with a multinational NGO based at Ranchi, Jharkhand. He has focused mostly around improving livelihood in rural areas. His experience of working with NGO has given him an opportunity to understand the obstacles in rural development and was challenged to live and work in one of the most backward areas of country, often without proper amenities.

His experience of working with small NGO, Multinational NGO and Corporate CSR team has helped him to understand the intersection between Bharat and India, and has reinforced his understanding of the complex relationship between the various dimensions affecting humanity today. He has attended the Common Purpose International Leadership Development programme for future leaders of India & UK called DISHAA, which was launched by British Prime Minister David Cameron at Bangalore, India and London, UK.