BENGALURU: Minister for IT, BT and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka, Shri CN Ashwath Narayan will join the 12th edition of India CSR Leadership Summit, India’s largest CSR thought leadership event, as the Guest of Honour. The Summit will be held at Ritz-Carlton, Bengaluru on December 10, 2021 from 2.30 PM to 8.30 PM.
The theme for this year’s summit is Resurgent India – Leapfrogging Development through Innovation & Entrepreneurship. The CSR flagship forum aims at deliberating on ways to leverage entrepreneurship and innovation to solve critical issues in Health, Education, Livelihoods and Environment space to make a Resurgent India.
“It is our utmost pleasure and honour that the honourable minister has agreed to join us at the summit as the Guest of Honour,” said Prashant Prakash, Partner, Accel Partners and Chairperson of the Organising Committee of 12th CSR Leadership Summit.
Talking about the theme for this year’s summit, Mr Rusen Kumar, Founder, India CSR Network, said, “The summit will explore a radical idea of channelizing CSR funding to support budding social enterprises to create large-scale impact.”
He added social enterprises lacked access to capital to scale up their solutions and there was a need for the CSR community to support scalable solutions led by social entrepreneurs.
The CSR Leadership Summit is expected to witness over 400 participants, 300-plus organisations, and 50-plus speakers from corporate, civil society, venture capital sector, start-ups, social enterprises, academia and media.
The largest CSR gathering for the year 2021 will feature some of the prominent speakers at the event including Prashant Prakash, Partner, Accel Partners; Manoj Kumar, Founder, Social Alpha; Madan Padaki, Founder & CEO, 1Bridge; Srikrishna Ramamoorthy, Partner, Unitus Capital; Nitin Rakesh, CEO, Mphasis; Anita Kumar, Head – Amazon in the Community, India CSR; and Abhishek Ranjan, Chairman, CSR & Sustainability, Southern Region, ASSOCHAM, among others.
The key sessions to be held during the event include Transforming Non-profits for Impact at Scale; Leveraging Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship for Social and Environmental Impact and Aggregating Philanthropic Capital for Scaling up Societal Innovations.
The Summit will also host the 10th CSR Leadership Awards, which will recognize and honour outstanding and innovative CSR, Sustainability and Social Enterprise Projects and thought leadership in India.
The awards will be given under various categories, including Lifetime Achievement Award, Project of the Year, Green Leadership and CSR Professional of the Year, among others.
The Summit is co-organised and designed by leading social sector organizations — India CSR Network, The Hyphen, Social Alpha, Sattva Consulting, Head Held High, and BlueSky Sustainable Business.
Please register for the summit on: https://indiacsr.in/register-for-12th-csr-leadership-summit/
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