The dialogue witnessed CSR leaders and experts from Civil Society deliberating on defining, achieving, measuring and reporting CSR impact.
Raju Sharma, Director- CSR at IndiGo said in his opening remarks, “CSR Impact should be measured through the indicators during the course of the programme.
“Based on the programs and strategies, the CSR leaders must decide what they want achieve and define”, he added.
Aditya Patwardhan, the Head of Sustainability and CSR at HCC Ltd said, community engagement is a crucial step in defining CSR, adding that CSR programs will not bear fruits without understanding what community needs.
Commenting on CSR reporting, Jyotsna Belliappa, Partner at BlueSky Sustainable Business, said that the stakeholder engagement is important for adding authenticity in CSR reports.
She said upcoming Business Responsibility Reporting Framework (BRRF) by Government of India will provide a robust framework for reporting on the performance of CSR projects.
The Dialogue was hosted by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Research and Training Institute (BARTI). Kailash Kanse, the Director General of the institute welcomed all guests and apprised the delegates of programs and projects run by BARTI.
The dialogue was moderated by Apresh Mishra, Editor of India CSR Network.
India CSR Dialogues is a series of roundtable being organised in various cities by India CSR network to provide platform of CSR leaders to debate on pertinent issues in CSR, sustainability and development.
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