The handbook is a guidance document which facilitates development of Corporate Social Responsibility – CSR mandate within organisations and help streamline dialogue within the industry.
Handbook on Corporate Social Responsibility in India envisages equipping companies for this shift of structured engagement with communities.
This handbook is a good reading document for both at companies that are veteran CSR practitioners as well as those that are just entering the fray.
The document suggests steps to develop a CSR strategy and Policy and identifies the key building blocks for initiating and developing the CSR programs.
It walks the CSR practitioner through some of the key choices that may be required to be made while pursuing CSR objectives and develop an organisation that is socially sensitive and responsible.
It then goes on to bring out the key aspects of clause 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the recently released draft rules, and highlights its implications to companies.