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MUMBAI: Organized by Idobro Impact Solutions, RISE 2013 was held in Mumbai on 11-12 December 2013. The theme for the summit was ‘Partner for Purpose, Progress and Prosperity’. Mr. R B Gupte, Director, MSME gave the inaugural address and the key note address was by Mr. John A Beed, Mission Director, US AID India. The event witnessed over 300 delegates from Mumbai and 15 locations in India like Kolkata, Chennai, Pune, Hubli, Hyderabad, Delhi, Bangalore to name a few.
Ms. Vinita Bali, Managing Director, Britannia Industries Ltd launched the RISE principle and shared anecdotes of her first hand experience with creating awareness in rural areas. She emphasized that these experiences only reiterate that economic development goes hand-in-hand with human development. This was followed by the release of the fourth edition of Made4Impact Catalogue and a white paper on ‘Health: Malnutrition in the Urban Slums of Mumbai’ by Cheryl Pinto, Director, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals. Later, Dr Samapti Guha, Associate Professor, CSE-TISS addressed the audience on ‘Responsible’ as a shared value for institutes followed by an address by Georgina Kurien, Chief Financial Officer, Habitat for Humanity on ‘Sustainability’ as a shared value for the social sector.
Roundtable sessions were held on Health & Nutrition, Government Schemes for Social Impact, Financial Awareness & Protection for Women, Technology for Social Change, CSR as a Strategic Driver: CSR Index on Day 1. Topics of discussion on Day 2 roundtables were Primary Healthcare Models, Water & Sanitation, Disability & Senior Citizens, Waste Management & Recycling, Skill Development & Livelihoods and a special session on RISE Framework for Corporates & Enterprises – A holistic & Integrated Model for Impact.
The closing ceremony on December 12 was an interesting combination of speakers. Film Actor-Producer-Director Nagesh Kukunoor highlighted how films can be an important medium to drive social messages and showed the trailer from his yet to be released movie ‘Lakshmi’, a story of courage and hope delving into the stark reality of ‘human trafficking’. C. Babu Joseph, Executive Trustee & CEO, Axis Bank Foundation spoke on ‘Corporate Engagement: Shared Values for Market Based Solutions’. Noshir Dadrawala, CEO, Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy spoke on – Community Partnerships: Evolving roles at the Intersection of Philanthropy and Inclusive Business. This was followed by the inaugural Call for Partnerships by Actress and Social Activist Nagma with US AID – Improving Healthy Behaviours Program (IHBP).
RISE 2013, a Participatory Active Mapping Forum for Resources & Partnerships was supported by Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Centre for Health Market Innovations, US AID India IHBP, Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), Changemakers, UnLtd India, REX, the IndiaNetworker and CSR Advisors. CSE-TISS (Centre for Social Entrepreneurship-Tata Institute of Social Sciences) was the knowledge partner.
Quick Reference of the Inaugural Session on December 11, 2013
• Inaugural Address: Shri R B Gupte, Director, MSME
• Key Note Address: Mr. John A Beed, Mission Director, USAID India
• Launch of RISE Values
• Launch of RISE Principle: Ms Vinita Bali, Managing Director, Britannia Industries Ltd
• Release of Made4Impact Catalogue: (description mentioned in the photograph shared earlier)
• Release of White Paper on Health: ‘Malnutrition in the Urban Slums of Mumbai’ by Cheryl Pinto, Director, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals
• Address by Dr. Samapti Guha, Associate Professor, CSE-TISS on RESPONSIBLE as a shared value for institutes
• Address by Ms. Georgina Kurien, Chief Financial Officer, Habitat for Humanity on SUSTAINABILITY as a shared value for the social sector