Workshop on CSR in Raipur on Feb 25-26, 2011

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RAIPUR (Chhattisgarh) : After successive workshop on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in various cities across the county Centre for Training & Research in Responsible Business (CTRiRB ) is organizing two days CSR workshop on February 25-26, 2011 at Raipur, the capital city of Chhattisgarh, a mineWorkshop Cartoonral rich and one of the fastest developing state.

The theme of the workshop would be “CSR Essentials Challenge of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Mining Industry”. Workshops to cover various perspectives of CSR and related issues. INDIACSR (www.indiacsr.in) the only and biggest CSR portal is key partner of the workshop. The venue to be announced soon. Last Date for registration is February 15, 2011.

Though the workshop targets the Mining Industry it  is a workshop for all industries interested in implementing a CSR programme.

CTRiRB workshops help participants to acquire the skills and competencies required to become qualified CSR practitioners. Through specialized, detailed, and  focused training, they provide  participants the tools and  practical framework to improve CSR decision making, manage risks, measure performance, and to create and leverage partnerships. The workshops allows participants to learn from the experiences and approaches of their peers working in the field, while also taking direction from CTRiRB speakers.

Executive Director of CTRiRB Mr Suresh Kr Pramar said, “CTRiRB is committed to developing CSR Practitioners across professional fields both in the public and private sector and is scheduled to deliver a CSR Practitioners Workshop in Raipur on February 25-26, 2011, marking its 10th successive workshop on Corporate Social Responsibility. ”

The Mining industry, like most others, is being forced to wend its way through complex and evolving economic, social and environmental challenges Respecting the environment and building constructive relationships with communities is fundamental to assuring the long-term future of mines and processing operations.

The new challenges call for immediate solutions since the community and investors are becoming increasingly concerned about social and environmental risks. Legal cases are increasing as stakeholders and civil society organizations are becoming more active and sophisticated. To face these challenges the mining industry needs to actively adopt a more active corporate social responsibility agenda.

A well drafted and implemented CSR programme would help mining companies to safeguard their license to operate, improve access to capital, contribute to improve reputation and enhance stakeholder, including employees, engagement. Investment in local community is more important today than it was a decade ago. Financial institutions are screening extractive project loans for compliance with sustainability and CSR issues.

The workshop is beneficial for mine management, mining engineers and geologists, CSR Professionals, Human Resources personnel, environment professionals, corporate communications specialists, consultants and service providers. Certificate of Participation will be awarded to all participants.

The workshop will cover following topics:
* Emerging Corporate Social Responsibility trends in the Extraction Industry
* Stakeholder engagement and Corporate Social Responsibility
* Rights of Indigenous people and Mining
* Why and how of Community Investments: Getting it Right
* Extractive industry and Socially Responsible Investments
* Expanding Skills and Advancing Careers through Social Entrepreneurship
* CSR Plus HR Equals CSHR: Strategic Opportunities for Human Resources  in up scaling CSR
* ISO 26000 Impact on CSR in India

The main objectives of the workshop is to enable participants to acquire the skills and competencies required to undertake effective planning and implementation of the CSR Agenda, provide  participants the tools and  practical framework to improve CSR decision making, manage risks, measure performance, and to create and leverage partnerships, to help move away from conventional philanthropy to community’s need oriented initiatives through objective stakeholder-engagement-processes, to develop understanding on how money  spent could cover larger social and environmental issues, to enable participants to learn from the experiences and approaches of their peers working in the field and appreciate how sustainability reporting could be an effective and transparent mode of communicating with all the stakeholders.

About the organizer: CTRiRB
The centre for Training & Research in Responsible Business (CTRiRB) is the education wing of the Global Gandhian Trusteeship & Corporate Responsibility Foundation, a registered Trust. CTRiRB workshops cover various perspectives of CSR. The Centre has organized similar workshops in different cities of the country and has gradually received wide popularity among CSR Practitioners.  More than 350 professionals, from business, civil society and students have attended the workshops, which have been successfully hosted in New Delhi (thrice), Hyderabad (twice), Chennai, Bangalore, Nagpur and Bhubaneswar.

About the partner: INDIACSR
INDIACSR (www.indiacsr.in) is the leading and only Indian business network for corporate sustainability and social responsibility dedicated to making significant contributions through adding new dimensions and perspectives to the domain of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability. INDIACSR has created a platform that enhances companies need to share ideas on their CSR best practices and discuss collaborative projects between the firm and its end stakeholders. INDIACSR provides a forum to initiate a dialogue on creating a competitive edge with the help of CSR activities and seeks help from Industry experts. The website has been founded by stalwarts from the industry and is growing steadily to become an inspiring network of business people working towards the common goal of sustainability.

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