India’s biggest CSR Summit and Awards to be held in Mumbai
The biggest forum in India’s Corporate Social Responsibility sector is here. This year, the India CSR Leadership Summit & Awards 2017 is based on the theme, ‘Celebrating CSR Innovation & Leadership’ and will be held at the Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai on Friday, May 26, 2017.
The Summit will provide a platform for the companies with their operations in India, to showcase the work being carried out in CSR domain and how it forms an integral part of the company’s strategy. The consulting firms, NGOs and researchers will join the corporate leaders with some innovative ideas, which are proven to be effective with some real life demonstrations or the research projects. The summit will be a great opportunity for corporate to interact with CSR experts and the young minds to further enhance the value of projects being undertaken.
The Summit will be inaugurated by Ramdas Athawale, Hon’ble Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India. A list of eminent speakers will be addressing the gathering. They include Dr. Rajiv Kumar Gupta (IAS), Managing Director, GNFC; Roberto Taiariol – CSR Head and Chief Audit Executive, Benetton Group; Vikas Sharma, CEO & Director, Vedanta-BALCO; Dr C S Kedar, former Additional Chief Secretary, CEO, CSR wing of JSW, Ballari, Manu Lavanya, MD, Brillio Technologies; Prof. V. Reddappa Reddy, renowned author; Sir Dr Huz, CEO, Wockhardt Foundation; Ratan Kumar Somani, President & Plant Head Mahan Aluminium Project, Hindalco; Rusen Kumar, Founder and Managing Editor, India CSR Network and Dr Rana Singh, Co-Founder and CEO, India CSR Network.
During the program 2 CSR Books will be launched. ‘Exploring CSR – Fundamentals and Implementation’ Authored by Ravi Raj Atrey and ‘Six Essential Steps in Implementing CSR’ Authored by Dr. V. Reddappa Reddy & Dr. C. Dheeraja will be launched at the forum.
World’s First CSR Cartoon Exhibition
First time in the world, CSR cartoon will be exhibited at CSR forum. With the support of India CSR Group, leading Cartoon Magazine Cartoon Watch has invited CSR cartoon from the leading cartoonists. The exhibition will be a key attraction of the Summit. Leadership Summit has emerged as a mega forum to showcase innovative CSR practices, learn from peers and initiate new associations. It provides an opportunity to find new resources; and way forward to understand how CSR interventions are playing a dynamic role in the progress of the country.
Today, CSR has become a key benchmark of corporate performance and emerged as one of the most dynamic fields nowadays in India and across the world. Meeting some standards in CSR is a mandatory requirement for certain sizes of companies in India with special reference to amended Companies CSR Law.
Besides the India CSR Awards for CSR Innovations, there will be a major exhibition along with partnership and networking table. Over 200 CSR heads from across the country will be participating in the event, which will also bring 300 plus organisations under one roof.
India has witnessed the development of CSR both as a management idea and as an academic concept. Although the development confronted uneven and rough terrain, yet the status of CSR has grown over the years; compensating for negative externalities and contributing to social welfare. CSR develops business as well as societal relationships. The academic concept of this subject reaches out to draw from cognate fields of business ethics, governance, business strategy, sustainability and stakeholder relations.
“India CSR Summit explores possibilities to view CSR as a part of new global governance ushering in new perspectives from a broader set of disciplines of sociology and economics. It will reflect on important emerging trends in this field and shall result in importing more qualitative and constructivist method of exploring CSR as a process of social construction,” stated Rusen Kumar, founder and managing editor of India CSR Network
The forum will witness how the forward thinking firms are approaching CSR as an initiative to improve the community, environment and its workforce with active participation of its key stakeholders towards bettering of the world. “We invite organisations and companies to join hands with us on a journey of discovering how CSR strategy and actions can serve as an effective instrument of competitive strategy for the betterment of both business and society,” added Rusen Kumar.
India CSR Leadership Summit will play a key role in shaping the Indian CSR future strategy making society more inclusive. Forum will witness esteemed speaker and though leaders to contribute towards the ever growing knowledge on CSR, knowledge and experience on best practices and to discuss collaborative projects between government, organizations and other stakeholders.
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