National Conference of CSR - 2017

This convention is organized with an objective to support organizations and businesses to understand, decode and strategically integrate CSR initiatives into business operation, aligning performance with SDGs and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s New India 2022 concept.

About Conference

CSR mandate has completed over one thousand days by now. The journey so far has been a remarkable one and full of topsy-tourvy.for businesses. The year 2015 witnessed unprecedented agreements by the international community, such as… Sustainable Development Goals-SDGs, Paris Agreement on climate change action, etc. These agreements are linked with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s New India 2022 concept, These conceptions are encompassing businesses to perform and communicate their performance on Social, Economical and Environmental fronts with linkages to SDGs.

The year 2016 and onward calls for translating these agreements into actions and to achieve these goals. The CSR mandate is integrated with the New India concept and SDGs. It provides is a platform for the businesses, civil society and public enterprises to adopt holistic approach and perform in a sustainable manner.

While SDGs provide an opportunity for businesses to assess their impacts on the SDGs and review its strategy, the New India concept is a model for the civil society and individuals to be a part of and contributing towards nation building. The CSR mandate also calls for measuring and communicating their impacts for the Governments to measure and monitor progress and effectiveness of their interventions.

Although this journey of “Making a Difference” and contributing to “New India” concept is promising, yet it is equally challenging. Identifying an appropriate CSR projects and their beneficiaries, lack of active involvement of all stakeholders, absence of effective monitoring mechanism, scarcity of skilled human resources for project implementation, etc. are the few of the obstacles that impede the judicious utilization of funds fully in a stipulated timeframe.

This two day conclave brings forth conceptual precision, approaches towards CSR, challenges related to identifying and executing right Project, implementing partner selection, strategic alignment of CSR projects with organization’s vision, measuring impacts along national and global frameworks such as NGV-SEE, SEBI-BRR, DEP Guidelines, GRI, etc., reporting them and linking CSR performance with SDGs and thereby adding value to the New India concept.

The conference also has a special plenary session for PSUs, covering PSUs’ role that of a catalyst and providing varied services for grass root development, their approaches towards broader areas like education, healthcare, improving infrastructure, social empowerment, vocational training, environmental protection, women empowerment, healthcare, village upliftment, job creation and assisting Government during natural calamities, etc. The session will also highlight PSU specific challenges & risks and also their contribution in Nation Building.

Previous Key Note Speakers

Objective :-

This convention is organized with an objective to support organizations and businesses to understand, decode and strategically integrate CSR initiatives into business operation, aligning performance with SDGs and “New India”.
Key Takeaways:

• Clear perspective about CSR National policy for both – Corporate and PSUs
• How CSR helps achieving inclusive growth
• Best in class experiences and examples of integration between CSR, New India and SDGs
• How CSR helps in mitigating challenges and managing risks
• How CSR projects can contribute to Nation Building and business growth, branding and reputation simultaneously
• CSR reporting and communication – what, why and how and the national & global tools for the purpose