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CSR India Conclave 2011 to be Organized by IIFM, Bhopal

IIFM CSR India Conclave 2011Date: November 5, 2011
Venue: IIFM Bhopal
Organized by: Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal

Bhopal – Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) is organizing “CSR India Conclave 2011” on November 5, 2011. The conclave aims to bring the various stakeholders (policy-makers, corporate houses, PSUs, NGOs and the academia) under one single roof. The objective is to analyze the framework of an actionable approach for CSR policies.

The conclave aims at bringing the different facets of CSR to light through keynote addresses, panel discussions and social innovation idea competition under two broad themes:
  • Incorporating CSR into Corporate Strategy
  • Building Effective CSR Partnerships

This conclave is not for hard talks but aims at providing a road ahead for synergizing the business capital with the social capital. The conclave focuses on bridging gaps between the two ends, business and society, by facilitating communication between NGOs and the corporate CSR heads. The conclave encourages NGOs to come up with well-drafted development proposals that shall be presented before the corporate heads for implementation.

The conclave targets at the bigger picture of discussing the multi-varied issues and strategies related to implementing, monitoring and evaluating the performance of CSR policies of any company in India. The conclave will also address the not-so-discussed issues of rating, ranking and labeling of CSR activities. Thus, it would prove to be a step forward in the direction of machinating a structure for “CSR credits”.

This conclave will also provide NGOs an opportunity to come up with drafted project which they can share with implementing and funding agencies.

The conclave would be of interest to Directors and CEOs, CSR Heads, HR Heads, Communication Heads of Corporate, Foundations, Funding Agencies, PSUs, NGOs, iNGOs, CSR Consultancies/Advisors, Strategy Makers, Health, Safety and Environment Managers, CSR Team Members, Academicians – Professors and Students.

The conclave would have three sessions:

  1. Session I: Keynote Addresses – Five or six speakers will deliver a speech on a broader theme, “Incorporating CSR into Corporate Strategy”. Each address will be of 20 minutes duration followed by a short question & answer round.
  2. Session II: Samvaad – There will be a panel discussion on “Building Effective CSR Partnerships” for an hour. The panel will consist of five members. It will be followed by a public discussion.
  3. Session III: Panel Discussion – This panel discussion will look into different aspects of “Sustainability Rating: Challenges & Opportunities”. It will be of one hour duration followed by a public discussion.

Following speakers/panelists would be participating:

  • Ms. Sonal Desai, GM & CSR Head, Hindustan Petroleum
  • Mr. Sachin Joshi, Director, CII-ITC Centre of Excellence
  • Ms. Arati Pinto, CSR Head, IL&FS
  • Ms. Sonia Shrivastava, CSR Head, South Asia, INTEL
  • Mr. Nand Kumar, Head Corporate Communications, ACC Ltd.
  • Mr. Vijaya Ganapathy, Manager, Ernst & Young
  • Mr. Birendra Raturi, CEO, Qsys eSolutions Pvt. Ltd.

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Source: IIFM Bhopal.


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