Since the Companies Act 2013 got incorporated on 1st April 2014, a lot has changed in business and social development ecosystem in India. CSR has evolved from mere philanthropic and photo-based activities to more systematic, strategic and thoughtful endeavours towards solving developmental challenges.
In past three we have seen passionate board members, enthusiastic CSR leaders and go-getter project executives both from the business and implementing partners’ sides. We have seen single organization led projects to multi-stakeholder driven projects and the experience of these focused approach and partnerships infuse a proud feeling of ímpact at the core’of CSR. From Nandghar of Vedanta to Dharti ko Arpan of Tata Chemicals, eLaj of Biocon Foundation to Mei Pragati of CRISIL Foundation, many such projects of small to large scale have changed the way we looked at the grassroot development for decades. These projects are not mere beneciary-driven interventions but they are gradually producing derivative impacts on communities for long term benets. The newer forms of partnerships where both business executives and NGO leaders sit together and discuss about communities, engage with local administration and government agencies; are the real scenarios that were underlined by the manadatory CSR.
This is just the beginning and there is a lot that can be explored, materialised and impacted through the CSR partnerships among dierent players, be it a CSR foundation, an NGO, a social enterprise or a government agency.
About the Event
The recent event in September 2016 in Mumbai was a landmark forum in this context, where we brought together 850 organizations and 1250+ delegates, 140 CSR heads and 75 exhibitors. Having partners like Google for Nonprots, CAF India, Room To Read, Tata Strategic Group, Macmillan Education, NSDC, NGHM, PNB Housing Finance, Mahiti, Sunking, Water for People etc helped us a lot to make the event a great success. Exhibitors like End AIDS India, Voltas Water, SGS, Envirot, KHPT, STEM Learning, Fight Hunger Foundation, Isha Foundation, Green India, SPJIMR, Auroville Consulting etc added more value to the event.
Highlights of 2017 Event
- The Biggest ever CSR event of India
- India CSR Outlook Report 2017
- 150 Speakers/Panelists/Master-Trainers
- 20+ New products demo – 5+ Master Classes
- 5+ Thematic Consultations
- 2 Special CSR Whiteboard Sessions for CSR Heads & CSR Managers
- 6 CSR Talks (TED Talk Style)
- Non-Prot leadership and CSR Heads Interaction (By invitation)
- CSR and Social Enterprise convergence
- 4th CSR Impact Awards
- Open space technology sessions
- Thematic exhibition platforms
- 35000 sq ft carpet area
- 8000 sq ft networking area
- Private meeting/B2B discussion rooms