Reinventing business strategy through incorporating CSR objective in the company's core business and moving towards sustainability by bringing innovation and building stronger partnerships

3rd ANNUAL STRATEGIC CSR & SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT 2019



Today, the basic objective of CSR is to maximize the company's overall impact on the society as well as on the stakeholders. An increasing number of companies are comprehensively integrating CSR policies, practices and programs throughout their business operations and processes. CSR is perceived not just another form of indirect expense but an important tool for protecting and enhancing the goodwill, defending attacks and increasing competitiveness. India spent US$1.23 billion (Rs 83.45 billion) in various programs ranging from educational programs, skill development, social welfare, healthcare, and environment conservation. Actual CSR spend increased by 20% on YoY basis. Almost 1/3rd of the companies spent more than the prescribed CSR. 21% companies spent more than the prescribed CSR in both FY 2017 and FY 2016 55% of CSR spend is through implementing partners.

The total CSR expenditure during the year 2016 - 2017 by companies of Indian origin was INR 7019.7 cr. And that of non-Indian origin companies was INR196.2 cr. Against the prescribed CSR expenditure, Indian origin companies have spent 96 per cent while non-Indian origin companies have spent 145 per cent.

A total of Rs 2973 Crs were spent on 1598 projects for the Education and Skills development cause in 2017 followed by 2131 Crs on Poverty Alleviation, Healthcare issues through 1260 projects by the Indian corporates.

3rd Annual Strategic CSR & Sustainability Summit 2019 will focus on how companies have been reinventing their business strategy through incorporating CSR objective in the company's core business and are moving towards creating sustainable growth models in different ways. The event will focus on principles and best practices used by corporates and CSR & Sustainability professionals to innovate their existing efforts and the importance of effective partnerships.

SPEAKERS

KEY CONFERENCE FOCUS AREAS

  • Leveraging Social Return on Investment (SROI) for effectively assessing the impact of CSR Programs
  • Approaches to incorporating technology into CSR to streamline efforts towards identifying and creating long term shared value
  • Approaches to result based CSR project management
  • Effective Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of CSR Programs
  • GRI guidelines in Sustainability Reporting - adapting global methodologies to Indian needs
  • Creating value through sustainability
  • Developing the pathway for Sustainability leadership

WHY THIS IS A MUST ATTEND CONFERENCE

  • Map out the latest emerging strategies that will help your CSR process reach the next level
  • Gain in-depth guidance on latest solutions being adopted to combat CSR & Sustainability goals
  • Understand the specific guidelines on Corporate social responsibility
  • Share best practices on various aspects shared by top companies in CSR activities
  • Network with India's top regulatory and CSR & Sustainability experts

WHO WILL YOU MEET

Industry Professionals from the following functional roles

 

CEOs, Managing Directors & Functional Heads of
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Sustainability
  • Rehabilitation and Resettlement (R&R)
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Environmental Affairs
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate & External Communications
  • Investor Relations
  • Community Relations
  • Public Relations & Branding
  • Strategic Planning

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Industries who will attend:
  • Manufacturing
  • Energy and Resources
  • Technology, Media and Telecommunications
  • Consumer Business
  • Life Sciences and Health Care
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • IT, ITes and telecom

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