- NASSCOM Foundation to bring together 300+ Industry leaders, NGO heads, Government Officials, CSR thought leaders, civil society members and social innovators for the CSR Leadership Conference
- Reveal the current CSR trends from across the Industry
- The mega event to be focused towards collaborative and innovative ways of fulfilling the most important Social Development Goals for India like education, skills, health, environment and help create a roadmap to a new, developed India
- Dr. Ajay Kumar, Additional Secy, MeitY, to be the Chief Guest for the event
Bengaluru, 23rd November 2016: NASSCOM Foundation today, announced that it will host one of India’s largest CSR Conferences – The CSR Leadership Conference 2016 in Bangalore on the 24th of November 2016 at the Leela palace Hotel. The event will see over 300 CEOs, CXOs, CSR Heads, HR Heads of the top most companies from across various industries with the NGO Leads, Government officials, thought leaders, Tech4Good champions, social innovators come under one roof to discuss and create collaborative and innovative ways of fulfilling the most important Social Development Goals for India like education, skills, health, environment and help create a roadmap to a new, developed India.
The CSR Leadership Conference (CLC) in its third year, will focus towards the theme of ‘Driving the India Development Agenda through CSR’ will try and take the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, map them up in the Indian social development context and find CSR based solutions to achieve them. In this process, the CLC will deep dive into growing trends of a multi-stakeholder approach to the development agenda, contextualizing global learnings in the local paradigm, exploring the approach of corporates in creating shared values, and aligning and diversifying CSR focus for the overall global Sustainable Development Goals in the form of panel discussions, fireside chats and ‘TED’ like impact/ignite sessions.
Dr. Ajay Kumar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and IT, Government of India, as the chief guest for the event, will share his immense knowledge and experience on how the private sector through its CSR initiatives can work with the government to help India reach great heights.
The CLC which started primarily as an IT-BPM industry specific CSR conference, has widened its approach and has come out to help companies from across various industries in fulfilling their CSR goals in a meaningful way. This year’s CLC will host the leadership from Manufacturing companies like Bosch and Dell; Banking and Financial services firms like UBS, HSBC, HDFC, Duetsche Bank, Wells Fargo and Fidelity; Healthcare and Pharma companies like Cipla and Lupin; Steel, Energy and Infrastructure companies like JSW and Essar; Insurance companies like All State, Retail companies like Target; Telecom and VOIP companies like Vodafone and Avaya; Education domain companies like Ellucian and 4 C Learning; Engineering and R&D companies like CISCO, Intel and Aricent and IT-BPM companies like Wipro, Mindtree, MpHASIS, Accenture, Sonata Software, Hinduja Global Solutions, Thomson Reuters and Juniper among others.
The CLC will also talk about the changing landscape of CSR spends and the way companies are currently investing their CSR money, the slow but steady shift from Prime Minister’s relief fund to more impactful and sustainable CSR, the innovative CSR solutions to tough social problems and much more.
Shrikant Sinha, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation, said;,”India Inc. in its third year of the CSR mandate, has started to show signs of maturity towards its CSR spends and more and more companies are willing to work towards sustainable goals and create a more developed society around them. The CSR leadership Conference will reveal such trends while also helping corporates collaborate among each other, with the government and the Non-profits to solve larger problems in the areas of basic education, digital literacy, skilling, health, environment, and livelihood”.
The CSR Leadership Conference also promises to give a chance to the NGOs like Akshay Patra, Humana People to People India, Magic Bus, Dream a dream, Enable India, Samarthanam, SVP India, CFBT and many others, to showcase their work to the corporates through innovative Ideas That Impact Wall, networking areas and special impact sessions.
The NASSCOM Foundation CSR Leadership Conference therefore provides a 360-degree opportunity for all stakeholders to come and connect to solve the greatest challenges facing development and diversity in India. A detailed agenda to the conference and registration details can be further referred to at www.clc.nasscomfoundation.org .
About NASSCOM Foundation:
NASSCOM Foundation is a leading non-profit organization driving technology for good. The Foundation’s work is just as expansive and evolutionary as the potential that technology and corporate India entail. Drawing strength from its parent body NASSCOM, the Foundation works closely with four major stakeholders: NASSCOM member companies, NGOs, emerging social enterprises and Government to foster a strategic relationship between technology and development. NASSCOM Foundation’s core initiatives include working for Persons with Disabilities, fostering innovative solutions for social good, creating unique skilling models for underserved communities, and digital literacy where it is the industry partner to the Govt. of India’s National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM / DiSHA)