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IICSR Conclave 2018
12 May 2018
Lakshmipat Singhania Auditorium, PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Corporate Social Innovation: Why it is important for a better future?
The idea of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been around for a long time and is something that is well embraced by companies across the world. CSR is essentially the idea that a company should be doing some social good, but has unfortunately become more of a PR exercise rather than the philosophy. One of the major issues with it is simply that it is easy to appear to have a strong CSR programme. Energy saving light bulbs is simple to fit, a charity day can be photographed then sent to the media, and donating to a local charity can certainly get you in their good books. The problem is that CSR shouldn’t be some arbitrary days or events that occur infrequently; it needs to be a consistent and management-driven change throughout the psychology of the company. This shortcoming is what Corporate Social Innovation is attempting to fill.
Broadly speaking, Corporate Social Innovation is the idea that a company should be directing resources towards innovation within areas that will do societal or environmental good. So rather than just having the odd charity day, they could direct 10% of their employees’ time to something that does good. This wouldn’t necessarily be something like litter picking or what people may think of as traditional voluntary work, but using their business skills to create innovations to do good.
How corporate social innovation works and the impact it can make? Why corporate social innovation is important for a better future? In the next 2 to 3 years, what shifts in economic and social priorities should we anticipate? How government should change the future of business and society? What lessons and examples can India draw from other economies?
Panel Discussion I
Advancing CSR through Technology and Innovation
How can technology and innovation contribute to finding solutions to the economic, environmental, political, and social challenges we face today? The change necessary to solve our most pressing challenges will require larger, more concerted effort from government, business and social enterprise. In this session we explore how technology and innovation can advance business social responsibility and sustainability.
Panel Discussion II
How can India achieve Inclusive Growth?
What does Inclusive Growth entail? What are the major challenges in the areas of governance, investment, infrastructure and education? What strategic partnerships are required?
Panel Discussion III
“Lifting the Bottom of the Pyramid:
How Corporate Social Innovation can help win the War on Poverty, Unemployment; Illiteracy, Child Labour, Women Empowerment, Quality-Air-Water-Education-and-Healthcare for those at the bottom of the pyramid?”
Panel Discussion IV
Public Sector Innovation
Governments around the world are faced with growing social challenges that threaten sustainable economic growth. Social innovation offers considerable promise and new opportunities for governments and public sector managers. This session will focus on what governments can do to foster public sector innovation.
Who Will Attend?
Policy Makers | Policy Influencers | MD’s | CEO’s | CMO's | CSR Heads | Sustainability Heads | Strategy Heads | HR Heads | Brand and Marketing Heads | Public Relation and Communication Heads | Environment Executives | CSR, Sustainability and Energy Consultants | Academicians | Health, Safety and Environment Managers | Senior Management of Prominent NGO's | CSR Enthusiasts
CSR Excellence Awards 2018: Rewarding New Standards in CSR
To honour innovative and impactful CSR projects and recognize outstanding CSR practices.
The CSR Excellence Awards is the most inclusive and diverse awards of its kind. It isn't just about recognizing big business for responsible and sustainable practices. It is about rewarding change; building platforms to learn, share and progress ideas; and encouraging the development of engaged and ethical business practices.
This applies to all organizations, large and small: Corporate Houses, SMEs, NGOs, Community and Local Initiatives. It aims to recognize any organization that puts CSR at its core,
Demonstrating its commitment to change. It celebrates business excellence and innovation in Corporate Social Responsibility across a broad range of disciplines, making it the only one of its kind in India.
After a crucial and a detailed verification process, all the application forms and supporting documents will be uploaded on our evaluation software and it will be presented to jury members for evaluation.
CSR Company of the Year (organizational award) | CSR Leader of the Year (individual award) | CSR Practice of the Year (recognition to the best practice in CSR) | CSR Project of the Year in: Education; Women Empowerment; Livelihood; Environment; Clean India (projects undertaken for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan), Poverty Alleviation; Skill Development; | CSR Project of the Year (Industry-wise): Healthcare; Cement; Energy/Power; Banking & Finance; Iron & Steel; Information Technology; Media; Oil & Gas | CSR Implementation Agency of the Year | NGO of the Year | Social Entrepreneur of the Year | CSR Campaign of the Year | Social Innovation of the Year. | State/UT of India Award (Indian State/UT reflecting highest impact of CSR/CSI).
Presenting Partner: Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences (Deemed University)
Founded with the noble vision to raise professionals and leaders of high academic calibre and unblemished character and nurtured with a strong motivation and commitment to serve humanity. In the three decades of service to higher education, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences has made significant progression in teaching learning, research and consultancy, innovation and transfer of technology, community service and value education. Translating the vision of the Founders into action, the institution is currently engaged in finding solutions to human problems in the four major areas such as Water, Food, Healthcare, and Energy through scientific and technological interventions.