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Global Summit on Corporate Social Responsibility 2015

Indian Institute of Management, Raipur in association with Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, Gurgaon and National Law School of India University, Bangalore is pleased to announce the Global Summit on Corporate Social Responsibility 2015.

Date: 15th - 16th May, 2015
Venue: India International Centre, 40, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi - 110003

As the world struggles to seek answers to the issues around achieving sustainability through collective action, India has already taken a leap of faith in that direction with the government taking a giant step forward. In 2011, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs released a comprehensive and a firm statement of intent and defined the role of corporate sector in linking corporate growth to the sustainability of the process of overall development of society. This was done in the form of the National Voluntary Guidelines (NVGs) on Social, Economic and Environmental Responsibilities of Business, which provide an overarching concept of business responsibility and linking it to sustainability. The NVGs, as these guidelines have come to be known as, are voluntary in their ethos but suggest Disclosure as the means of increasing their uptake. Subsequent to this, two critical interventions by government further strengthened the resolve to carry this agenda forward. One was to mandate disclosure by top 100 listed companies and other was to bring a part of the NVGs itself from the voluntary to mandatory space by introducing Section 135 in the Companies Act, which was finally enacted in September, 2013.

Just as the creation of shareholder value requires a company to perform on multiple aspects, in a similar way, CSR and stakeholder value creation also requires a multi-faceted approach, spread across intersecting economic, social, as well as environmental dimensions. The challenges posed in this pursuit will have its implications on virtually every aspect of a firm's strategy and its business model.

Equally significant is the fact that CSR today is no longer a peripheral activity, has included into mainstream operation as an integral part of the paradigm of corporate management. In fact it has shifted its focus from back room to board room. It is also about refurbish existing practices, maximizing impact, and creating a link between social responsibilities and best business practices. It involves the conscious inclusion of public or community interest into corporate decision making, and adherence to the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit.

The importance of a strengthened platform for CSR which responds coherently and effectively to current and future challenges and efficiently bridges gaps in the implementation of the CSR agenda cannot be ruled out. Therefore the institutional framework for CSR should integrate the three dimensions of CSR in balanced manner and enhance implementation by, inter-alia, strengthening coherence, coordination, avoiding duplication of efforts and reviewing progress in implementing CSR. The framework should be inclusive, transparent and effective and that it should find common solutions related to global challenges to CSR. With this backdrop, the Global Summit is being organized jointly by Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, Indian Institute of Management, Raipur and National Law School of India University, Bangalore with following objectives.

Objectives:
Effective governance at the local, sub-national, national, regional and global levels representing the voices and interests of all is critical for advancing CSR. This global Summit on CSR will:

  • Promote the balanced integration of the three dimensions (people, planet and profit) of CSR;
  • Give an action - and result-oriented approach paying due regard to all relevant cross-cutting issues with the aim of contributing to the implementation of CSR;
  • Underscore the importance of inter linkages among key issues and challenges and the need for a systematic approach to them at all relevant levels;
  • Enhance coherence, reduce fragmentation and overlap and increase effectiveness, efficiency and transparency, while reinforcing coordination and cooperation;
  • Promote full and effective participation of all countries in decision making processes and showcasing their CSR Agenda.
  • Engage high-level leaders, provide policy guidance and identify specific actions to promote effective implementation of CSR,
  • Encouraging voluntary sharing of experiences and lessons learned;
  • Promote the policy interface through inclusive, evidence-based and transparent scientific assessments, as well as access to reliable, relevant and timely data in areas related to the three dimensions of CSR, building on existing mechanisms, as appropriate; in this regard, strengthen participation of all countries in international CSR processes and capacity-building especially for developing countries, including in conducting their own monitoring and assessments;
  • Enhance the participation and effective engagement of civil society and other relevant stakeholders in the relevant international forums and in this regard;
  • Promote transparency and broad public participation and partnerships to implement CSR.

Thrust Areas:

  • Leadership & CSR
  • Challenges and Opportunities in CSR
  • Building CSR Strategy & Implementation
  • CSR Act in Emerging Economies
  • Metrics, Measurement and Reporting of CSR success
  • Inclusive Business & Social Change
  • CSR & Sustainable Business
  • Innovations in CSR
  • Women Empowerment, Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Building Brand Management through CSR
  • Creating Shared Value for CSR
  • CSR & Business Ethics

Registration Fee:
Online registration will start from 1st March, 2015 on the Summit website: http://www.iimraipur.ac.in/gscsr2015/index.php. Details and registration form will be available on the website. All attendees are requested to register for the Summit. Registration is necessary even though no paper is submitted. One author must get registered for inclusion of the paper in the Summit proceedings.

Membership

SAARC Countries

USA, Europe and Other Countries

For Faculty Members

INR 7,000 per person

USD 150 per person

Research Scholars / Students

INR 4,000 per person

USD 100 per person

Corporate / Professional

INR 10,000 per person

USD 300 per person

Contact:
Dr. Satyasiba Das
Programme Co-Chair
Indian Institute of Management, Raipur
Email: satyasiba.das@iimraipur.ac.in

Dr. Gayatri Subramaniam
Programme Co-Chair
Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, Gurgaon
Email: gayatrisubramaniam.iica@gmail.com

Dr. Rahul Singh
Programme Co-Chair
National Law School of India University, Bangalore
Email: rahulsingh@nls.ac.in

Mr. Esrafil Ali
Indian Institute of Management Raipur
GEC Campus, Sejbahar, Raipur - 492015
Email: gscsr@iimraipur.ac.in
Website: http://www.iimraipur.ac.in/gscsr2015

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