Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Feb 28:
The ‘Odisha CSR Congress-2015’ was held at the KIIT university premises here recently to encourage upcoming business leaders to share perspectives, experiences and good practices in corporate social responsibility (CSR),
The conference jointly organized by Think Media Inc in association with KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM) will enable business leaders, government representatives, CSR professionals and members from the civil society to analyze different strategies for mainstreaming CSR and work towards equitable overall development.
Panel discussions, award ceremony, showcasing of case study by corporate house, PSU’s, NGO’s and academicians were held to mark the occasion.
The theme of the conference was ‘CSR – a new definition, a new agenda for action’. Corporate representatives participated in panel discussion on integrating CSR in the corporate strategy-an actionable business agenda, social innovation for economic growth and business sustainability, CSR – an actionable business agenda, process and development in CSR arena in Odisha and in our country.
Corporate representatives shared their success stories and best practices in CSR. Think Media’s best CSR Practices Award-2015 was awarded to case study of GMR Kamalanga Energy Ltd on women Empowerment and case study of Essar Foundation on skill development.
Charudutt Panigrahi, founder FIDR, LK Vasvani, director KSRM, Dilip Kar, programme head, GMR Varalakshmi Foundation and Ranjit Mohanty from Essar Group and Dharma Rao Degala, State Service Delivery of Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust participated in the conference.