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What Is Driving Companies Towards Responsible Business & Inclusive Actio

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Date : 14 February 2017
Time : 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

What is this session about?

A panel of business leaders, academics and policymakers share insights on what drives business responsibility now and will in the near future.

There are several factors that influence businesses decisions and actions. When it comes to corporate social responsibility (CSR) the recent law on 2% spending on CSR seems to have taken completely taken over the larger narrative on CSR. With due respect to the law, responsibility of a business does extend beyond spending a percentage of profits on some projects.

The panelists will discuss the various facets and key drivers of business responsibility in India.

Where is this happening?

The venue is Mantra Hall, first floor, The Park Hotel, New Delhi

How can I attend?

To attend the session, you can register for IRBF 2017 here.

Who are the panelists?

Pradeep Bhargava

Director, Cummins India

Pradeep Bhargava serves as the Director of Cummins Generator Technologies India Ltd. He has held senior positions in both private and public sector organisations like Kalyani Group, Cummins India Ltd., Indian Space Research, Atomic Energy Commission, Bharat Heavy Electrical India, World Bank etc. He also serves as the Chairman of Western Region at Confederation of Indian Industry.

Anil Padmanabhan

Executive Editor, Mint

Anil Padmanabhan has been a journalist for over three decades. At present he works as the Executive Editor at Mint, the business daily from the Hindustan Times group. He also writes a weekly column, Capital Calculus which focuses on the intersection of politics and economics. Anil has covered Indian politics and the economy extensively.

Prabhir Vishnu Poruthiyil

Asst. Professor, IIM Trichy

Prabir Vishnu Poruthiyil teaches Business Ethics at the Indian Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli. He has more than ten years’ consulting experiences in corporate, public sector, and civil society organisations. His primary teaching and research focus is business ethics, a field of applied ethics encompassing the range of scholarly attempts to formulate morally-justified roles for business enterprises in meeting the demands of social justice.

Elin Åström

Sustainability Manager, H&M India

Elin Åström is currently heading the Sustainability program for H&M India retail operations. Prior to this, she worked as Sustainability Business Expert at H&M Head Office with focus on stakeholder engagement and social impact of H&M global social sustainability program. She has worked in the areas of international development and corporate sustainability at Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and civil society organizations.

Rachana Panda

Chief Communications Officer & Citizenship Leader, GE South Asia

Rachana Panda is Chief Communications Officer & Citizenship Leader for GE South Asia. She leads all internal and external communications including Brand & media initiatives for the company across all businesses and entities in this region. Rachana leads the Citizenship agenda for GE in India. She joined GE in 2012. In the past, she held the position of Director, Communications at Alstom South Asia.

Vikas Goswami

Head Good & Green, Godrej Industries

Vikas Goswami heads Good & Green at Godrej Industries Ltd. and drives the group’s vision of creating a more employable workforce, building a Greener India and innovating for good and green products. She has over 25 years experience in working with both the corporate and development sector. She was also a member of the team responsible for crafting the Business Responsibility Report framework for SEBI and the National Voluntary Guidelines for the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India.