Corporate social responsibility – Boon or Burden?
Humanity has been blessed with an intelligence that has enabled it to implement rapid advances in technologies, lifestyles and effect changes to the world. At the same time, the mind has also been responsible for many of the problems that we experience today – from environmental degradation to war and conflict. This session will look at understanding the human mind and how leaders can harness the power to effect positive social change.
List of Speakers
Prof Maya Chakravarti Vishwanathan,
Director, Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, SIMC Bengaluru, is a Corporate Communication and Public Relations professional with 34 years work experience in the corporate sector, having worked in diverse work environment, both Indian and Foreign including the Indian Institute of Science, Indian Telephone Industries, Subhash Projects, Hyder Consulting, UK, Consultancy IKON PR. Some of her prestigious clients have included IFC-World Bank, Biwater, UK, Techno Park, Trivandrum and the Industry & IT Departments of Kerala Government, Greg Chappel led Griffith Institute of Sports, Institution of Engineers, Electro Steel Castings Ltd and Citigate Dewe Rogerson. She has been the preferred PR Consultant for several Foreign Indian Business Academy, Image PR, Conergy-German RE Company,CREMA, Suryadatta Group , besides running her own Trade Missions. She has over 25 years of part-time teaching experience.
Managing Director, Ruchi Soya Industries Limited
A Chemical Engineer by profession has dared to dream big and has been the driving force behind Ruchi Soya Industries Ltd, the flagship company of the Ruchi Group. In his journey of Excellence, he has been honored with “Globoil Man of the Decade” awards as well as bagged the prestigious, The American Express Corporate Award – 2006 as the “No – 1 Food Processing Company in India”.
Chief People Officer, Azim Premji Foundation
Sudheesh has the mandate to attract great talent & develop people capability at the Azim Premji Foundation. Powered by a $2 billion endowment made by Mr.Azim Premji, the Foundation aims to make a deep, at-scale impact on the quality of elementary education for the underprivileged children in India. He has previously headed Human Resources for Tesco, in India and has been a member of the CII – HR Panel and served on the Advisory Board of National HRD Network, Bangalore.
Anne Marie Lizin
Former Honorary President of the Belgian Senate
Ms. Lizin has held many significant positions in Belgium and was the first woman President of the Senate. She was previously the minister in charge of European affairs and President of the Commission for External Relations and Defence of the Belgian Senate among other portfolios. Her commitment to a better world is demonstrated in her contribution to many projects and humanitarian assistance in the health sector.
President and Managing Director of Chaudhary Group Nepal
He has been playing a leadership role with over 30 years of experience in the Chaudhary Group’s businesses such as food and beverage, financial services, real estate, and hospitality. This group has over 40 companies under its umbrella and is diversified across many verticals like Biotech, Cement, Education, Electronics & White goods and more. Mr. Choudhary also serves as the President and Managing Director of Cinnovation Group, the overseas arm of the Chaudhary conglomerate.