CSR Session – Reaching Your Impact

 

AMCHAM’s Karnataka Chapter, organized a CSR session entitled ‘Reaching Your Impact’ in association with ChildFund India on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017. The Embassy Group sponsored the event at the Hilton Golf Links. Ms. Shaina Ganapathy, Head of Corporate Outreach, Embassy Group, welcomed participants from leading U.S. companies based in Bangalore. Mr. Atul Ujagar, Country Director, Nike India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan and Executive Committee Member – Karnataka Chapter, AMCHAM Karnataka, gave the opening remarks with a brief on AMCHAM and Nike’s CSR activities. The keynote speaker was Dr. Manoj Chakravarti, COO, Centre for Corporate Governance & Citizenship, IIMB, and he spoke about the CSR law and its implementation, successes and challenges.

 

This was followed by a panel discussion that deliberated on some critical areas such as sharing learnings and expertise on CSR accounting, assessments and reporting, challenges and opportunities with CSR, CSR policy vs. key sustainable development goals, models for collaborations, and employee engagement.  The panellists included Mr. Biren Ghose, Country Head, Technicolor, Mr. Dushyant Singh, Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Co., Mr. Santosh Abraham, VP, NASSCOM Foundation, Mr. Venkatesh Valluri, Chairman, Valluri Technology Accelerators & Valluri Change Foundation and Ms. Neelam Makhijani, Country Director/CEO, ChildFund India. Mr. Raju Shahani, Managing Director, Christel House India, moderated the panel. This was followed by an interactive session with the audience. Ms. Makhijani wrapped up the session and said that AMCHAM could collaborate with NGOs and corporates to tackle some of the challenges facing the implementation of the CSR law.