CSR Water Symposium, February 19, 2014, Hyderabad
The CSR Water Symposium was organized by Amcham in support with USAID, US Consulate Hyderabad and Unlimited India and was sponsored by International Paper. The Symposium was held at Westin Mind space and was attended by over 70 delegates.
The objectives of the symposium was to create a forum for sharing knowledge and building expertise in the area of clean water, raise the awareness regarding the different avenues and options available for CSR contributions, create a groundwork for more coordinated and strategic CSR activities to promote clean water, provide an interactive learning session for companies engaged in CSR activities.
Mr. Laxmikanth, MD, Broadridge financials and past Chairman AMCHAM Hyderabad, gave the Welcome Address. Mr. Michael Mullins, Consul General, while congratulating Amcham for organizing the symposium, expressed a keen desire for Hyderabad to be at the forefront of the USAID initiative. Such events form a forum wherein all stakeholders can share a platform to learn and work towards achievement of the common goal.
Ms Kathryn Stevens encouraged the participants to think about how to scale up ideas to achieve the goal. She introduced the distinguished panel of speakers, who were Mr. Harvey Koh, Associate Partner, Monitor Group; Ms Jayamala Subramaniam, CEO Arghyam; Ms Neelima Khetan, CSR & Sustainability Head, Coca Cola, India; Mr Ravindra Sewak, Country Director, Safe Water Network, India and Mr. Rampraveen Swaminathan, Vice President, International Paper India.