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Strategic CSR: From Agenda Building to Impact Measurement

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Duration: 2 Days
Timings: 10 AM – 530 PM
Dates: September 11-12, 2023
Programme Director:Prof. Shallini Taneja
Fees: Online: Rs 8,000 + GST @18%

Programme Introduction:

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) measures for both public and private sector corporations in India have gathered a certain momentum due to economic reforms and globalization pressures. The formulation of the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014 (“CSR Rules”), by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), GOI under section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 schedule VII was a welcome Development. A holistic framework has been given to the industry in the form of the CSR legislation so that strategic planning of their CSR activities would help them to measure the impact of the deliverables at the end of the year. This has also ensured a gradual shift from the traditional model of social welfare to a more strategic CSR model that fits in with the long-term objective of the company. This new avenue of funding national development agenda believed as a new financing and PPP model for sustainable development to developing nations. Companies are strategizing their CSR investment to gain global competitive advantage. Third year of implementation of CSR legislation would be going to end on March 31, 2017. There are some companies who are doing exceptionally good work while some are catching up and some who are still struggling to understand the issues and challenges related to agenda building, operational issues,
implementation and especially how to create their own parameters for impact assessment & measurement and reporting practices. Therefore, it is important to ensure that the investment in CSR initiatives must create 'shared value' both for the business and society at large.


  • To elucidate and review the gradual shift in the understanding of CSR practices and its significance to business strategy.
  • To develop an in depth understanding of approaches, tools and techniques for CSR implementation.
  • To develop insights for conducting the stakeholder engagement and materiality assessment.
  • To develop insights into appropriate disclosure and reporting systems for CSR and Sustainability.
  • To develop the understanding of various qualitative and quantitative tools to measure CSR monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment.


  • Overview of section 135, schedule VII of CSR Rules under the Companies Act 2013
  • CSR agenda formulation process and content (Creating instrument for baseline study)
  • Strategic Engagements with internal and external stakeholders (Collaborative frameworks; stakeholder engagement and materiality assessment)
  • CSR implementation process and issues
  • Evaluation of CSR projects: Monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment (qualitative and quantitative techniques)
  • Sustainability: Disclosures & Reporting issues and post-2015 Development Agenda


Interactive mode of teaching which includes case studies, practical exercises and group discussions involving the participants.

Target Participants:

All Public and Private Sectors, MNCs, NGOs, Consultants, Social Entrepreneurs etc.

Target Participants:

Managers and Executives from public and private sector organizations and MNCs. Also other agencies like government departments, Chambers of Commerce, NGOs, and organizations associated with social sector projects are welcome to participate.

Programme Director:

Associate Professor and Head- Center for Sustainable Development Prof. Shallini Taneja is having 17 years of experience in teaching, research and industry. She is a fellow from Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurugram. During her fellowship, she worked as a senior research fellow in a project for 6 months with her professors in AICTE sponsored National Research Project on “Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Reporting Practices in Indian Companies”. She is the recipient of sponsorships from ISDRS at Columbia University and The Wharton School, U.S.A. for paper presentation and attending the conferences. She has taken lectures at St. Mount Mary's University, USA on “Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility in Indian Companies”. She has served as honorary advisor to BRICS Chamber of Commerce & Industry, New Delhi in the area of CSR. She has taken lectures as guest faculty at The Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) under aegis of The Ministry of Corporate Affairs, GOI on agenda building & impact assessment of projects in the social sector. She has been associated with The United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan, based in New Delhi, India for conducting joint programmes on Sustainable Development Goals-Agenda 2030. She is currently the Chair-Economics & Business Policy Area and Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) at FORE. Under CSD, she partnered with BRICS Chamber of Commerce & Industry, India, The United Nations Information Centre, ANUGRAHA (NGO), Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, International Association of Business and Society (IABS) USA, PDS Internationals private limited for organizing Seminars & Conferences & brought the sponsorships in the area of CSR and Sustainable Development. She is the reviewer and guest editor of various national and international journals for various publishers such as SAGE, Emerald and Springer. She has attended and presented many research papers at national and international conferences. She has contributed chapters in edited books and published peer review articles in national and international journals. Her research paper published in Journal of Business Ethics (Impact factor: 4.141) has more than 350 citations since 2011. She has conducted the International Training Program for EMBA Batch from Sichuan University, China on Business Environment and Corporate Governance. She has conducted the Workshops and Management Development Programmes on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Business Responsibility Reporting and Impact Measurement of Social Projects for the middle level and senior managers as well as for the Executive Directors for the various companies like NHPC, GAIL, RITES, IRCTC, J.K Cement, EXIM BANK, SBI etc.

Corporate Group Discount:

One complimentary nomination for every group of three nominations from the same organization, i.e.,3+1 participants for the fee of 3 participants.

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