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Strategic CSR: From Agenda Building to Impact Measurement

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Duration: 2 days
Timings: 1000hrs -1730hrs
Dates: December 20 - 21, 2022
Programme Director: Prof. Shallini Taneja
Mode: Online/ Offline
Fees: (Online) Rs.8000 Plus GST @18%
(Classroom) Rs.16000 Plus GST @18%
(Residential) Rs.24000 Plus 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 should be objectives 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. There are companies who are doing exceptionally good work while some comes are catching up 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. It is also important to understand it’s linkages with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). Therefore, it is important to ensure that the investment in CSR initiatives must create 'shared value' both for the business and society at large.

Programme Objective:

To elucidate and review the gradual shift in the understanding of CSR practices and its significance to business strategy.

  1. To develop an in-depth understanding of approaches, tools and techniques for CSR implementation.
  2. To develop insights for conducting the stakeholder engagement and materiality assessment.
  3. To develop insights into appropriate disclosure and reporting systems for CSR and Sustainability.
  4. Understanding the linkages between CSR and SDG’s.

Programme Content:

  1. Overview of section 135, schedule VII of amended CSR Rules under the Companies Act 2013.
  2. CSR agenda formulation process and content (Creating instrument for baseline study).
  3. Strategic Engagements with internal and external stakeholders (Collaborative frameworks; stakeholder engagement and materiality assessment).
  4. CSR implementation process and issues
  5. Evaluation of CSR projects: Monitoring, evaluation, and impact assessment (qualitative and quantitative techniques).
  6. Designing a Logical Framework Analysis (LFA) to determine the outputs, short-to mid-term outcomes and long-term impact for CSR projects.
  7. Sustainability: Disclosures & Reporting issues and Sustainable Development Agenda-2030.

Programme Methodology:

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

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.

Program Directors:

Prof. Shallini Taneja has 18 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 and Sustainability. She has taken lectures as guest faculty at The Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) under the 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 Center 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 Prof-in-charge, Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) at FORE. Under CSD, she partnered with BRICS Chamber of Commerce & Industry, India, The United Nations Information Center, 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 443 citations since 2011. She is currently a part of an International project with Deakin University, Australia, which is focusing on Industry-university partnerships for SDG focused internships in Australia and India. The project is funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Commonwealth Government of Australia, and is aligned with the Australia India Council’s (AIC). She has conducted the International Training Program for EMBA Batch from Sichuan University, China on Business Environment and Corporate Governance. She has conducted various workshops, Faculty Development Programs (FDP’s) and Management Development Programmes (MDP’s) on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Business Responsibility Reporting, Sustainability Reporting and Management & Impact Assessment of Social Projects for the middle level and senior managers as well as for the Executive Directors for the various companies like NHPC, GAIL, SAIL, NTPC, RITES, IRCTC, J.K Cement, EXIM BANK, SBI and Business Support groups like CII and PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She has undertaken various baseline studies and impact assessment projects in the areas of CSR and Sustainability from her center. She has been the visiting faculty with leading institutions such as IIFT, New Delhi, IICA under MCA, MDI Gurugram among others.

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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