The India CSR Summit 2017, where the sharpest minds from across the country were present at a forum to discuss and debate issues related to CSR. This years, the ‘India CSR Summit & Exhibition’ was the biggest CSR event in India, held at the Hyatt Regency Gurugram on September 18 and September 19.
The idea of the Summit is to bring together companies, NGOs, Government agencies, social enterprises and advisory organisations to one platform to share and learn, showcase their projects and programs; to learn from peers; to initiate new partnerships; to find new resources; and to understand how CSR is playing a vital role in developing India.
There were around 14 award categories, out of which the CSR Foundation of the Year 2016-17 (only for CSR Foundation) was bagged by Mphasis F1 Foundation and ejunction (Joint Winners), Company with Best CSR Impacts (2016-17) Only for companies was awarded to Grasim Industries Ltd – Vilayat Unit and the CSR Project of the Year 2016-17 was bagged by Synchrony International Services Private Limited.
Speaking at the Summit Gajendra Singh Sikhawat — Hon’ble Minister of State — Agriculture and farmers welfare, congratulated all the Award Winners of the 4th CSR Impact and thanked them for the impact they are making at the grassroot level.
He also said, “We urge the companies to also look at farmers welfare initiative to create more inclusive society”.
He also interacted with the Heads of Reliance Foundation, SBI foundation, ICICI Foundation, Tech Mahindra Foundation and tried to understand the broader picture of CSR in India.
Speaking on the occasion, Bhomik Shah, CEO of NGOBOX, said, “We would like to thank all the participants for their support in making the India CSR Summit 2017 a great success and the biggest CSR event ever held in India. We would also like to congratulate all the award winners’’.
All the CSR Foundations leaders and CSR Heads speaking and participating at India CSR Summit 2017 represent almost 50% of Indian companies’ total CSR budget.