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WEBINAR ON SUSTAINABILITY & CSR

WEBINAR ON SUSTAINABILITY & CSR

Subject: Webinar on Sustainability & CSR

Date: 4th March, 2021

Timings: 2.30 p.m.- 4.00 p.m.

Organizer: NBAI

In association with: INDEED – CSR Advisory & Implementation Arm of Dentsu Communications India

Program:

2.30 p.m.- Welcome Note – NBAI (Mr. Dnyanesh Sukhtankar)

2.35 p.m.- Address by the Chairman, NBAI (Mr. Ganesh Shenoy)

2.40 p.m.- Presentation by Indeed Solutions

  1. Ms. Shreya Basrur – Context setting & session flow
  2. Ms. Lekshmi Krishnan – Introduction to Indeed & Dentsu
  3. Mr.  P.V Narayanan – Sustainability
  4. Mr. Vigneshwaran Ramalingam – CSR

TOPICS TO BE COVERED UNDER SUSTAINABILITY : Duration – 30 minutes

  1. Macro Picture
  • Global and national contributory factors
  • Sustainable development and sustainability
  1. Business & Sustainability
  2. Regulatory Interventions
  • Mandatory disclosures
  • Compliance requirements
  1. Business Case – focus on opportunities, markets and investors
  • Integration with business model
  • Product and process realignment
  • Resource optimization
  • Cost savings
  1. Responsible Business – communities, consumers, government and civil society
  • Voluntary measures
  • Best practices
  • Sustainability reporting
  • Corporate social responsibility SUGGESTED TOPICS TO BE COVERED

UNDER CSR : Duration – 30 minutes

  1. CSR as a Compliance Function
  • Companies act 2013, Section 135
  • Eligibility
  • Schedule VII
  • Recent amendments
  1. CSR as a Catalyst Function
  • India’s annual CSR budget; growth over the years; cumulative size
  • Sector-wise allocation of CSR funds
  • State wise fund allocation
  • Industry wise fund allocation
  1. CSR as a Social Impact Function
  • Case studies
  1. CSR as a Business Impact Function
  • Benefits for business and stakeholders
  • Employee engagement 5. CSR as an Innovation and Transformation Function
  • New age CSR approach – Designing, monitoring & evaluation and role of impact assessment

3.45 p.m. – Q & A session
4.00 p.m. – Vote of Thanks

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