GiveIndia hosted a panel discussion on ‘Inclusive CSR – Attaining progression in Corporate Giving through employees and consumers’ in the India Non Fiction Festival in Mumbai.
The session brought together pioneers of Inclusive CSR in the country like Archana Raghuram: Director, Cognizant Outreach, Chinmay Sengupta: COO, ICICI Foundation, Linus Chettiar: Vice President, Group Communication & CSR, Deutsche Bank, Nina Screwalla: Global Head, TCS Maitri and Indranil Choudhury: VP-HR, HDFC Life to share their organizations’ experiences and best practices.
|Ms. Archana Raghuram|
|Mr. Chinmay Sengupta|
|Mr. Linus Chettiar|
|Ms. Nina Screwalla|
Nina Screwalla, Global Head, TCS Maitri spoke about the legacy of the Tata group of giving back to society and said that the group gives back almost 50-60% of its profits annually. She also mentioned that TCS Maitri has clocked 74,000 man hours with 43,000 volunteers. Ms. Screwalla said, “TCS Maitri has been involved with training of blind beneficiaries and providing for basic infrastructure for a school in Panvel. Jute bags used in the Mumbai Marathon 2014 were made by women beneficiaries of TCS Maitri's activities.”
|Mr. Indranil Choudhury|
The session ended with a panel discussion where each of the speakers shared insight on choosing the right partners for their initiatives, their views on the CSR Mandate and how CSR can fuel the development of India.