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Biocon, Bharti Foundation shine at IICSR awards

Jun 12, 2018

The awards celebrate business excellence and innovation in Corporate Social Responsibility across a broad range of disciplines.

New Delhi: Biocon Limited, Bharti Foundation, Sterlite Technologies and Water-Arohan Financial Services were among many others that were recognised for their various CSR initiatives at the second India International CSR (IICSR) Conclave and Awards 2018.

The awards endeavoured to recognize any organization that puts CSR at its core, demonstrating its commitment to change. The awards celebrate business excellence and innovation in Corporate Social Responsibility across a broad range of disciplines, making it the only one of its kind in India.

The awards were not just about recognizing big business for responsible and sustainable practices but about rewarding change.

The awards served as a platforms to learn, share and progress ideas by encouraging the development of engaged and ethical business practices.

The various categories of the awards included, CSR Company of the Year (organizational award), CSR Leader of the Year (individual award), CSR Practice of the Year (recognition to the best practice in CSR), CSR Project of the Year in: Education, Women Empowerment, Livelihood, Environment, Clean India, Poverty Alleviation and Skill Development.

The other categories included CSR Project of the Year (Industry-wise): Healthcare, Cement, Energy/Power, Banking & Finance, Iron & Steel, Information Technology, Media, Oil & Gas; CSR Implementation Agency of the Year, NGO of the Year, Social Entrepreneur of the Year, CSR Campaign of the Year and Social Innovation of the Year.

“The concept of corporate social responsibility has evolved over the years and it is today considered a vital part of the strategic business of large corporations. CSR is a way of conducting business, which makes corporate entities socially responsible citizens, visibly contributing to the social good,” said Sandeep Behera, Brand Head of Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Deemed to be University.

The IICSR Conclave was a platform for CSR professionals to discuss how organizations use CSR to integrate economic, environmental and social objectives with their operations and growth.

The expert speakers provided an in-depth analysis of contemporary CSR issues, trends, opportunities, challenges, standards and strategies.

The presentations and interactive sessions helped delegates to build a business case for CSR in their organizations.

The conclave brought together influential leaders, policy makers, policy influencers, eminent CSR practitioners and key stakeholders to create an unparalleled platform for exchange of dialogues.

Among other things the conclave  discussed: Why Corporate Social Innovation is Important for a Better Future? How can Technology and Innovation Contribute to Finding Solutions to the Economic, Environmental, Political, and Social Challenges we Face Today? How Can India Achieve Inclusive Growth? How Corporate Social Innovation help win the War on Poverty, Unemployment, Illiteracy, Child Labour and Women Empowerment?

List of Awardees at the India International CSR Conclave -2018:

Category-Winner

CSR Project of the Year in Environment-Biocon Limited

CSR Project of the Year in Education-Bharti Foundation

CSR Project of the Year in Education-Sterlite Technologies

CSR Project of the Year in Water-Arohan Financial Services

CSR Project of the Year in Livelihood-Lupin Human Welfare & Research Foundation

CSR Project of the Year in Livelihood-WPP India CSR Foundation

CSR Project of the Year in Skill Development-JSPL Foundation

CSR Project of the Year in Skill Development-Tech Mahindra Foundation

CSR Project of the Year in Mining-Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO)

CSR Project of the Year in Information Technology-Brillio

CSR Project of the Year in Advertising

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