The Conference

Corporate Social Responsibility has assumed an important role in the context of India’s emergence as an economic superpower. Indian corporations are now expected to play a more constructive role in social development and aligning economic growth with social equity. Both Indian public and private sector companies are preparing themselves to get involved with issues related to community development and inclusive growth. Guidelines from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs now envision Corporate India to work towards a growth based on Triple Bottom Line and Sustainable Development.

The National Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility 2012 (NCCSR) celebrates the platinum jubilee of TISS( www.tiss.edu) and silver jubilee of XIMB ( www.ximb.ac.in), two organizations with unquestionable commitment to equitable growth and inclusive development.

The conference aims at discussing the various issues related to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), with a special focus on implementation. The new guidelines from Government of India has made CSR mandatory for public sector undertakings and the private sector, too, is urged to implement CSR with more structure and method. This context calls for a review of existing practices, policies and paradigms. More knowledge is required to understand the best area to work on, the right partners to engage with and the necessary alignment with business reality. Simultaneously, the conference explores the emerging trends and next practices in CSR implementation, models of partnership, managerial and organizational challenges and issues in monitoring and evaluation of such projects in the public/private sector.

The NCCSR 2012 is facilitated by the Centre for Resettlement, Rehabilitation and Corporate Social Responsibility (CRRCSR) at XIMB and Centre for Development Studies at TISS.