India CSR summit presented by NGOBOX is the largest CSR event organised in India. The 2017 summit is expected to gather more than 2100 delegates, 300 + CSR Heads/Managers and 150+ exhibitors from businesses, CSR foundations, NGO sector, social enterprises, advisory services and government agencies.
NGOBOX.org, the largest development sector platform in India announces its 4th CSR annual flagship event ‘India CSR Summit and Exhibition 2017’, 4th CSR Impact Awards and its very 1st Indian Socents Award.
The event will be organised on 18th-19th September 2017 at Hyatt Regency, Gurgaon. The event is designed to be bigger and better than the previous events held in Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai respectively and is going to be India’s biggest CSR event in terms of number of participants.
The organisers have already received confirmations from a Noble Laureate and Two Magsaysay Awardees and also 117 CSR heads before a formal public announcement of the event.
Since the Companies Act 2013 got incorporated on 1st April 2014, a lot has changed in business and social development ecosystem in India. CSR has evolved from mere philanthropic and photo-based activities to more systematic, strategic and thoughtful endeavours towards solving developmental challenges.
Past three events have seen participations from passionate board members, enthusiastic CSR heads and go-getter project executives both from the business and implementing partners’ sides.
The newer forms of partnerships where both business executives and NGO leaders sit together and discuss about communities, engage with local administration and government agencies are the real scenarios that were underlined by the mandatory CSR.
This is just the beginning and there is a lot that can be explored, materialised and impacted through the CSR partnerships among different players be it a CSR foundation, a NGO, a social enterprise of a government agency. NGOBOX through its CSR events provides the opportunity to assess the journey so far and come up with more concrete understandings on which further approaches and strategies could be build up.
NGOBOX believes that businesses and NGOs need to go beyond identification of partners to leveraging best out of each other. Understanding and aligning interests is crucial for partnerships.
Transparency needs to be practiced and a co-learning environment needs to be developed. Availability and access of data and information can be made through cross platform sharing.
Other than partnerships; employee volunteering also provides manpower and expertise. Ways of improving employee engagement has to be explored. There are several such important issues that need to be realised so as to make more impactful CSR investment.
Businesses want to make an impact that would be noticed and talked about for decades. But deploying boardroom strategies on ground can only be achieved through rigorous attempts to understand and figuring out solutions for all the setbacks and by setting long term CSR goals.
At India CSR Summit & Exhibition 2017, NGOBOX provides a much needed discussion, learning and co-learning platform for businesses, NGOs, social enterprises, advisory firms and government agencies to augment discussions on best practices, exchange of workable ideas, discovering impact driven solutions, building capacities and strengthening network. The event is a platform for CSR and social enterprises convergence.
NGOBOX will release its annual CSR outlook report in the inaugural session of the event. The report highlights the trends in annual CSR spend by big 250 BSE listed companies. A separate state wise CSR outlook report will also be released with it.
The sessions in the event will be led by experts through master classes, workshops, thematic consultations, whiteboard sessions and CSR talks (TED talk style). As part of the event NGOBOX also hosts annual CSR Impact Awards for companies, CSR foundations and CSR implementing agencies to recognise best of CSR projects in various thematic areas.
CSR Impact Awards applications are evaluated by an independent institute and then adjudged by a jury. Registrations for 2017 CSR impact awards will be open from 15th April 2017 to 31st July 2017 on www.indiacsrsummit.in.
Highlights of 2017 Event
-The Biggest CSR event of India
-35000 Sq. ft. carpet area, 8000+ sq. ft. networking area
-India CSR Outlook Report 2017
-20+ New products demo
-3 Exclusive thematic platforms-Health, Education & skills, Environment
-5+ Master Classes
-5+ Thematic Consultations
-2 Special CSR Whiteboard Sessions for CSR Heads & CSR Managers
-6 CSR Talks (TED Talk Style)
-Non-Profit leadership and CSR Heads Interaction (By invitation)
-CSR and Social Enterprise convergence
-4th CSR Impact Awards
-1st India Socents Awards
As a development sector platform NGOBOX has created a buzz by providing low cost solutions to organizations for their outreach-plan, recruitment, event-advertising, networking and campaigning.
From job announcements to event planning, marketing to e-mailers, NGOBOX has been delivering services to a wide range of organizations. Our client-list includes Tata Steel, NASSCOM Foundation, WHO-India, UNICEF, WWF-India, IIM-B, NMIMS, United Way of Mumbai, SPJIMR, Save LIFE, AKRSP etc.
We are the host of India’s biggest CSR event ‘India CSR Summit and Exhibition’. NGOBOX.org was nominated for ‘the Website of the Year’ Award in the ‘Education and Public Domain’ category in 2013. Our research work on CSR in India has been helping both companies and CSR implementing agencies to get insights of CSR developments in India. We have offices in Gurgaon and Ahmedabad. For more information, please visit www.ngobox.org