IRMA Webinar Series presents a series of ‘Stakeholder consultations‘ on COVID-19, Business and Society. The first consultation will be held on the topic, Redefining and rearranging goals of Corporate Philanthropy or CSR for helping India to make a fast recovery from the ravages of economic & social impacts of COVID-19.
It will be hosted by Prof. Sudhir Kumar Sinha from IRMA. He will be joined by Shri A.M. Tiwari, IAS (Retd.); Shri Sourav Roy, HEAD (CSR), Tata Steel and Shri Binoy Acharya, Founder-Director, UNNATI.
Shri Tiwari retired from Indian Administrative Service where he worked for over two decades in socials sector including Gujarat CSR Authority. He has also managed government of Gujarat’s three flagship chemical companies. After superannuation, he has been working with IRMA as an Adjunct Professor, besides acting as Chairman of Shroffs Foundation Trust and Trustee of Sadguru Foundation.
Shri Roy leads the corporate social responsibility efforts of Tata Steel which is among the oldest, largest and most diverse societal development efforts of India Inc. He anchors a team of more than 600 colleagues which works closely and constantly with communities to co-create solutions to the most underserved issues of the least vocal groups, reaching more than a million and a half lives annually across India. He joined the Tata group, as part of the Tata Administrative Services, in 2007 and his experience spans CSR, Sustainability and Corporate Finance/M&A across a range of sectors. He has also worked with the Grameen Bank (Bangladesh) and other organizations in the Indian development sector before joining the Tata group and retains a keen interest in development finance.
Shri Acharya is the founder director of UNNATI, a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) that works in the areas of social inclusion, democratic local governance, social accountability and disaster risk reduction. He is the current Chairperson of VANI, a national network of voluntary organisations. Over the past thirty-five years, he has been associated with movements, networks and government forums related to ensuring rights and entitlements, decentralized governance and disaster management. During 2010-14, he worked in association with the Government of Gujarat to operationalize the social audit system for MGNREGA covering the entire state. He extended technical support in 2016 and 2019 to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in the preparation and subsequent revision of National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP). He supports various CSOs on capacity building in the area of stakeholder participation, gender mainstreaming, participatory research and organisational development.
The consultation will be conducted on Friday, 22nd May, 2020 from 4:00 PM. You can join by clicking on the Google Meet link: Click Here