President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the CII National CSR Summit
Plenary Session with eminent panelists
4 Secretaries of Central Govt at post lunch panel discussion on CSR.
CII National CSR Summit had very knowledgeable sessions and provided good opportunity to learn and network, too.
Some take away’s:
- CSR is considered to be a Rs 20,000 Crore opportunity.
-NGO’s , Govt, Corporates, Experts are partners and not agonists.
-NGO’s keen to attract funding under CSR funds should get themselves rated through agencies such as CRISIL.
-NGO’s need to perform to get money and should be willing for ” Measurement Reviews & Impact Assessment”.
-CSR Funds are for “Not to Profit” organisations only.
-Social Entrepreneurs being “For Profit” entities, are presently NOT covered under CSR Funds.
-2500 ITI’s available for Corporates to adopt under PPP model/CSR.
-Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Policy about to be announced and put up for public response/suggestions.
-DISHA -National Literacy Mission & ‘IT for Jobs” by DIT are attractive opportunities for Corporates/ NGO’s to work.
-Corporates should look at NGO’s as partners in development and not merely as vendors.
-NGO’s lack-project management skills, Business Strategy & Implementation strategy.
-Money spent on social agenda should be well spent and misuse of same should be penalised.
-New form of capitalism is now the reality of global economy ie socially responsible capitalists.