Seminar on NGOs and Corporate sector in CSR
Seminar at the French Embassy on NGOs and Corporate sector in CSR
New Delhi, 29 January 2015
On 29 January 2015, a seminar was held at the French Embassy, cosponsored by IFCCI, on NGOs and Corporate Sector in CSR. It gathered various stakeholders.
The Embassy of France in India and the Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry, thus welcome the recent initiative of these stakeholders of having held a workshop aimed at strengthening social bridges between them. During this workshop, Mazars made a presentation on the current legal and fiscal background of CSR in India, while Wedge Consulting shared its expertise on helping companies run CSR activities, and the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs highlighted new developments in CSR being implemented by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India.
The audience was composed of CSR managers, HR managers, fundraising managers and NGOs.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not a new concept in India, as reflected in the examples of several well-known corporate houses that have been long involved in solving social and environmental issues to bring positive impact on the communities, cultures, societies and environments in which they operate.
Following the passing of the Companies Act, 2014 and several recent public policies, the legal framework of CSR has been evolving to improve and expand relationships between corporate entities, the public sector, and NGOs.