Can IT-BPM industry CSR innovate for the poor?
The CSR Leadership conference initiated in 2015 and held in Bangalore and Delhi last year will be continuing with the theme of ‘technology for good’ for its Bangalore curtain raiser.
Information and Communication Technologies are being widely used to develop solutions that can address access and quality of services and opportunities for the poor. The solutions often are plugging gaps in development interventions, supplementing where Govt efforts have not been able to address the late mile challenges.
In India, the CSR Law has provided companies a means to do social good, fuelling a great opportunity for companies to support initiatives and practices where technology is helping to expand reach, scale and impact. Can CSR fill the much needed seed fund requirement in tech-social enterprises with philanthropic capital?
This year the forum with the theme ‘Making technologies work for the poor’ will showcase technology based solutions that address India’s development challenges in education, skills and employability, health, accessibility and livelihood. The Forum will discuss and debate how CSR can support to scale innovative impact models, led by various social impact vehicles, including social enterprises. The Forum will examine whether technology can play a role in scaling social good initiatives designed for the poor and underserved.
The CSR Leadership Conference in Bangalore is a curtain raiser and will culminate in the Leadership Conference in Delhi. The Conference will deliberate and set call for actions for leading the way for meaningful CSR in India.