March 9, 2016


Eros Hotel, Nehru Place, New Delhi


60 Seats Left


Policy Makers, IT & NGO Leaders


How can CSR meaningfully address the India development agenda?

While the world adopts the Sustainable Development Goals in 2016, (#SDCs) with 17 goals and 169 targets, to eradicate poverty, India has set its own target, aligned to the #GlobalGoals, setting ambitious targets in #DigitalIndia, #SkillsIndia and strong focus on Education, Health, Support  for Girls: Beti Bhachao Beti Padao, Swachh Bharat, #InclusiveIndia, Innovation and #MakeinIndia amongst others.

The Indian Industry took up the opportunity provided by the CSR law 2013 to give back 2% of its profit to social good, finding ways and means to address local and national challenges, and trying to align and follow the national goals and call for action.

However, for CSR to meaningfully contribute to national goals and economic social development in India, companies would be required to build capacities to maximize long term sustainable impact.  Knowledge practices and platforms to inform and support the CSR leader, may go a long way in helping in informed decision-making. 

While the onus of moving the needle is not on the CSR leadership alone, moving from silos to inter-company collaboration space, long-term engagement in priority areas, and stronger institutional support for Not-for-Profit partners and focusing on collective impact are a few steps in the right direction. 

The CSR Leadership Conference, initiated by NASSCOM Foundation in 2015, has been able to create a remarkable degree of relevance for CSR leaders from the IT-BPM (Business Process Management) Industry, practitioners and policy makers.


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A 360 degree Engagement

Keynotes . Roundtables . Panel Discussions, Showcases, Fireside Chats . Exhibitions . Book Releases



Registration: 8:00-9:45 AM

10:00-10:45 AM:  Inauguration

  • Welcome: Ganesh Natarajan, Chairman, NASSCOM Foundation
  • Chief Guest: Aruna Sharma, IAS, Secretary Deity
  • Guest of Honour: Ms Deborah Jacobs, Director, Global Libraries Program, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Closing address: B.V.R Mohan Reddy, Chairman, NASSCOM


10:45-11:30 AM: India Development Imperatives: Government And Industry Panel

  • Mr Mukesh Jain, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
  • Mr Sunil Kumar Barnwal, Jharkhand, Secretary IT , Secretary to Chief Minister
  • Ms Sandhya Vasudevan, MD, COO, Deutsche Bank AG
  • Chair/Moderator: Gaurie Dwivedi,

Tea Break: 11:30AM -12:00 PM

12:00-1:00 PM: Skilling The Country: Reaching The Next Million

  • Mr Navin Kumar, CEO, iPrimed, Chair
  • Ms Ambrish Bakaya, Director Corporate Affairs, HP
  • Ms Payal Koul Mirakhaur, CSO and Chairperson CSR Committee, Aricent
  • Ms Archana Sahay, CSR Head, CISCO
  • Ms Yashodhara Lal , Vice President, Genpact

12:00-1:00 PM : Can CSR boost inclusive solution for smart cities?

  •  Dr Sudhir Krishna ,IAS, Former Secretary – Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) and Chairman of the Smart Cities Sectional Committee
  • Ms Kathryn D. Stevens, Deputy Mission Director, USAID India
  • Ms Sara Chamberlain, Head of ICT, BBC Media Action, Pvt. Ltd
  • Mr A. K. Choudhary, ITS; Development Commissioner, Sri City

Lunch – 1:00-1:45 PM

1:45-2:30 PM: Call to action for a TB- Free India

  • Mr Anshu Prakash, Joint Secretary, MoHFW, Chair
  • Dr Sunil Khaparde, DDG, Central TB Division
  • Mr Xerses Sidhwa, Director of the Health Office USAID/India
  • Dr Jamie Jamhoih Tonsing, Regional Director, The Union
  • Kavita Ayyagari, Project Director, Call to action for a TB- Free India

1:45-2:30 PM: Gates Foundation Session ‘Making Libraries Inclusive’


2:30- 3:30 PM: Leveraging Digital India Ecosystem for Community Empowerment

  • Mr P. Balaji, Director of Regulatory and External Affairs & CSR, Vodafone
  • Mr Madhu Khatri, Associate General Counsel, Microsoft
  • Mr Lokesh Mehra, Director, Education Services, Symantec
  • Mr Sandeep Karanwal, Director, GSMA India
  • Mr Kishore Balaji, Director Corporate Affairs, Intel


2:30 – 3:30 PM: Education for the masses: Addressing systemic challenges in education

  • Seema Bansal, Head Social and Government Sector Practice, Boston Consulting Group, Chair
  • Ms Lovleen Kackar, CEO,Tech Mahindra Foundation
  • Prashant R.Nair, Vice-Chairman, Amrita School of Engineering
  • Mr Manoj Dawane,Senior Vice President, Ericsson
  • Mr Vijay Chadda, CEO, Bharti Foundation

Timings: 3:30 -4:30 PM: How to make CSR effective

  • Mr Shankar Venkateshwan, Chief, Tata Sustainability Group, Tata Sons Limited, Chair
  • Ms Preeti Sinha, Senior President & Global Convenor, YES Institute
  • Mr Sumantra Sen, Head, JSW Foundation
  • Mr K. Anil Kumar, Executive Trustee & CEO , Axis Bank Foundation
  • Mr Sandeep Chachra, Executive Director, Actionaid India

3.30-4.30pm: NGO Showcase Best Practices

  • Ms Manju Dhasmana, Lead- Community affairs & CSR, Microsoft, Chair
  • Mr Sandeep Ahuja, CEO, Operations Asha
  • Dr Ritu Juneja, Director, Tamana
  • Mr Aakash Sethi, Executive Director, QUEST Alliance
  • Mr Vikram Shenoy, Lead Institutional Partnership, Humana People to people India
  • Mr Ambalavanan Ramchandran, Trustee, ILP

4.30 – 4:45 PM: Networking Tea

4:45-5.30 PM: Session VII:  Transformation Of Cities Communities And Countries

  • Dr Ganesh Natarajan, Chairman, NASSCOM Foundation, Chair
  • Mr Arvind Thakur, CEO, Joint MD, NIIT
  • Dr Uma Ganesh, CEO, Global Talent Track
  • Dr Sandhya Shekhar , Former CEO, IIT Madras Research Park

Book release: ‘Managing the realities of virtual organisations’ Dr Sandhya Shekhar

5.30-6:00 PM: Closing Plenary and Thank You Note

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