Energising the CSR ecosystem with
Human-Centred Innovation


While India Inc is working towards systemic alignment of CSR with Sustainable Development Goals, the fourth year will need a tectonic shift from the traditional models to make way for an innovative approach to CSR in the wake of the fast growing economy and shifting demographical needs. As representatives of the country’s largest IT consortium, NASSCOM Foundation takes a step forward this year to bring stakeholders together for discussions on new age concepts and technology-led systemic changes, sharing of best practices on efficient processes and CSR models, and networking opportunities to actionize and widen social impact.

         Delegate Speak

NASSCOM Foundation CSR Leadership Conference 2017, Bangalore /


Conference Theme: ‘Energising the CSR ecosystem with Human-Centred Innovation’

08:30 AM onwards


09:00-10:00 AM


Communications for Good – Effective Storytelling

A workshop for social impact teams (NGO and Corporate leaders) on best practices and tools to communicate impact.


  • Mahima Kaul, Head, Public Policy and Government Partnerships, Twitter India
  • Virginia Sharma, Director, Marketing Solutions, LinkedIn India

10:00- 10:15 AM


10:15-11:00 AM

Inaugural Session with Chief Guest

Setting the context of tech enabled inclusive development with celebrated dignitaries.


  • Chief Guest: Gaurav Gupta, Honourable IT Secretary of Karnataka
  • Guest of Honour: Arun Seth, Chairman, NASSCOM Foundation
  • Keynote speaker: Joydeep Mukherjee, MD and Lead, Intelligent Platforms, Accenture India
  • Shirkant Sinha, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation

11:00-12:00 PM

Mega Plenary

Re-calibrating Employability: How can CSR Contribute to Make India Ready for New Age Jobs

The session explores how are companies channelling CSR funds in establishing relevant skill sets among the working population.


  • Ashwani Lal, Chief Operations & Quality Officer, Aricent Technologies
  • Ashok Pamidi, Senior Director, Lead D&I Initiatives, NASSCOM

12:00-12:15 AM

Tea Break

12:15-01:15 PM


Social Impact Investing: Models, Opportunities and the role of CSR

 This multi-stakeholder session will address the growing linkage of tech driven CSR with the rise of social innovators and the synergies therein.


  • Meenu Bhambani, VP and Head CSR, Mphasis
  • Jogin Desai, Chair, Social Venture Partners
  • Murugan Vasudevan, Head, South Asia, Social Innovation Group, Cisco
  • Abhijit Ray, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Unitus Capital

01:15-02:15 PM

Networking Lunch

02:15-03:15 PM

Panel Discussion

CSR and Brand Identity:  From Profit to Purpose
Hosted by Societe Generale

This special panel discussion would bring together CSR leads for decoding the dichotomy behind business aligned CSR and brand driven CSR.


  • Abraham Moses, Director, Mindtree Foundation
  • Bhasker Sharma, India Giving Manager, Dell International Services
  • Ruchi Khemka, VP, CSR, Duetsche Back
  • Moderator: Sowyma Suryanarayanan, Senior Manager, Societe Generale Global Solution Centre

Impact Talk

Data driven development – Leveraging Big Data for Impact

Data analysis, visualization and security.


  • Goerge Matthew, VP, Fractal Analytics
  • Rumi Mallick Mitra, Head, Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs, IBM India
  • Prukalpa Shankar, Co-Founder, Social Cops
  • Dominic Karunesudas, Executive Director, Information Sharing and Analysis Center
  • Moderator: Santosh Abraham, VP, NASSCOM Foundation

Breakaways by Invite

Building a disability confident organization – a workshop on impactful hiring of Persons with Disability

03:15-04:15 PM


Measure to improve
Hosted by Sattva

With year-end being assessments time, how can you get the most out of the audits and performance measurements you perform, to lay a foundation for CSR programmes moving forward

Power of Collectives

Collaboration for Impact


  • Shubhangi Sharma, Director IPLM India
  • Moderator: Shrikant Sinha

Breakaways by Invite (Continued)

Building a disability confident organization – a workshop on impactful hiring of Persons with Disability

04:15-04:45 PM

High Tea

04:45-05:45 PM

Closing Plenary – Fireside Chat

Unlocking the value of corporate sustainability: Leadership Panel

Leaders from the IT-BPM industry come together to discuss the intrinsic value of sustainability practices for business value chains.


  • Navneet Kapoor, Global Head, Maersk GSC
  • KK Natarajan, Executive Chairperson, Mindtree
  • Rama Sivaraman, COO and ED, Polaris Consulting and Services Ltd.
  • Moderator: Santhosh Jayaram, Partner, Sustainability and Climate Change, KPMG

05:45-06:00 PM

Vote of Thanks

Register now /


Event FAQS / find your answers

Thank you for registering for the conference. If you have paid through credit/ debit card, your registration has been confirmed. In case you are  sending out a cheque, your seat is reserved and the event team will get back to you with a confirmation once the cheque gets credited.
NASSCOM Foundation will not be able to cover the travel and stay costs for any of these events and encourages the participants to book their tickets as soon as they receive the confirmation from the NASSCOM Foundation team.
The venues for both the events have been chosen and customized to ensure that Persons with Disabilities have minimal problems. Ramps, washrooms, comfortable seating arrangements and volunteers for help have been arranged. All NASSCOM Foundation events have sign language interpreters. In case you require any additional help, please write back to us at clc@nasscomfoundation.org.

Contact Us / RSVP to clc@nasscomfoundation.org