Partnerships for Progress in CSR
Partnerships for Progress – The CII Odisha conducted a virtual Conclave on Corporate Social Responsibility: Progress through Partnership today with the goal of facilitating discourse with stakeholders in order to lay out a framework for the state’s inclusive progress (on 29 January 2022). Senior executives from leading firms in Odisha discussed how to make the most of CSR initiatives by various organizations to help the weakest sectors of society.
In the inaugural session, Sridhar Patra, Vice Chairman, CII Odisha State Council, and CMD, NALCO, gave the welcome address. Nixon Joseph, Ex-President & Chief Operating Officer, SBI Foundation & CEO, CLT India, and Dr. Akshay Rout, Board of Directors, LIC Housing Finance, Senior Advisor (SUWASI), KPMG, Former DG, Swachh Bharat Mission, and Former DG, Election Commission of India, were among those who spoke at the opening session.
Prashant Hota, Chairman, CII Odisha CSR and Skills Panel and President, Group Head CSR, Education and Sustainability, Head-Odisha Corporate Communications, Jindal Steel & Power, gave the vote of appreciation.
A panel discussion conducted by Akshay Sahoo, Special Correspondent, The Asian Age/ Deccan Chronicle, followed the opening session. The panel included representatives from Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Vedanta Limited, JK Paper Mills Limited, JSW Steel Limited, Paradeep Phosphates Limited, and NALCO. Various conversations were held in order to build a strong ecosystem through public-private partnerships and strategic stakeholder engagement to help the poorest communities and people at the bottom of the pyramid.
Prashant Hota summarised the panel discussion and proposed that the panel write a recommendation document for submission to the government and dissemination to other stakeholders.
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