Corporate Social Responsibility

 

5th National CSR Summit organized by BIMTECH and NHRDN on 24th August, 2018 at Mumbai


 

The 5th National CSR Summit was attended by more than 150 participants. About 20 CSR Heads of Companies were present during this event. Awards were also given to the prominent companies and NGOs who have excelled in CSR domain. Mr. Vinay P Sahasrabuddhe, President ICCR, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) & Vice Chairman, Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini, Mr. Rajeev Dubey, Group President (HR & Corporate Services) & CEO (After-Market Sector) and Member Group Executive Board, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., Mr. Ranjit Singh, General Manager (CSR & Sustainability), Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. and Dr. H. Chaturvedi, Director, BIMTECH along with other dignitaries, addressed the audience during the event.


In line with vision and mission of the institute, the Centre for Sustainability and CSR (CSC), strives to advance the agenda of Sustainability and CSR though

  • Academic engagement;
  • Outreach with the society and community;
  • Addressing social problems;
  • Providing consultancy services to the corporates;
  • Capacity building of CSR and Sustainability professionals.

The affairs of centre are managed by Chairperson and faculty members under overall guidance of Dean and Director of the institute.

For having a sharp focus, BIMTECH has nurtured Ranganathan Society for Social Welfare and Library Development, a society registered under Societies Act 1860 and BIMTECH Foundation, a trust registered under Indian Trusts Act, 1882. Both are CSR arms of the institute and undertake social initiatives having separate governance structure.

Major initiatives

 

 

Academic engagement

In all the academic programmes, “Responsible Management” has been included as a core module and under this curriculum, each student is required to undertake a social project involving field work.

Our faculty members have been invited as resource person to academic discussions and panelists by National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD&PR), National Institute of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (NI-MSME), TERI, NTPC, AIT Bangkok and Mekong Institute, Thailand etc.

 

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PGDM IBM students with Sarpanch during their visit to village Thora, Block Jewar, district Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh.
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BIMTECH students interacting with community members during a visit to villages covered by NTPC Ltd. Under its CSR activities in Dadri, district Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh.

 

Research papers and publications

The following research papers, publications and case studies have been authored by faculty members.

  • Shrivastava, A. (2018). QRG Foundation- Social Agenda Initiative by Havells India Ltd. Accepted.
  • Rana, S. (2018). [Review of the book Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Wayto Fight Global Poverty, by A. Banerjee & E. Duflo]. BIMTECH ShodhGyaan, 5(1), 60-67.
  • Rana, S., & Sahay, A. (2018). The Role of Law in Promoting CSR: The Case of Indian Maharatna Public Enterprises. International And Comparative Corporate Law Journal. Accepted for publication. ABDC A
  • Rana, S. (2018). Principles of Sufficiency Economy and Sustainable Development. BIMTECH Shodh Gyaan, 5(2), 27-30.
  • Tiwari, R., & Tiwari, H. (2017). Born to Fly: Case of Project ‘Protsahan Chiraiya’. Paper presented during the International Conference on Management Cases 2017.
  • Singh, R., Rishi, A., & Dwivedi, A. (2017). Mainstreaming University – Social Enterprise Ecosystem: Creating Socially Responsible Knowledge, Practices and Graduates. Greater Noida: BIMTECH, pp.1-54.
  • Kwatra, P., Singh, N., Pandey, A., & Sahay, A. (2016). CSR as a strategy in Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited. Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, 6(4), 1-23.
  • Tiwari, H. (2016). Skilling Youth for Improved Employability, Enhanced Livelihood and Augmented Self Esteem: A case of GMR Varalakshmi Foundation. Business Perspectives, 15(1), 45-61.
  • Shrivastava, A. (2014). Sustainable Development and Inclusive Growth Model for Improving Organic agriculture in India-A Case Study on communication  & Awareness and Strategies of Morarka Foundation. Case Centre.
  • Roy, V. D. (2013). Bayer CropScience, India. South Asian Journal Of Business And Management Cases, 2(2), 207-216.
  • Sahay, A., Sharma, N. N., Anjaly, B., Pandey, A., Singh, J., & Rawat, R. (2013). Social Entrepreneurship: Status, Relevance and Opportunities for Bihar. Greater Noida: BIMTECH, 1-59.
  • Rana, S., & Sahay, A. Community Development through CSR: The Case of GAIL. Under progress

Consultancy and capacity building

The Centre offers consultancy services to corporates covering life cycle of any CSR project and its different facets. The stages during which consultancy services are available depicted below:

 

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Major consultancy projects

  • Situation Analysis and Needs Assessment of Neemka village (Tehsil – Jewar; Dist – Gautam Buddha Nagar) adopted by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Culture, and Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, and local M.P under "Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna" (SAGY).
  • Situation Analysis and Needs Assessment of 74 villages for ACC Ltd.
  • On-site assessments of CSR initiatives by Indian Corporate for the FICCI Annual CSR Awards
  • Capacity building programmes for executives of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), NHPC Limited (National Hydroelectric Power Corporation), Nuclear Power Corporation etc.

 

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Prof. N. N. Sharma, BIMTECH, with the members of NGOs and SHGs during the Situation Analysis and Needs Assessment of villages near to cement plant of ACC Limited in Bargarh, Odisha.
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BIMTECH team at Ashram School located in village Bardol, during the Situation Analysis and Needs Assessment conducted for ACC Ltd., district Bargarh, Odisha.

 

Conferences and seminars

CSC has organized national and international conferences covering various themes of CSR and Sustainability.

 

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 Dr. Vineeta Dutta Roy, Associate Professor and Lead CSR, BIMTECH, addressing the audience during the FICCI CSR Summit & Awards 2017.

 

S. No. Summit/Workshop/Conferences Year
1 National Annual CSR Summit on “Looking back and looking ahead: Corporate social responsibility laws in India” 2018
2 National Annual CSR Summit on “Forging CSR Partnerships for Sustainable Impact” 2017
3 Workshop on “CSR for Agricultural Development” 2017
4 National Annual CSR Summit on “Strategizing CSR for Sustainable Development” 2016
5 National Annual CSR Summit on “From Act to Action” 2015
6 National Annual CSR Summit on “The New Ecosystem for CSR – Agenda for Action by India Inc.’’ 2014
7 Roundtable Discussion on the "Implementation of Section 135 of the Companies Bill, 2013" 2013
8 Global Summit on “Corporate Social Responsibility and Transparency” 2010
9 Management Development Program on Green Business 2009
10 International Summit on “Death of CSR and Birth of Responsible Business” 2008

 

Community outreach

Initiatives for addressing social problems and community outreach are undertaken by Ranganathan Society for Social Welfare and Library Development (RSSWLD) and BIMTECH Foundation.

RSSWLD is registered under Societies Act 1860 and working since 2009. Its main focus is to address the problems of marginalised and vulnerable sections of the society.

It has established libraries in district jails of Ghaziabad, Lucknow, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Aligarh, Meerut, and Agra; and 10 villages of Gautam Buddha Nagar district. This society has also assisted automation of libraries of following institutions on pro bono basis.

 

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BIMTECH Pustakalaya inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh ShriYogi Adityanath and Hon’ble Chief Minister of Haryana Shri Manohar Lal Khattar in Barsana, Mathura on 24 th February 2018

 

   
1 Royal Institute of Management, Bhutan
2 Innovative group of Institution, Greater Noida
3 Takshila Business School, Greater Noida
4 Gwalior Glory School, Gwalior
5 Little Angels High School, Gwalior
6 Shri Ram Group of Colleges, Gwalior
7 Advance College, Gwalior
8 DJ College of Pharmacy, Modinagar, Ghaziabad
9 Varisht Nagrik Library, Greater Noida
10 India Policy Foundation Library, New Delhi

 

In order to disseminate best practices and society organises seminars and training programmes of library professionals on regular basis. Since 2007, RSSWLD has trained 1127 professionals in Digital Library Development, FLOSS based Library Automation, Design and Development of Digital Libraries, Library Automation and Research Methodology for Research Scholars in Social Sciences.

In order to upscale its operations and outreach, RSSWLD has forged partnerships with local institutions and civil society.

The most ambitious project undertaken by this society is “Protsahan Chiraiyya”. It aims to impart life skills training to girl students of Neemka village (Tehsil – Jewar; Dist – Gautam Buddha Nagar) and was launched on 28th March 2016. Girl students in a batch of 30 go through a module spanning 17 weeks. About 150 girl students have completed this course. Based upon the expressed needs of these students, the society also organised English speaking course and 60 girls have completed the course. It has also organised vocation training programme for interested girls for making bouquets, note pads etc. from the waste material.

Other philanthropic initiatives undertaken by RSSWLD includes vastradaan and blanket donation, aligning CSC’s initiatives with the government of India’s missions: Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, blood donation camps etc.

Annual Reports of RSSWLD may be accessed at its website.

 

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The girls participated in “Protsahan Chiraiyya” met with Sh. Prakash Amte, social worker during his visit to BIMTECH campus.
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First batch of project “Protsahan Chiraiyya” felicitated by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Hon’ble Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge), and Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

 

Team Members

  • Prof. N. N. Sharma, Chairperson
  • Dr. Vineeta Dutta Roy, Convener - CSR Research and Networks
  • Dr. Rishi Tiwari, Convener - CSR Community outreach
  • Mr. Satender Rana, Programme Manager

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