New Delhi: Nearly 3000 of the leading figures in global responsible business, Civil Society and Government representatives gathered at India CSR Summit 2017, where 4th CSR Impact Award was announced at Hyatt Regency, Gurugram, India. Spark Minda Foundation is declared the winner under Special Category – Care for Persons with Disability.
Mrs. Sarika Minda, Chairperson, Spark Minda Foundation received the award from Mr. Gaurav Kapoor, Head, National Skill Development Corporation; Mr. Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary-Drinking Water & Sanitation, Government of India; Mr.Manish Kumar, CEO & MD, NSDC; Mr. Vineet Nayar, Former CEO-HCL Tech.
94 Organizations were contending in various categories. After stage-1 evaluation by SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, the short-listed entries were presented to 14 member jury. The judges were looking for organisations who have been “agenda-leading in corporate responsibility” in 2016-17, with applications backed up by verifiable evidence from third parties and with specific criteria by which they drew up the shortlist for the 17 different accolades for companies like Toyota, Hindalco, IGL, Rio Tinto, Grasim, Dell, Canon, Wockhardt, ICICI Foundation etc.
India CSR Summit hosted by NGOBOX is the largest CSR Platform in India, where a great variety of different sectors and industries from all over the world were represented. The diversity on display – both in terms of geographical origin and working sphere – demonstrated fantastically a growing dedication to responsible business practices.