Sunday, March 6, 2016

Panelists from corporate sector in Social Priority Colloquium at S P Jain, Mumbai

Social Priority Colloquium - S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Centre for
Development of Corporate Citizenship, (DOCC) Mumbai

Create, Collaborate and Change:

Social Priority Colloquium is a Platform to Develop Right Partnerships for Social Sector by involving ‘NGOs/Social Entrepreneurs’ to present one development project each, which they consider to be the ‘priority’ for the community they serve. The ‘projects’ were pre-selected based on the ‘outlines’ submitted beforehand by the interested participant NGOs, and then were finally presented on the day of the Colloquium.

a) To foster close cooperation, synergy and exchange of expertise among the various actors of development initiatives
b) Provide an enabling platform for the participant organizations find their partners in development process for resources of various nature
c) Encourage corporate to conduct On Spot collaborations with NGOs/Social Entrepreneurs and develop solutions for an enduring change
d) Orient participant NGOs to design creative and innovative projects

Thursday, March 3, 2016

The 100 most impactful CSR leaders Award (Global listing) for Mr. Rishi Pathania, Head CSR of UPL Limited

On the World CSR Congress & World CSR Day recently held from 17-18th Feb 2016 at Taj Lands’ End, Mumbai. Mr. Rishi Pathania, Head CSR for UPL Ltd. was awarded the 100 most Impactful CSR Leaders Award (Global Listing) as a tribute to his contribution towards social & sustainability change initiatives.

The impactful Leadership award is presented every year to those 100 global CSR and Sustainability leaders who have significantly contributed in making a change and adding value to the social sector. Such Leaders who are impactful & believe that there is a MAD approach to their work (Making A Difference). The approach is driven by passion & commitment towards Social Change. The listing is done through an intense research by the research cell.

Born on 2nd October and studied from XISS Ranchi, Mr. Rishi Pathania is working with UPL Limited (Earlier known as United Phosphorus Limited) as Head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for UPL Group. He has around 17 years of rural development experience in different parts of country.

Prior to joining UPL, he was incharge of CSR at Tata Chemicals, Mithapur, Dist Jamnagar.  Earlier he was based in Tata Chemicals Limited, Babrala (UP) and was transferred to Mithapur to take higher responsibility. Rishi has worked with small NGO based at Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, and with a multinational NGO based at Ranchi, Jharkhand. He has focused mostly around improving livelihood in rural areas. His experience of working with NGO has given him an opportunity to understand the obstacles in rural development and was challenged to live and work in one of the most backward areas of country, often without proper amenities.

His experience of working with small NGO, Multinational NGO and Corporate CSR team has helped him to understand the intersection between Bharat and India, and has reinforced his understanding of the complex relationship between the various dimensions affecting humanity today. He

ü has attended the Common Purpose International Leadership Development programme for future leaders of India & UK called DISHAA, which was launched by British Prime Minister David Cameron at Bangalore, India and London, UK
ü has attended prestigious Tata Group emerging leaders programme (A three phase module for leadership development).
ü is a Certified Achievement Motivation Trainer (On Achievement thema based on human process lab) from NEISBUD, NOIDA.
ü is a Certified trainer for human labs like PIPE, DISHA, FIRST and SaKSHAMH 
ü is a Assessor for CII-ITC Sustainability Awards.
ü was a Tata Group TBEM and AA assessor which is based on United States Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
ü is trained on GRI sustainability reporting during G3 launching and GRI conference Reporting: a Measure of Sustainability at Amsterdam
ü is recipient of Responsible business Leadership award 2013.
ü Is recipient of top 10 CSR Thought Leaders from India’s corporate houses in 2014
ü was selected as CSC Leaders 2015 which is a global leadership programme for 100 exceptional senior leaders selected from government, business and NGOs across the 53 countries of the Commonwealth. CSCLeaders is the renewal of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Study Conferences - first run in 1956 – for the 21st Century, a partnership between international leadership development organisation Common Purpose and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Study Conferences (UK Fund)

Furthermore, his active interest in policy advocacy has earned him a position in different advocacy forums. Being an active participant at different forums has greatly helped him in integrating community needs with project planning at macro level.