Giv­ing Back—NGO In­dia 2014 to fo­cus on sus­tain­abil­ity

Giv­ing Back—NGO In­dia is a CSR Ini­tia­tive from UBM In­dia aimed to make the vol­un­tary sec­tor self-sus­tain­able, and en­able the cor­po­rate sec­tor to work to­ward brand sus­tain­abil­ity


The Govern­ment of In­dia has passed a leg­is­la­tion which re­quires large com­pa­nies to spend at least 2 per­cent of their prof­its ev­ery year on cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity (CSR). This ap­plies to com­pa­nies with an aver­age net profit of at least ` 50 mil­lion over a pe­riod of three years. The bill is ef­fec­tive from 2014.

Even be­fore this leg­is­la­tion was passed, as more In­dian cor­po­rates started im­ple­ment­ing CSR ini­tia­tives on their own, there was a need for a plat­form that brought non-gov­ern­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tions (NGOs), cor­po­rates, foun­da­tions, gov­ern­ments and the gen­eral pub­lic to­gether. UBM In­dia, the largest trade ex­hi­bi­tion or­ga­nizer, pro­vides such a plat­form through its an­nual Giv­ing Back—NGO In­dia event.

In­dia has an es­ti­mated 3.3 mil­lion NGOs. The third edi­tion of Giv­ing Back—NGO In­dia will be held on May 16-17, 2014 at the Bom­bay Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­ter, Gore­gaon, Mum­bai. More than 200 NGOs will pro­mote their cause at this event, and more than 3,000 vis­i­tors from the cor­po­rate, so­cial and govern­ment sec­tors are ex­pected to at­tend. This event will bring to­gether the vol­un­tary sec­tor, In­dian cor­po­rates and gov­ern­ments on a com­mon plat­form, en­abling them to net­work and in­ter­act.

The event is a large-scale ex­hi­bi­tion sup­ported by a high-con­tent-led con­fer­ence de­signed to bring to­gether NGOs in In­dia to share their best prac­tices and en­gage with key stake­hold­ers. NGOs can ex­hibit at the event for free. The el­i­gi­bil­ity of the NGOs will be de­ter­mined by a strin­gent due-dili­gence process con­ducted by UBM’s as­so­ciate part­ner, Guidestar In­dia.

2014 Theme

With sus­tain­abil­ity as its theme, Giv­ing Back—NGO In­dia aims to make the vol­un­tary sec­tor self-sus­tain­able. It will also en­able the cor­po­rate sec­tor to work to­ward brand sus­tain­abil­ity, thus con­tribut­ing to the over­all growth and well-be­ing of so­ci­ety.

The 2014 edi­tion will see speak­ers who are CSR and Sus­tain­abil­ity Heads from or­ga­ni­za­tions such as P&G, Tup­per­ware, Ci­pla, Unilever, Bill & Melinda Gates Foun­da­tion, Luxor, TCS, Re­liance, ICICI Se­cu­ri­ties, Kal­pataru, Avan­tha Group, Swades Foun­da­tion and Na­tional Hu­man Rights Com­mis­sion.

In 2013, Giv­ing Back—NGO In­dia show­cased 170 ex­hi­bi­tion stalls of dif­fer­ent NGOs. Some of the NGOs which par­tic­i­pated were Aaina, Blind Wel­fare Coun­cil, Cancer Aid So­ci­ety, CRY, Child Help Foun­da­tion, Fam­ily Plan­ning As­so­ci­a­tion of In­dia, Helpage, Goonj, Ru­ral De­vel­op­ment Trust and Wock­hardt Foun­da­tion.

The 2013 event saw 2,000 vis­i­tors and del­e­gates. The speaker line-up had dig­ni­taries such as Sunil Waman Prabhu, Mayor, Mum­bai; Bhaskar Chat­ter­jee, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral and CEO, In­dian In­sti­tute of Cor­po­rate Af­fairs; Ki­ran Bedi, Chair­per­son, In­dia Vi­sion Foun­da­tion; Ashok Sa­j­jan­har, Sec­re­tary, Na­tional Foun­da­tion for Com­mu­nal Har­mony, Min­istry of Home Af­fairs; Lind­say Levin, Man­ag­ing Part­ner, Lead­ers’ Quest; Huza­ifa Kho­raki­wala, Trustee and CEO, Wock­hardt Foun­da­tion; Ka­jal Ag­gar­wal, Ac­tress and Brand Am­bas­sador, Giv­ing Back—NGO In­dia 2013 and Shreyas Tal­pade, Ac­tor and So­cial Wel­fare En­thu­si­ast.

Giv­ing Back—NGO In­dia is a CSR Ini­tia­tive from UBM In­dia, a leading ser­vice provider for all global events-led mar­ket­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tions busi­ness.

UBM is the largest trade ex­hi­bi­tion or­ga­nizer in In­dia, and is re­spon­si­ble for over 20 large-scale ex­hi­bi­tions across the coun­try. The com­pany also ar­ranges var­i­ous con­fer­ence pro­grams, and pub­lishes trade jour­nals, mag­a­zines and dig­i­tal me­dia. It is a sub­sidiary of UBM PLC which is a leading global busi­ness me­dia com­pany listed on the Lon­don Stock Ex­change.

Fol­low the up­dated cov­er­age of Giv­ing Back—NGO In­dia at http://www.ub­min­

Ki­ran Bedi, Chair­per­son, In­dia Vi­sion Foun­da­tion, with Joji Ge­orge, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, UBM In­dia

Dame He­len Alexan­der, Chair­man, Board of Di­rec­tors, UBM Group

Ka­jal Ag­gar­wal, Ac­tress and Brand Am­bas­sador, Giv­ing Back—NGO In­dia

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