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Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity (CSR) is a key com­po­nent of in­clu­sive and re­spon­si­ble busi­nesses. With CSR re­port­ing and ad­dress­ing being manda­tory fol­low­ing the amend­ment of the Com­pa­nies Act in 2013, it is highly de­sir­able for all stake­hold­ers to de­lib­er­ate and an­a­lyse the CSR pol­icy in the con­text of for­mu­la­tion, ex­e­cu­tion and mon­i­tor­ing-re­spon­si­ble busi­ness ac­tions.

Cen­tre of Science and Environment is con­duct­ing a three day train­ing programme which is de­signed based on the pro­vi­sions of the Act and Rules. The train­ing aims at giv­ing prac­ti­cal ex­po­sure to par­tic­i­pants on CSR with spe­cific ref­er­ence to the reg­u­la­tory frame­work, for­mu­lat­ing CSR pol­icy-need base assess­ment, stake­holder en­gage­ment, method­olo­gies for im­ple­men­ta­tion, per­for­mance eval­u­a­tion and statu­tory re­port­ing.

The ob­jec­tive of the programme is to build a cadre of CSR lead­ers and pro­fes­sion­als who would as­sist ef­fec­tive de­vel­op­ment and im­ple­men­ta­tion of CSR ac­tiv­i­ties of or­gan­i­sa­tions for the ben­e­fit of com­mu­ni­ties as well as busi­ness.

What par­tic­i­pants would learn?

1. Reg­u­la­tory Frame­work for CSR • Com­pa­nies Act 2013 and CSR Rules 2014 • In­ter­na­tional guide­line and best prac­tices 2. De­vel­op­ing CSR Pol­icy • SWOT Anal­y­sis and Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of Ma­jor Risks & Op­por­tu­ni­ties • De­vel­op­ing Strat­egy and CSR Pol­icy 3. Stake­holder En­gage­ment • Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of Stake­holder • En­gage­ment-So­cial Need Assess­ment • Pri­ori­ti­sa­tion of Key Is­sues 4. CSR Plan­ning and Im­ple­men­ta­tion • Par­tic­i­pa­tory Plan­ning • Im­ple­men­ta­tion (So­cial and Gen­der In­clu­sion) 5. Mon­i­tor­ing, Mea­sure­ment and Eval­u­a­tion 6. Griev­ances Re­dres­sal (Pro­cesses and Prac­tices) 7. Guide­lines for CSR Re­port­ing Train­ing Method­ol­ogy- Lec­tures, case stud­ies, class room ex­er­cises, dis­cus­sions and role plays

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