Commissioner Karachi & President KCCI emphasized on social investments
Addressing to the big gathering of corporate CEO's and head of renowned NGO's at the flagship conference of 5th Summit & Awards on Corporate Social Responsibility held on February 11th, 2016 at a local hotel organized by The Professionals Network, the Commissioner Karachi Asif Hyder Shah said it is extremely important for each citizen to contribute towards well-being of the society and play its part and its role by acknowledging his obligations and duties towards society.
He also articulated that our Religion Islam believes in fair distribution of wealth which is ultimately Corporate Social Responsibility. He also said Islam believes in charity and it is not the sole responsibility of the government to contribute and shoulder the under-privilege segment of the society as Government, Corporate Sector & Society Individuals needs to work hand-in-hand to do so.
Chief Guest Mr. Younus Bashir ( President KCCI) speaking to the audience said KCCI being the largest chamber of Pakistan and the sub-con- tinent attaches importance to CSR and best corporate practices. CSR can be simply defined as achieving commercial success in ways that it honours ethical values and respect people, communities, and the natural environment.
He added that it is satisfying to note that over the years in Pakistan; the corporate sector has focused on responsible business practices highlighting sustainability, social and environmental issues. He added that good organizations practice CSR outside their workplace too. He also emphasized business houses to consider and place the ethical and moral values as their core principles of doing business and also ensure environment friendly conditions at their work place. He at the end thanked and congratulated The Professionals Network and it's CEO Mehmood Tareen and vowed his full support for such causes in the future as well.
Mehmood Tareen (CEO & President The Professionals Network - TPN) during his welcome address paid tribute to the participating companies and business houses.