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Harvard University CSR sessions for India execs

IIM-A also looks to launch similar programme

M Saraswathy  |  Mumbai 

In February, executives from public-sector undertakings (PSUs) came together for a four-day capacity-building session in corporate social responsibility (CSR), held by the South Asia Institute (SAI).

The Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) is looking to launch similar programmes and research.



The World Bank, the department of public enterprises (DPE) and the SAI are working together to assist the government by facilitating access to institutional frameworks with transparent guidelines and effective monitoring mechanisms.

The programme was modelled after the executive education programme developed at the Harvard Business School.

Executives were from Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Steel Authority of India Limited, Indian Oil Corporation, Neyvelli Lignite, Power Grid Corporation, Shipping Corporation, Vizag Steel and Oil India. Some from private like Ambuja Cement, YES Bank and IBM also participated.

Ashish Nanda, director of IIM-A, also a former Harvard faculty member, said these courses were relevant and important for Indian business. "The new Act has thrown a spotlight on are encouraged and PSUs mandated to spend two per cent of profits on activities," added Nanda, who conducted some sessions in this programme.

Nanda said that they intended to engage the executives attending the programme in a dialogue on howoh they thought about their respective organizations' activities, how impactful those activities were, and how the activities related to the business activities of their enterprises.

"While the participants, senior executives responsible for activities in their organizations, were enthusiastic about the programme, they felt that a programme should also be offered to the CEOs and directors of the organizations. is working with the World Bank to offer just such a programme," said Nanda.

With respect to IIM-A, its director said that the institute is very enthusiastic about conducting research and teaching on CSR, so that Indian corporations spend their CSR-allocated resources effectively and meaningfully. Nanda said that they have several individual faculty members who are active in space.

"We want to sit down together, along with ministry officials, institute staffers, and our Harvard colleagues and try and see how we can organize our activities at to conduct good research and offer meaningful programmes in this space," he informed.

Further, is also looking to work closely with for education and other initiatives. "We will continue to explore ways to work together on research projects, exchange programmes, and executive education offerings," added Nanda.

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Harvard University CSR sessions for India execs

IIM-A also looks to launch similar programme

IIM-A also looks to launch similar programme In February, executives from public-sector undertakings (PSUs) came together for a four-day capacity-building session in corporate social responsibility (CSR), held by the South Asia Institute (SAI).

The Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) is looking to launch similar programmes and research.

The World Bank, the department of public enterprises (DPE) and the SAI are working together to assist the government by facilitating access to institutional frameworks with transparent guidelines and effective monitoring mechanisms.

The programme was modelled after the executive education programme developed at the Harvard Business School.

Executives were from Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Steel Authority of India Limited, Indian Oil Corporation, Neyvelli Lignite, Power Grid Corporation, Shipping Corporation, Vizag Steel and Oil India. Some from private like Ambuja Cement, YES Bank and IBM also participated.

Ashish Nanda, director of IIM-A, also a former Harvard faculty member, said these courses were relevant and important for Indian business. "The new Act has thrown a spotlight on are encouraged and PSUs mandated to spend two per cent of profits on activities," added Nanda, who conducted some sessions in this programme.

Nanda said that they intended to engage the executives attending the programme in a dialogue on howoh they thought about their respective organizations' activities, how impactful those activities were, and how the activities related to the business activities of their enterprises.

"While the participants, senior executives responsible for activities in their organizations, were enthusiastic about the programme, they felt that a programme should also be offered to the CEOs and directors of the organizations. is working with the World Bank to offer just such a programme," said Nanda.

With respect to IIM-A, its director said that the institute is very enthusiastic about conducting research and teaching on CSR, so that Indian corporations spend their CSR-allocated resources effectively and meaningfully. Nanda said that they have several individual faculty members who are active in space.

"We want to sit down together, along with ministry officials, institute staffers, and our Harvard colleagues and try and see how we can organize our activities at to conduct good research and offer meaningful programmes in this space," he informed.

Further, is also looking to work closely with for education and other initiatives. "We will continue to explore ways to work together on research projects, exchange programmes, and executive education offerings," added Nanda.
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Harvard University CSR sessions for India execs

IIM-A also looks to launch similar programme

In February, executives from public-sector undertakings (PSUs) came together for a four-day capacity-building session in corporate social responsibility (CSR), held by the South Asia Institute (SAI).

The Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) is looking to launch similar programmes and research.

The World Bank, the department of public enterprises (DPE) and the SAI are working together to assist the government by facilitating access to institutional frameworks with transparent guidelines and effective monitoring mechanisms.

The programme was modelled after the executive education programme developed at the Harvard Business School.

Executives were from Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Steel Authority of India Limited, Indian Oil Corporation, Neyvelli Lignite, Power Grid Corporation, Shipping Corporation, Vizag Steel and Oil India. Some from private like Ambuja Cement, YES Bank and IBM also participated.

Ashish Nanda, director of IIM-A, also a former Harvard faculty member, said these courses were relevant and important for Indian business. "The new Act has thrown a spotlight on are encouraged and PSUs mandated to spend two per cent of profits on activities," added Nanda, who conducted some sessions in this programme.

Nanda said that they intended to engage the executives attending the programme in a dialogue on howoh they thought about their respective organizations' activities, how impactful those activities were, and how the activities related to the business activities of their enterprises.

"While the participants, senior executives responsible for activities in their organizations, were enthusiastic about the programme, they felt that a programme should also be offered to the CEOs and directors of the organizations. is working with the World Bank to offer just such a programme," said Nanda.

With respect to IIM-A, its director said that the institute is very enthusiastic about conducting research and teaching on CSR, so that Indian corporations spend their CSR-allocated resources effectively and meaningfully. Nanda said that they have several individual faculty members who are active in space.

"We want to sit down together, along with ministry officials, institute staffers, and our Harvard colleagues and try and see how we can organize our activities at to conduct good research and offer meaningful programmes in this space," he informed.

Further, is also looking to work closely with for education and other initiatives. "We will continue to explore ways to work together on research projects, exchange programmes, and executive education offerings," added Nanda.

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