CYSD & FIDR organising Odisha CSR Round Table


Bhubaneswar: CYSD & FIDR organising Odisha CSR Round Table in Bhubaneswar on May 19. What started as charity is now understood and accepted as responsibility. The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has highlighted “Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the continuing commitment by business to behave ethically and contribute to economic development while improving the quality of life of the workforce and their families as well as of the local community and society at large”Odisha was among the first states of India to have published a CSR White paper in India with the technical support of FIDR. Since CSR is often termed as the third wave of development in India and is expected to have strong impact on the development of Odisha, it is deemed necessary to give attention to CSR and its upshots for the people of the state. Inter-Agency Round-table on CSRIn the above context, the proposed Inter-Agency Round-table on CSR on 19th May is expected to provide a platform to be informed, converse, debate and facilitate the complementary and aligned roles of these three constituencies i.e Government, corporate sector and civil society organisations. Objectives: The main objectives of the Inter-Agency Round table on CSR are thus:• Creating a platform for collective informed reflection and action for effective implementation of CSR agenda;• Building alliances between corporate entities, Civil Society Organisations and the Government for learning, sharing best practices and innovations;
This Roundtable is intended to bring together the stakeholders to buttress CSR for the last mile development of the state and cross fertilize the learning’s for the greater good of the people.