CRY to host corporate responsibility summit

03 Jan,2013

By A Correspondent


Non-governmental organization and and child rights advocate CRY (Child Rights and You) plans to bring together key voices on the corporate responsibility debate in order to build greater convergence between stakeholders. The event will see dialogue between leaders of major companies in India, members of civil society as well as representatives of the Government. TheCRYCorporate Responsibility Summit (CCRS) will be held in Mumbai on January 11 2013 at the JW Marriott, Juhu.


The summit will feature prominent corporate leaders including Harsh Mariwala, Chairman and Managing Director, Marico Limited; Anand Kripalu, President, India & South East Asia for Mondelez International; Santosh Desai, CEO, Futurebrands India Ltd; Ronnie Screwvala, Founder of the UTV group; Kiran Khalap, Founder, Chlorophyll brand Consulting; and Sandeep Singh, Deputy MD, Toyota Motors, among others. They will discuss various aspects of corporate responsibility including the criticality of a centrally held CSR vision by the leader, employee engagement and the evolving Indian consumer’s expectations.


In addition, John Elkington, the acclaimed author, strategic thinker and creator of the term ‘triple bottom line’, will anchor sessions aimed at giving the audience hands on learning through case story based examples and interactive exercises.


CRY is also instituting theCRYChild Rights Champion Award for corporate commitment to children the first such award of its kind in India. This award will recognize companies that show extraordinary commitment to children by ensuring that all their business practices recognize this vulnerable and critical stakeholder. The awards will be presented at the summit.


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