Support India's Fight Against COVID-19

On 23rd March 2021, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs informed that organizations can use their CSR funds to aid COVID-19 relief.

At this critical time, it is imperative for organizations to come together and join the fight against the pandemic.

In this webinar, we will discuss how organizations can channel their CSR budget to support ongoing COVID-19 relief work such as arranging for makeshift hospitals, ventilators, etc.

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Key Discussion Points
CSR projects for COVID-19
  • Understand how companies can utilize their CSR capital and personnel to support COVID-19 relief.
  • Learn best practices for projects ranging from arranging ventilators for hospitals to funding economically impacted families.
Employee Giving & Engagement during COVID-19
  • Get insight into virtual volunteering and donation opportunities related to COVID-19 to enhance employee engagement.
  • See examples of how companies are enabling their employees to do good during trying times.
Session Structure
  • 10 mins Context setting and a walkthrough of CSR Rules 2021
  • 30 mins Panel discussion on the action plan for CSR spending and the foreseen challenges to adapting to the changes
  • 10 mins A discussion on activities that organizations can undertake through different partnerships
  • 10 mins Audience Q&A
Shubhangi Kitchloo
Associate Director - Growth, Goodera
Shubhangi is a leading practitioner in the intersection of development and technology, with a passion for strategic CSR. She has assisted companies across industries in translating their CSR vision into vibrant portfolios of projects with actionable insights and clear definitions of success. Shubhangi has also worked with leading global agencies such as the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, where she worked on compendiums of Green Technologies, Success Stories from the SME sector, and South- South partnerships.
Aaditi Lele
Aaditi Lele
Aaditi holds a Professional Science master’s degree (PSM) from Washington State University. Prior to joining office PSA, she has worked at the Technology transfer office of Washington State University, where she was involved in drafting and filing provisional patents and working closely with the innovators from the university to help them commercialize their innovations. Currently, Aaditi is part of the Industry academia engagement group and is involved in assisting the activities to promote industry foundation multilaterals engagement Read more...
Bhanu Prabhakar
Bhanu Prabhakar
As part of the industry-academia engagement team at the Office of Principal Scientific Adviser to Government of India, Bhanu works on various initiatives related to realizing the government’s vision of leveraging science. technology, and innovation to achieve national and social development priorities and create sustainable social impact. Prior to joining the Principal Scientific Adviser’s office, Bhanu spent several years working in global public health where he gained a deep understanding of health policy and systems in South Africa and India.

Bhanu has a track record of working with senior leaders in government, global health and drug discovery, and holds a graduate degree in public management (cum laude) from SDA Bocconi School of Management.
Vibhor Bansal
Vibhor Bansal
Vibhor has more than 15 years of experience in ecosystem and community development, partnerships, evangelism, marketing, and communication in various roles. In his last role at NASSCOM, he spent more than 7 years working towards the growth of Indian software product companies by creating platforms for growth, ecosystem development, market access, policy and regulatory advocacy, Industry's future readiness and sectoral research whitepapers, benchmarking, landscapes, etc.

Vibhor supports inclusive growth. He believes, our country needs an innovative approach for Industry-Academia collaboration targeted to solving real-life problems at scale for betterment of livelihood and upliftment of Bharat .
Kusum Makhija
Kusum Makhija
Kusum is a seasoned Corporate Communications professional with close to 17 years of experience in areas of journalism, corporate communications, branding and CSR.

In her current role, she is leading the Branding Communications and CSR function for DBS Asia Hub 2, the global technology development centre of the DBS bank in Hyderabad.

She is passionate about Inclusion, Volunteering and Employee Engagement. She believes corporate communications professionals are culture carriers for an organisation and are pivotal to driving the people agenda of the company.

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