Tropical Island Resort

G M 101

Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability

A.Objectives of the course

The course aims to provide customized development-centric knowledge to enable organizations to create socio-economic value through their CSR initiatives, develop skills and competencies for understanding and executing the CSR as per Section 135 of the Companies Act and identifying opportunities that could simultaneously benefit the society and the organization.

B. Target participants

The course is targeted at professionals at all levels and from various fields working in companies and NGOs (e.g., project managers, programme coordinators and resource mobilisation officers). Corporates heads, directors, senior management will also find the programme useful. 

C. Duration

15 hours (10 sessions of 90 minutes each) over a period two months

D. Pedagogy

The pedagogy  includes individual activities, group exercises, case studies, role pays and project work.  

E. Session details

Session No.                     Topic

1. History and Evolution of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability (International and Indian context)

2. International Frameworks  and CSR Practices

3. Issues and challenges - inherent relationship between social issues and sustainable growth.

4. Evolution of Indian CSR Framework

5. Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013, CSR Rules, High Level Committee Recommendations and Proposed Amendments

6. Role of Civil Societies and Implementing Agencies in CSR

7. Standard Operating Procedures of CSR  and Sustainability

8. Project Management in CSR and Sustainability

9. Monitoring & Evaluation, Impact Assessment   and Sustainability

10. CSR - Brand Building and Communication

F. Course Director and Core Faculty

Name: Gayatri Subramaniam

Brief profile

Gayatri is one of the leading experts in CSR in the country. She earned awards and recognition for contribution in the field of CSR, including  Exceptional Women of Excellence Award by World Economic Forum (2019).  Gayatri has 32 years of work experience to her credit. Currently she is a director in the Association of Women in Business. Before starting her own initiative in July 2019, she worked as Associate Vice President  in HDFC Life Insurance Company for a year. From 2009 to 2018 she worked in the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), during which she was an integral part of the process of drafting the new legislation on CSR, which is a part of the Companies Act 2013. She is a member of the CSR advisory committees of industry associations like CII and Delhi Management Association. She conducts regular workshops and training programmes on CSR and sustainability for companies, academia and NGOs.