Saturday, March 22, 2014

Moderating Seminar On Corporate Social Responsibility

Today I will be moderating an all day Seminar on "Corporate Social Responsibility in new avatar" organized by Hyderabad Chapter of Company Secretaries at Katria Hotel, Somajiguda,Hyderabad:

Seminar objectives:

Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR ] is a concept whereby Corporations not only consider their profitability and growth, but also the interests of society and the environment by taking responsibility for the impact of their activities on stakeholders, employees, shareholders, customers, suppliers and civil society represented by NGOs. The idea conceptualized in this direction is termed as CSR.
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs [ MCA ] notified the Rules for implementation of Section 135 of the Companies Act 2013, which cover the  CSR  obligations for Companies. The Rules specify that the Act will take effect from 1 April, 2014. The rules are broadly in line with the draft Rules put out for public comments in September 2013. 
The notification of the Rules is a big step forward since it formalizes a regulation that will significantly enhance resources available for addressing India’s social development challenges and guides companies on the framework within which they can engage in this effort, from a regulatory point of view.
This seminar aims towards making Companies not only be perceived as a Good Corporate citizen, but also as one who is aware and conscious about Society, Environment, People and Planet.
Distinguished Speakers will present their impressions on the Rules, provide tips to go about with CSR in the Companies and share their knowledge as to how professionals working in and for the Companies to deal with CSR in the light of MCA Rules read with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013.
Who can attend: Company Secretaries in employment, Practising Company Secretaries, Company Directors, Company Executives, CS Students

 After attending this Seminar, please post your thoughts and impressions in the comments box in this blog.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

International Women's Day - 8 March

Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity...
If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man's superior...
If non-violence is the law of our being, the future is with women...

-Mahatma Gandhi