Coffee for a cause
Ten Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Thought Leaders from India’s corporate houses and institutions were felicitated for the first time in India at an event called Coffee For Cause: Conversations around CSR on Saturday.
While there are many award platforms for corporate groups, there has been none to recognize efforts of individuals who have dedicated their careers to the CSR domain. Keeping this in view, CauseBecause, a social enterprise focused on sustainability, conceptualized and organized Coffee For Cause.
The leaders were felicitated for their distinguished service in the responsibility and sustainability domain. The felicitations were done by the member secretary of Central Zoo Authority, Ministry of Environment and Forests, BS Bonal.
The chairperson of The Aditya Birla Centre for Community Initiatives and Rural Development at Aditya Birla Management, Rajashree Birla congratulated the ten Thought Leaders and appreciated the efforts of Team CauseBecause in seeing this unique event through.
Some of the Thought Leaders who were felicitated included felicitated Pragnya Ram, Group executive president - corporate communications and CSR, Aditya Birla Group, Lt Gen. Rajender Singh, chief executive officer, DLF Foundation, Brigadier Rajiv Williams, corporate head, CSR, Jindal Stainless Limited, Vikas Goswami, group head - community relations, Vedanta Resources Plc, Madhu Singh Sirohi, country head, Vodafone Foundation, and Sushama Oza, chief executive officer, Adani Foundation.
The event also witnessed leaders from over 40 NGOs presenting on stage their social programmes to these Thought Leaders. The presentations by the NGOs were made in a unique format wherein they had three minutes each to talk about their project, its scalability prospects as well as their expectations from the corporate groups.
Founded in 2009 in Delhi, CauseBecause is a WriteDestiny Media initiative that brings together information and discussion on activities, initiatives and solutions in the causes, development and sustainability domain.
It is a medium to facilitate communication and networking in this domain among the stakeholders of society.