FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Feedback 2016


I would like to congratulate you and your team for conducting a very successful world CSR day. I really enjoyed the absorbing discussions and meeting some of the leaders in the CSR domain. This, incidentally, was the first time that I attended the World CSR Day and look forward to being a regular from here –on.

Sameer Bajaj

National Head – Corporate Communications & CSR
Amway India

I'd like to add my congratulations to the many you will be receiving now and over the weeks to come to an amazing gathering at the World CSR Congress. I met incredible people, doing extraordinary work, developing solutions to so many challenges in India and across the world. You and your team deserve every credit for assembling diverse range of interesting speakers. For me what united them all was their passion for whatever challenge they were addressing and they shared it from the heart.
Thank you for the opportunity to share the Tony Elumelu Foundations story with your audience. Thank you also for the Social Innovation Leadership Award which will take place of pride in the Foundation.
Your high energy is infectious and I do hope you will take a much deserved rest. I do hope we will keep in touch as we continue to make the world a better place.

Parminder Vir OBE

Chief Executive Officer
The Tony Elumelu Foundation

Many thanks for the 2 day event on CSR and Sustainability which me and my 2 colleagues from Lafarge - were privileged to attend. Thanks also for the Citation I received and the chance to meet several Indian and International practitioners, thinkers and Leaders, including of course our hero - Shri Prakash Amte. Thank you also for hosting me at the Jury Round earlier at Santa Cruz and the lunch and memento.

Santanu Mallick

Head CSR
Lafarge India

Congratulations on putting together such an impressive World CSR Day. We could see the efforts that have gone in to manage this wonderful international event. We could not spend time with you since you were extremely busy with the event…we understand your undivided attention to the programme!

R S Sharat

Head-CSR
Mytrah Energy (India) Limited

Hats off to you all for organizing such a large scale event so seamlessly and smoothly. This has been one of the best managed event I have attended. I would want to personally thank you all for making this event a grand success.

Geeta Kannupillai

GM Marketing and Communication
Piramal Water Private Limited

I'd like to convey my deepest respect and admiration for your actions and continuous support of CSR across the world. Additionally you are a true and inspiring leader as well as an amazing master of conference !
I spent a good time with you and your invitees yesterday and you gave me a nice opportunity to testimony on our CSR approach.

Claire Martin

RENAULT

Though we could not find time to give you that hug that I said, but let me take the opportunity to tell you that the event went quite well and I was deeply moved by your simplicity, warmth and passion during the entire event. God bless you for many more such successful and meaningful events. It was great speaking at the panel discussion and thanks for conferring the award which just enhances the resolve to do more and better.
Looking forward to seeing you some time soon and do let me know if I can contribute in any manner in the planning for the World CSR 2017 !!
best regards,

Ashwini Saxena

1st of I congratulate your for organising great event .I enjoyed event too . I am sure people who were there must have same feeling too Once again wishing you and your company great success ahead and my special complement to Dr Bhatia for channelizing high energy level in conducting World CSR congress . I value his efforts and approach from bottom of my heart .

Pankaj Patel

President & Member Of The Board
Abellon CleanEnergy Limited

I take this opportunity to thank you for a great event. Also congratulate you and your team for conceptualizing and executing such a humongous event which was truly global

Prashant Rai

Head of HR, Admin, Training and CSR
Arohan Financial Services Private Limited

It was an immense pleasure to have met you during the conference in Mumbai last week. I was proud to be a part of the amazing event and you deserve all salutation for it. I have been attending CSR conferences all over and found this one to be quite worthy, particularly in terms of the topics discussed. Thank you once again for giving me the opportunity.

Mohiuddin Babar

Chief Executive and Consultant
BizCare


Feedback 2015


It was indeed a well organized and prestigious World CSR Congress with participation of think tank from all over the world. Experience and knowledge sharing with different organisations brought out the sustainable way of doing the business. We thank you for your invite for the long term association with the World CSR day.
We wish all the success in all the future events to come.
Regards

R. Bhargava

The pleasure was all mine!
I thoroughly enjoyed the conference, and appreciated your very kind hospitality. I hope my chairing and presentation were useful.
I would be very honoured to participate next year, on the same basis, please do let me have the dates asap.
With best wishes, Sally

Dr. Sally Uren

Chief Executive
Forum for the Future

Thank you very much for inviting me to the event, which I found very interesting! It was my great pleasure and honour to receive the award and be able to exchange views with other CSR professionals.
Regards

Minna Aila

Senior Vice President
Marketing, Communications and Corporate Responsibility

I would like to thank you for the opportunity you gave me. I was very impressed to see how meticulously you had planned the event.
I was glad to attend the sessions as the speakers were very good. Keep up the good work.
If I can be of any help do let me know. Wishing you all the best in all your future endeavors.
Regards

Karan Thakkar

Founder & MD
EcoCentric Management Pvt. Ltd.

It was a pleasure to attend the event and be recognized. I could attend only the first day. The event was very well organized and I also enjoyed listening to the speakers who brought in fresh food for thought.
Best regards, Anand

Dr. Anand Chiplunkar

Director - Urban Development and Water Division
Concurrently Chair of Urban Community of Practice Central and West Asia Department - Asian Development Bank

The world CSR Congress 2015 was a well organised event and it was a success primarily because of your dedication towards the cause. Hope you will continue to organize this event every year with similar zest and I am sure the scale is going to be unparalleled in the near future.
Best Regards

Vashitwa Mishra

Congratulations on the fantastic World CSR Day Congress!!!
I salute your courage especially after knowing the facts under which you put up brave face and managed such a brilliant show. Commendable job sir!
Best wishes for future.

Hemesh C. Sheth

Chief Operating Officer
Arpan

Let me express my heartfelt gratitude for having organized World CSR Congress in world class level. Event was very well organized and speakers were selected properly. As we gained lot of experience and networking opportunities, looking forward for the next year's programme.
Regards,

Dharshani Lahandapura

CSR Manager
Holcim (Lanka) Ltd.

I'm just writing to thank you for a very memorable couple of days. I really enjoyed being part of it. You managed to secure a wonderful turn out and it was an honour to be part of it, and to receive the award too!
I hope all goes well for you in the coming months, and no doubt our paths will cross again.
Very best wishes, Martin

Martin Wright

Director (India)
Forum for the Future

We stayed all afternoon and attended the presentations until the very end. We very much enjoyed it. Dr Bhatia, thank you for putting on such a great event!
Regards,

Anish Badshah


Yesterday's function was really graceful. Thanks a lot for honoring me in the function. I want to send it to media.
Thanks n regards...

Pramod Gaikwad

Director
Social Networking Forum

Thank you for planning and hosting a wonderful conference. I met a number of very interesting and influential people from around the world.
Sincerely

Marty Donkervoort

CEO
University of Winnipeg

It was a pleasure to meet you although briefly. I thoroughly enjoyed the conference and the networking with like minded colleagues. Your work has been inspirational and bringing everyone together is an achievement in itself. I would like to review joining the advisory panel or jury and if you can provide me with a bit more detail regarding what is required so that I can understand the time commitment before I confirm same. Many thanks for hosting again.
Best wishes

Paula Tsung

Head of Workplace & Sustainability
Guardian News and Media

This is to express my sincere gratitude for the opportunity given to me to speak at the prestigious World CSR Congress, I am highly honoured. I will always be glad to honour the invitation anytime am called to service. Sir, I must say that I did not expect the award I was given, that was the best thing to happen to me so far this year, I am very grateful for the award given to me, I will continue to do my best to leave the statement in the award, thank you so much.
Respectful regards

Ayo Muritala (B.Sc, HSE, TTT, Associate IFMA)

MANAGING PARTNER
KNEWROW RESOURCES LIMITED

I thank you very much for the award. I really appreciate from my heart the initiate taken by your organisation & the wonderful job you are doing towards the CSR & the Sustainability. I got very much impressed by the congress.
I would like to be part of this congress in future. I would like to know the formalities involved in that case.
I once again thank you for the excellent award and the excellent opportunity given to me to see the kind of progress being made by different NGOs worldwide.
Regards

Vijaya Kumar S

It has been a privilege to attend the conference on behalf of my father and a honor for my father to be recognized at this event. We thank you for your hospitality and consideration.

We hope to have the opportunity to meet again next year, to celebrate with you and all other social good doers the accomplishments and fruits of our collective efforts.

We hope to have the opportunity to meet again next year, to celebrate with you and all other social good doers the accomplishments and fruits of our collective efforts.

Thank you once again,

Catalina González

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Catalina González
Literacy4All – abcdespañol

The Mega congress between 13th Feb - 18th Feb broadly on Leadership in Women , WHRDC, CSRC along with Coaching , training , B- School Awards etc, etc was mind blowing. As usual it was great learning.

Thank you very much for having us for the congress , your energy levels , being able to manage so many diverse group of people and ensuring that only the best was delivered was just fantastic.

Take care, all the best.

Regards,

Sandip Ghose

Director
National Institute of Securities Markets

First of all, I congratulate you and all of the members of the World CSR Congress for this terrific activity. I think that the World CSR Congress is critical and vital to have people build a better world, no matter the position they hold. The Congress was an important opportunity also to relate different cultures. ¡Congratulations!
In the same line the "Awards" help us to build a promote a profound value as sustainability it is. I would like to deeply thank to Dr. R. L. Bathia for all of this.
Congratulations, again!
With warm regards,

Miguel Angel Gardetti

Director
Center of Studies for Sustainable Luxury

At the outset let me take this opportunity to extend my heartfelt appreciation to you and your entire team for organizing such a wonderful and fruitful conference bringing together the CSR eminent experts from all over the world.
I really appreciate and thanking you a lot for all your initiatives.
Wishing you and your team all success in all your endeavours.
Thanks & Regards,

Sarada Sunanda

Head – Corporate Social Responsibility
PI Industries Ltd.

Congratulations on the great success of the World CSR Congress and World CSR Day. I enjoyed interacting with and hearing the participants from diverse backgrounds and countries. The session I chaired covered a good spread of subjects which are very relevant today. I would be happy to be on the advisory Committee or Jury , time and my commitments permitting.
Regards

Mohini Daljeet Singh

Chief executive
Max India Foundation

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the honor conferred to me. I was delighted to be amongst the international personalities of repute. I would surely like to be associated with World CSR Congress in their future activities in the role of the member of Advisory council or Jury Member based on the need & availability at the points of time in future. Thanking you once again.
Regards

Deepak Kulkarni

Director
SMART ENVIRO SYSTEMS

It is befitting to pass my greatest gratitude to CSR and personally to you Sir for having identified and given me the opportunity to be part of the World CSR Congress & World CSR Day. It had been the most the most wonderful, interactive and exhilarating experience for me. My principals and the government appreciates the excellent work that you did to place Botswana in that platform. To that we salute you. The work you are doing is beyond words to describe and you will be greatly blessed. The experience has really touched me and the ripple effect is on motion. I will be most glad and honoured to be part of the Advisory Council or Jury should you need my services.
Pass my regards to the whole team and I sincerely thank you.
Stay blessed

Bogadi Mathangwane

Deputy Director – Water Resources, Department of Water Affairs
Botswana

Congratulation and Thank you for inviting me for one of the most inspiring events on CSR that I have attended. The " World CSR Day " organized on 17th & 18th February, 2015 at Taj Lands End, Mumbai was indeed a memorable experience. I learnt a lot through attending some of the sessions and by meeting a lot of people who have done commendable work in the field of CSR. I am very humbled to receive the citation given to me and feel extremely honored to be part of your book "Caring ". I look forward to being associated with you in the future and get an opportunity to participate in your future events. I wish you the very best for all your endeavors.
Warm Regards

Lipika Sud

Director / Principal Designer
LIPIKA SUD INTERIORS Pvt. Ltd.

congratulations on the successful event. You made it happen despite the challenges you're going through. Well done, doc! We truly appreciate the awards and your efforts to bring the successful CSR companies to the platform. We were so blessed and fortunate to speak and receive the awards. Because of that, we have been approached by quite a number of CSR companies who are very interested in our ECOLOO and we have been busy following up with those that are in Mumbai. With regards to the offer to be on board, both Imad and I are very much interested to be on your Advisory Council, please advise how we can assist you. In the meantime, we would like to invite you for a dinner tonight if you're free or even coffee if you're busy, before we fly back to Korea via Malaysia tomorrow evening. There are so many things to catch up with you, hope to meet up with you before we leave.. Wishing you success and prosperous 2015, thanks so much & take care!
Warmest regards

Zuraina Dato' Seri Zaharin MSP, CPT

President & CEO, ECOLOO Malaysia
Group Chief Sustainability Officer, ECOLOO Group

At the outset I deeply appreciate your quest and untiring efforts to make CSR more meaningful for all the stakeholders involved. The mega event and enthusiastic participation is well indication of the success path that you have been leading. I enjoyed participating in the event and thank you for extending the opportunity. I cordially invite you and will look forward for your visit to Uttarakhand/ Nainital when your busy schedule permits. It will be a pleasure to have you here. Indeed it was a great pleasure and learning for me to participate in the event. This gave chance to meet some old friends and make new ones. I shared with my colleagues your humble words while accepting the Rajma grown by a hunter and gatherer community and giving it a value of Prasad. This was an appreciation to the work that our people are doing in remote Himalayan region- reaching to remote villages on walk upto 28 Kms in day on steep hills. Many thanks for this too. Will look forward for updates from your end and it will be a pleasure to support your great work in any responsibility that I can impart.
Thanking you once again for all and with best wishes.

Pushkin Phartiyal, PhD

Executive Director
Central Himalayan Environment Association (CHEA)

It was a lovely experience being part of the World CSR Congress Programme-World CSR Day: "CONNECTING MINDS : CREATING THE FUTURE" and Global CSR Excellence & Leadership Awards 2015 held on Wednesday, 18th February 2015 Hotel Taj Lands End, Mumbai and meeting you all & the distinguished guests at the programme. A big thanks for the opportunity as a Speaker and letting me put forward my views at the Keynote Session - "The Thin Line between Commitment & mandate" & as a Moderator at Panel Discussion 2 -"Innovative Approaches to CSR" on the 18th Feb 2015. It was a pleasure sharing my views with the other eminent speakers and the audience. Surely, it was a learning experience for all. However, I want express my sincere apologizes for not being able to attend the the Inaugural Session due to a situation beyond my control. I am glad that the Event was a huge success.I congratulate your entire team for the efforts and contribution that each member has given for the success of the Programme.
I look forward to meeting you and interacting with you soon.
With Best Wishes
Thanks & Warm Regards

S. Chakraborty

CEO
Fiinovation

No, I must thank you for inviting me to your event and opening my eyes to the power of CSR as it is not well known in the US yet. Your program was contagious and I am ready to participate. There is a new NGO called the Angel Water Project that wants to donate my machines to needy third world countries but they have yet to get off the ground. So I called them from India and advised them I will fund their launch and contribute at least 2% of my income to their cause. Within a week they will be on my website and begin raising money for their cause. I thank you for giving me the desire to participate in CSR as all countries should do. I would be honored to serve either on your advisory council or the jury and will leave it to you to place me where you see fit. I hope next year I can come speak about the successful launch of my newest water making technology now in R & D, and hope to bring the Angel Water Project with me to speak about their work in 2015 and 2016. You are doing such a great service to mankind and I am really excited to be a part of it. I already can't wait for next year!! Attached is a photo I cherish from the event. Keep up the great work and let me know how I can serve your organization. I'm not sure what you do about disseminating a list of attendees but I know I could use this in order to reach NGO's that could benefit from Angel Water Project machine donations as it seemed like there were some good organizations that can use our technology in doing their work.
Best regards and thanks again

Howard Ullman

CEO
Atmospheric Water Solutions

I thought you were too busy ensuring that the conference was managed well. never had a chance to say hi.
Great effort . Congratulations.

Karuna Gopal

President
Future Cities

Congratulations for a wonderful event organized on CSR day under your leadership.
Regards

Dr.Yogendra Saxena

Chief Sustainability Officer
The Tata Power Company Limited

Feedback 2013


 Thank you so much for all your help in setting up interviews with some of the finest academics in India! The CSR Congress is such an inspiration. You are amazing for organizing this event and drawing attention to the important issues of CSR and the ethical treatment of people and the environment. You have my utmost respect and admiration.
With all best wishes 

Mary Godwyn, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sociology History and Society Division
Babson College

 Dear Raju,
Your energy, passion and enthusiasm is contagious ...
May you continue to be that "light" in a world that needs what you're doing, even more today than ever before. Thank you
Best Regards, 

Malcolm

 I would like to thank you for the opportunity you gave me. I was very impressed to see how meticulously you had planned the event.
I was glad to attend the sessions as the speakers were very good. Keep up the good work.
If I can be of any help do let me know. Wishing you all the best in all your future endeavors.
Regards 

Karan Thakkar

Founder & MD
EcoCentric Management Pvt. Ltd.

 Hi,
It gives me great pleasure to share our new two updates with you; We have been working on CSR Middle East platform with the person who knows the best, which is YOU! For last one year, we were always in discussion with our network & members to have the best model for CSR Middle East. Today, you can see the new CSR Middle East with more comprehensive mapping and services. Visit CSR Middle East at www.csrmiddleeast.org, today!
Award for the Founder of CSR Middle East;
Dr. Fatih Mehmet GUL, CSR Middle East Founder and Executive Director, was honored with the "Outstanding Contribution for CSR Practices in GCC Countries Award" at World CSR Congress and Awards 2013 held in Mumbai, India. The World CSR Congress brings over 130 countries under one roof to unite the best of the best and celebrate leadership in building a better society and making a better world. The Theme for the Congress was "Possible to Do Well by Doing Good".
Read More at : http://csrmiddleeast.org/profiles/blogs/csr-middle-east-founder-awarded-at-world-csr-congress
Our team at CSR Middle East will keep working to give you the best service and promote CSR & Sustainability in the Middle East region. Should you need any info or assistance, please let us know anytime. Best regards, 

Maha Al Olayan

Membership and Stakeholder Relations Manager
CSR Middle East

 Globethics.net at World CSR Day in India
India will be the one of the few / the first country in the world to introduce legislation on corporate social responsibility (CSR) effective as of April 2013. The new CSR legislation was announced at the World CSR Day 2013 Conference (http://www.worldcsrday.com/) on 17-18 February in Mumbai/India where the Executive Director of Globethics.net was the keynote speaker. All companies in India should spend 2% of their net benefit for activities in the field of corporate social responsibility such as provision of clean water, health care, education, community building, etc. They have to report publicly on their CSR activities and in the cases in which goals are not reached they have to give reasons, open for public debate. With this section 135 of the new Company Bill of India, India becomes a champion in CSR worldwide, as Bhaskar Chatterjee, Director General of the governmental Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs IICA in New Delhi and driver of this development, declared.
This new bill will bring up to 5 billion USD per year for social development for the hundreds of millions of needy people in India. Access to health, water and education are the key topics. It will also be a chance and a challenge to the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in India to scale up, manage in a transparent way the new inflow of money and partner with the private sector. The World CSR Day, initiated by Raju Bhatia, brought together companies and NGOs , mainly from India. Globethics.net Executive Director Christoph Stückelberger delivered the keynote speech "From AAA to EEE: the Triple E-Strategy Ethics-Ecology-Economy". He called for a new integrated, holistic approach that adds ethics not as a "nice to have", but as the core element in en ethical economy. Financial standards such as AAA should be replaced by integrated standards like EEE.
Thank you so much for all your help in setting up interviews with some of the finest academics in India! The CSR Congress is such an inspiration. You are amazing for organizing this event and drawing attention to the important issues of CSR and the ethical treatment of people and the environment. You have my utmost respect and admiration.
With all best wishes, 

Mary Godwyn, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sociology History and Society Division
Babson College

Feedback 2012