CSR Committee Meeting – 15th July 2016
AmCham’s CSR Committee Meeting took place in Gurgaon on 15th July under the new leadership of Mr. Harish Krishnan, Executive Director, Public Affairs & Strategic Engagements, India & SAARC, Cisco.
The following points were discussed:
Utilizing this 2% CSR budget – the ambiguity of it
Addressing concerns with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Views on setting up an AmCham Foundation
Co-creation of possibilities together
The meeting began with introductions by everyone present. Each person explained about the various projects they were engaged in. Potential partnership opportunities in each and every project were discussed in detail. An effort was put into understanding the project, challenges, logistics, location constraints and then connecting people there and then if required. It was decided to develop a communicative directory with such information for all AmCham members which will serve as an important toolkit for the industry.
During our NGO showcase, Magic Bus Foundation talked about their amazing project of steering children towards a better life with better awareness, better life skills, and better opportunities, in the journey from childhood to livelihood.
Mr. Harish Krishnan thanked all members, as well as the Magic Bus Foundation, for their participation.