Making Business a Force for Good, Bangalore

29 May 2018

Invitation to a thought provoking panel discussion on Tuesday 29th May 2018. Venue IIM Bangalore Classroom M-24 at 4pm.

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IIMB-CCGC is indeed privileged to invite you to a thought provoking and interactive panel discussion, moderated by twentyfifty, on “Making Business a force for Good, remain Competitive & Engaged”.

The objective of this panel discussion is to create a platform for Business managers and Experts to discuss the importance of Responsible Business Practices & UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). 

The panellists comprise industry thought leaders and experts:

A) Radhamanalan P (Titan)- is heading Plain gold Jewellery Manufacturing and working towards to pioneering the Transformation of Indian plain gold jewellery industry from cottage industry to Corporate (C to C) through initiative like Mr. Perfect, Karigar Park, and Karigar Centre. Mr Radha Manalan brings diverse experience to this discussion, from academics, supply chain, manufacturing, innovation in jewellery and social engagements.

B) S. Narayan (Wipro)- is the Vice President , Head  of Sustainability at Wipro Ltd and a Trustee and Head of Wipro Foundation. He has been instrumental in the creation of Wipro’s sustainability initiative and has stewarded it since its inception in early 2008. He is currently the Chair of the CII-GBC Greenco forum for Bangalore and the Chair of the southern chapter of the CII-IBBI forum on Biodiversity.  He is also in the mentors’ panel of the Shakti-ISB Clean Energy Lab.

C) Jitendra Chaddah (Intel)- leads strategy and operations for Intel India. JC is a key industry champion of innovation and entrepreneurship, he was instrumental in creating the first hardware and system accelerator (Maker Lab) in India and also co-led the formation of fabless design accelerator through public private partnership. JC is also vice chairman of Indian Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA) and is on the governing council of NASSCOM CoEs for IoT and Data Science.  

D) Manoj Chakravarti (IIM-B, CCGC)- Chief Operations Officer at the Centre for Corporate Governance and Citizenship- IIMB. Mr. Manoj started his career with India Foils Limited and later moved to the Middle East. Mr. Manoj joined Titan Industries in August 1996 as General Manager-Retailing, heading the Retailing department and then moved into heading Corporate Affairs and Europe operations in May 2003 and soon became Vice-President, a position he held till his retirement. He was also a member of the Titan Management Council- a leadership team within the Company advocating Business Excellence. Mr. Manoj continues to retain his Chair at Titan as Advisor.

E) Vasanthi Srinivasan (IIM-B) - teaches the core course on Managing People and Performance in Organizations and also offers an elective in Human Resource Management. She has designed and delivered sessions on leadership development and career management on Executive Education programmes. Her research interests are in the field of Multi-generations in the Workplace, Women in Management and Boards, Ethics Teaching in Business Schools, HRM in Rapid Growth Organizations and Ethics, and CSR in Micro, Small and Mid-sized enterprises.

F) Gopinath Parakuni (Cividep): general secretary of Cividep, Gopinath has a master degree in Social Work with Industrial Relations and Labour Welfare as specializations. He was a student leader while at university and fought for civil rights when there was curtailment of fundamental rights in India in the mid-1970s. Later he worked for various NGOs concerned with Dalit rights, women's rights and for the empowerment of Indigenous peoples. Gopinath worked for three years as news reporter and editor for English daily newspapers. Gopinath, along with other colleagues established Cividep with the objective of understanding the impact of trade and global supply chains on underprivileged communities and to make sure that businesses are responsible for their human rights impacts. 

G) Rishi Sher Singh (twentyfifty ltd)- is a specialist in Business & Human Rights (B&HR), Supply Chain Sustainability and Manufacturing. Rishi’s work goes beyond traditional audits and towards creating meaningful dialogue on opportunities and challenges of businesses, especially supply chains. To bridge the gap between theory and practice in B&HR, Rishi also engages with academic institutions (UK, Canada & India) for action research projects. Rishi has directly trained more than 1,150 managers and workers on Responsible Business practices and facilitated various multistakeholder forums on Business & Human Rights.

The Venue/Date/Time: will be at Classroom M-24, Indian Institute of Management, Bannerghatta Road, (IIMB), 4-6pm on Tuesday, 29th May 2018.

The discussions will end with a Hi-Tea, and we request you to please stay back to discuss the takeaways during tea, following the panel discussion.

We look forward to your participation and to help plan our logistics, we seek your cooperation in confirming your registration (which is free of charge).