In conversation with Abhishek Ranjan – Director, Sustainability, Brillio

By auther pic. CSRBOX

July 2, 2020

Abhishek is the global head of Brillio’s global sustainability programs and associated thought leadership and communications. He built the sustainability practice along with the award-winning employee volunteering program “Brillio Bringing Smiles”. Brillio’s community efforts have reach over 40,000 young minds and the environmental sustainability programs have been able to reduce carbon footprint by 25%. He has also championing D&I, Alumni Programs and Employee outreach at Brillio.


Abhishek is an alumnus of IMT Ghaziabad and has done an executive management program in CSR from IIMB and Digital Marketing from ISB. He started his career with IBM and later worked for Oracle FSSL, where he was credited for setting up the Customer Centres and Industry Relations function in India. He is an adjunct professor at Christ University and teaches Sustainability and CSR at IMTG and NMIMS.


In this interview, he talks about the following:

1. Being recognized as a part of the global pool of 100 most impactful CSR leaders, what’s your take on the CSR ecosystem in India and the way it is heading?


2. Could you tell us about Brillio’s flagship CSR projects? How are you leveraging Brillio’s technological expertise through these CSR projects?


3. Reaching the last mile in education is difficult for most of the companies. As a CSR leader, how do you strategize engagements with different partners (implementing agencies, policymakers, NGOs) to ensure the same?


4. Given the current situation unfolding around COVID-19 and the emphasis on the creation of local employment opportunities and skill development for underprivileged and differently-abled, what challenges do you foresee for its implementation?


5. Being one of the top CSR leaders and also having teaching appointments at various premier academic institutions, what is your advice to the young CSR professionals and innovators venturing into the social impact arena?


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