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North East CSR Forum held in Guwahati

By CSRBOX On 04 March 2019
North East CSR Forum held in Guwahati

With the collaborations of impacts at its focus, CSRBOX and Dalmia Bharat Group came together to host the mega forum ‘North East CSR Forum’. Charities Aids Foundation India and Oxfam India co-hosted the event and Centre for Catalyzing Change was the Knowledge Partner. The forum was held at Vivanta by Taj in Guwahati on 26th February 2019. In the event, North East CSR Outlook Report was also released. The forum hosted 390 delegates from 252 organizations, PSUs, and 28 Exhibitors. It brought together Companies and CSR foundations, State governments from North East States and associated agencies, non-profits, Impact investors and social incubators, Social enterprises and Academic and technological institutes.

Mr. Vishal Bhardwaj, Group Head, CSR and CEO, Dalmia Bharat Foundation said, “Dalmia Bharat Foundation (DBF) is delighted to have partnered with NGOBOX and CSRBOX for the North East CSR Forum. This forum will prove to be a great platform for businesses to come together and discuss the importance of CSR and how it would help in the development of the North Eastern region. Our partnership with NGOBOX for this forum is inline with the programmes that we have undertaken here and will give us an opportunity to showcase the best practices that we have adopted. Dalmia Bharat Foundation has been working in the areas of water, energy and livelihood skill training; and has impacted close to 50,000 people every year in the region. We are hopeful that our continued association with NGOBOX will be a key enabler for us to make an impact in this region.”

In the Inaugural session, the North East CSR Outlook Report 2019 was released in presence of Chief Guest Mr. Alemtemshi Jamir (IAS), CEO, Investment & Development Authority of Nagaland, Govt. of Nagaland (Former Chief Secretary-Nagaland) and Dr W.R. Reddy, IAS, Director General, NIRD&PR. The Keynote address were delivered Mr. Vishal Bhadwaj, Ms. Meenakshi Batra, CEO, Charities Aids Foundation (CAF) India, Mr. Pankaj Anand, Director - Programme & Advocacy, OXFAM India and Dr. Aparajita Gogoi, Executive Director, Centre for Catalyzing Change.

According to the North East CSR Outlook Report 2019 published by CSRBOX, the CSR spend in North East India in Financial Year 2017-18 was INR 342.48 Cr which is 3.6 % of the total CSR spent in the year. The analysis was conducted on 85 companies including PSUs like Oil India Ltd. ONGC, Indian Oil and limited companies like Dalmia Bharat Ltd etc.

The forum saw 5+ thematic discussions covering major CSR interventions in thematic areas like Agriculture and Livelihoods, Healthcare, Skill Development, Education and Sports, Corporate focus on North East region etc.

The forum saw participation from the likes of  Dalmia Bharat, Cognizant, Vedanta Limited, SKF India Limited,  SBI Foundation, Tata Trusts, CRISIL Foundation, British Council, National Foundation of India etc.



CSRBOX is India's largest Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) analytics and information platform. It lists CSR portfolio of 1000 + companies falling under the ambit of mandatory CSR and investing altogether more than INR 10,000 Cr. on CSR projects each year. The platform takes the engagement with organizations a step higher, where not-for-profits and social enterprises are provided support and outreach services to help them connect with businesses that are looking for good CSR implementation partners. The symbiotic partnerships service also focuses on facilitating business-business (B2B) collaboration for larger CSR projects that ultimately helps in reducing the duplication of efforts by various agencies. CSRBOX is the host of India’s largest annual CSR forum ‘India CSR Summit & Exhibition’. 


For more information, please visit www.csrbox.org


About Dalmia Bharat Group

Dalmia Bharat Group is a leading Indian conglomerate with a strong presence in Cement, Sugar and Refractories. The Group has a turnover of over 10,000 crore. Dalmia Bharat commenced its operations in 1935 and has played a defining role in India's manufacturing sector. The group has significant market presence in each of its sectors of operation. Its cement business has grown exponentially since 2006 in terms of capacity and production and the company is a leader in the specialty cements space. Also, Dalmia Cement is the greenest company in the world with lowest carbon    footprint. In sugar, the group is a prominent generic player. It caters to an enduring and growing customer base in refractories.

Dalmia Bharat is committed to responsible growth and sustainable development and its efforts in undertaking various sustainability initiatives have merited it with several notable awards for Energy Conservation & Efficiency, Safety, Health & Environment issues, from the Government of India and other reputed agencies.


For more information about the Group’s CSR intervention, please visit www.dalmiafoundation.org


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