BHUBANESWAR: The Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become a key instrument for development, welfare and uplift of society in the industrial zones, including people affected by the projects. It has assumed more relevance in Odisha since the State is witnessing rapid growth in industrialisation.
Against the backdrop, the Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, has hosted a three-day national conference on CSR in association with Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.
The conference comprised two sections including paper presentation competition for the XIMB-TISS award. The award was won by Indian Oil Corporation from the host of participants like Monsanto India, Airports Authority of India and Vedanta.
The conference also focused on lectures and presentations by experts from various universities on topics spanning CSR feasibility and creating intellectual capital - a shared value approach to corporate social responsibility.
CMD Nalco BL Bagra, Prof Freek Cronje of Northwest University of South Africa and chairperson of Centre for Development Studies, TISS, Prof S Siva Raju attended the seminar among others.