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GiveIndia to host industry conference to commend India Inc.’s response to Covid-19; calls for collective action

Top corporate sustainability leaders across India will convene on 6th October, 2021 with members of civil society, the private sector and others for a unique industry conference titled ‘Better, Together – Covid-19 & Reimagining Institutional Giving’ organized by GiveIndia, the country’s most trusted giving platform. GiveIndia’s India Covid Response Fund (ICRF) was one of the largest giving collectives ever created in India, and their relief efforts have already impacted over 10 million lives.
‘Better, Together – Covid-19 & Reimagining Institutional Giving’ will celebrate the outstanding response of India Inc. during the pandemic. The conference will also be the platform for the formal launch of GiveIndia’s Institutional Giving practice.
GiveIndia believes that the energy, creativity, agility and leverage in philanthropic spending displayed by various institutions during the pandemic is even more relevant going forward, as they focus on India’s sustainable development goals (SDGs). GiveIndia intends to build on its capabilities to be an end-to-end partner for Institutional Giving – from strategy to design, mobilisation to programme management and impact assurance.

What to expect

‘Better, Together – Covid-19 & Reimagining Institutional Giving’ will begin with a keynote address on ‘Reimagining Institutional Giving’ by influential corporate citizenship leader, Mr. S. Ramadorai, Former CEO & MD of Tata Consultancy Services. Attendees can look forward to an insightful discussion on ‘The Power of Collective Philanthropy’ by a power panel comprising luminaries like Mr. Animesh Kumar, President – HR & Transformation at Zee Entertainment, Mr. Devang Bhandari, Partner – Deal Advisory, Strategy and Restructuring at KPMG and Ms. Shahin Dastur, Head of Corporate Citizenship and CSR, Citi India.

Bytes from experts

Experts will share their insightful views in a video series titled ‘Wisdom Shots’ during the event. While Ms. Kshitija Krishnaswamy, Managing Director, Corporate Citizenship for Accenture in India will hold forth on the topic ‘Reinventing CSR in the Digital Economy’ with a focus on how corporates need to adjust their CSR thinking in the new Digital Economy, and the opportunities it presents, Ms. Puja Marwaha, CEO, CRY and Mr. Murugan Vasudevan, CEO of Veddis Foundation will dive into ‘Investing in NGOs as Change Agents’.
Ms. Seema Bansal, Partner and Director, BCG, through her topic ‘Rural First – CSR Where India Lives’ has a data-backed case for how corporates need to adjust their CSR allocations for rural India, given the disproportionate urban focus and spending, and Mr. Sourav Roy, CSR leader at TATA Steel will share his thoughts on ‘Evaluating CSR, for Impact’ with a focus on how corporates need to think about evaluating their CSR programs for real impact.
The conference will end with a tête-à-tête between Mr. Atul Satija, CEO and founder 2.0, GiveIndia and Mr. Govind Iyer, board member, GiveIndia on the launch of the Institutional Giving Practice by GiveIndia.
GiveIndia’s Institutional Giving Practice is a result of its vision of building a future that is not merely driven by crises. Together, millions of lives in need can be impacted. GiveIndia can collaborate with corporates to help create better programmes and shift focus from monitoring micro-activities and spending to impact-driven macro-results.


1. Keynote address | Reimagining Institutional Giving | 4:30-5:00pm
2. Power Panel | The Power of Collective Philanthropy | 5:00-6:00pm
3. Wisdom Shots | Quick Takes from our Partners | 6:00-6:30pm
4. Tête-à-Tête | GiveIndia Institutional Giving | 6:30-6:45pm
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About GiveIndia

GiveIndia exists to alleviate poverty by enabling the world to give. Established in 2000, it is the largest and the most trusted giving platform in India. It enables individuals and organizations to raise and donate funds conveniently to any cause they care about, with offerings including crowdfunding, corporate giving, cause marketing, and philanthropy consulting. GiveIndia’s community of 2M+ donors and 250+ partners have supported 2,200+ verified nonprofits, serving 15M+ people across the country.