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Prof. V. Reddappa Reddy

Renowned Author
Ph.D. in Rural Development

Prof. V. Reddappa Reddy had his Masters in Economics from Sri Venkateswara University and Ph.D. in Rural Development from Sri Krishnadevaraya University. After a five-year stint in Government service he joined the University in 1989 and was elevated as Professor of Rural Development in 1997 and has served in the same position till his retirement in June 2016.

While in University he also served in different administrative positions including Head of the Department, Chairman, Board of Studies, Director, Distance Education, Convener, SVURPGCET, Convener, PECET and Coordinator, Special Assistance Program supported by University Grants Commission, New Delhi.

His books include Social Satisfaction Survey: A Practical Help line in Techniques and Methods, Toolkit for Conducting Base Line Survey, Six Essential Steps in Implementing CSR, Participatory Forest Management: Theory and Practice-A Field Level Assessment and Rural Glory. His 35 papers appeared in National and International journals.

Government of Andhra Pradesh has conferred on him the Best Teacher award during 2013. His areas of interest include Corporate Social Responsibility, Natural Resources Management and Monitoring and Evaluation. He served as Consultant to National and International Agencies like FHI, CARE, SOCHURSOD, UltraTech, CAPART and SERP.

He currently lives at Anantapuramu, Andhra Pradesh often moving outside depending on offers of consultancy and fieldwork.

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Wildlfe SOS

Wildlife SOS was established in 1995 by a small group of individuals inspired to start a movement and make lasting change to protect and conserve India’s natural heritage, forest and wildlife wealth. Today, the organisation has evolved to actively work towards protecting Indian wildlife, conserving habitat, studying biodiversity, conducting research and creating alternative and sustainable livelihoods for erstwhile poacher communities or those communities that depend on wildlife for sustenance.

India’s wildlife is under severe threat – every animal from the majestic elephant and the tiger, to the shy sloth bear and rare pangolins have fast become “the hunted”. While time is running out for these creatures, it’s not too late to help. Wildlife SOS consistently makes a difference to give back to the planet, to give back to nature and help protect the environment and wildlife.

Kartick Satyanarayan and Geeta Seshamani with their shared enthusiasm, dedicated themselves to the mission of eradicating the abusive practice of ‘dancing’ bears in India completely.The initial days were very difficult due to lack of support and funding. Geeta’s foresight in creating Wildlife SOS as an arm of her existing rescue operation, Friendicoes, allowed the two organizations to share knowledge and resources as the team learned and made its way through the initial challenges of addressing the needs of urban wildlife suffering from habitat encroachment a result of the surging population growth in India.

Today it is an organisation responsible for taking action against animal cruelty, rescuing wildlife in distress, working to resolve man-animal conflicts while promoting and educating the public about the need for habitat protection.

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Studera Press

Studera Press is an emerging independent publishing house in the Indian subcontinent, started its operation in 2014. Taking publishing as a mission to spread knowledge and learning for furtherance, acquisition, betterment and dissemination of knowledge Studera Press, initiates publishing books focusing on general, academic and reference books in the field of Humanities and Social Science, Science and Technology, and Management. After completing post-graduation in Economics from one of the eminent institute Madras School of Economics Akshay Jain started the firm with the mission of strengthening the horizon of higher education through fulfilling the requirements and gaps between a book and its readers. It endeavour to bring out the best work and have equally concentrated ourselves on worldwide promotion, sales and distribution network to reach out to a wide range of academic and professional readers. STUDERA PRESS looks forward to discuss new projects with potential authors and welcome suggestions on published works.

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National CSR Hub

The National CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Hub is one of the India’s largest social media platform having more than 25,000 members. National CSR Hub connect wide range of stakeholders in the area of CSR, Sustainability and Sustainable Development. This forum connects and shares latest development in CSR in India. National CSR Hub helps in building an enabling environment for the corporate sector to work in partnership with the Government, Non-Government and Civil Society Organizations, as well as local community organizations for effective contribution towards sustainable growth and development of grassroots communities. Such a platform also needs to have the commitment of the government, the professional practitioners and the trade and industry chambers.

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India CSR Leadership Summit: Acknowledging Professionalism, Inspiring Excellence

India CSR News Network

MUMBAI: The prestigious India CSR Leadership Summit & Awards 2017 ‘Celebrating CSR Innovation & Leadership’ to be held at Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai on 26th May 2017, Friday. The day long forum will witness vibrant political leaders, CSR think tanks, thinkers, social reformers and Govt. officials. It would be one of the biggest CSR knowledge and idea sharing forum in the year 2017.

More than 15 corporate leaders, CSR think tanks and NGO leaders will be participating in the summit to share their CSR vision for the progress of the country. Fourm is expecting around 300 eminent corporate leaders, CSR think tanks, NGO leaders, academicians, Government Officers, social workers, implementing agencies from across the country, who will grace the summit to express their commitment and solidarity to the cause of inclusive development and to listen to these stalwarts.

The forum is an active congregation in this noble mission to support and create effective forum to discuss various contemporary socio-economic issues. One of the key focus in this Summit would be to put forth the new CSR agenda for national development.

The features of the forum include: Keynote Address, launching of Book on CSR Practices of Award Winning Corporate and NGOs, launching of CSR books by various authors, India CSR Awards for CSR Innovations, Exhibition and Partnership and Networking Tables and 300 leaders from more than 200 organizations.

Leading corporates will be honoured for their outstanding contributions to the national progress in the domain of CSR at the forum.

The occasion will honour more than 20 organizations for their CSR innovations towards outstanding contribution to the nation progress under various categories. Business leaders and CSR leaders, CSR Authors will be also recognized for their outstanding contribution to the field of Corporate Social Responsibility.

India CSR Awards is one of the prestigious recognitions honouring the outstanding and innovative CSR, Sustainability and Social Enterprise Projects and leadership in CSR. This year’s theme for the summit is ‘Celebrating Innovation and Leadership in CSR’. The Award has been instituted to recognize the innovative CSR Practices in India and this is the 5th edition of India CSR Summit & Awards.

“CSR has become a key benchmark of corporate performance and emerged as one of the most dynamic fields nowadays in India and across the world. Meeting some standards in CSR is a mandatory requirement for certain sizes of companies in India with special reference to amended Companies CSR Law.”, said Rusen Kumar, Founder and Managing Editor, India CSR Network.

“We are inviting most valuable speakers to grace the summit and illuminate us with their experience, expertise and vision of the new age CSR that would facilitate transfer of knowledge across the august gathering. Summit will also give big boost to the CEO agenda of CSR. ”, said Dr Rana Singh, Co-founder and CEO, India CSR Network.

Forum will honour leaders from corporate, NGO, social enterprise and individuals in below mentioned categories: CSR Life Time Achievement Award, CSR Person of the Year Award, CSR Professional of the Year Awards, CSR Manager of the Year Awards, CSR Author of the Year Awards, Women CSR Leader Awards, Philanthropist of the Year Awards, Social entrepreneurs of the Year Awards, Green Leadership Awards, NGO Leadership Awards, Sanitation Leadership Awards (Corporate), Sanitation Leadership Awards (Individual), NGO Category: CSR Implementing Partner Awards.

Expression of interest for participation, speakership, sponsorship opportunity, partnership can be sent at or Whatsapp at 9981099555

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Ratan Somani

Ratan Kumar Somani
President & Plant Head
Mahan Aluminium Project, Hindalco

Ratan Somani is a Mechanical Engineer from Regional Engineering College, Suratkal, Karnataka. He has a rich experience of over 25 years in the Indian manufacturing industry, of which he has spent more than 20 years with Hindalco Industries (a flagship company of $41 billion Aditya Birla Group).

By virtue of his wisdom, conceptual understanding, technical proficiency, valuable contributions, and significant achievements in the metal business operations, he was assigned the job of heading Mahan Aluminium, a mega Greenfield project of Hindalco Industries in 2011.

Inspired by leaders, like Aditya Vikram Birla & Kumar Mangalam Birla & Mrs. Rajashree Birla, Mr. Somani devoted valuable time of his career in the CSR domain, working untiringly for more than a decade in executing and managing developmental programmes at Mahan. He has been driving CSR projects catering to sectors like Education, Healthcare, Sustainable Livelihood, Infrastructure Development, and social issues including handling one of the largest rehabilitation and resettlement project of 3,000 families at Badgawan in Madhya Pradesh.

Mr Somani has been instrumental in developing more than 12 villages in Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh and has contributed towards:

  • Watershed management projects by construction of 15 harvesting structures like small check dams & lift irrigation projects for agricultural development.
  • Girl child education projects like skill training, computer training, Mahan Jyoti Scholarships, coaching centres and career guidance aimed at helping the girls build their career and become self-reliant.
  • Green energy and natural resource management project where he created awareness on the use of eco-friendly energy efficient and health friendly devices like biogas units, solar lamps, etc.
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Sir Dr Huz

Sir Dr. Huz
Chief Executive Officer
Wockhardt Foundation

Sir Dr. Huz (Huzaifa Khorakiwala) is the CEO of Wockhardt Foundation, a not-forprofit organization which runs several programmes in health, education, water and sanitation across the country, benefitting & touching millions of lives every year.

An MBA from Yale University, USA, Sir Dr. Huz is also the Executive Director of Wockhardt Limited and is part of the promoter family of the Wockhardt Group – a leading pharmaceutical and healthcare group.

He is the Founder of The World Peacekeepers Movement, an online movement comprising of more than a million peacekeepers, forming the world’s 2nd largest army.

Sir Dr. Huz is also the Chairman of The Peace Mission Pvt. Ltd. which sells Peace Chocs – chocolates spreading peace. For his contribution to society, he has received many prestigious awards & titles, the most recent being – Knighthood – which was bestowed on him by the Ecumenical Medical-Humanitarian Order Knights of St. John of Jerusalem (Knights of Charity).

He can be reached @ Sir. Dr Huz

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Spark Minda Foundation

Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group has been involved in Community Development initiatives since decades. In continuation to the legacy of a responsible corporate citizenship, the CSR activities being undertaken at the Group are derived from the triple bottom line model of People, Planet and Profit. Ensuring environment sustainability with community care are the thematic divisions, surrounding which the CSR activities are planned and executed across the Group. Community is always a stakeholder for both directly implemented and collaborative projects. Visit for more details: