Bengaluru: The two-day virtual edition of the Karma Summit India themed ‘Co-creating a New Normal’, hosted by India’s leading CSR platform Goodera, successfully concluded today with the Karma Awards. Individuals, corporates, and NGOs who made meaningful social contributions to better the lives of communities were felicitated at the digitally attended awards ceremony.
The winners across different categories are:
|1||Volunteering||Individual||Outstanding Corporate Volunteer||Sunil Sathyendra|
|2||Volunteering||Corporate||Most Innovative Volunteering Program||Piramal Foundation|
|3||Volunteering||NGO||Engaging the Most Number of volunteers||Environmentalist Foundation|
|4||CSR||NGO||Best CSR Program||Aroh Foundation|
|5||CSR||Corporate||Most Promising CSR Program – Budget INR 5Cr +||IIFL Foundation|
|6||CSR||Corporate||Most Promising CSR Program – Budget Less than INR 5 cr||Bajaj Electricals|
|7||CSR||Corporate||Big Impact Small Budget||Lenovo|
(Tie for the 1st prize)
|8||CSR||Corporate||Best CSR Partnership||ATC India|
Among the distinguished jury members from the social impact sectors of India were Nimmi Sebastian (Head of Communications & CSR for Tesco Bengaluru), Ashwini Saxena (CEO JSW foundation; Director of JWS Shakti), Pushpa Aman Singh (Founder and CEO, GuideStar India), Devika Nair (Senior Manager, Diversity and Inclusion and CSR at Allegis Group) and Sakina Baker (Head -CSR, Philips).
Karma Summit was attended by over 700 non-profits, 350 corporate leaders and 100 individuals representing the CSR and volunteering community. The sessions included engaging and insightful conversations on topics such as changing boardroom discussions around CSR, risk management for resilient CSR programs, interdependent partnerships for inclusive impact, strategy for NGOs and the crucial role of employees who are volunteering to drive action.
“Whenever businesses start discussing and addressing welfare issues in union, it indicates their need to be a part of the change making process and how well they can contribute in their individual capacity. Appreciate Goodera’s efforts in bringing the voices together and providing a larger platform through the Karma Summit.” said Sakina Baker, Head -CSR, Philips India
“We see the Karma summit as a vital step towards helping corporates and NGOs combine their strengths for enabling flow of talent, time and resources to where it’s most needed and could be more impactful. I compliment the team at Goodera for their thoughtfulness in designing the summit and for engaging non-profits in all aspects of the summit and the awards”, Pushpa Aman Singh, Founder & CEO, GuideStar India and Global Leader, GivingTuesday India