ICC Recognizes Social Impact Champions: 6th Edition of Social Impact Awards Held in Kolkata

The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) hosted the prestigious 6th edition of its Social Impact Awards on March 12, 2024, at the Taj Bengal Hotel, Kolkata. Consultivo served as the knowledge partner for the event, recognizing and celebrating outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and social impact initiatives across India for the year 2022-23.

On the occasion, a knowledge report by ICC-Consultivo titled “Creating CSR Impact: A Change Maker’s Handbook” for Indian businesses, foundations and NGOs was released. Consultivo CEO, Mr. Saikat Basu, moderated the panel whose discussion was timed to set off the report release.

The ceremony brought together a diverse group of stakeholders dedicated to positive societal change. Esteemed scholars, passionate Ph.D. candidates, and enthusiastic students from around the world engaged in enriching discussions and shared valuable insights.

The awards program encompassed a wide range of categories, including promoting education, clean energy, environmental sustainability, healthcare, and more. Organizations of all sizes were eligible to participate, with categories for mega enterprises, large and small businesses, and implementation agencies like NGOs and trusts. Project sizes ranged from large-scale initiatives exceeding 10 crore rupees to smaller impactful projects between 50 lakh and 2 crore rupees.

The 6th ICC Social Impact Awards served as a platform to acknowledge and celebrate the dedication of organizations committed to making a real difference. Highlighting these impactful social and CSR initiatives inspires others to follow suit, fostering a more equitable and sustainable future for all.

About Consultivo:

Consultivo is a management advisory and consulting firm helping global businesses in the areas of Sustainability, Business Excellence and Risk Management –  both in the strategic and operational levels.

About ICC:

The Indian Chamber of Commerce, or ICC as it is popularly known, is the premier body of business and industry in Eastern and North-Eastern India. The membership of the Chamber comprises several of the largest corporate groups in the country, with business operations all over the country and abroad. Set up by a group of pioneering industrialists led by Mr G D Birla, the Indian Chamber was closely associated with the Indian Freedom Movement, as the first organised voice of indigenous Indian Industry. Several of the distinguished industry leaders in India, such as Mr B M Birla, Sir Ardeshir Dalal, Sir Badridas Goenka, Mr S P Jain, Lala Karamchand Thapar, Mr Russi Mody, Mr Ashok Jain, have led the ICC as its President.

One of the most pro-active Chambers in India, the ICC has been privileged to interact and host several of the esteemed Indian Presidents and Prime Ministers in the past. With over eighty years of service to the nation, the ICC retains the character of being the premier Chamber with senior Indian industry leaders forming the core of its Executive Committee or the Governing Board of the Chamber. Its enlightened leadership and membership has enabled the ICC to move ahead and respond pro-actively to the dynamic changes that have taken place in the world order and with a vision for the future.

The ICC constituents are mainly large manufacturing units with operations all over the country and abroad.

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