About FICCI Aditya Birla CSR Centre for Excellence
For over a decade, FICCI has been working relentlessly for the promotion of CSR in India. The relentless work impelled the idea that there is a need for existence of a ‘one-stop avenue’ that supports the knowledge, information and capacity building needs of CSR professionals/practitioners, companies, civil society organizations and other stakeholders who could play a critical role in making businesses socially responsible.
To address this need of the industry, the Aditya Birla Group has taken a lead and has come forward to support FICCI in setting up the ‘FICCI Aditya Birla Corporate Social Responsibility Centre for Excellence’. The Centre was formally launched in the year 2010 by then Minister of Corporate Affairs, GoI Shri Salman Khurshid.
FICCI ADITYA BIRLA CSR CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE has evolved in consonance with Mahatma Gandhi’s dream, “Ethics-based business practices leading to improvement in the quality of life for the common people.”
The Centre for Excellence is a joint endeavor of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), a rallying point for free enterprise in India since 1927 and the Aditya Birla Group – a prominent business group with a mission to deliver superior value to customers, shareholders, employees and society at large.
As a resource centre, the Centre for Excellence shall provide strategic direction to the development of inclusive and holistic CSR practices; create synergy by providing platform to various stakeholders to share their experiences, learn, exchange ideas and support partnerships that add value to business and recognise and reward business enterprises contributing towards sustainable and inclusive development.
The FICCI Aditya Birla CSR Centre for Excellence envisions, “To incubate, nurture and accelerate a paradigm of sustainable and inclusive CSR in India and across the globe, thereby raising the Human Development Index through poverty alleviation.”
Goals of the Centre for Excellence are:
- Provide an enabling environment for business to pursue their CSR goals.
- Generate awareness about holistic CSR practices and sustainable development
- Create synergy amongst CSR stakeholders for exchange of ideas and shared learning
- Support capacity building of enterprises, civil society organizations and other stakeholders