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Training Programs and Workshops Delivered by Sociostark

The Objective of Sociostark is to transfer the knowledge & experiences to the Social workforce who ultimately translate the corporate  mission, vision & objective on the ground, aligning them with societal growth. 

Social responsibility has acquired an essential place in business with new dimension meaning & mandate to do well for the community, environment & business.

Now the question is do we have sufficient trained or well educated personnel to carry out our social responsibility mission, vision and goal for sustainable business and society.

Sociostark comes to you with well thought Training Modules and Workshops for your existing work force whether from Social Organizations, NGO, CSR, HR, IR, PA, Liaison, PR, Land acquisition, EHS or from technical stream.

The training modules are purely based on sound understanding of Indian social context. Not just the blind copy of West or Western Practices.

The programs are tailor made, interactive & convertible according to the requirement of specific corporate/businesses and suitable for the people involved in implementation & management of Social responsibility, CSR and R&R.

The modules are designed to make social responsibility a tool for sustainable growth of society & business as expected by Section 135 of The Companies Act, 2013, RFCTLAAR i.e. The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013  and International Guidelines.

Driving Social Responsibility throughout the Organization

  • Understanding CSR theory, practice, regulations & need.

  • Aligning social responsibility strategies and goals with organizational objectives based on community needs.

  • Embedding CSR within the business culture to sustain it over the long term.

  • Inclusion of socio economic tools & matrix into execution & management systems.

  • How a good CSR framework affect employees, society, organization, regulator & other stakeholders.

  • Impact of CSR on Brand, Profitability, Investors, Harmony, Community development, sustainable business and ultimately Nation building.

Integrating Organizational and Social requirements.

  • Need assessment, selection of target group, planning, strategy making, budgeting & frame work development.

  • Integrating social responsibility with different development programs & agencies.

  • Project identification & program formulation, links between the welfare of society and the success of the organization.

  • Identifying opportunities to benefit the organization as well as the community.

  • Integrating corporate social responsibility best practices into key business areas.

  • Identifying and managing the positive and negative impacts of business activities on society.

Managing Risk

  • Evaluating complex environments and potential impacts before investing capital or making business decisions for community investment, stakeholder engagement, climate change, supply chain issues and R & R issues.

  • Interacting successfully with Governments & NGO for establishment of partnership.

  • Decentralizing CSR to allow for minimizing local differences and optimizations across the organization.

  • Identifying current vulnerabilities and predicting future pitfalls related to business practices.

  • Developing preparation and prevention processes for handling crisis scenarios.

  • Integrating CSR initiatives in vendor and supplier agreements.

  • Internal & external communication of activities & achievements through print & electronic media, in house publications

  • Preparedness for prevention & management of crisis as well as un-foreseen events.

Decision Making

  • Shifting from defensive CSR to proactive CSR.

  • Innovative solution for community differences across the organization.

  • Effective communication plan with intelligence based on emotional, social, cultural & religious platform.

  • Relationship between corporate responsibility, sustainability and    accountability, as well as explain the benefits that they provide to    organizations.

Regulatory requirements

  • Indian Ethics, Culture & law of the land.

  • National & International Standards of CSR.

  • Reporting system & methodology.

  • CSR initiatives with Partnership of Govt. NGO, PAV, CSO.

  • Orientation of CSR for humanity, society, environment & economy.

  • The Companies Act, 2013 (CSR regulatory context).

  • RFCTLAAR i.e. The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 .

  • United Nation’s Global Compact.

  • Millennium Development Goals.

As a tool for sustainable growth

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) made mandatory as per Section 135 of The Companies Act 2013, corporate are now recognizing CSR as a core activity, and are eager to find means & methods to utilize their CSR fund effectively.

This has brought an opportunity for NGOs and other implementing agencies to act jointly with corporate in order to achieve the Corporate and National objectives. NGO and civil societies have crucial role to play in government's corporate social responsibility agenda. It is the civil society and NGOs who can reach easily to the 'bottom of the pyramid', which is the target of CSR.

The importance of partnership & collaboration has been made clear in the legislation itself; the act say’s Companies undertake its CSR activities approved by the CSR Committee, through a registered trust or a registered society or a trust established by the company or its holding or subsidiary or associate company under section 8 of the Act or otherwise.

It is a new prospect for NGO’s & other nonprofit agencies to utilize their knowledge,  expertise and capabilities to accomplish more than they could do alone. There are companies who are confused where to put the money for sustainable development, the lack of information and expertise to invest in social sector, here comes the role of NGO in order to provide them better knowledge and expertise. To associate with corporate, NGO’s should increase the visibility of their work and build trust & credibility

Establishment of partnership is a challenge because of the deep seated perceptions from both sides; for Corporate, NGO’s are characterized as activists, on the other hand for NGO’s; business entities are for profit making at the cost of people & planet. These misunderstandings and other obstacles can prevent partnerships from reaching their potential.

Now both NGOs and Corporate should make concrete steps towards well designed & structured framework to realize other’s requirements, objectives in order to achieve common goal and aligning CSR in business process with sustainable growth.

Having a readiness to engage and overcome the difficulties in different work cultures is important, along with a clear understanding of the competencies and value, each party brings. Mentoring and volunteering programs are one way of building a deeper sense of connection and shared purpose.

Today NGOs need to shift from their grant-based approach to market-based approach that are service and product oriented to contribute sustainable development for the long term.

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have played a major role in pushing sustainable development at the international level. Campaigning groups have been key drivers of inter-governmental negotiations, ranging from the regulation of hazardous wastes to a global ban on land mines and the elimination of slavery.

It is essential for successful partnership to establish good communication through transparency and also act as a critique who understands each other and make balance to work together. Corporate expects the NGOs to understand their values; their business value chain, social value and culture - and integrate them into the partnership. Hence a particular NGO needs to prove themselves, a right choice among large numbers of NGO’s in the country.

NGOs should have strategic mission, vision and goals to achieve and gain support of the Corporate & other stakeholders. They must have a sound organizational structure, human resources and flexibility to adapt corporate culture perceiving their voluntary character. NGOs should provide transparency & commitment in their management.

Last but not the least NGO & Corporate partnership is good for both in order to  achieve the goal of sustainable development. The prospects for the future of   cross-sector partnership remain very bright. But it will require a proper training & capacity building for bold leadership, effective planning and a clear focus on delivering, measuring and communicating the economic, social and environmental impacts of   cross-sector partnership.

  • Know the ambit of CSR, National mandate, guidelines & Bench marking.

  • Role of NGO in achieving corporate goal to contribute for inclusive growth.

  • Sharpening their skills in presenting themselves.

  • To understand charity, philanthropy, responsibility & sustainability.

  • Gaining knowledge and insight about the future scope for corporate partnership.

  • How to use their strength in an effective way to solve complex corporate & social issues.

  • Help to develop skills, understanding and knowledge for effective cross-sector partnering.

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