Vedika Bhandarkar has had a 25 career in the financial services industry across M&A, capital markets, private banking, structured finance, project finance and lending. Most recently, for the past four years, she was the Vice Chairman of Credit Suisse in India and headed the investment banking department and the Global Markets Solutions group. Prior to that, she worked for 12 years with J.P.Morgan and for 9 years with the ICICI group. Ms Bhandarkar has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a BSc from MS University, Udaipur. She is married with two children and is based in Mumbai.
Dr.Balaji Utla, President, Corporate Sustainability, Piramal Enterprises Limited and CEO of Piramal Swasthya (formerly known as HMRI), is a doctorate in Management. He is the founding CEO of Piramal Swasthya Management & Research Institute. He incubated and then set up Piramal Swasthya (formerly known as HMRI) while pioneering innovative solution engineering and developing an apt Public-Private-Partnership model that has since become the industry benchmark. Piramal HMRI is today a recognized leader for innovating, use of technology and adoption of leadership/managerial best practices of corporates in the not-for-profit space. During this period, HMRI became a proud recipient of Manthan South Asia Award (2009), NASSCOM and KPMG Healthcare IT Award (2011) and several eWorld, eIndia, EdelGive and NASSCOM awards. Earlier, Dr. Balaji was the Founding CEO & Vice-Chairman of Satyam Foundation, the not-for-profit foundation of Satyam Computer Services Ltd (rechristened Tech Mahindra).
Speakers and Panels
March 5, 2014
The Social Clause: The Companies Act 2013
An opportunity to understand the implications and the need to move beyond compliance with the Companies Act 2013, which will channel approximately INR 18,000 crore per year to the social sector. International experts will also bring CSR perspectives that have been effective abroad.
Leading the Pack: Sharing Lessons Learned
Business leaders will share unique approaches to their CSR such as grant making, creating shared value, innovation funding, and backward integration in supply chains.
Impact Drivers: Building Impact Assessment into CSR
Leading experts and business leaders will share their frameworks and offer insights on how India’s corporate sector can use assessment approaches which ensure accountability and impact.
People Power: Employee Engagement and CSR
87% of NGOs agree that skilled volunteers could help their organizations achieve their goals. Multinationals and experts will showcase innovative employee engagement programs that leverage their organization’s expertise and impact providing insight into what other CSR programs can adopt.
Partnering for Success
With over 3.3 million non-profits registered in India, identifying the best ones is increasing difficult. Experts from leading foundations will share best practices on how corporates should choose the right NGOs to support with rigorous due diligences.
DASRA GIRL POWER AWARDS
Delaying marriage and childbirth for adolescent girls can add $110 billion to the Indian economy over the girls’ lifetimes. Dasra Girl Power Awards will provide a platform to identify and recognize innovative programs working with adolescent girls in three distinct areas of intervention- Health, Education and Life Skills.