“When business managers make business related investments, there is a rigor around the returns and a KPI focus, which is lacking in CSR spends. It is imperative for companies to come forward for cross-sector collaboration and progress towards a shared goal. It is desirable that companies and stakeholders collectively find appropriate local solutions that are equitable, scalable and sustainable. The ecosystem of CSR in India should evolve from a mere individual corporate responsibility and mandate to collectively creating sustainable social impact and shared value.”
Shubha Sekhar is at present heading CSR and sustainability for Coca-Cola’s India and South West Asia Business Unit with responsibility to shape the vision and implement the sustainability and CSR framework across Coca Cola Business Units and bottling system. She is part of several committees such as Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Water Mission, FICCI CSR Committee, American Chamber of Commerce’s (AMCHAM) CSR Committee and Member of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) – India@75 Task Force on Pro Bono Volunteering. She was invited by UN Global Compact Network India to be Member of the Sub-Committee on Business and Human Rights (2010-2012). Prior to joining Coca-Cola, she has worked with the Supreme Court of India and the Indian Government as a civil servant before joining Norton Rose, a leading British firm of Solicitors.