“The CSR sector is still in the nascent stage, and most of the companies are just managing CSR while actual spirit of the Act was to ingrain the CSR into the DNA of the company so that the companies should consider society/community as an important stakeholder of the business and adopt CSR as part of the regular business activities. Many new companies have started reporting on CSR. Within next couple of years more companies will come into the purview of CSR and will start implementing CSR.”
Vivek Prakash has been the Associate Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility at Jubilant Life Sciences since May 2006. He started his career as a Welfare Officer in Gujarat with Ambuja Cements and went on to provide his valuable inputs on community initiatives in the whole of Rajasthan for tenure of eleven years. In his current role at Jubilant, Vivek spearheads the operations of Jubilant Bhartia Foundation. He also extends his expertise to CII Northern Council in the capacity of a Co-Chairman of CII’s CSR Committee and Affirmative action committee, Member in National Council on CSR, PHDCCI CSR Task Force and into the mentor committee of CIIE (Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship) promoted by IIM Ahmedabad, member Business Advisory Board at SRCC Delhi, member Academic Council BIMTECH.