“The key for all corporates to maximize return from their CSR investment would be in drastic transformation from “sporadically investing resources here or there, leaving no significant impact behind” to formulating projects with identified outcomes and systems for measuring progress and results. While embarking on this journey, we must recognize that we do not just bring resources but also capacities and skills that enable all the stakeholders to spearhead social change in ways that are beyond the reach of both governmental and social sector organizations alone.”

-KUMAR ANURAG PRATAP

 

Kumar Anurag Pratap is the CSR Leader at Capgemini India. Over the past two decades, he has worked with grassroot agencies, donor agencies, UN Agency and Corporates. In his present role, his focus is on designing an overarching strategy and charter for Capgemini CSR and for crafting relevant goals, policies for all programmes, develop and manage the annual budget for CSR programmes and operations, communication with and manage relationship with a broad set of stakeholders including Board, Location CSR committees and leadership, NGOs, Partner communities, industry bodies and local-/national-level government agencies. His core competency lies in long-term strategic planning and vision building among diverse stakeholder groups. On thematic front, he has managed multiple projects on sustainable livelihood, employability, agriculture, rural development, disaster mitigation, sustainability, environment, and women and child protection.