“The new CSR law has made a big change, companies are integrating and internalizing CSR into their core business operations. A number of companies have done exemplary work in the area of CSR. The seed for undertaking socially-responsible initiatives have already been sown amongst the business enterprises.”


Dr K.K. Upadhyay is currently Advisor with National Skills Foundation of India. He has over three decades ofexperience across government, not-for-profits and corporates. He has pioneered several innovative successful models that exist in the development sector today; including Mother Dairy Fruits and Vegetable – “Safal”; an integrated rural water supply, sanitation project for 1,000 villages and 10 towns in Rajasthan – “Aapni Yojana”; Bastar Integrated Development Project for Royal Danish Embassy and Health of the urban poor program for USAID/ PFI. He has been an expert with Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, was on board of National Trust, Jan Sthirta Kosh, Global Compact Network. He has conducted and commissioned research studies for USAID, UNDP and IIED London. Dr Upadhyay headed the FICCI Aditya Birla CSR Centre for Excellence.