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Responsible Corporations: Wealth and public good


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Speaker(s): Mathieu Cantegreil, Dweep Chanana, S. Gopalakrishnan, Farhad Forbes, Alok Kirloskar, R Mukundan and Shankar Vanavarayar
Chair: Ruth Kattumuri

Recorded on 11 June 2013 in Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building.

In India, business has never been just about wealth creation. Besides being engines of growth, corporations and their founders have long played a role in addressing pertinent social issues of their time. India is set to become one of the world’s leading producers of wealth, and with this has come renewed scrutiny of the role of businesses and their promoters. The adoption of legislation making CSR spending mandatory has also provided both new impetus and new challenges. This roundtable brings together business leaders, practitioners and academics to discuss the business of philanthropy. This discussion marks the launch of Revealing Indian Philanthropy, a new book co-edited by UBS and the India Observatory at the London School of Economics with contributions from leading Indian philanthropists.

Mr Mathieu Cantegreil is Knowledge Manager in the Philanthropy and Value-based Investing team at UBS, AG.

Mr Dweep Chanana is Director in the Philanthropy and Value-based Investing team at UBS, AG.

Mr S. Gopalakrishnan is President of Confederation of Indian Industry.

Mr Farhad Forbes is Director of Forbes Marshall Private Limited.

Dr Ruth Kattumuri is Co-Director of LSE India Observatory.

Mr Alok Kirloskar is Managing Director of SPP Pumps Limited.

Mr R Mukundan is Managing Director of Tata Chemicals Limited.

Mr Shankar Vanavarayar is President of Kamaraguru College of Technology.

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