About CSR world
CSRworld was created out of intense brainstorming over several months between Milind Sathe and Shashi Sharma. We believe that CSR could be an effective model for developing a country like India, and similar underdeveloped regions of the world. We also believe that using the capabilities of current and emerging information technologies and media, one could propagate the philosophy, strategies and actions on CSR widely and effectively. We are committed to creating an active and robust platform for CSR thought and action. This platform will create opportunities for all stakeholders including the corporate / business organizations as well as the projects which need support and funding.
Shashi K. Sharma
Shashi K. Sharma is an alumnus of IIM, Ahmedabad and MIT, USA. Before completing these post-graduate studies, he did his BE (Mech) from MBM Engineering College, Jodhpur.
Shashi has more than 35 years experience in Private, Public, and Voluntary sectors - including with Systems Research Institute, Tata Consultancy Services, and CMC Ltd.
He was the first Director of the Cummins India Foundation (the CSR arm of Cummins India Ltd.). For 5 years he was advisor to Sterlite Technologies Ltd., Pune as their "Head - Corporate Social Responsibility". He is also a consultant to the Fomento Group, Goa on their CSR and HR functions.
In addition to consulting, Shashi Sharma teaches Business Ethics and CSR in several MBA programmes in Pune - including at PUMBA (Univ of Pune), National Institute of Cooperative Management and International Institute for Information Technology. He has designed and conducted training programmes on Ethics and CSR for diverse audiences like teachers, NGOs, students, corporate managers. He has published many articles on Management and CSR.
Milind V. Sathe
Milind V. Sathe is an entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in I. T. sector of which more than 10 years has been in Digital media and content creation. For more than 10 years he has been promoting artists and curating art exhibitions, projects and events. His experience in I. T. sector includes software products and services marketing, product development and ERP implementation. In the last 10 years, he has been focusing on digital media and has worked with more than 500 clients in India and abroad in the areas of Internet strategy and consulting, web content creation, web applications, e business and social media.
Milind promoted Indiaart Gallery and the art portal www.indiaart.com which showcases Indian Art and reaches out to art collectors and aficionados worldwide. He is actively engaged in promoting artists, curating art and photography exhibitions as well as events and conceptualizing art projects with innovative ideas.
He set up Art India Foundation, a trust which undertakes projects and initiatives to promote art and spread awareness of art, aesthetics and creative thought especially among children including underprivileged and challenged children.
His latest initiative - New Media Ventures focuses on leveraging capabilities of new media including digital media to act as a game changer for its clients. A part from offering consulting and turnkey solutions to its clients, New Media Ventures will also create its own projects and initiatives.
CSRworld, a forum for corporate social responsibility is a project of New Media Ventures. CSRworld will showcase case studies of CSR work being done by corporates as well as highlight projects looking for support and funding.
Milind did his graduation in Electrical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering, University of Delhi and Post Graduation in Business Management from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, University of Pune. Prior to graduation, Milind completed his schooling at Jnana Prabodhini Prashala, Pune and junior college at Fergusson College, Pune.
His active interests include travel, photography, cycling, history and media. More information about Mr. Milind Sathe is available at www.milind-sathe.com
To continuously improve the quality of life of human beings with a long-term, sustainable perspective.
To get all relevant stakeholders to buy into CSR so that practical programmes and projects can be taken up towards improving the quality of life of various communities, with priority for the more needy.