The Social And Business Enterprise Responsible Awards (SABERA), in their first edition, will take place this December in Delhi-NCR at the SABERA Awards & Summit 2018. Conceptualized by the Simply Suparnaa Media Network, SABERA, aims is to highlight CSR initiatives, Responsible Businesses, Social Enterprises, Non-Governmental initiatives and Not-for-Profit initiatives that make India a responsible nation.
SABERA has a global knowledge partner with MSCI – an independent provider of research insights and tools for institutional investors. MSCI’s ESG Research provides ratings of the environmental, social and governance-related business practices of thousands of companies worldwide. In India, SABERA will be releasing a jury based ranking through the awards for responsible businesses.
Speaking on the association, Chandru Badrinarayan, Executive Director & Country Manager, South Asia, MSCI, said, “MSCI is pleased to be the knowledge partner of SABERA’s inaugural responsible business awards. We regularly support initiatives to raise the awareness of the benefits of responsible investing across the globe and feel that SABERA awards are a positive step to encourage and recognize socially responsible corporations in India.”
Talking about the motivation behind the awards, Suparnaa Chadda, Founder, Simply Suparnaa Media Network, explained, “We have a large number of individuals and organizations doing brilliant work albeit silently across the nation. While a lot of negative finds media attention, it is time we amplify the voices of those doing good and help build a positive narrative for the country.”
The esteemed jury includes veterans who have created impact, namely, Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Founder & Vice Chairman Naukri.com (Jury Chair); Tapas Sen, COO Radio Mirchi; Siddharth Banerjee, EVP Marketing, Vodafone; Kamal Singh – Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network India; Rishi Suri, Director, School of Policy & Governance; Roma Balwani, Independent Director, CMIFPE & IICSR; Vani Gupta, Marketing Veteran, X Marketing Director, Indian Snacks, Food Pepsico India; Abhina Aher, Trans Activist & Associate Director, HIV/AIDS Alliance; Chandru Badrinarayan, Executive Director & Country Manager, South Asia, MSCI and Pritha Dutt, Director and Co-founder of Empower Foundation.
The high impact speakers include Suja Warriar, Member, Corporate Sustainability, Reporting & Governance, Infosys Limited; Mohini Daljeet Singh, Chief Executive, Max India Foundation; Dr. Mukund Rajan Corporate Strategist, X Chairman – Tata Global Sustainability Council, Chief Ethics Officer, Head – International Operations and Richard Rekhy, Former CEO KPMG.
Award entry submissions are open till 30th September at http://simplysuparnaa.com/sabera/. Connect for Clarification/Sponsorship to [email protected] ; 83685 77486,98202 98208.
The Simply Suparnaa Media Network consciously works towards creating a positive narrative for the nation. Its properties – #LikeaBoss documents the wisdom of leaders and the #SABERA Awards recognize good. It also stands for causes enabling gender sensitivity as promoted by womanendangered.org