The 13th and 14th editions of Habitat for Humanity India’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Dialogues were held in Hyderabad and Pune respectively. These events focused on encouraging collaboration between corporates, financial institutions and government agencies, along with Habitat India, to provide affordable housing solutions to families.

The 13th edition held in Hyderabad focused on the Role of Coalition for Social, Civic and Community Development in  Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, with the goal of creating a sustainable roadmap to impact 1 lakh families with better housing and sanitation. More than 70  participants representing the corporate and public sectors attended the dialogue which comprised an expert panel with speakers like Kamini Saraf - CSR Head of FICCI Telangana, Jyotsna Angara, Governing Body Member, FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) and Rajambal Madabushi, Chartered Accountant – Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, who spoke about interventions where corporates and Habitat India could partner with the government to achieve the goal.

The Habitat for Humanity India CSR Dialogue – Hyderabad was supported by FICCI and T-Social Impact Group.

The 14th edition held in Pune highlighted the Role of CSR in Strengthening Low Income Families in Maharashtra through Housing and Sanitation. With more than 40 participants from companies like Rolls-Royce, SG Analytics, Sandvik, Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd, Martin Engineering and Yardi Software India Pvt. Ltd. to name a few, Habitat India emphasized the need for increased CSR interventions in the areas of affordable housing, sanitation and menstrual hygiene management for adolescent girls. Devendra Deshpande, CS and Fellow Member, Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and Nitin Potdar, Corporate Lawyer, M and A Partner, J. Sagar Associates were the key speakers.

We  thank Symbiosis School of Economics for being our official venue partner for this event.