OPEN DISCOURSE SERIES
BCF organizes open discourses in partnership with IIC (India International Centre), New Delhi. Starting in 2009, the series began with CSR & in 2010 has focused on Poverty issues and topics such as Agrarian Crisis, Right to Food, urban poverty etc and has reached out to over 1000 persons from civil society, students, industry & NGOs. These sessions are free and open to all
08th August, 2016: 15th Annual lecture –IIC Auditorium By Dr.Vandana Shiva
04th April, 2016: Talk on Sustainable Development By Prof.P.D. Jose -IIMB
05th January, 2015: P.Sainath The Everday Lives of Everyday People (PARI) - IIC Multipurpose Hall
3rd NOV 2014 4th Annual Debate Venue : IIC Debate Topic : "Will Companies Act 2013 Promote Responsible Practices & CSR " Supported By : DEAKIN UNIVERSITY Participant (10 B School from Delhi NCR) Institute IIFT, EMPI, Asia Business School, TERI, IMI, JMC, LIC, AMITY, BIMTECH, KNC Jury Members Proff Svetha (Deakin university), Ms. Deepa Menon (PVR cinema), Mrs. Pushpa Sundar( Author), Mr. Ashok Bharti (NACDOR) , Mrs. Justice (Retd.) Leila Seth
August 14th 2014 Disussion on "The contribution of Non profit sector and the book MILLION MISSION by Mr. Mathew Cherian , Mr.P.C.SEN. and Dr. Mira Shiva
March 13th, 2013 - " Challenges of Partnerships for Sustainable Development" , by Ms Ros Tennyson , Aurobindo Society, Adhchini, New Delhi, 5pm.
February 18th, 2013 - "Education & Prception Reform in the Context of Gender Violence", by Justice J.S.Verma. Aurobindo Society, Adhchini, New Delhi.
December 20th, 2012 - Doing Computer Science that builds social capital with special focus on AUTISM by Proff Svetha Venkatesh - Deakin University, Business & Community Foundation (BCF) & National Trust, 3pm to 5pm. Venue: IIC Annexe.
September 29th, 2012 - "Dialogue with Industry on Rural Distress" Gandhi Peace Foundation.
July 23rd, 2012 - "Dialogue with Industry on Rural Distress" Gandhi Peace Foundation.
January 16th, 2012 - BCF - IBLF event - "The role of business and business leaders in creating a sustainable world" by Mr. Mark Foster , Chairman, The IBLF, Discussion chaired by Ms. Madhu Kanoria, Member of the Governing Board, BCF.
January 6th - Talk - St. Stephens College "CSR, Poverty & Inequality" by Amita Joseph.
April 1st, 2011- A talk on “Business Responsibility and Public Good” by Prof Andrew Crane, York University, Canada and Manoj K. Arora, Former Director, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, GOI. Organisers- BCF, GIZ and IIC.
November 29th, 2010 - Round Table Discussion and CSR Debate "Is Corporate Social Responsibility a PR exercise or does it work?" Organisers- BCF, IIC and Deakin University, Australia.
November 10th, 2010 - A talk on “Screening of the Privacy laws” by Mr Mark Tully and Ms Kamini Jaiswal . Organisers- BBG, BCF and IIC.
September 28th, 2010 - A talk on "Urban Poverty and Homelessness" by Mr Indu Prakash Singh, Ms Shivani Chaudhary . Organisers- BCF, IIC.
August 31st, 2010 - A talk on "The Right to Food and the Role of Poverty Commissioners" by Dr NC Saxena and Mr. Harsh Mander Organisers- BCF, IIC.
July 01st, 2010 - A talk on "Agrarian crisis and farmer suicides" by Mr P. Sainath; Chairperson: Gopal Subramanium . Organisers- BCF, IIC.
February 08th, 2010 - A talk on “Voluntary Guidelines on CSR” by Mr S.Sen (CIJ), Dr Aqueel Khan (ASK), Mr Viraf Mehta (PIC), Mr Asheesh Shah (DBS), Ms Amita Joseph (BCF); Chairperson: Prof Sri Ram Khanna . Organisers- BCF, IIC.
November 30th, 2009 - A talk on “Mainstreaming CSR in Management Education” by Mr K.T. Chacko, Dr H Chaturvedi, Prof Ashok Kapoor; Chairperson: Prof Vasanthi Srinivasan . Organisers- BCF, IIC.
September 19th, 2009 - A talk on "The Relevance of Sustainability Reporting" by Dr Aditi Haldar, Prof Ritika Gugnani . Organisers- BCF, IIC.
July 03rd, 2009 - A talk on “CSR, Governance and Development” by Prof Ananya Mukherjee . Organisers- BCF, IIC.