Chandigarh : Sanjay Pahwa :
Ms. Meenu Verma, Associate Professor, Department of Commerce, Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sec-11, Chandigarh, was invited by the International Academy of Management and Business, USA, to present her research paper in the Annual Conference held at Orlando, Florida, USA from 17th January to 19th January 2011. Approximately 100 participants and resource persons from various Institutions/Universities of the world participated in the three days conference.
The Topic of her paper was ‘CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILTY IN INDIA-HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES’. In her paper, Ms. Meenu Verma highlighted the current CSR scenario in India vis-à-vis health issues. She related the ethical business practices to the success of all businesses. She reflected that the roots of social responsibility lie in the moral obligation of corporate entities i.e. to give back to society in which it functions. She stressed upon the fact that positive environments and better health for workers mean greater efficiency, less absenteeism, less labour turnover, higher longevity of workers and a better corporate image. She said that there are stakeholders who can voice their concerns today while we engage them , but there is another category of stakeholders like flora and fauna and the physical environment, whose voices we cannot hear, but who are affected by anthropogenic impacts of global population. The future generation is yet another group of population which does not exist today but will be affected by our activities.