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“CSR Leader of India” 2017 | Akansha Pradhan
Head – Corporate Communications and Responsibility, DHL Express India (part of Deutsche Post DHL)
“Great CSR is not measured by budgets. Today, companies have a brilliant opportunity to build business strategies on the principles of shared value and integrate CSR. We need leaders across the board to showcase that authentic effort to work with communities helps to build scalable, profitable and sustainable businesses. I expect that as awareness grows, CSR will keep evolving and hopefully we will see more open dialogues within the sector, specialists and governing bodies, raising the bar for all of us.”
About Akansha Pradhan
Akansha Pradhan serves as the Head of Corporate Communication and CSR at DHL Express – a company that has a global network across more countries than the United Nations! Over the last 13 years, Akansha has held key leadership mandates with marquee groups such as Reliance, Tata, and the Piramals.
She is passionate about social impact and views sustainable CSR practices as integral to a company’s core strategy. Her belief is that there is a subtle difference between ‘doing good’ and ‘being good’. Inherently ‘good companies’ integrate sustainable practices into their everyday functions and look for ways to contribute to the communities in which they operate in. Akansha has been one of the first few professionals who has worked on and created a CSR measurability matrix during her stint with Tatas.
She has been ranked as “Top 50 most talented” corporate communication leaders by the World CSR Congress, and has won several awards and recognitions over the years. She’s led diverse global teams, has been an advisor to senior leadership teams, and was identified as a high potential “future leaders” at Piramal.