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“CSR Leader of India” 2017 | Ashish Sahay
Head CSR, HP Inc. India
“CSR by the virtue of its coined appellation has been accepted as mere an over-the-abov e obligation by the corporates since the time it was finally enforced with the rules on April 2014. Companies today are turning their attention away from looking at CSR as mainly a public relations opportunity, and thinking about how CSR can contribute to transformative innovations for not just the company but also the sector. CSR is becoming a route through which businesses can help solve pressing societal problems, and we are re-imagining business as mission-driven.”
About Ashish Sahay
Ashish Sahay is the Head of CSR of HP Inc. India and is responsible for managing and driving the Citizenship activities for HP in the country. He has been at the helm of building HP’s image as a Thought Leader and Responsible Corporate Citizen in the IT industry. At HP India, his mandate is for overall strategizing, implementing and monitoring of the stakeholders’ influencers program nationally across functions like, corporate sustainability and stakeholder engagement. Besides his expertise in Sustainability and CSR Domain, Ashish is also well equipped in areas of Media engagement, Corporate PR, Govt. relations & Internal communication etc.
Ashish has been instrumental in spearheading the CSR activations for HP India that can be clearly seen in its various community outreach programmes, which are designed to reach, engage and empower the communities in markets that HP operates in. Under his thought leadership, the CSR programmes have been designed to work towards inclusive growth as part of HPs commitment towards society.
Ashish joined HP in February 2016. Prior to this, Ashish has served companies like Panasonic, Jubilant Life Sciences, Mawana Sugars and Ambuja Cements to help them strategize their CSR roll out plan, develop effective CSR policies and tools for impact assessment, perform social audits, compliances related to CSR and identifying relevant business cases for CSR.
Born and brought-up in Ranchi, Ashish completed his PG in Rural Management from XISS in 2005 and also holds an MDP certification in CSR from IIFT. He recently was also felicitated with “CSR Professional of the Year 2016” by India CSR.
Ashish has close to 13 years of dedicated experience in CSR & Sustainability offering complete solution to the ‘What and How’ of Strategizing, Planning, Executing and Monitoring CSR activities of companies aligned with the global principles and CSR guidelines. He is a Visionary thinker armed with deep understanding of critical business drivers coupled with broad-based expertise in building consensus and forging strategic alliances around CSR to influence high level policy decisions.