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“CSR Leader of India” 2017 |Col Prakash Tewari ( Retd)
Executive Director, CSR DLF Ltd
“I feel most of the corporates do responsive CSR from branding/ protection/ sustainability/ reputation perspective. All these approaches address only the conflict between the business and the community. In future, the CSR will be done from an impact perspective which would be intersection between the expectations of the community from the businesses and vice versa and thus CSR will move from a responsive to a strategic/ competitive phase.”
About Col Prakash Tewari ( Retd)
Col Prakash Tewari (Retd) has been working in the field of Ecology, Disaster Management and Sustainability since the last 22 years. He is presently the, Executive Director, CSR of DLF Ltd. Prior to this he was the Executive Vice President of Education and CSR of Jindal Steel and Power Limited and Head Rehabilitation, Resettlement and CSR of Tata Power Company Limited. He has been executing Environmental/Sustainability Projects of these Companies in Asia, Africa, Middle East and Australia Continent. He has been awarded the United National Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) – 2005 Award for distinguished Professional Leadership and personal commitment to programs in Asia. He served in the Armed Forces prior to joining the Corporate World.
He was the Vice President and Board of Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, USA and Member Working Group Indian Ocean, University of Melbourne, Australia. He was also the Consultant with High Powered Committee of India for making the National Disaster Response Plan and Member for formulating “Disaster Management Plan” for various states. He was the Chairman of CSR Committee of Bombay Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Ministry representative in the National Board for Wild Life, Indian National Trust for Arts and Cultural Heritage and National Afforestation Ecology Board.
He has executed projects on Bio Diversity Conservation, Waste Land Development, Ground Water Rejuvenation, Rain Water Harvesting, Afforestation, Wet Land Development, Arboriculture, Protection of Global Endangered Species, Waste Management, Renewable Energy, Environment Education and Awareness. He has also executed ecological projects in Himalayas for Himalayan Environment and Development aided by World Bank for restoration of ecology. One of his success stories has been Construction of Water Grinding Machines and Micro Mini Hydel Projects in interior and remote villages of Northeast, India and providing electricity to 275 villages.
He was nominated by Rotary International and Rotary Foundation for Rotary Peace and Conflict Studies Program from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. He was trained in conflict resolution, peace making, peace keeping, psychology, traumatology and upliftment of people through social and economic development programs. A motivational speaker, he addresses number of Universities all over the World, conducts Business Development workshops in Asia, Africa and Middle East and sits on the Board of various National, International and Non Govermental Organisations and Universities. His case studies are available in Harvard Business School, IIM Bangalore, Yale Management Institute, European Case Clearing House etc.
He has just published his first book on Leadership Development “ Bunker to Bliss” which is his journey from the Armed Forces to the Corporate World.