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“CSR Leader of India” 2017 | Dr. Y. Suresh Reddy
Director, SRF Foundation
“CSR is a good move for companies to go beyond their regular businesses. It has helped the businesses and the society to grow together. CSR should not be seen as expenditure or money flow from the company’s end but as an investment for developing innovative solutions to address critical human development issues. After the Companies Act, 2013, it has significantly evolved with more companies coming forward with innovative, sustainable, scalable and effective initiatives by applying thought, expertise and the best technology that they can offer.”
About Dr. Y. Suresh Reddy
Dr. Y. Suresh Reddy, is an Aspire Fellow, CSR Lead – SRF Ltd. and Head of a Not for Profit Organization namely SRF Foundation (www.srf-foundation.org). He took his Ph. D. in Public Administration from SV University, Tirupati (India) in 1995 and has a vast experience of 23 years by associating with Academic, Government, Not for Profit and Corporate Foundations. He has so far worked for Byrraju Foundation, Hyderabad; Dr. Reddy’s Foundation, Hyderabad; CARE India (International NGO), New Delhi and State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), New Delhi.
Dr. Reddy is a specialist in school education, vocational skills and a very practical CSR leader. He has skills in the entire Project Cycle Management and building institutions. He has also authored couple of books entitled “Co-operatives & Rural Development” and “Child Labor in India” and has many research papers to his credit. His areas of interest include CSR, School Education for deprived, ICT for development, Public Private Community Partnerships for Education, Child Labor, Vocational Skills and Rural Development.
While working in development sector, he got exposed to issues of girl education and worked for them in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan for four years impacting learnings of 10,000 girls. He also managed disaster relief and rehabilitation efforts at Bhuj in Gujarat by addressing needs of 50 government schools. At corporate foundations he learned the art of building collaborations, applying technology and making things happen at ground level.
As the head of SRF Foundation, he built a team of 25 professionals and 9 CSR Champions supported by 145 CSR Council Members, collaborated with various State Government Education Departments and like-minded corporate and civil society agencies – IBM, Coca Cola, Tetra Pak, Schneider, HP, Capgemini, Sunrise, CARE India, Times of India, NDTV and UN Habitat and designed and executed the educational programs spread across seven states in the country.
With his impeccable contribution, SRF Foundation stands today as one of the respectable developmental agencies in the country with its contributions in areas of school education, vocational skills and preventive health care impacting lives of 250,000 students and 2,000 youth spread across seven states of India.