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'RISE 2014' Rises To Make An Impact

Monday, September 15, 2014
By Dominic Rebello

“We believe that with CSR gaining ground and Inclusive business strategies a key driver of emerging markets, the summit provides participants relevant and crucial resources and partnerships for Research & Education, Project Advisory & Implementation, Financial support & Charitable assistance. Just as private public partnerships changed the way infrastructure projects were executed, so too market based solutions and partnerships will drive the corporate and development sectors and through that overall sustainability of our world as it exists,” said  Karon Shaiva, Chief Impact Officer & Managing Director, Idobro Media.

She was speaking about RISE 2014 (Responsible Impact Summit and Expo), a summit focused on the shared values of Responsible, Incusive, Sustainable and Eco-friendly products, which  was held at the World Trade Centre, Mumbai last week. RISE 2014  is a model for collaborative outreach, mobilization and action for integrated development based on the theme of “Connect…Communicate…Collaborate...!” for the welfare of society.

The aim of the summit was to enable   interaction between multi-stakeholders across sectors, to build awareness for inclusive business models and sustainable development strategies and to promote Social and Eco-friendly products and Services, Programs and Schemes. RISE 2014 set the stage for deeper engagement between Government, Academia, Social Enterprises and the Private and Development Sector. The Summit provided a unique opportunity to its participants for branding around social and natural capital, research, tapping unconventional markets and new channel partners, social message advertising, cause related marketing, rural markets and other exploration.

Besides the Global Economic Summit, various non – profit organisations (NGOs) participated in the event and had set up a sale and exhibition stall of their products which included Indian handicrafts and other products by the NGO’s.

Some key participants and partners of the event were Wockhardt Foundation, Pipal tree, Ekam Foundation, Ambuja Cement Foundation, Womens india Trust, Ubhari, Sampoorna Earth, Clean Foundation, Stree Mukti Sanghatna, Sambhavna, Akanksha Foundation, Stir Foundation, Foot and Mouth painters association, Deeds foundation, Adapt, Tcs Maitree, IL&FS, Mumbai Goes Green, H West Ward Trust, Habitat for Humanity, Bisleri, HDFC Life, Haware Builders, United Phosphorous, ISS, Synterprise, BSE, TCS, Kuprkabi Foundation, Glenmark and Haware Builders.

The Open Space Technology was selected as a format to conduct the Round Table, as RISE 2014 focusses on connect, communicate and collaborate. RISE 2014 entailed 9 round tables and 9 workshops. There were approximately 25-40 participants, including experts, from the Corporate, Government, and NGO sectors and Academia in every roundtable.

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