Despite the challenges that 2020 has brought along for humanity, there have been individuals and organizations continuing their efforts to make the world a better place and pave the way for sustainability, equity and social justice.
सबेरा SABERA awards were instituted by the Simply Suparnaa Media Network in 2018 with a view to recognize the exceptional work done in India in the development sector. The event focuses on contribution towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by individuals, corporations in private and public sector domains, foundations, non-government organizations, trusts, societies, nonprofits, social enterprises, and more.
Initiatives, organizations and individuals that have a direct social impact as part of their bottom line are acknowledged and given a pedestal to share their story to inspire further development projects.
It helps build a positive narrative of the country by celebrating these success stories.
Grant Thornton Bharat LLP is supporting the endeavour along with identifying and acknowledging responsible businesses. eShe is proud magazine partner for the summit and awards.
Participants till date of the event include senior leaders from Birlasoft Ltd, HUL, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare India Limited, Bharti Foundation, MG Motors, Genesis Foundation, Vistara (TATA-SIA Airlines Ltd), Castrol India Limited, Hyundai Motor India Ltd, Vedanta Limited, Operation ASHA, Keshav Sita Memorial Foundation Trust, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Indraprastha Gas Limited, Grasim Industries Limited, ICICI Foundation, Ecom Express Private Limited, ITC Ltd, HCL Foundation, TITAN, Hindustan Zinc Limited, Aga Khan Agency for Habitat India, HPL Additives, Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd, TCS, Biocon Foundation, Accenture, Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd, Radio Mirchi, Dabur India, Fedders Electric, Aditya Birla Group, Amway, Perfetti Van Melle, WNS Global, Bosch and foundations such as Empower Foundation, Pranab Mukherjee Foundation and SBI Foundation.
The awardees are recognized in a gala event with their work highlighted through various media platforms. सबेरा SABERA Awards & Summit 2020 are scheduled for December 10, 2020.
The jury is as follows (click here for the jury booklet):
· Arvind Thakur, Vice-Chair & former MD, NIIT Technologies Ltd
· Anup Vikal, Head of Legal & CSR and CFO, Nayara Energy Ltd
· Mainak Dhar, CEO, Kimberley Clark, and bestselling author
· Nupur Garg, Founder, WinPE
· Roma Balwani, Director Communications & Brand, Vedanta Group
· Rajeev Chaba, President & MD, MG Motors India Ltd
· Shan Jain, Chief Strategy Officer, Madison Media
· Suja Warriar, Leader CSR, Infosys Ltd
· Vishal Bali, Executive Chairman, Asia Healthcare Holdings and Senior Advisor, TPG Growth
· Rohit Bahadur Partner, Not for Profit Experience, Grant Thornton Bharat LLP
The theme for Grant Thornton SABERA 2020 is Humanity beyond Calamity: Preparing for the New World Order.
With the world grappling with an unprecedented turn of events, individuals and corporations are becoming acutely aware of shifting the focus from a mere profit incentive to social impact. The interconnectivity of the world has made our collective responsibility more than evident.
While it may have taken a pandemic to drive home the point, the focus on environment and health along with reaching out to the most vulnerable saw humanity shine through these difficult times.
SABERA has been highlighting these inspiring stories of individuals and organizations since its inception in 2018 and is heartened to see many of these coming to the fore in these trying times. But we need to sustain these shifts in perceptions. Adapting to the new world order where climate change is an irreversible reality and mitigation now may be the key to a sustainable future.
Stay tuned as we head towards the final SABERA 2020 Awards gala event. For more information, visit the SABERA website.
Watch eShe editor Aekta Kapoor in conversation with media personality and entrepreneur Suparnaa Chadda who founded the SABERA awards with the purpose of highlighting corporates and individuals who are creating positive impact in the world.