Abhishek brings with him 11+ years of Corporate and Development Sector experience and currently leads the Banking Industry Marketing, CSR, and Sustainability for Brillio Technologies. He has been credited with setting up the Sustainability and CSR department of Brillio with a vision to help 100,000 underserved young minds by 2020. Under his leadership, Brillio received some of the top global honours in the year 2017: Bronze Stevie Award for CSR Program at New York, Mid-Market Social Impact Award 2017 at Philadelphia, Microsoft Philanthropist Partner Award 2017, at Washington D.C., India CSR Award at Mumbai, SHRM HR Awards for Community Impact at Delhi and IICSR award for Best CSR Project in IT Sector at Delhi.
Abhishek is an alumnus of IMT Ghaziabad, and has done executive management program in CSR from IIM Bangalore and Digital Marketing from ISB, Hyderabad. He started his career with IBM as Business Analyst and later worked for Oracle Financial Services, where he was credited with setting up the Customer Centres and Industry Relations function in India.
Abhishek is an avid blogger, and his blogs have been published by leading global publications. He has been invited as speaker/guest faculty by United Nations Global Compact, Tesco, IIMs, IITs, Government of Karnataka and several other reputed institutions and organizations. He does pro-bono advisory for several non-profits and he has been recently appointed as Honorary Advisor – CSR by Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FKCCI). He has been honoured as 100 Most Impactful Global CSR Leaders and CSR Professional of the Year 2016 by India CSR Network.
Posted: Oct 30, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Three years back, when my CEO asked me to take on the project of tying together the various Outreach and Community programs that were going on within our organization under one umbrella CSR program, I thought…”Wow! Where do I start?”
Posted: May 18, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Volunteering on behalf of good causes has a long and honorable history: people committing their time and energy on something that is important and relevant to them and their communities. What began as an individual and community impulse eventually spread to the corporate world, where volunteerism has been rightly seen as a win-win-win. It’s a win for the cause being supported, for obvious reasons. It’s a win for the employee, allowing them the opportunity to “give back.” And it’s a win for the employer because it helps the enterprise meet its corporate social responsibility goals (the company’s strategy for giving back).
Posted: Feb 22, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
Gone are the days when sustainability was a small part of Corporate Social Responsibility for business. Globally, sustainability challenges are becoming extremely material, reaching thresholds of importance to companies’ long-term strategies, to their customers, and external stakeholders. From increasing demand for natural resources to economic disparity to climate change, companies are facing a more complex array of trade-offs and risks across their value chains.
Posted: Mar 02, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
We’ve mapped the ways in which a whole range of factors play together to drive CSR practices. Now, let’s look at the bottom line, the numbers game, the argument-clincher: profit.
Posted: Feb 10, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
In this post, I explore the exciting potential that CSR has begun to demonstrate in terms of sound brand strategy.
Posted: Jan 25, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
In this post, I look at the mutually beneficial relationship that HR and CSR have now begun to share.
Posted: Jan 15, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Corporate Social Responsibility is bringing communities and corporations together in ways that will change the future.