By Yitzi Weiner
Submitted by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
Originally published on Authority Magazine on Medium
As part of my series about “individuals and organizations making an important social impact”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Balaji Ganapathy, Chief Social Responsibility Officer, and Global Head of CSR at TCS.
Balaji Ganapathy serves as the Chief Social Responsibility Officer and Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a Global Top 3 information technology leader.
His mission is to harness the power of purpose, people and technology to advance access, equity and inclusion across society. Since 2015, TCS has invested over $635M in its community initiatives and empowered over 32 million underserved students, minorities, youth, women and elders to be literate, healthy, educated, digitally skilled, mentored, become rural entrepreneurs and gain employment, enabling societal uplift and generational improvement.
A mission-driven leader, he served as Chair of STEMconnector’s STEM Innovation Task Force, Chair of NPower’s TCC Advisory Council, on the World Economic Forum’s Steering Committee, Vice-Chair of Million Women Mentors (MWM), IMPACT 2030’s Advisory Council, and Here2Here’s Business Council. He serves on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Advisory Board and Education, Employment and Training Committee, and on the Board of Women Business Collaborative.
His paradigm ‘Purpose is the New Tech’ has been featured in Purpose 360, Purpose Inc, Common Impact, Brand on Purpose.
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for over 50 years. TCS offers a consulting-led, cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of business, technology and engineering services and solutions. This is delivered through its unique Location Independent Agile™ delivery model, recognized as a benchmark of excellence in software development.
A part of the Tata group, India's largest multinational business group, TCS has over 556,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $22.2 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. TCS' proactive stance on climate change and award-winning work with communities across the world have earned it a place in leading sustainability indices such as the MSCI Global Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index. For more information, visit www.tcs.com
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