CSRminute: Toronto to Host Microfinance Conference; Indian School of Business Presents CSR Panel

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theCSRminute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 8:40am

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Hello, I’m Emily Polk, and these are your CSR Minute headlines for Wednesday, September 15th:

The 2010 Toronto Microfinance Conference will be held in that city on October first and second. Co-hosted by 23 microfinance organizations, including Opportunity International Canada, World Vision, and Impact First International, the conference aims to raise the profile of microfinance and educate the CSR community on its value as a poverty reduction tool. The Conference will also present a gala “micro ball” as a fund raiser.

The Indian School of Business in Hyderabad has hosted a panel to discuss the growing importance of CSR to business in that country. Conclusions reached by the panel’s experts note that reducing costs and increasing operational efficiency is considered the strongest driver for undertaking sustainable practices. Also, effective CSR requires initiatives to be incorporated into the core business practices of a company, and must be “owned” at a strategic level. The biggest reason for ineffective CSR, according to the panel, is a lack of training at the management level.

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