Dr Pranab J Patar conferred with Green Future Leadership and Water Leadership award
Guwahati/IBNS: In the 7th edition of National CSR Leadership Congress organised by World CSR Day & World Sustainability in Taj MG Road Bengaluru on October 28, Noida’s well-known environmentalist Dr. Pranab J Patar has been conferred with Green Future Leadership Award and Water Leadership Award.
He has been awarded for providing outstanding leadership towards developing innovative and enduring solutions to some of the key socio-environmental challenges faced by humanity, in presence of Nicolas Bockhoff, Chief Operating Officer - SUEZ India, Dr. R. L. Bhatia, Founder - World CSR Day & World Sustainability, Jason Fernandes, Founder – TokenJay TV, Manoj Balachandran, Head CSR – IBM India & South Asia, Dr Anupama Shetty, Mission Director - Biocon India Foundation, Anupama Nidhi, Head - CSR Hindustan Zinc Ltd.
Originally hailing from Morigaon of Assam, Dr Pranab is the Chief Executive of New Delhi based Indo-US environmental charity Global Foundation for Advancement of Environment and Human Wellness, he took over as the CEO of Global Foundation in January 2019 and since then, he has been steering the organization to prominence by working on water resources conservation & restoration of water bodies, mountain sustainable development, climate action & building climate resilience through promotion of low-carbon energy solutions, sustainable livelihood and environmental capacity enhancement.
It is informed, he has some long-term plans to work on environmental issues of Assam as well and has initiated some entry-level work with Nalbari based social organisation Gramya Vikas Mancha and leading NGO of Jorhat SEWA.
While speaking at the event as chair of a panel discussion on 'The impact of the Covid-19 on The Renewable Energy Sector', Dr Pranab highlighted the urgency of shifting towards green energy as the world is trying to recover from the deadly blow of Covid-19 pandemic while promoting sustainable development and a net-zero trend in the wake of alarming climate change implications.
While thanking the jury, he underscored that these awards are nothing but a much needed recognition of the environment and sustainability work, they are trying to promote and propagate at the national level.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been having a ground-breaking run in India so far in supporting development projects in areas such as education, poverty, environment, sanitation, gender equality, and hunger across supporting the needy and marginalised populations across the country. Thanks to the CSR amendment under the Companies Act, 2013, which came into effect in the year 2014, making India, the world’ first country to make CSR mandatory for the businesses.
Leading Mumbai based group - World CSR Day & World Sustainability has been uniquely providing a common platform to effectively every player in the CSR ecosystem nationally and recognising individuals and institutions for their exceptional contributions towards making CSR based/supported social and environmental initiatives a reality.