'Govt may apply stick on cos which do not spend money on CSR'
"The trouble is that the minute you make some thing mandatory people begin to find ways around...you encourage people to find the right answer and you shame them into well if so many companies are doing it why aren't you and then if they still aren't doing it...then you have to apply stick," she said.
She, however, asserted that spending on CSR should not be made mandatory by law but guideline approach is best thing to begin with.
Reposing faith in India Inc's sensitivity towards CSR, Kidwai said, "Lets not assume the companies will not do it you may be surprised how many companies are already doing if it can be seen as a good for the company."
The first woman president of the the industry chamber also cited the examples of Tatas and Birlas who have made their mark in the areas of CSR over the years.
"What they have done in the space of the CSR over the years is a demonstration of India as it was growing up and through that phase how it engage with community. So we need to bring some of that back," she added.
"I have a faith in the fact that corporates at the end of the day will rise to this in a manner which works and we don't get another series of
Be the first to comment.