The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) under Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises introduced the CSR Guidelines in March 2010 for the Central Public-Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) to commit themselves to the concept and practical implementation of Corporate Social responsibility. These guidelines look deeper into the matter of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Under these guidelines, the CSR interventions are required to be thoroughly and scientifically researched and on this basis the intervention programmes have to be formulated and implemented. For this, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences was invited to set up Development Labs — Centre for Public Policy and Governance in 2010 and hence the HUB was formally launched on 21st March 2011.
…The DPE guidelines on CSR and Sustainability for CPSEs, place a thrust on CSR and sustainability, on capacity building, empowerment of communities, inclusive socio-economic growth, environment protection, promotion of green and energy efficient technologies, development of backward regions, and upliftment of the marginalised communities.
Given the statutory background, TISS is committed towards creating an enabling environment for impactful social investments through the creation of a transparent, scientific and technology driven platform.
Prof. B. Venkatesh Kumar
Under DPE guidelines and the Companies Act (2013), Development Labs — Centre for Public Policy and Governance, TISS, undertakes projects to enable PSEs, the Corporate, and the Not for Profits to define, design and implement holistic CSR initiatives that are integral to its organization’s’ vision, values and goals.
In this endeavour, TISS and ministry has a role in defining the next generation CSR, for both the public and the private sector, global level. TISS has rich history of defining and facilitating human development through its work with Governments at the State and Centre, industries and business, bilateral and multilateral international agencies. TISS’s Development Labs — Centre for Public Policy and Governance looks forward to work with you in sowing seeds for a just and equitable society.