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Global Summit on Corporate Volunteering 2019


Points of Light Global Summit on Corporate Volunteering will bring together top professionals on corporate volunteering, CSR and HR in India (representing Indian and multinational companies) together with the leading providers of volunteering service from 30+ countries spread across 5 continents. Through focused dialogue and shared learnings, the summit aims to leverage corporate volunteering for large-scale social impact while creating value for businesses.

Join us at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on Feb. 26, 2019, to learn the cutting edge of corporate volunteering and how companies leverage employee engagement advances for social impact in alignment with business objectives. From global to local, companies worldwide are championing social causes through the power of their brands and people. Summit participants will connect with influencers and practitioners to deliberate on different aspects of corporate volunteering including - strategies to create purpose in the workplace, engaging diverse employees, growing pro bono services, scaling social impact and raising the bar for volunteering programs. Full of experience sharing, problem thinking and data driven insights, sessions will encourage participate to rethink, re-strategize and recreate corporate volunteering, with inputs from global & Indian leaders and practitioners.

The Summit is curated and hosted by Points of Light Foundation and iVolunteer. To ensure a focused discussion the attendance is by invite only.

Points of Light is the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service and mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities across 37 countries and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 5 million volunteers in 20 million hours of service each year.

iVolunteer is the largest social enterprise enabling volunteering in India. Founded in 2001, it directly engages over 15,000 volunteers every year, and works with 350+ credible NGOs in a range of causes across India. Its known for its ability to create distinct programs suited to different volunteer profiles and choices. It also has the unique distinction of being the only Indian initiative sending volunteers to serve in other developing countries. It has more than a decade of experience engaging employee volunteers from leading Indian businesses and multinational companies with large Indian presence.



11.00 am – 11.45 am

Registration and Check in

11.45 am to 12.30 pm

Welcome Remarks and Opening

  • Shalabh Sahai, Co-Founder & Director, iVolunteer
  • Gared Jones, Chief Networks Officer, Points of Light
  • Natalye Paquin, President and CEO, Points of Light

12.30 – 1.15

State of Trust: Insights from the 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer

Mr. Rakesh Thukral, Managing Director, Edelman India

Published annually, the Edelman Trust Barometer has rapidly become the benchmark for global trends focused on the interplay of society, business and government. The Edelman Trust Barometer findings of the last few years have revealed a world in which people’s trust in business, government, NGOs, and media has been in rapid decline. Yet dramatic shifts are forming the undercurrents of change. Learn how insights from the 2019 Trust Barometer can affect your brand and how CSR strategies will play a critical role.

1.15 pm to 1.45 pm

Lunch break

2.00 pm to 2.30 pm

Leading from the Top: Building Social Purpose at the Heart of Business

Learn how leading companies are building “community mindedness” at the heart of their business as a way to strengthen business results.

Hear how the top leadership is building employee engagement, business value and community impact through its world class employee volunteer program.

Pravin Gandhi, Founder- Seedfund, Member of iVolunteer Whiteboard

Anupam Singh, Co-Founder, SharedReach

Aarti Madhusudan, Head, iVolunteer Whiteboard

2.30 pm – 3.20 pm

Volunteering as the Purpose-Filled Path to Employee Engagement

Hear how leading companies are building their employee volunteer programs in ways that deepen employee engagement and inspire greater participation – from millennials to shop-floor employees to mid-level managers to senior executives.


  • Deepak Prabhu, Global Head - Employee Volunteering Program, Cognizant
  • Sue Fertal Toomey, Executive Director, Handson HongKong
  • Supriya Singh, Head- Corporate Social Responsibility, Tata Communications
  • Abhishek Ranjan, Associate Director and Global Head – Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility (CSR) | Brillio

3.20 pm to 4.10 pm

Deepening Community Impact through Pro Bono

Learn how companies are launching, building and scaling skills-based volunteering programs. Hear practical insights and lessons learned in how leading practitioners are finding the right partners, structuring projects, recruiting volunteers, and measuring impact. What’s working? What’s not? Where are they headed?


  • Kinjal Jain, Tata Sustainability Group
  • Peter Yang, Executive Director, Empact, Singapore
  • Shalabh Sahai, Co-Founder & Director, iVolunteer
  • Sathish Vaidyanathan, Head of Engineering, Paypal India Domestic
  • Harish Devarajan, Leadership Coach and Organisation Consultant, Member of iVolunteer Whiteboard

4.10 pm to 5.00 pm

Taking the next step with your Employee Volunteer Program

Join peers from other companies and Points of Light leaders from around the world for working sessions on the hot topics in corporate volunteering and the most common challenges facing employee volunteering leaders. Talk through issues you are facing and share your lessons learned.

Table Discussions:

  • Classroom Volunteering/Education initiatives by Catherine Dannoui, Associate Director, HandsonHongKong
  • Role of millennials in a structured volunteering program - moderated by Lou Reda, Executive Director, HandsOn Bay Area
  • Less than 3 years of corporate volunteering program - new leaders’ group - moderated by Jonathas Barreto, Vice President, Networks, Points of Light
  • Measurement and Evaluation – How to measure the social impact of volunteer activities - moderated by Gared Jones, Chief Networks Officer, Points of Light
  • Investing in the capacity of nonprofit partners and grantees - moderated by Jenne Myers, Chief Executive Director, Chicago Cares
  • Recognition Programs - moderated by Meghan Moloney, COO, Points of Light 

5.10 pm to 5.30 pm

Wrap up and Close

  • Shalabh Sahai, Co Founder & Director, iVolunteer
  • Gared Jones, Chief Networks Officer, Points of Light

5.30 pm to 6.00 pm

Guest to proceed for iVolunteer Awards ceremony

6.00 to 8 pm

iVolunteer Awards Ceremony & Reception

Please join us for an evening of inspiration with iVolunteer Awards

iVolunteer Awards are the premier national recognition for exceptional volunteering in India and offers the chance to bring to light volunteers who passionately contribute their time & skills. Created by iVolunteer in the year 2012, these awards celebrate the excellence in individual as well as organisational and corproate volunteering with a simple motto — Celebrate, Reward and Promote Volunteering in India.


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