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Addressing Complexity of Migration Through Social Entrepreneurship:A Case Study of Tata Trusts Initiative in Uttar Pradesh
The concept of Corporate Social Responsibility has been in vogue for quite some time in the business world, though its origin can be traced back to olden times. Its ischolar_mains can be traced back to all the philanthropic activities of the corporate houses and individuals across the globe. The concept has evolved globally. It encompasses all related concepts such as triple bottom line, corporate citizenship, philanthropy, strategic philanthropy, shared value, corporate sustainability and business responsibility. The CSR campaign has been actively supported by the world organizations like World Bank, UNDP, OECD, European commission andMNCs. CSR has been top on the agenda of policy makers, managers and activists in India. A large number of companies now report the CSR activities which are reflected in their official website, annual reports and even CSR reports. J. R. D. Tata introduced several welfare schemes as father of CSR / modern philanthropist in India. The Indian Companies Act, 2013 has made mandatory provision of CSR in India. It would be quite interesting to observe and study how it translates into practice at ground level and also how the understanding of the CSR in India undergoes a change. The recent initiatives of the present Government at the Centre seems certainly encouraging. It has directed its public sector undertakings to earmark certain percentage of their annual budget for the furtherance of the CSR activities. A Panel of Expert has also been constituted recently to suggest the framework to assess CSR activities undertaken by the companies under the Indian Companies act, 2013. The role of Tata Trusts in empowerment of migrant workers has been significant. Present paper discusses about the CSR in India, the Social business concept and highlights the modal of social entrepreneurship modal ofUttar Pradesh, under the Migration initiative of Tata Trusts in India
Tata Trusts, Social Entrepreneurship, Migration, Sustainability, CSR.
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