Pune: "For the prosperity of industry, we need a matured society. Both industry and society are complementary to each other. We cannot separate them from each other. If society is not matured, then the industry cannot thrive," said Palladium Founder Dr Robert S Kaplan. He was speaking on Monday at the inauguration of Palladium India in Mumbai.
Palladium has been carrying out social work in several countries across the world. It has opened its office in India.
Speaking at a symposium titled 'Doing Great by Doing Good', Dr Kaplan presented several social issues faced by India. Experts from various fields addressed the gathering.
Dr Kaplan spoke on various social issues. He presented health issues faced by women in rural areas in India before representatives of corporate houses. These problems will be addressed through the medium of Palladium. "Business groups should not alienate themselves from social problems," he said.
Elaborating on the working model of Palladium India, he said, "Society looks up to business groups for help. Businesses should generate employment while an ecosystem should be created to improve lives of the poor. Hence, we need to identify skills of citizens and develop them."
India Positive Impact Community was also launched, which will work on social issues in India.
Come out of CSR activity and work for society: Abhijeet Pawar
"Business groups should come out of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and do actual work for society. We have formed SIMACES, through which the first smart global village will be realised at Junnar with the help from the government, said Sakal Media Group's Managing Director Abhijit Pawar while addressing the gathering. "We always think of people first and initiate various programmes for them. Through Tanishka Forum, we empowered women and created a platform for them to showcase their business talent. We started YIN for youths to help them to start businesses," he added.