About the Conference

FICCI CSR Summit 2017
CSR: Investing in Generation Next

There are about 1.8 billion young people worldwide between the ages of 10 and 24 – the largest ever youth population. In fact, in the world’s 48 least developed countries, children or adolescents make up a majority of the population. Too many of these young people see their potential hindered by extreme poverty, discrimination or lack of information.

India has more than 50% of its population below the age of 25 and more than 65% below the age of 35. By 2020 the average age in India will be 29, and it is set to become the world’s youngest country with 64% of its population in the working age group. Never before have there been so many young people. Never again is there likely to be such potential for economic and social progress. But India’s youth face several development challenges, including access to education, gainful employment, gender inequality, child marriage, youth- friendly health services and adolescent pregnancy. Yet, with investments in their participation and leadership, young people can transform the social and economic fortunes of the country.

Understanding the need to bring together all the stakeholders for investment and strengthening Youth Programs and Initiatives, the theme for this year is FICCI CSR Summit and Awards is “CSR: Investing in Generation Next”, scheduled for 29th and 30th November 2017 at FICCI, Federation House, New Delhi.

Key highlights of the FICCI CSR Summit and Awards– 2017 are::

  • Korea-India CSR Forum (focus would be on how the Korean Companies in India are investing for Youth Development)
  • How to harness the potentials of Generation Next
  • Leveraging Entrepreneurship and Innovation through CSR
  • Media and Youth: Sharing Stories, Driving Change
  • Young Leaders Shaping the Future of Economic Growth and Social Inclusion
  • FICCI CSR Awards Presentation Ceremony
  • Masterclasses Inclusion