I feel truly honoured and grateful to have been recognised as one of the “100 Most Impactful CSR Leaders”, together with some outstanding colleagues, at the World CSR Congress held in Mumbai, India, early this month. The theme of the congress was “What Next?”
Judged by a diverse panel of global experts, this is a recognition to Corporate Social Responsibility leaders who are driven by passion & commitment towards social change. The selection criteria included: -Strategic Perspective & Building Collaborative Relationships, -Personal Credibility, Integrity & Ethics, -Innovative Sustainable Solutions, -Incorporating Ethical Values, and -Involvement in Communities & Protection of the Environment. I feel humbled at finding myself in such amazing company.
I was also invited to deliver a presentation focusing on the “Corporate Responsibility Megatrends towards 2020+” with its infographic available here.
In addition, I was invited to chair a session in which inspiring colleagues spoke about relevant CSR topics: -Graham Precey, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Ethics, Legal & General Group -Fredrick Royan, Vice President, Global Environment at Frost & Sullivan, and -Frank Welvaert, Director CSR EMEA – Managing Director, Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust.
Proud of my roots, I dressed in a traditional embroidered Mexican blouse and I received this award on behalf of all the amazing people and organisations I have worked with through my career to develop CSR and sustainability programs, both in Mexico and Australia.
As a result of this recognition, I’m making a personal pledge to promote CSR in various forums and platforms as to spread the benefits of this philosophy.
I want to congratulate Dr. R. L. Bhatia, Founder of the World CSR Day, and his extraordinary team for putting together such a colossal event.