ABP News of ABP Network concluded the second edition of its ‘India vs Corona e-Conclave’ which witnessed the participation of top business leaders and entrepreneurs of India, sharing their insights on special initiatives and innovative practices of corporate India amid the Covid-19 crisis.
It’s been over a year since Covid-19 disrupted our society in myriad ways across the world. To combat the crisis, more and more corporates, entrepreneurs, and start-ups have come forward to assist the government, the frontline workers, and the common people during this difficult time. Their special efforts have shone a light on the human side of business.
In this vein, ABP News initiated this special conclave to understand the impact of Covid-19 on different sectors and communities. Through a series of conversations with the people who are leading the fight against Covid-19, this edition of India vs Corona e-Conclave looked at how businesses and industries are responding to the crisis, with compassion and innovation.
The knowledge-sharing platform saw a diverse line-up of business leaders such as Mohit Anand, (MD India and South Asia – Kellogg’s), Shashi Sinha (IPG Mediabrands), R. S. Sodhi, (MD, Amul), Amitabh Behar (CEO – Oxfam), Sandeep Chachra (Executive Director, Action Aid), Rajeev Chaba (President and Managing Director - MG Motors), Tarun Arora (CEO – Zydus Wellness), Rahul Verma (Founder - Uday Foundation), Geetika Patel (Medical Director and Tustee - Parul University), Yatin Gupte (Chairman and MD – Joy E-Bikes), and Sanjay Radhakrishnan (CEO – Hero Insurance Broking).
The conclave delved into various pertinent themes such as ‘The human face of Corporate India’, ‘Tackling Adversity with Innovation’ and ‘Leading a Helping Hand to Society’. The engrossing discussions at the conclave highlighted the changes made by Indian businesses to make workplaces more collaborative and empathetic. Other conversations revolved around how various businesses are putting humanity at par with, if not above, profitability.
Avinash Pandey, CEO, ABP Network, said, “Corporate India has stepped up to mount a comprehensive and thoughtful community-based response to India’s fight against Covid-19. The aim of our special e-conclave was to bring top business leaders of India at a common platform to discuss the initiatives, challenges, and vision of Indian businesses in combating the pandemic. We hope that these illuminating discussions will inspire up-and-coming entrepreneurs to create companies that are not only successful and profitable but go beyond their call of duty to create a positive societal impact.”