Chennai. 21st March 2010.
Net Impact, an international nonprofit organization launched its professional chapter in Chennai on Sunday 21st March 2010. This is its third chapter in India after Hyderabad and Pune.
Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Nachiket Mor, President of ICICI foundation stressed on the need for platforms like net impact for change makers to connect, co-ordinate and collaborate for the betterment of the society.
He emphasized on the significance of the principle of obliquity in today’s business world. It means that organizations which are set up to solve problems are more likely to be profitable than those that are set up primarily to make profits.
It is thus the long term value that matters today and not just the quarterly numbers. Mr. Mor then spoke about vast opportunity and availability of resources for entrepreneurship today, when compared to the 1980’s. Speaking about his own career path, Mr. Mor laid emphasis on having a good mentor along the career.
Mr. Mor’s keynote address was followed by a panel discussion on creating social change with Chennai as a base. Mr. Prem Anand, AVP, IL&FS, Mr. Patrick Fischer, Co-Founder, ROPE, Mr. Banuchander, Sr. Consultant, PWC and Mr. Ashutosh Sinha, CEO, Villgro Stores participated in the discussion. The discussion was moderated by Mr. Kannan Nayanaswamy from Villgro moderated the discussion.
About Net Impact: Net Impact is a global organization of students and professionals using business to improve the world. They offer a portfolio of programs and initiatives to educate, equip and inspire our over 10,000 members to make a tangible difference through business.
Spanning six continents, they are one of the most influential networks of students and professionals in existence today and includes current and emerging leaders in corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, international development and environmental sustainability. The Net Impact network includes over 200 chapters in cities throughout the world and a central office in San Francisco. For more information, please visit www.netimpact.org.