Mrs. Gayatri Subramaniam

Director, Association for Women in Business

With an academic, industrial and Government experience of more than 32years, Gayatri is one of the leading experts on CSR in the country. Beforestarting her own initiative in July, 2019, Gayatri was working with HDFC LifeInsurance Company as Associate Vice President handling and heading thecompany's CSR, L&D and Sustainability initiatives till June 19. From 2009 to2018 she was with Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (under the aegis ofMinistry of Corporate Affairs) contributing towards policy advisory service,capacity building and knowledge dissemination initiatives in the field ofCorporate Social Responsibility

She has been an integral part of the processes involved in the evolvement ofthe new legislation on CSR in India. She played a major role in establishingNational Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility (NFCSR) a uniqueplatform created for Government, Corporates and NGOs for taking updevelopment and sustainable initiatives at a national level

Gayatri was also involved in the development of National VoluntaryGuidelines for Social, Economic and Environmental Responsibilities ofbusiness (NVGs) and Business Responsibility Reporting Framework (BRR)that was mandated by SEBI for top 500 companies listed on Bombay StockExchange and National Stock Exchange.

Gayatri is a part of various CSR advisory Committees like CII, DelhiManagement Association etc. These are the important platforms to engageindustry and jointly arrive at ways to synergize efforts with the Government,institutions, civil society organizations and the community to create aconducive and enabling environment for driving CSR in the country. She hasalso been conducting regularly workshops and training programmes in thefield of Corporate Social Responsibility for various corporate, academia andNGOs.

She is presently a Director to a section 8 Company, Association of Women inBusiness, an initiative working towards increasing the number of women inbusiness and formal workforce. She also undertakes consulting assignmentsfor various academic institutions, corporate and PSUs advising on CSR andSustainability.