INITIATIVES > CAPACITY BUILDING
Thought Leadership For Family Businesses
The Apeejay Surrendra Chair in Family Business and Entrepreneurship at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore provides a platform for scholars to discuss research on various aspects of family businesses and the attendant spirit of entrepreneurship.
Towards Cross-sector Synergy
With a view to creating a deeper awareness of the benefit of truly collaborative partnerships between the social and the private sectors, the Apeejay Trust put together a strategic training module for our NGO partners in cross-sector partnering.
A Platform for Intellectual Dialogue
The Surrendra Paul Lecture series became a part of the Jaipur Literary Festival and brought to the fore viewpoints of acclaimed personalities on the subject of ´Freedom´ within the context of current-day political scenarios.
5-star Opportunity for Disadvantaged Youth
In 2010, The Park Navi Mumbai signed up with IBLF to run the Youth Career Initiative in our hotel and enhance the employment opportunities of disadvantaged youth living in semi-urban Mumbai.
ISR™ with CSR to Build Sustainable Capacity
In 2010, the ISR™ programme focused on building capacity in our own employees, helping them realise that indeed, each one of them could "be the change they wanted to see."
Sustainability in a Fragile Ecosystem
We facilitated the Inclusive Business Models Workshop, in partnership with the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF), primarily to raise awareness of how the private sector can contribute to human development by following inclusive business policies.
Championing Inclusive Business
In 2010, Apeejay Trust partnered with Mlinda Foundation to enhance the capacity of their initiatives in the environmentally-sensitive region of the Sundarbans of West Bengal.
Awakening a New Consciousness
In 2010, Apeejay Trust supported Atmashakti´s initiative for improving the implementation of the MNREGA in seven districts of Odisha to enable 3 lakh families to be able to benefit from MNREGA.
Spreading the Healing Touch
Apeejay Trust has funded DCWA to construct an annexe in order to build capacity within their premises in Zamrudpur and help increase their reach and accommodate more destitute people within their charitable work.
Every act of kindness and compassion, no matter how small, adds up and spreads goodwill in society. The year 2010 saw Apeejay Trust touching people´s lives through a multitude of small, but meaningful acts.
Planting Seeds of Betterment
We started maintaining kitchen gardens at the hospitals of our Talap and Budlapara Tea Estates to ensure that fresh vegetables were readily available for the hospitals to prepare a healthy diet for the patients.
Giving Art a Home
Apeejay actively encourage fresh artistic expression through events and programmes that range from nurturing talent in painting, theatre and dance, to interpreting traditional crafts in new and unconventional ways.
17-year-old Mukta Karmakar practices traditional casting (dhokra), a craft that is dying out because of mechanised processes. We saw an opportunity to build capacity to ensure that the craftsperson could continue to pursue her traditional art.
Apeejay Celebrates The Spirit of Volunteering
Taking forward the Group´s ISR™ initiative to a national level, Apeejay India Volunteer Awards, a pioneering initiative was created in 2011 to celebrate, reward and promote volunteering in individuals, corporates and NGOs.