CSW Associates partners with Community Business in its 2011 Forum, September 21st 2011 in Mumbai, India.

CSW played a key role at Community Business’ 2011 Forum, “Leveraging Diversity to Drive Performance – India’s Voice”, held in Mumbai, India. The conference brought together leading corporations in India to focus on the importance of driving business performance locally and globally through Diversity and Inclusion. Community Business is a membership based non-profit organization dedicated to advancing Corporate Social Responsibility in Asia. Their mission is to lead, inspire and support businesses to improve their positive impact on people and communities. Founded in 2003 and based in Hong Kong, Community Business currently works with over 40 organizations; small, medium and large, committed to Corporate Social Responsibility. CSW’s unique and dynamic style of interactive theater challenged the participants to examine cultural issues facing many organizations operating in India and the work in this conference left a lasting impact. Some of the issues explored were the need for a level playing field between genders in order to improve business performance, Asians within Asia being culturally unaware of each other and how Asians are looked upon as one homogenous world from the Western view-point. This significant conference sent a clear message on the urgency and importance of understanding Diversity and Inclusion at the workplace.