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The Responsible Impact Summit Expo (RISE)

I don’t think we need any more breakthrough innovations…. It’s the breakthrough interactions we need” – Cheryl Kiser, Executive Director, the Lewis Institute, Babson Social Innovation Lab

The Responsible Impact Summit Expo (RISE) is an active mapping platform for resources and partnerships with and within the development sector. The distinctive feature of RISE is the pure interactive event design with the objective to promote:

  1. Cross-sectoral dialogue: connect across stakeholder groups, and go beyond knowledge sharing to meaningful engagement
  2. Capacity building: conduct workshops to contribute ideas and practices that enhances discovery, outreach, execution and delivery of initiatives
  3. Collaboration: design alliances that leverage strengths and resources to and create impact.

The RISE Summit by Idobro began in 2012 as a convening of different stakeholders involved in social and environmental development through diversity, inclusion and sustainability initiatives. Our effort to catalyze the development space grows with every passing year. The 2-day Summit features Conclaves, Roundtables, Display Areas, Exhibitions, B2B Meetings, Chat sessions and Social Tours to facilitate multi-stakeholder exchanges and sustainable solutions. The event format for the RISE Summit is planned for inclusion, relevance and flexibility. Participants from any sector and stakeholder group are welcome to attend one or more activities as per their interest and convenience. There are no registration fees and all activities are participatory with no presentations or panels.  Independent experts use open design technology to organically develop and ensure engaging conversations across the spectrum of Women, social and green issues. The sessions are co-hosted by Partners who seek to further their mandate through breakthrough interactions for significant outcomes and long-term projects.

RISE, now into its 4th year has been a collaborative effort between multiple Roundtable Partners such as Ambuja Cement Foundation, Allergan, Bombay Stock Exchange IPF, The British Council, Castrol, Glenmark, Haware Builders, Life Insurance Corporation of India, USAID IHBP and United Phosphorus Ltd. We also have a global outlook every year with a focus on a Country Partner – Germany, USA, Canada and UK till date. Some of our Workshop and Outreach Partners include Ashoka Changemakers, GiveIndia, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Unltd India, CAP, IICA, AIAI and World Trade Centre. Industry captains, government officials, academicians, celebrities and high profile experts have graced the inaugural and closing sessions that are based around the RISE values (Responsible – Inclusive – Sustainable – Eco-friendly).

Each year we have had over 400 participants from 15 cities across India with representation from Industry, Government, Bilateral and Donor agencies, International Foundations and NGOs, development sector practitioners and consultants, academia, self help groups, thought leaders and decision makers. Past speakers and attendees include organizations such as, Axis Bank Foundation, Britannia, CAP, GIZ, Godrej, Habitat India, ILFS, Siemens, Tata Power, Welspun, WIT and more.

RISE 2016 will be on 21st & 22nd September. For partnership and/or participation, kindly contact rupali.avnash@idobro.com or priyanka.sharma@idobro.com. Further information on past RISE Summits, session reports and media coverage, do visit http://idobro.com/rise/ or www.idobro.com.