Social impact and corporate social responsibility are central to the mission and activities of Sridhar Vembu, the CEO and co-founder of enterprise software vendor Zoho, maker of products such as Zoho CRM.
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In this wide-ranging interview, we speak with Sridhar Vembu about combining economic growth, developing human resources and talent in local communities, and making a positive impact.
In this video, you will learn about:
-- About Zoho Corporation and CEO Sridhar Vembu
-- Ethics and social responsibility: Building a distributed talent pool
-- Sustainable connections to local communities
-- Cultivating talent with Zoho University
-- Combining profit and positive impact
-- Nurturing local talent
-- Social impact and corporate culture
-- Corporate social responsibility examples
-- Sustainability and personal consumption
-- Ethical considerations of money
-- Credential-signaling vs. skills-based recruitment
-- Social responsibility and business performance
-- Sustainable development and business strategy
-- Metrics and measures
-- Advice to business leaders
-- Social impact of the pandemic
Sridhar Vembu is the co-founder and CEO of Zoho Corp. In 2005, he began the Zoho University program with six high school students, who were trained for two years in computer science and eventually absorbed in the company. Currently, 15% of Zoho's workforce is made of ZU graduates. Instead of opening new offices in metros, he prefers smaller towns or suburbs. In 2016, the Tenkasi office located in rural India launched Zoho Desk, a product that was developed there.