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Mountain Gorillas Come Back From Edge of Extinction

A decade ago, there were just 680 mountain gorillas in the wild. Today, there are more a 1,000 thanks to conservation efforts, a historic recovery for the slow-breeding species, according to the International Union of Concerned Scientists (IUCN). While the gorillas are still considered “endangered,” not yet out of the range of extinction, their status...
Neev Abhiyan training completion certificate from Ambuja Cement

Ambuja Cement’s ‘Neev Abhiyan’ promotes Sustainable Construction

‘Neev Abhiyan’ by Ambuja Cements Ltd imparts formal training to upskill masons and contractors by strengthening their knowledge-base and technical skill-sets through certified training modules and value-added services which promote sustainable construction. Ambuja Cement has created its own curriculum for the program. This includes six training modules - Project Management, Steel Estimation & Detailing, Estimation...

CSR Spends: What The Data Tells Us

By Shankar Venkateswaran Four years after the CSR mandate, here's a look at the geographies and sectors funds were directed towards; what has changed in the way companies give; and how we can address the gaps that still exist. Section 135 of the Indian Companies Act, 2013, or the CSR clause, came into effect on April...
Cleantech

Cleantech Week India 2018

India’s energy sector is all set to boom with ambitious targets and the aggressive growth approach of the Indian government. Cleantech Week India 2018 takes a closer look at this market, its growth, opportunities and potential through a one week market exploration program designed by Swissnex. Through one-on-one visits with key industry players, sessions by...
Lanxess India

LANXESS to strengthen its Indian production sites

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is strengthening its asset base in India. The company plans to invest up to INR 1250 crores till 2023. Focus areas of the investment will be the businesses for chemical intermediates, high-performance plastics and water treatment products. LANXESS had already invested a sizeable amount in India over the years, among others...

Renew Power Ventures signs MOU with Government of Andhra Pradesh

ReNew Power, one of India’s leading clean energy companies, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Andhra Pradesh for a proposed investment of 13,000 crore rupees into the state’s renewable energy capacity. The agreement was signed at the “CII Partnership Summit”, a three-day investment summit held in Vishakhapatnam. The MoU envisages...
Renew Power donates rice

ReNew Power Employees Donate 20000 Kgs of Rice To Feed The Underprivileged

The employees of ReNew Power Limited, through an internal donation drive, have successfully collected 20,000 Kgs of rice. The entire amount will be handed over to ReNew’s NGO partners who will use this to arrange 2 lakh meals for people from underprivileged sections. This is the outcome of an employee driven initiative at ReNew Power,...
plastics economy

Pernod Ricard joins the ‘New Plastics Economy’ Global Commitment

Pernod Ricard announced its commitment to contribute to establishing a new plastics economy, by becoming a signatory of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. As part of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, signatories are expected to report on their progress against individual pledges, with the aim to help...

JGU hosts the ‘Northern Conclave for Building CSR Partnerships’ in association with TISS

O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) hosted a three day-long Northern Conclave for Building CSR Partnerships in association with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) from November 1-3. The sustainability conclave organised collaboratively by JGU- CECRAS (Centre for Excellence in Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability) and TISS AESDII (Assessment and Empanelment Standards for Development Institutions in India)...

Gaur Gopal Das: Service Brings Joy

The land of Barsana, two hours’ drive south of New Delhi, is sacred to those who practise bhakti yoga. It is home to people who have been brought up to make spirituality their life’s focus, to imbibe the qualities of selflessness and loving service. However, these very people do not have the best healthcare systems....
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Water.org, Bank of America Expand Partnership to Bring Safe Water to India and Brazil

Without a home water tap, Manjula had no choice but to carry an 8-10 kilo water container back and forth each day to a community water tank about a kilometre from her home. Water.org discovered that something keeping moms like Manjula from providing safe water for their families was a lack of access to...
Little Hearts and their families

Funds raised by Wockhardt Foundation to support 210 congenital heart surgeries

Wockhardt Foundation in association with the Rotary Club of Bombay Bayview organized a fund raising event, Dil Se Dil Tak, to treat children suffering from congenital heart defects under the Foundation’s Little Hearts initiative. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 10,000 children are born each year with a critical congenital...
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