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From Veggies To Cars: Ethical Consumerism On The Rise In Asia

Climate change, water scarcity and dwindling natural resources are just a few of the serious, long-term environmental challenges facing many countries across Asia Pacific, causing consumers to seek out eco-friendly goods and services. As consumers begin flexing their socially-minded muscles at the cash register, they are demanding more from the brands they buy. For Ford Motor Company, this rising demand...

ARMMAN Wins Share Of Healthcare Innovation Award

ARMMAN has been awarded $115,000 (approximately Rs. 74 lakhs) to scale-up their customised free mobile voice call service, mMitra. The service provides tailored preventive healthcare information to pregnant women and mothers of children under five years of age. mMitra has enrolled over one million women across seven states in India since their pilot programme was...

“By Women, For Women”-Encourage Menstrual Hygiene In India

Sometime after observing World Menstrual Hygiene Day, a community development nonprofit, The Desai Foundation in collaboration with Shantaben Vidhyabhavan announced the expansion of its “by women, for women” Sanitary Napkins Program in Gujarat, India.  The program which provides training, employment and access to sanitary napkins, is expanding the second branch, inorder to reach an additional 250,000 women and girls. The product manufactured and sold through this...

Lack of Infrastructure and Governance is Holding-Back Sports Tourism in India

The tourism sector stands at Rs. 14.02 lakh crore industry in India, as of 2016; comprising of about 9.6% of India’s GDP. India, which ranks 24th in International Tourist Arrivals, has seen a major lift of 16 places in the latest UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) rankings. While, as the growing belief suggests, sports...

India’s Online Education Industry Will Be $1.96 Billion By 2021: Google, KPMG

Paid user base to grow 6X from 1.6 million in 2016 to 9.6 million in 2021

#ForeverAgainstAnimalTesting Campaign

Date: 9th June 2017 Venue: Mumbai The Body Shop has organised an event for their #ForeverAgainstAnimalTesting campaign with Jacqueline Fernandez.

India Cancels Plans For Huge Coal Power Stations As Solar Energy Prices Hit Record Low

India has cancelled plans to build nearly 14 gigawatts of coal-fired power stations – about the same as the total amount in the UK – with the price for solar electricity “free falling” to levels once considered impossible. Analyst Tim Buckley said the shift away from the dirtiest fossil fuel and towards solar in India...

CSR Leaders Discuss The Current Challenges And Table Solutions

Treeni Sustainability Solutions, a software product company established by sustainability practitioners and technology experts, hosted its third edition of the ‘Sustainability for Breakfast’ event recently. The theme for this edition was “Role of technology in CSR enablement.” The discussion panel included Meera Rajeevan, Program Director, Sarojini Damodaran Foundation, Shoma Bakre, Founder and Managing Trustee, Let’s...

Why India’s New Maternity Law Is Bad News For Women

The Maternity Bill has been in force since 1 April, bringing in a host of issues in its wake. There have been over the economic forces that come into play while implementing the tenets of the Act, with HR managers across disciplines trying to find solutions to their specific requirements within the framework mandated by the...
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