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Maharashtra government to hold conference with corporate houses to streamline their CSR spend

About 100 corporate houses and organisations engaged in the wp space are expected to attend the conference hosted by the state Governor Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhavan on the evening of January 8. The state government of Maharashtra is all set to talk and guide corporate firms to spend their Corporate Social Responsibility...

In conversation with Pearl Tiwari, President (CSR & Sustainability), Ambuja Cements Limited

Pearl Tiwari, , President (wp & Sustainability), Ambuja Cements Limited in an honest conversation with The wp Journal talks about wp at Ambuja Cement Foundation. The foundation has a strength of 130 employees for wp projects at 21 locations in India and another 350 people who work on project basis. Straightforward in her chat,...

CSR Is Not A Marketing Campaign That Delivers Short-Term Results: Bhasker Sharma, India Giving Manager At Dell

Technology leader, Dell Inc. is well known for its presence in the IT industry. In an interview with The CSR Journal, Bhasker Sharma, India Giving Manager at Dell, shares his views about their corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and how CSR is impacting communities and improving lives.  What are the activities undertaken by Dell...

Retrospecting CSR in 2015

As the eventful year 2015 passes by and 2016 kick starts, it is a good idea to look back in the year and find its facets and trivia. We bring to you some of the important events, some successful and some unfulfilled expectations highlighted with some hopes from the coming year. The first financial year...

Season’s Greetings For a Prosperous 2016

The CSR Journal Team wishes each and everyone a very Happy New Year. Join us in our mission for 2016 to make Corporate Social Responsibility the Common Man's Social Responsibility. Let us take a step ahead to contribute socially, increase dialogue with stakeholders and initiate the power to create value for the future.

IDF Bal Gurukuls

'Education puts a meal on the table', an initiative by Indian Development Foundation (IDF) seeks to educate under privileged children.

In one Kerala village, members of garment firm’s CSR unit enter politics, raise hopes of change

Calling themselves Twenty20, employees of a manufacturing company stood for panchayat elections and kick-started a transformation     Permanent employees at the Kizhakkambalam panchayat office in Kerala’s Ernakulam district got their first taste of things to come last month when newly elected members of the local body turned up for the oath-taking ceremony in colourful attire. For regulars...

Most CSR funds spent in the operational areas of companies; only 3% companies did CSR investments in north-eastern states: Report

BSE listed companies spent Rs 6400 crores for CSR According to a report compiled by CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development (CESD), companies chose to spend in areas where they operate. Maharashtra and Gujarat, the states which host many of these corporate companies saw majority of them spending there for CSR activities. Far flung...

Majority companies don’t comply with the 2% CSR spending: Report

As many as 64% of companies didn’t spend the mandatory 2% funds on Corporate Social Responsibility (wp) activities according to the rules laid down by the New Companies Act, 2013. However, the companies managed to spend about 79% of expenditure they were supposed to. According to a report –India Secretarial Practice 2015, compiled by CimplyFive...

Reliance wins Platts Global Energy Awards under CSR category

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) won the Platts Global Energy Award in the Corporate Social Responsibility (wp) category. The Platts Global Energy Awards are often described as the “Oscars” of Energy. The 17th Platts Global Energy Awards 2015 were held at Cipriani (Wall Street) in New York City. The awards are held for energy companies across...

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, other schemes ‘fail’ to achieve targets: CAG report

The CAG has pointed out that while the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 2, 2014 with an aim of 100 per cent open defecation free India by 2019, before this similar targets for eradication of open defecation were set for 2012, then to 2017 and again for 2022.

The Golf Jaunt

The game of golf is widely regarded as a great way to develop important business relationships since times immemorial. Isha Vidya, the rural educational arm of Isha Foundation, which is founded by Sadhguru, thus, organized a golf event where business leaders and professional golfers played a special game of golf with Sadhguru at Willingdon...

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