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CSR & You: CARE Rural Health Mission

CARE Rural Health Mission, Andhra Pradesh Project by: CARE Foundation CATEGORY: Eligible CSR Activity Under the Companies Act 2013 Schedule VII (i) ‘promoting preventive health care…’ (ii) ‘promoting education, including special education … and livelihood enhancement projects…’ Funding Required: INR 1 Crore (per year) The Organization: A registered non-profit society located at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India-...

Clean India Mission On Vajpayee Birthday

Maharashtra Minister of State Vidya Thakur inaugurated a Clean Indian campaign at the Goregaon Railway Station in Mumbai on December 25, on occasion of Bharat Ratna Shri. Atalbihari Vajpayee’s Birthday. As part of the PM’s Swachch Bharat Abhiyan, Babul Suprio (State Minister, Government of India), Jaiprakash Thakur (Vice- President BJP, Maharashtra), Dilip Patel (Municipal Councillor), Vijay Gaikwad (President-Goregaon...

Creating Sustainable Jobs For Rural India

A new partnership set up to help transform the lives of disadvantaged people in rural India was announced recently at the Oxford India Business Forum 2014.RuralShores Business Services and Inclusive Ventures Limited will work together on the project.A social venture working to address the large number of unemployed people in rural locations in India...

TERI, UTC Set Up Centre Of Excellence For Energy Efficient Buildings

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and United Technologies Corporation (UTC) has launched the Center of Excellence for Energy Efficient Buildings in India. The Center has been establishled at a time when the Government of India has introduced the Smart City Programme to address the challenge of rapid urbanization and the efficient use of energy...

Ratan Tata Brings XPRIZE To India

XPRIZE, a global leader in incentivized prize competition,announced a formal expansion into India today at an event in Mumbai attended by some of India’s most influential business leaders including Mr Ratan Tata among other business leaders. XPRIZE announced plans to launch multiple prizes in India over the next few years in the areas of water,...

Mumbai City Schools Turn Waste Into Wealth

Mumbai based Vivekanand Education Society (VES), which runs 26 institutions, has come up with novel ways to stand out in solid waste management. In a pioneering initiative, Zero Waste Campus Project was launched at VES recently, in association with the State Education Department and Stree Mukti Sanghatana, as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The stakeholders including the Education Department...

Blue Dart encourages ‘Shared Value’ through Employee Volunteerism

Living Responsibility or corporate responsibility is a core element of Deutsche Post DHL’s Strategy 2015 and is adopted by Blue Dart too. As a socially responsible corporate, Blue Dart’s commitment towards community causes has been unwavering since its inception in 1983. Blue Dart, as a responsible corporate citizen believes that giving back to society...

YES Bank organizes walk for children with actor Rahul Bose

YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector Bank has launched the “Walk for Children” in association with Stepathlon and ‘The Foundation’. The Walk was kicked off by Rahul Bose who is a Social activist in addition to being a renowned actor and director. The walk was part of the Children’s Day Celebrations organized by YES...

Fighting to Preserve the Seed

By Sarat Pratapchandran in International Stories Founder of Lettersnatcher.com, Sarat Pratapchandran’s career spans philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and content management. A graduate from the Walter Cronkite School Read More I still remember the incident vividly because I had run away in fear. It was 1995, and I was walking on Brigade Road in Bangalore, on my...

YES Bank Retains it’s Leadership in Climate Change Disclosure

YES BANK, India’s 4th largest private sector bank, has been announced as a Climate Disclosure Leader for the fourth consecutive year. In recognition of the Banks’ efforts in the responsible and sustainable space, YES BANK has been adjudged the first among financial institutions on the India leader-board at the CDP India 200 Climate Change...

Sesa Sterlite Bags National Award for Excellence in Energy Management

Efficient management of available energy resources has been one of the major thrust areas of Sesa Sterlite Limited’s operations across the world. The Aluminium smelter and Captive Power Plant (CPP) unit of Sesa Sterlite Ltd, Jharsuguda (Earlier Vedanta Aluminium Ltd.) have been bestowed the coveted ‘Excellent Energy Efficient Unit’ award in the ‘15th National...

DIESL organizes Tree Plantation drive

Drive India Enterprise Solutions (DIESL), a Tata company organized a tree plantation drive across India. This initiative called ‘Plant A Sapling Program’ (PASP) has been a part of company’s annual wp program for many years. This year, PASP was conducted on 15thand 16th September 2014 in which 65 warehouses located in various Tier I...
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