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Lobo’s Choice

How grocery shop owner Anita Lobo is using social work to survive in business, having nailed the germ of what has evolved as wp: Engage and safeguard the community to protect your business bottom line.

Pledge4Girls.fund: UNFPA’s Digital Push For wp Funding

UNFPA has partnered with sustainability management company NextGen to provide a cloud and mobile enabled platform for corporates to channel Corporate Social Responsibility funding for the benefit of adolescent girls. The NextGen-developed cloud and mobile solution, called ‘p3’, provides a monitoring, evaluation, reporting and impact assessment for the projects by participating companies using the...
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The Good PC

Whether it was portraying the highs and lows of a supermodel in Fashion, for which she received the coveted National Award or playing a femme fatale in 7 Khoon Maaf or more recently, packing a punch as a boxer in Mary Kom, Priyanka Chopra seems driven to push the boundaries by choosing challenging roles....
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Gross National Sustainability, Anyone?

Listening to a proud PM of Bhutan talk of his country during the opening ceremony of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2015, it almost felt as if one was listening to the very definition of ‘Sustainability Uptopia’. Next to the Indian Prime Minister, it was Bhutan’s PM Tshering Tobgay who received an overwhelming applause...
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Samsung India Contributes to The PM’s National Relief Fund

NEW DELHI: Samsung India has contributed Rs 2.92 crore to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund. The cheque was recently handed over to the Prime Minister’s Office by Mr. Hyun Woo Bang, Senior VP and Chief Relations Officer of Samsung India and Mr. Dipesh Shah, Senior VP and Deputy MD of Samsung Research India-Bangalore....
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CII’s ‘Swachh Bharat’ pledge on Gandhi Jayanti

CII to mobilise construction of 10,000 toilets through wp by FY 2015 – 16 To strengthen the ‘Swachh Bharat’ initiative announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has launched ‘Mission -Sanitation of Schools (SoS)’, an initiative to work with companies on construction of toilets across the country. “As India’s apex...

Modi at UN: Sanitation, Clean Drinking Water Crucial Issues

IT was not the first but certainly one of the best, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his debut addressing the UN General Assembly session in New York, in Hindi. Pitching himself as a true international statesman, the Indian Prime Minister touched on a wide range of subjects and topics from cyber space to...

Infosys To Develop Mysore Campus As Smart City

TECH giant Infosys has announced its decision to invest and develop its Mysore campus as a ‘Smart City’. The company will also provide its expertise in the areas of smart infrastructure planning and sustainable building technology to the Ministry of Urban Development. This announcement was made during a meeting between Vishal Sikka, Chief Executive...

NASSCOM Foundation Creating Digital Literacy Across India

NEW DELHI: NASSCOM Foundation has recently kick-started the Digital Literacy Week with a target to bring digital literacy to over one lakh Indians. This initiative, is a part of the National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM), and will complement the government’s vision to empower at least one person per household with critical digital literacy skills...

Indian NGO to Develop Innovative Solutions to Global Resilience Challenges

NEW DELHI – The Global Resilience Partnership recently announced 16 teams selected to move forward in the Global Resilience Challenge. Teams were chosen from among nearly 500 applicants across six continents. In applying for the Global Resilience Challenge, teams were asked to submit their vision and plan for taking a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral approach...

Report on Status of Women & Girls to be Released in NY by Clinton Foundation

NEW YORK: Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Gates Foundation Co-Chair Melinda Gates and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton will join global and community leaders for the official release of the No Ceilings Full Participation Report on Monday, March 9, in New York City. The Report on the Status of Women and...

Green Bonds Come To Town: The Latest In Climate-Friendly Investment

IN the throes of a worldwide recession in 2008, when investors had limited reliable fixed income investment options, and fewer still that specifically supported environment-friendly projects, the World Bank Treasury issued its first green bond. Green bonds, an increasingly popular source of finance worldwide, are fixed income, liquid financial instruments that are exclusively used...
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