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CSR: Investing Finance Systematically And Committing To Protocols

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) is the leading global network for investors, committed to integrating environmental, social governance (ESG) practices into investment policies and practices. Kotak Asset Management Company (Kotak Mutual Fund) recently signed the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment, becoming the first asset management company to lead the responsible investing narrative...

CSR: We Still Need To Address Existing Gaps For Women Hygiene

According to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 2015-16, only about 57.6% of the Indian women use sanitary napkins and 62% women in the age group 15-24 years still rely on cloth during periods. A survey by Women Health Organization showed that at least 43% of women have experienced a situation where they did...

CSR: Integrate Sports In Your Daily Routine

With the Indian badminton contingent making us all proud at the recently concluded Common Wealth Games 2018, the action continues on the court. The International School Sport Federation’s World Schools Championship badminton tournament held in Pune witnessed some close encounters and skillful shuttle play. The action on these courts was no less compared to...

CSR: Road Trip To Promote Organ Donation

India historically has a very low rate of organ donation. Although this number has improved over the past three-four years, the country still has a long way to go. Every year 3,00,000 Indians need an organ transplant, but only 2 to 3% of this demand for new organs is met. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), only about...

CSR: Corporates Can Incubate And Nurture New Ideas In Energy Sector

There will be no resources left at the way humans are consuming energy. The Indian government is aiming to develop cost effective and efficient solar power stove systems. The intention is to touch the lives of poor by providing them safe and low cost alternatives for clean household cooking. Recently, ONGC held a Solar Chulha...

CSR: Innovate Methods To Conserve Water And Its Consumption

To conserve water on an individual level, a team of passionate bikers have started Express Bike Works (EBW) a two-wheeler service center. Conventionally bike wash and service centers in India use more than 50 liters of water per bike and let the water run out on the streets adding to the sludge. This water is also hazardous, both...

CSR: The Ever Growing Risks Of The Cyber Space

According to the ‘Internet Security Threat Report’ by security solutions provider Symantec, India has surfaced as the third most vulnerable country in terms of risk of cyber threats, such as malware, spam and ransom ware. This is the standing in 2017, after moving up one place from the previous year. There are eight metrics on...

CSR: Look Deep Into Nature This Earth Day

On April 22, over one billion people in 192 countries will celebrate Earth Day. Established in 1970 to raise awareness about the need to conserve our planet's natural resources, today the torch is carried by thousands of schools, non-governmental organisations and local and global institutions, starting with the United Nations. The United Colors of Benetton is joining in...

CSR: Modification To E-Waste Management Rules

Recently, the E-waste Management Rule was amended. The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) have simplified targets for electronics makers to collect e-waste depending on their yearly sales. As per the government rules notified late last March but effective October 2017, the life of a smartphone has been determined as five years, while that of a...

CSR: Downsizing The Brain Drain India Faces

At some point we have all wondered, what if IIT graduates would rather stay back instead of going outside for easy opportunities? What if they would rather help solve massive problems than do it for someone else? What if they rather help develop our country than help others push further ahead? The challenge is so...

CSR: Improving The Eco Balance Of Water Treatment Systems

A public water system is referred to certain utilities and organisations which provide drinking water. Designing water systems are usually a tedious process. It is crucial to simulate complex plant designs including a combination of several treatment steps in a single design process. This helps to save trickling water which is lost extensively in...

CSR: Combating Cancer With A Gifted Smile

CSR Rules came into effect on 1 April 2014. It state that companies with a net worth of Rs500 crore or revenue of Rs1,000 crore or net profit of Rs5 crore should spend 2% of their average profit in the last three years on social development-related activities such as sports, education, healthcare and poverty...
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