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CSR is Responsible Spending: Sanjukta Raiguru, Managing Director, SBI Foundation

We decided to have a foundation so as to bring into focus the activities initiated. The PSUs and corporate have the funds, but they need the right place to invest it., says Sanjukta Raiguru, Managing Director, SBI Foundation while in conversation with The CSR Journal. She believes any activity taken-up on ground for upliftment...

Google and Tata Trusts Expand ‘Internet Saathi’ Program to Four More States

Google India and Tata Trusts have expanded their program ‘Internet Saathi’ in four more states namely - West Bengal, Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Tripura. The program launched in July, 2015, trains women in rural India about the benefits of Internet.  The joint initiative aims to overcome the digital gender disparity in rural India and empower...

Rising to Corporate Renewable Responsibility

India’s renewable energy sector has been ranked third in the Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) with US and China at first and second place respectively. The so-called emerging markets now represent half the countries in the 40-strong index, including four African markets featuring in the top 30. Only a decade ago, China and...
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To Make Giving Sustainable, It Has To Be Systematic: Rati Forbes, Director, Forbes Marshall Ltd

Rati Forbes, is a Director at Forbes Marshall Ltd. She is responsible for the social initiatives which the company supports; in the areas of community health, education and women's issues. The initiatives include a reading/learning enhancement program which runs in 90 low-income primary schools; catalyzing and coordinating the effective functioning of over 300 small...
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Corporate Houses Need to Find Their Own Way of Fulfilling CSR: Romesh Sobti, MD & CEO, IndusInd Bank

Romesh Sobti is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of IndusInd Bank Limited since February 1, 2008. He has 33 years of banking experience in large state owned and multinational banks, including ANZ Grindlays Bank and State Bank of India. In a brief chat with The CSR Journal on the inclusion of other...
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As Long as You Are in Something For the Good, the Rest Will Follow: Deval Sanghavi,Founder & Partner, Dasra

Deval Sanghavi is a Founder & Partner at Dasra. He has been awarded the Forbes Philanthropy Award in the 'Crossover Leaders' category for 2014 for successfully transitioning from a thriving career in investment banking to work for the non-profit sector. While speaking with The CSR Journal on philanthropy and more, he says, “Solution for...
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Advisory & Capacity Building Body Will Help Instead of a Supervising Body: Vanessa D’souza, CEO, SNEHA

Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action (SNEHA), is a non - profit organisation, that believes in investing in women's health and is essential to building viable urban communities. " The major drawbacks in urban slums is mostly lack of knowledge, poor nutrition and last mile implementation," says Vanessa D'souza, CEO, SNEHA, while in...

Changing The Narrative of Indian Sports: IndusInd Bank Launches Sports Vertical

IndusInd Bank has launched its non-banking sports vertical, ‘IndusInd For Sports’, to make sports an integral, intrinsic and strategic element for both internal and external stakeholders. It will entail year-long engagement activities for customers, employees and the community through its programmes. As a step forward in that direction, IndusInd for Sports has launched the Para...
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Success Stories Are Missing In The Media: Kailash Satyarthi, Activist & Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Kailash Satyarthi has been active in the movement against child labour since the 1990s and has freed over 80,000 children from various forms of servitude and helped in successful rehabilitation through his organization, Bachpan Bachao Andolan. In a brief chat with The CSR Journal, he emphasizes on the need to look beyond a mandate...

Focused Attention is Needed for Resources to Reach the Last Mile: Moutushi Sengupta, Country Director, MacArthur Foundation

Moutushi Sengupta is the Country Director at MacArthur Foundation. The foundation supports creative people, effective institutions to build a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In her conversation with The CSR Journal she says, “Philanthropy has become much more selective. I am very enthused about the act. But before we have a regulatory body,...

Taking Swachh Bharat A Step Ahead

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan seeks to promote a culture of cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation. Eager to gain momentum, the Centre is considering a proposal to ask private companies and PSUs to spend around 25- 30% of CSR funds on the cleanliness programme. It expects to garner close to Rs 2 lakh crore...
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CSR Is A Jackpot For Social Workers: Siddhant Mohite, Founder, OYE (Organisation for Youth & Elderly)

Siddhant Mohite, Founder and President of OYE- Organisation for the Youth & Elderly. The 21 years old  wanted to do social work since the age of 11, but no one allowed him as he was too young. OYE today has a large audience on social media, 3000 OYEsters, and a lot of support from the youth. "Most communication...
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