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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...

Sanitation and Adolescent Girl Empowerment at the Forefront of Dasra Philanthropy Week 2016

India’s leading nonprofits, foundation heads and philanthropists came together to discuss, debate, build awareness and spark collaborations for India's critical development issues to improve the life chances of those living in poverty. The 7th edition of the conference revolved around the theme of ‘Collaborative Giving: The Next Frontier for Indian Philanthropy’ and presented innovative...

Skill Training to Direct Ex-servicemen Potential to Indian Businesses

Ministry of Defence (MoD), Government of India and Skills Development Network Trust (SDNT) of Wadhwani Foundation announced a strategic partnership aimed to catalyze the Skill Development Mission of MoD, Manohar Parrikar, Minister of Defence and Dr. Romesh Wadhwani, Founder & Chairman, Wadhwani Foundation exchanged the MoU. The partnership aims at using technology through integrated e-content in...

We Need To Rise Above Petty Politics: Sameer Desai, Secretary of Mumbai, BJP

“Minimum Social Responsibility should be an undertaking by every citizen in their daily lives. The youth need to be increasingly aware of their responsibilities,” says Sameer Desai, Secretary of Mumbai, BJP.  With everyone putting in efforts to make a difference, be it monetarily or man hours, he emphasizes on the need for politicians, NGOs...
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We Are Over-regulated and Over-monitored: Sanjay Dutt, MD, India, Cushman & Wakefield

“Besides capital, there has to be expertise and conviction to make a difference”, says Sanjay Dutt, MD, India, Cushman & Wakefield, while in conversation with The CSR Journal. Being in favour of the mandate, he believes it will trigger a thought process to initiate activities and put a sense of responsibility on the inconsistent....
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CSR Has Mobilised A Lot of Funding: Jonathan Addleton, Mission Director, USAID/ India

Getting more flexibility, corporates can now carry out CSR activities through non-profit entities and societies set up by governments that do not have three years' track record in undertaking such projects. With the latest amendment to rules pertaining to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), entities would have a wider choice in carrying out such works...
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Greed Makes People Do Many Things: Sudha Murthy, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation (Interview Part 1)

Sudha Murthy is the Chairperson of the 20 years old Infosys Foundation. She talks about how her vision for India is very different from that of Narayana Murthy.  An ardent social worker, Mrs.Murthy says, “Nothing in life should be given free besides mother’s love. In corporate social responsibility, it is not only about the...
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