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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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The TATA’s Are My Role Model: Sudha Murthy, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation (Interview Part 2)

The concept of giving to someone who is not your own has just started in India. There is still time till the understanding of ‘my personal good is not important, but my public good is important’ is part of the Indian mentality. Sudha Murty, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation, in the second part of the conversation...
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CSR Should Be Free From The Pressure of Nobility Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan, a populous Bollywood celebrity,  has not only marked her presence in multi lingual films but also as a relentless philanthropist for the society. She campaigns for causes mainly related to education, sanitation, women empowerment and nutrition. In conversation with The CSR Journal, she speaks about how allocated resources need to be used...
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Sadly We Have Received No Help From Corporate Houses: Chitra Iyer, COO, My Financial Advisor

Chitra Iyer in conversation with The wp Journal on how a few prevalent and pressing causes need recurring expenditure and does not always receive support. Chitra is a staunch supporter of differently abled children, autism in particular. She elaborates the manner where we need a setup to support and accommodate differently abled children, as...
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We Need To Connect The Dots Amongst Various Initiatives: Dhimant Bhayani, Founder & CEO, iRevo

There is a huge shift in consumer behaviour where applications are being used increasingly, as there is an App for everything these days. Apps when used on small screen devices, lack a PC or big screen TV experience. The iRevo Smart PC device connects to a TV screen to make any TV a PC, with the...
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CSR Mandate Should Have Been A Pre-Tax Spend: Paul Abraham

“Commitment is needed from more than one level of management and employee involvement is absolutely paramount. There is a certain amount of regulation required in the Indian working system but legal supervision can become draconian”, says Paul Abraham, COO, IndusInd Bank, while in conversation with The CSR Journal. In India, we have a vague...
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Dementia Day Care Center

Dignity Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that has been working for the cause of senior citizens for over 19 years.
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