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Paul Polman

Sustainable Capitalism Rising

Kraft Heinz’s shock $143 billion bid for Unilever in February 2017 was pitched by many as a clash of cultures. Kraft Heinz is backed by 3G Capital, a Brazilian private equity firm with a reputation for cost cutting and a clear eye for efficiency. Unilever practices a much more conscious form of capitalism, one...
wind energy

Google is searching for a way to be zero emissions all the time

With its sizeable purchase of renewables, Google says it’s currently matching all of its total energy use with clean energy sources. But when you hear a company like Google say, “We’re 100% renewable energy,” it usually means that it is, on balance, buying as much clean, renewable energy (wind, solar, etc.) as it is...
job scammers

CSR: Job Scammers At Work

In India, approximately 12 million people enter the workforce annually. The economy though has not created enough jobs to accommodate all of these people. This has made the jobseekers vulnerable, leaving way too much power with the employment providers. The employment gap in the market has given space to fake job scammers to execute...
e-waste

CSR: What You Can Do With e-waste

Would you believe: The average home has 24 electronic products! Do you ever think about what happens to these gadgets when you are done with them? When you stop using them and are ready to dispose of these products, they are sometimes known as electronic waste, or “e-waste.” Many old electronic goods gather dust in...
online shopping scams

CSR: Four Steps To Avoid Online Shopping Scams

In the world where everyone wants everything at the click of a button, online shopping has become a daily exercise. Big retail websites like Amazon, and Flipkart have actually become bigger than most of the physical retail stores. However, this has also caused a rise in the incidents of online shopping scams. According to...
corporate sustainability

CSR and Corporate Sustainability

Corporate sustainability is derived from the concept of sustainable development which is defined by the Brundtland Commission as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. Corporate sustainability essentially refers to the role that companies can play in meeting the agenda of sustainable...
Maruti Suzuki welcomes second batch

Maruti Suzuki’s Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing welcomes 2nd batch

After recording 100% placement for its first batch, Maruti Suzuki’s Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing (JIM) at Ganpat University in Mehsana, Gujarat welcomed its second batch of 362 students. JIM is a part of a joint initiative between the Government of Japan and Government of India to create a pool of 30000 skilled manpower for...
SMEs

How SMEs Can Contribute To CSR

While the quantum of revenue available for CSR with individual SMEs is expected to be small, all eligible companies in a specific geographical cluster, who single handed as well as collectively impact the same community, can pool their resources to create a sizeable CSR fund. Low involvement CSR is for all companies. SMEs in India have...
cybersecurity

CSR: Cybersecurity Jobs In India

After the historic move of demonetisation in 2016, the government of India has tried to push the country towards digitisation. This has led to a drastic increase in demand for the cybersecurity professionals. There was at least 1 cybercrime reported in India every 10 minutes the first half of 2016. However, the lack of talent...
CSR Roundtable - BSE

CSR Roundtable Report – Spends And Extent

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become globally a key issue of concern for contemporary businesses. The CSR construct for India has been redesigned with the inclusion of CSR under Section 135 of the Companies Act 2013. The covert intention of CSR regulations was to engage corporates in solving complex social problems. Schedule VII of the...
carbon footprint

Landmark Group Takes A Step To Reduce Carbon Emissions

Splash, a prominent fashion retailer in India and Middle East, and a brand owned by the Landmark Group, has partnered with Natur-Tec, a business unit of Northern Technologies International Corporation (“NTIC”) (Nasdaq: NTIC), to pioneer a new sustainable biopolymer-based packaging solution in India, South Asia and Middle East. The brand’s 80 million poly bags a year have...
skill programmes

CSR: Govt. Moves To Standardise Skill Programmes

About 2.5 crore individuals have been trained under various skill programmes of the government. Out of this, more than 50 lakh have been trained under the ministry's flagship scheme – Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). The scheme has been criticised in the past for its poor track record in placing candidates. The PMKVY dashboard,...
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