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CSR Leaders Discuss The Current Challenges And Table Solutions

Treeni Sustainability Solutions, a software product company established by sustainability practitioners and technology experts, hosted its third edition of the ‘Sustainability for Breakfast’ event recently. The theme for this edition was “Role of technology in CSR enablement.” The discussion panel included Meera Rajeevan, Program Director, Sarojini Damodaran Foundation, Shoma Bakre, Founder and Managing Trustee, Let’s...

Business Environment In India Is Better But Not Good: Michael Porter

A handful of corporate titans, young entrepreneurs and researchers on Wednesday got an opportunity that even some students of Harvard Business School do not get. They got a crash course in business and economics from Michael Porter. The business strategist and economist teaches at Harvard. A student who wants to attend his lectures has to clear...

‘CSR By Global Brands Must Look Beyond Tier-1 Of Leather Supply Chain In India’

Employees sort different grades of tanned leather skins into piles at a tannery in Kolkata. The ICN report found a wide gap between the price of the end product and wages in three hubs. ICN report finds widespread labour, gender, caste discrimination in Agra, Kolkata and TN

Versova Beach Issue Resolved, But What Is Next?

Part of the city's coastal flora and fauna, the Versova beach in Mumbai's western suburbs, is one of the dirtiest beaches. Starting in October 2015, the world's biggest beach cleaning initiative took 85 weeks to get completed. Afroz Shah, a lawyer at Bombay High Court, started off with his 84-year-old neighbour Harbansh Mathur. "The...

CSR Opportunity to Educate and Empower Masses

The first and foremost initiative to strengthen public libraries is to support Raja Rammohan Roy Library Foundation by funding its regular activities to promote setting up libraries in the country.

Sharp Drop in Ratio of Young Women in India Expected: Study

With the decreasing sex ratio in India, it has been reported by the Indian Government that the sex ratio will drop further in the coming years. The report, by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation was published earlier in the year. According to the report, the number of women every thousand men will drop...

Lets Make Sustainability An Attitude, Not Just a Function

Sustainability needs to come from inside the heart and soul of a company and not just a forced reporting function

Taiwan To Legislate On Corporate Social Responsibility: Vice President

The Taiwan government is drafting an amendment to the Company Act that would require businesses to "internalise" good governance and social responsibility, Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) said on Wednesday. At an award ceremony for businesses that have shown excellent corporate social responsibility, Chen said that as enterprises pursue profits, they should also take responsibility...

Children Victims of Farmer Suicides See A Bright Future, Thanks To This Young Couple

After working in Pune city for about four years as a software engineer, 27-year-old Ashok Deshmane went to his hometown in Marathwada region of Maharashtra. This region is well-known for being water stressed and had then been suffering from drought. He had heard of many farmer suicide instances. He comes from a farmer family and...

Sustainable Buildings – A New ‘Green Revolution’ For Tomorrow’s India

India is home to more than a billion people and this is expected rise to 1.6 billion by 2050. More than 70% Indians live in rural areas today but it is expected that 60% of a much larger population will live in urban areas in 2050. Both these trends support the projection that 70%...

Effective Governance Will Sustain Asia-Pacific Economic Growth And Improve Its Quality: UN Report

Effective governance and improved fiscal management are essential to sustaining robust economic growth and improving its quality, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said in its annual flagship report launched on Monday. The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2017 highlights that despite a...

Bajaj Wants Govt To Clarify On Tax Exemption On CSR Spending

Bajaj Group patriarch Rahul Bajaj has asked the government to clarify whether the Indian firms spending two per cent of their profits on corporate social responsibility, as mandated by the new company law, should get tax exemption on it. Citing the conflicts in the tax laws, the veteran industry leader on Saturday said that when...
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