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‘New Opportunities’ Wait, As Tata Trusts Change Its Approach Towards Philanthropy

India Inc. continues its efforts to create a more suitable environment, legally and socially, for Corporate Social Responsibility practices. Not far behind is Tata Trusts, gathering pace in its attempts too. Ratan Tata, Chairman of Tata Trusts, mentioned about a shift, as it eyes for a more unified approach in its philanthropic efforts. A change...

Stunting Reduced In Chattisgarh By Government Efforts

Maharashtra being the centre of the CSR expenditure by companies, there are numerous states like Chattisgarh where no projects are being implemented.

36 Among Top-100 Companies Fail To Meet Prescribed CSR In FY 16-17

Among the top-100 BSE listed companies, 36% of the firms have been unable to allocate the prescribe Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) expenditure in the third year of the 2% mandate, according to a report. As per findings in the CSR Outlook Report 2017, compiled by NGOBox, a research platform in the CSR sphere, the percentage...

Adopt A Village: Success Lies In Implementation

The village development model aims to cover all bases: finance from the adopting party, participation of the local authority and cooperation and education of the residents.

Report: FY 16-17 Spend of Corporate Houses On CSR

As per a recent article published by Bloomberg Quint, it was reported Coal India Limited, a state-owned coal mining company, has been the most generous Nifty 50 company in the past three years. This year, the company reported a net CSR expenditure of Rs. 128.05 crore. The article states that Coal India has spent about 18.8% of its average net...

CSR Policies Making Persons With Disability More Independent

According to Census 2011, persons with a disability make up for 2.21% in India’s population. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has been helping this 2.21% to get socially accommodated through equal opportunities and rights in the society. The Department for Empowerment of Persons with Disability works with non-government and private organisations to...
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It Is Important To Benchmark The Impact On Lives: Ameera Shah, Managing Director, Metropolis Healthcare LTD

The change we see in health care is a matter of perspective. Consumers have become more aware of their health. People are trying to find out what is happening inside their bodies. People think fitness is about how you look in the mirror, but it is more about how you feel. With more money...

Govt To Assess Impact Of CSR Activities Undertaken By PSUs

For the first time, the NDA government is planning to conduct a study for assessing the impact of corporate social responsibility projects undertaken by various public sector firms. The study, to be carried out by the Department of Public Enterprises, will cover 134 central public sector enterprises. It will identify the lack of initiative and implementation...

Going All-Solar Is A Steadfast Way Forward

Solar energy has taken the world by storm. From houses to offices, from schools to hospitals, more and more establishments are going solar. From an ecological perspective, the world is in a place where renewable energy resources are the better options. The return on investment of solar energy in India is ideal as it...

Eliminate Child Labour Use In Tobacco Farming

A significant improvement in school attendance has been reported by IPM India, as a result of its programs directed at reduction and elimination of the use of child labour by tobacco growers. The project on “Prevention of Child labour and Rural Development in tobacco growing villages of Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka” undertaken through a voluntary...

The Risk Cost of Your Selfie

Mobile handset maker Samsung India has pledged support to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways’ drive to reduce road accidents, especially those that happen due to irresponsible usage of mobile phones. A nationwide campaign ‘Safe India’ to sensitise people about responsible use of mobile phones while on the road was unveiled. The new campaign film, #SafeIndia, seeks to make people...

Green Finance Charter Signed With European Development Finance Institutions

An investment symposium on ‘The Opportunity of Green Finance in India’ was recently organised where the four banks signed a charter to champion green finance in India. YES Bank, FMO (the Development Bank of the Netherlands), along with DEG (the Development Bank of Germany) and Proparco (the Development Bank of France), signed the charter. Through...
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