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CSR Expenditure rises by 27% in 2016: Study

Increase of 27% was noted in the expenditure of corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds in 2015-16 as compared to the previous year. The figures rose from Rs 6,400 crore in FY15 to Rs 8,900 crore. These results are based on disclosures of close to 1,270 companies listed on BSE that had to comply with Section...
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Focus Of Values Cannot Be Overstated: Gul Panag, Actress & Social Activist

Gul Panag runs the Colonel Shamsher Singh Foundation, an NGO that works towards a variety of causes including gender equality, education and disaster management. It was founded seven years ago. In conversation with The CSR Journal, she highlights that there is a vast chasm between what people have and what they should have. On a more...

‘Arise By Aricent’ To Impart Employable Skills To Engineering Students

Added to a list of initiatives is the launch of ‘Arise by Aricent’ an initiative to create employability opportunities for 3400 college students, by up-skilling engineering undergraduates across Delhi-NCR, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. The Delhi-NCR region will have 1300+ students trained under the ARISE program. Under the program, the students are trained in the...

Centre To Accommodate 165 Pediatric Cancer Patients Opened In Mumbai

Three buildings in Mumbai have been allocated to accommodate 165 pediatric cancer patients and their families who come from outstation to Mumbai for treatment. The centre in Cotton Green area of Mumbai was inaugurated by Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari. The buildings spread across 1.2 acres, which belongs to...

35 Vernacular BMC Schools To Restart In English With Private Funds

Roping in philanthropists and corporate funding, the BMC plans to provide English medium education to students of 35 vernacular schools that were recently shut down due to poor attendance. Promising "superior education" at these schools, the BMC plans to induct professional management groups to run the institutes and convince parents to send back their children....

Poverty: Understanding The Concept And Measures In Indian Context

It was interesting to read a series of tweets consolidating year 2016 from the International Spectator on Twitter. Some of these include, India tops the GDP charts with 7.2%; India stands third position with 111 billionaires, next to US and China and military spending is around 51$ billion, ahead of Japan and Australia. Ironically,...

Education, Employable Skills Top CSR Spends: Report

A majority of information technology (IT) and financial service sector companies in India are investing in education and employable skills, when it comes to the mandatory spend on corporate social responsibility (CSR), says a report by Nasscom Foundation. ‘Key to social issues’ “About half the companies (70) interviewed have spent more than 70% of their CSR...

NGOs Highlight Need Of CSR Funds For Street Kids

The need to mobilise corporate funds to meet the challenges in rehabilitating street children was emphasised during a ‘critical discussion’ involving various stakeholders, including NGOs in New Delhi. Mobilisation of corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds will help address the issue comprehensively and in a more structured manner as compared to time-bound international donor grants, said...

50% Guj Cos Prefer CSR Through Implementing Agencies: Report

The execution of corporate social responsibilty mandate was majorly done using external implementing agencies in Gujarat in 2015-16. Gujarat CSR Outlook Report 2017 compiled by NGOBOX stated that only 23% companies used their own foundations for CSR implemention. The report was released on February 16th at Ahmedabad Management Association during the Gujarat CSR Meetup. It...

An Overview of the Global Education Monitoring Report 2016: Understanding the Basic Framework

Education is one of the basic human rights that needs to be provided by all nations. It is important to note that education is for life and learning is life-long as it creates equal opportunities for all. According to Gandhi, “by education I mean an all-round drawing out of the best in child and...
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Transparency Lacking In Our System: Rakesh Jain, Chairman, Navi Mumbai Committee, IMC

Rakesh Jain, Chairman, Navi Mumbai Committee of Indian Merchants’ Chamber (IMC) spoke to The CSR Journal about how CSR funds can be utilised for the poor population. He said that children of industry workers are mostly deprived of quality education and CSR funds should be used for their education. He also said that our system...

Corporate India To Support The ‘Voter Awareness Drive’

Eminent personalities of the corporate world have come forward to extend their support for the voter awareness campaign lead by the state election commission of Maharashtra. Business giants like Ratan Tata from the Tata Group, Anand Mahindra from Mahindra & Mahindra Group, Harsh Goenka from RPG Industries met the Maharashtra state election commission JS Sahariya. “When...
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