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The Gaps in Implemeting CSR in India

India is one of the only countries in the world to regulate Corporate Social Responsbility (CSR) under the Companies Act, 2013. The law provides a framework to address various developmental challenges. Specifically, 11 areas are listed as eligible developmental activities where a company can spend its CSR money. Companies with a net worth of...
Veganism

CSR: Veganism For Health And Environment

Veganism has taken up the global food industry by a storm. People looking for healthier lifestyle have started to move towards adapting veganism. Many celebrities like Beyonce, Jay Z, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lopez, Sonam Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Sonakshi Sinha, Aamir Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez have committed to veganism. This has turned many more heads towards...

Help Protect The Endangered Wild Red Pandas & Their Habitats

Since 2007, the Red Panda Network has been working to protect red pandas and their habitats in Nepal. They use an integrated, landscape level approach for red panda conservation, which includes research and monitoring, education and outreach, habitat protection and restoration, and sustainable development initiatives. BodyShop is on board to be an active partner of...
Responsible Travel - Chadar Trek

CSR: Sustainable And Responsible Travel

Travel culture has evolved enormously in India over the past few years. With rise of globalisation through internet and social media, more and more youth are traveling with an increased frequency. This has increased a lot of pressure on the tourist destinations, threatening to disrupt their ecosystems. Chadar trek has been called as world’s wildest...
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Private Sector Has A Huge Role To Play In The Capacity Building Of Small And Medium Sized NGOs: Jaivir Singh, Vice Chairman, PwC India Foundation

Jaivir Singh is the Vice Chairman of PwC India Foundation (PwCIF) and his primary focus lies in strategising and executing Corporate Responsibility programmes. While speaking with The CSR Journal, he throws light on the broad themes of work done around environment sustainability, Water and sanitation, Humanitarian Response programs and addressing issues related to urban...

बीएमसी में ब्लैकलिस्टेड, मेट्रो में काला कारनामा

बीएमसी द्वारा ब्लैकलिस्ट की गयी इंफ्रास्ट्रक्चर कंपनी जे कुमार को मेट्रो के काम से नवाजा गया, ये जानते हुए भी कि बीएमसी रोड घोटाले में जे कुमार इंफ़्रा प्रोजेक्ट्स का नाम सामने आया था, बाकायदा 350 करोड़ के बीएमसी रोड घोटाले में जे कुमार के खिलाफ एफआईआर भी दर्ज है और अभी भी मामले...
Humpback Mahseer

CSR: Conserving The Endangered Humpback Mahseer

Humpback Mahseer, one of the most iconic fresh water fish in the world is on the verge of extinct, according to a study conducted by Indian and British biologists. This is because of pollution, sand extraction and hydel power projects. Humpback Mahseer, only found in India’s Kaveri basin, is known to anglers as one...

India’s Leap Towards A Sustainable Fourth Industrial Revolution

Globally, the advent of digitally enabled Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has already been termed as the fastest period of innovation ever. Rapid advancements in technology, disruption of conventional markets and reconstruction of business-as-usual models are transforming and realigning the ways economies and societies operate. India, with an estimated growth rate of 7.4% in FY19, expected...

Cities Of The Future

Imagine an Indian city of the future. Do you see sufficient space for residents, clean, well-aligned streets, pedestrians in designated walking areas, disciplined traffic, planned housing for all economic classes, adequate high quality facilities for education, entertainment and culture, abundant sources of livelihood, medical facilities for all and people having the opportunity to give...
Stubble Burning degrading Air Quality

CSR: Alternate Solutions To Improve Air Quality

Air pollution is at an all time rise in India because of industrialisation and urbanisation in lieu of national development. Especially in Northern India, the air quality has dropped down at alarming levels causing the government to declare red alert several times in the last couple of years. One of the significant contributors to this...
Ambuja Water Management

CSR: Water Resource Management To Address Ecological Destabilsation

As part of its commitment to sustainable development, Ambuja Cements Ltd. is continuing to scale up its efforts to build more robust and effective water resource management approaches in and around its operations to preserve and conserve this natural resource amidst growing water scarcity which is triggering ecological destabilisation. Aligned with its Group LafargeHolcim’s Sustainable...
Plastic pollution

CSR: Encouraging Younger Generation To Combat Plastic Pollution

The environment is shouting out its cry for sustainable living for its survival. The plastic menace and thoughtless actions by the society has led our beloved planet to its slow collapse. Plastic pollution has caused lethal devastation to coasts, rivers, soil and every natural resource in the world. With its capacity to not decompose for several...
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