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GreenSole Foundation & Axis Bank Together For Providing 13,000 Footwear In 89 Schools

GreenSole Foundation and Axis Bank came together and organised a mega footwear donation drive, “Udaan”. This initiative will see over 13,000 footwear being distributed, in 89 schools in Lucknow. As per findings of a 2013 report by World Health Organisation (WHO), around 1.5 billion people globally do not have access to footwear. Greensole foundation works...

Three Pragmatic Strategies to Combat Plastic Menace

The growing population, rocket speed of production and hyper consumerism has added huge pressure on the natural resources. It is the festival time again in India and people are immersed in celebrations. Celebrations have ethnic, cultural and religious significance. It is natural to have huge spurt of activities around celebrations due to diversity of...

Who Drained My Water?

Part II of IV - Two Silver Bullets After describing the gravity and magnitude of the water scarcity in the first part, Anirban Ghosh, Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra Group shares the precipitating factors that have led to water scarcity. In this article which is the second of the four part series on water scarcity, Ghosh digs the...

Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Joins Hands with Watershed Organisation Trust for Sustainable Agriculture

Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd (HCCB), joined hands with Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR), Sanjeevani Institute of Empowerment and Develoment (SIED) and local community to launch Integrated Watershed Management Project in Sinnar Taluka, Nasik District of Maharashtra.  The project is being implemented across 03 villages - Khaprale, Chandrapur, Jamgaon, covering a geographical area of 1624 hectares. The...
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Children and Social Responsibility: A Viewpoint

14th November is celebrated in India to increase awareness of the rights, care and education of children. It is the birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru who is often cited as saying that children should always be carefully and lovingly nurtured, as they are the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow. The...

“Who Drained My Water?”

Part III of IV- Let’s take some Action! In this article, the third of a four part series on water scarcity, Anirban Ghosh, Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra Group shares what we as individuals can do to address the issue In the first part of the series we found that we have a BIGGER problem than we...

Revival of Traditional Arts and Handicrafts: Rescue Role of the Companies Act, 2013

India is a diverse country with varied cultures, art forms and traditions. These bring richness to the living, life and lifestyle. It reflects in arts and handicrafts that imbibe rich history, aesthetics and exquisite designs. Since the ancient times, traditional art and handicraft industry has been providing employment and livelihood opportunities. In the modern...

Paris Agreement Enters Into Force, But Emissions Continue To Rise

UNEP says raising ambition before 2020 “is likely the last chance to keep the option of limiting global warming to 1.5C”. As the Paris Agreement enters into force on Friday, November 4, a UN Environment Programme report has shown that global emissions have continued to rise despite some signs of emissions from fossil fuels and...

GIZ Partners With Samhita & Villgro To Address Gaps In Incubation Ecosystem

GIZ (The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH), an international development organisation owned by the German Government, has partnered with Samhita Social  Ventures and Villgro to facilitate corporate engagement in the incubation of startups and social enterprises. Through this partnership, GIZ, Samhita and Villgro will seek to address gaps in the Indian incubation ecosystem. Challenges...
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We May Need An Autonomous Body For CSR: Pooran Chandra Pandey

After serving UN Global Compact (UNGC) Network India for five years as Executive Director, Pooran Chandra Pandey recently joined Dialogue of Civilisations (DOC) Research Institute in Berlin as Chief Executive Officer. In an interview with The CSR Journal, he talks about role of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the operation of corporate firms. He is...

Centre May Rope In Banks To Boost Forest Cover

All banking institutions in India may soon chip in to increase India's forest cover in a coordinated manner. If the environment ministry has its way, all banks will be asked to join the central and the state governments in their ongoing efforts of afforestation. The move will be part of one of the 10 ways,...

Say No To Sc‘air’y Crackers

The sparkles from fireworks last a few seconds but the air pollution can linger in our cities for hours. The festival of light has been transformed so much that the diya has gradually been replaced by candles and candles eventually replaced by electric lamps and glitters. Although we are climbing the ladder of modernization; in this rat...
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