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Empower Children To Be Change Ambassadors

About 10,000 school children, 50 schools through 100 workshops are now enabled to become ‘Health Champions’ for their peers and communities. ‘She’s Ambassador’ is a health and leadership program to develop health champions. It aims to empower young people to make educational and sustainable decisions favourable to healthy lifestyles and social development. Mumbai Obstetrics Gynaecological...

Only Law Can’t Guide Fairness In Business, Inner Value System Can: Suresh Prabhu

Union Railway Minister Suresh said, being fair in any business is the key to maintaining equality and a better business culture. He was speaking as the chief guest at the 29th Council for Fair Business Practices (CFBP) Jamnalal Bajaj Awards. Prabhu pointed out inequality and the gap between haves and have-nots as the root causes...

Understanding The True Meaning Of Individual Social Responsibility In The Context Of Demonetisation

Investopedia defines demonetisation as, “the act of stripping a currency unit of its status as legal tender. Demonetisation is necessary whenever there is a change of national currency. The old unit of currency must be retired and replaced with a new currency unit.” The demonetisation of banknotes policy was enacted by the Government of India ceasing the usage...

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...

Three Years Of CSR: Spending On The Rise, Yet Hurdles Remain

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) rules, implemented in April 2014 under section 135 of the Companies Act, have generated a buzz for their innovative approach to social development, and helping channel funds from companies towards such activities. But even as annual CSR spend is on the rise, the impact on the ground and effective deployment of...

Embracing Traditional Wisdom In CSR

“When an old person dies, a whole library burns.” The age-old African proverb is apt to explain the significance of ancestral wisdom. Since time immemorial, we all have been hearing and have also witnessed how rural communities across geographies have built an invaluable pool of indigenous practices based on traditional knowledge and wisdom. Farmers predict rainfall...

Corporate Collaborations Can Aid Health Scenario

Today, the Indian government spends only about one percent of its GDP on healthcare, which is among the lowest globally for any country. Along with building highways, firing up our power plants and ensuring there is a roof over every Indian’s head, there is a need to focus on healthcare in the country. According to...

Nepalese Enterprises Have To Spend 1% Of Profit In Social Causes

Nepalese government will soon start implementing the provision of newly introduced Industrial Enterprise Act that the industries need to allocate at least 1% of their annual profit for social welfare. Clause 48 per the Industrial Enterprise Act 2016 states, big or medium scale enterprises as well as small enterprises having annual turnover over 150 million...

Raising Funds Through The Strength And Power Of A Sport

The 14th edition of Asia’s distance running event, the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM) once again captivated the country with its belief, courage, and passion. Since inception, the marathon has been empowering lives by encouraging citizens to take a step in support of the less fortunate. Money for charity in aid  was raised for multiple...

Talk Now- Better Late Than Never

World Health Day is an annual reminder, an alarm set by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to remind the world of both the increasing health burden and attention required for public health. This year, 7th April, is a day that marks 68 years of the WHO’s effort in preventing, arresting, and reporting on public...
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Talent Is The Biggest Pain Point In The Development Sector: Ashish Dhawan, Central Square Foundation

Ashish Dhawan is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Central Square Foundation. The organisation works to achieve transformational standards of excellence for the Indian school education system. Speaking to The CSR Journal, Dhawan expresses his views on the need of appropriate talent in the development sector. He believes, corporate firms through CSR funds...
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Sustainable Growth Is A Positive Circle Of Influence: RBS Foundation

The CSR Journal spoke to Pankaj Phatarphod and Sunil Kumar from Royal Bank of Scotland India and its foundation. Phatarphod is the Chairperson of RBS India Foundation and Kumar is the Head of Sustainability of RBS India. They shared their views on several topics including the role of corporate foundations in India's CSR sector and...
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