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We’ll look at emerging trends internationally, specifically, companies that anticipate, spot and respond to trends will take the lead, pushing the limits of CSR through breakthrough advancements.

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We’ll look at emerging trends internationally, specifically, companies that anticipate, spot and respond to trends will take the lead, pushing the limits of CSR through breakthrough advancements.

Future Of Development Lies In Your Skills

By 2020, 65% Indians will be under the age of 35, making us the youngest country in the world. A large employable population is an advantage, for it can fulfil the demand for skilled workers across India and globally, as also drive consumption and economic growth. However, this demographic dividend can turn into a...

Asia-Pacific Must Boost Development Reform To Achieve 2030 Agenda: Report

Asia and the Pacific, a region with an impressive development  track  record,  will  need  to step up its overall development reform  effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, according  to  a  new  report  launched  by the United Nations Economic and Social  Commission  for  Asia  and  the  Pacific (ESCAP), at the High-level...

CSR To Be Compulsory For UAE Companies

UAE companies will have to allocate funds and be involved in social responsibility initiatives by end of 2017, a top official said. To implement the Year of Giving strategy, the Ministry of Economy launched 11 initiatives on Monday to create workplaces that take up philanthropy as part of its core values and helped the government keep a database and monitor the companies' compliance to philanthropy.

From Veggies To Cars: Ethical Consumerism On The Rise In Asia

Climate change, water scarcity and dwindling natural resources are just a few of the serious, long-term environmental challenges facing many countries across Asia Pacific, causing consumers to seek out eco-friendly goods and services. As consumers begin flexing their socially-minded muscles at the cash register, they are demanding more from the brands they buy. For Ford Motor Company, this rising demand...

India Cancels Plans For Huge Coal Power Stations As Solar Energy Prices Hit Record Low

India has cancelled plans to build nearly 14 gigawatts of coal-fired power stations – about the same as the total amount in the UK – with the price for solar electricity “free falling” to levels once considered impossible. Analyst Tim Buckley said the shift away from the dirtiest fossil fuel and towards solar in India...

‘CSR By Global Brands Must Look Beyond Tier-1 Of Leather Supply Chain In India’

Employees sort different grades of tanned leather skins into piles at a tannery in Kolkata. The ICN report found a wide gap between the price of the end product and wages in three hubs. ICN report finds widespread labour, gender, caste discrimination in Agra, Kolkata and TN

Corporate India Needs to Keep a Close Eye on U-17 FIFA World Cup 2017

This year, in March, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the deplorable condition of Indian football in his Mann-ki-Baat radio show. “Today our ranking in FIFA is low (163), I feel reluctant to even mention it.” It is May and India is nearing the start of FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2017, an...

Majority of Indians Think Role of Women in Society is to be Good Mothers and Wives: Study

As part of a Global Trends study, Ipsos examined global attitudes toward the role of women, parenting, and family across 22 countries by interviewing 18,180 adults. Majority of Indians surveyed (64%) think role of women in society is to be good mothers and wives revolving around home, according to the 2017 survey. When it comes to...

Increasing Equality A Key Factor To Unlocking Prosperity In Asia-Pacific

The report underscores the importance of addressing poverty through pro-poor urbanisation, effective management of rural-urban transitions, and investment in sustainable infrastructure.

Americans Prefer Candidates Who Support Climate Action

Climate change tops US Presidential Election Agenda

Fighting to Preserve the Seed

A global activist who opposes genetically modified organism (GMO) foods and Big Agriculture, Dr. Vandana Shiva addressed an enthusiastic crowd of youngsters at Arizona State University in the US and labors on with her message in spite of staunch criticism from different quarters.
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