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Air pollution is the fifth largest killer in India: Abdullah A Rehman, Anti Pollution Drive Foundation

Delhiites continue to choke on polluted air and debate over the unlivability of metro cities in India continues to rage. As part of our continuous efforts to Be the Solution, The CSR Journal had an exclusive conversation with Founder and CEO of Anti Pollution Drive Foundation, Abdullah A Rehman. Anti Pollution Drive (APD) Foundation India...

For some children, the mid day meal is their only meal: Dhananjay Krishna Das, Annamrita

Despite having a food wastage ratio of 40%, India has the largest number of malnourished kids. ISKCON Food Relief Foundation, branded as Annamrita, is a not-for-profit, non-religious, non-sectarian public charitable organization. It has been serving 1.2 million mid-day meals everyday through its 20 kitchens across India among their network of 6,500 schools. The organization...
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CSR is embedded in our philosophy: Dr. Priti G. Adani, Chairperson, Adani Foundation

Presenting Dil Se Dil Ki Baatein with The CSR Journal. Watch editor-in-chief Amit Upadhyay in an exclusive conversation with Dr. Priti Adani at her foundation in Ahmedabad. She is the chairperson of Adani Foundation and married to business tycoon Gautam Adani (founder-chairman of multinational conglomerate Adani Group) yet is surprisingly humble and media-shy. She has...
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Soft skills are essential in work environment: Clement Chauvet, Chief, Skills and Business development, UNDP India.

“Women who have worked before marriage are more likely to come back to work after a break of few years than those who have not worked at all,” said Clement Chauvet, Chief, Skill and Business Development, UNDP India. In conversation with Pramit Ghosh from The CSR Journal, Chauvet elaborated on various programs that UNDP is...
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We are attempting to measure the development of our leaders: John Kolmer, Global High Potential Program Leader, Dow Chemical

The companies best positioned to succeed in the world of today and tomorrow are the ones that innovate new products, and leverage expertise to advance human progress. Bearing this in mind, Dow Chemical International Pvt. Ltd., a leading materials science company, has taken active interest in investing for resilient, inclusive and innovative leaders to...
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We Need A Stadium In Every Village: Bajrang Punia, Wrestling Champion

The wait for the first gold medal at the Asian Games this year was not long as Bajrang Punia secured the yellow metal after beating Japan’s Daichi Takatani in the 65kg category. Bajrang dedicated his medal to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who breathed his last in August. The wrestler believes his Asian Games...
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95% of women are raped by people they know: Gul Panag, Actress, Activist and Campaigner

Gul Panag joined politics with the intention to change things. The first part of her political agenda was to fix India’s big problem of gender division. ‘95% of women are raped by people that they know. This is an important statistic because how do you stop that? A powerful law and order situation could check...
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Education With Employability Is My Key Theme: Deo Shankar Tripathi, MD & CEO, Aadhar Housing Finance

“In a vast country like India, the government alone cannot provide employment to everybody. Government alone cannot remove the problems of sanitation and problems of healthcare as long as the corporates associate (with it). That is the reason the Companies Act, 2013 prescribes a mandatory CSR spend of 2% of average net profits. I...
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CSR Is A Necessity To Fortify The Future: Shrikant Vaze, CEO, Fujitsu Consulting India

Having lived in India where there is a lot of disparity between the haves and have nots, there is enough and more to be done, believes Shrikant Vaze, Head- India GDC, Vice President Global Delivery Group, Fujitsu Consulting India. Fujitsu is the world's fifth-largest IT services provider and No.1 in Japan. Shrikant told The CSR...
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CSR Could Stop Water Wars: Anna Hazare, Social Activist

The CSR Journal team caught up with veteran social activist Anna Hazare at his residence in Ralegan Siddhi, Maharashtra, for an informal chat. The Padma Bhushan awardee launched the print edition of The CSR Journal there. Anna's spirit shines brighter than ever. His razor sharp critique of the government and his incisive observation about...
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The Desire To Do CSR Has To Come From Within: Gagan Rai, MD & CEO, NSDL e-Governance

"The desire to fulfill CSR has to come from within. There are companies giving out a cheque bearing the mandatory sum to an NGO and saying that their obligation is over. That is not real CSR," Gagan Rai told The CSR Journal in an exclusive interview. Rai is the Managing Director and CEO of...
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Attitudes Towards Girls Still Need To Change: Mahindra Group

The CSR Journal spoke to Sheetal Mehta and Vivek Nayer from the Mahindra Group about education and the need for corporates to come together for effective CSR. Mehta is Chief – CSR Initiatives, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. and Executive Director, K. C. Mahindra Education Trust. Nayer is Chief Marketing Officer, Group Corporate Brand for...
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