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BJP Mumbai chief Ashish Shelar in conversation with Amit Upadhyay

Politician and Advocate Ashish Shelar, BJP Mumbai President has a heart-to-heart with Amit Upadhyay, editor-in-chief, The CSR Journal, in this exclusive video interview. Shelar, a dynamic leader, got a broader platform to work after he became the president of the Mumbai unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Adopting an all-inclusive approach, he has begun raising...
Deepa Menon, PVR Ltd.

The Government Should Have A CSR Ministry: Deepa Menon, Senior Vice President (CSR), PVR Ltd.

The ministry of corporate affairs (MCA) established a centralised scrutiny and prosecution mechanism last year for enforcement of corporate social responsibility (CSR) provisions, according to P P Chaudhary, Union Minister of State for the Law and Justice and the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Based on inquiry, preliminary notices have been issued to 272 companies. On...
Anuja Bansal

CSR spending has mostly gone to set priorities of India Inc: Anuja Bansal, Secretary General, SOS Children’s Villages of India

One person can make a difference. Working together we make lasting changes, believes Anuja Bansal. As Secretary General of SOS Children’s Villages of India, her role is to lead the organisation in the strategic direction they have envisaged for themselves by 2020 and 2030, with the support and partnership of all stakeholders. With over five...

Budget 2019: Reactions from industry leaders

The CSR Journal got on-the-spot reactions from industry leaders across various sectors immediately after the live budget presentation on February 1, 2019, at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) headquarters. Said Piruz Khambatta, Chairman CII (Western Region) and Chairman & Managing Director, Rasna, “The Budget announcements have largely taken care of the agriculture sector, middle...
Suma Ravi

Our goals are aligned with the SDGs: Suma Ravi, Regional Director (South), CRY

Suma Ravi belongs to that rare breed of business graduates who chose to work in the non-profit sector rather than the corporate field, way before it became a lucrative career choice. A Business Management graduate from XLRI, Suma has worked for several years in the market research industry as a qualitative researcher – in...

We strongly believe in engaging, educating and empowering: TC Hota, Executive Vice President, BIPF

“No business, big or small, in present Indian society, can run without spending on peripheral development and local patronage,” believes T C Hota, Executive Vice President, Bansidhar and Ila Panda Foundation (BIPF). He goes on to add that the allocation of funds for social responsibility should be decided by the corporate house instead. A professional...

महाराष्ट्र के पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री पृथ्वीराज चव्हाण से दिल से दिल की बात।

दी सीएसआर जर्नल के एडिटर इन चीफ अमित उपाध्याय से खास बातचीत करते हुए महाराष्ट्र के पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री पृथ्वीराज चव्हाण ने दावा किया कि इसबार फिर से महाराष्ट्र और केंद्र में कांग्रेस गठबंधन की सरकार बनेगी। 2014 का चुनाव परशेप्शन की लड़ाई थी जो हम हार गए। कांग्रेस के लीडर अंग्रेजी में सोचते और...
Dr Rajeev Boudhankar

Healthcare as CSR lends a ‘soft’ image to corporates: Dr Rajeev Boudhankar, CEO, Bhatia Hospital, Mumbai

CSR by large private hospitals is probably not as documented compared to their manufacturing and tech counterparts. CSR initiatives by these hospitals can be broadly classified into four buckets: rural healthcare, awareness campaigns, disaster-relief campaigns, and education. Even then, many don’t have clearly articulated CSR policies. The rise of chronic diseases, which is the biggest...
Arshan Vakil

Digital learning has great potential in govt. schools: Arshan Vakil, Founder and CEO, Kings Learning

Being proficient in the English language is an advantage, often unfair, in India. Not being fluent in it could mean losing out on the job you’re qualified for. One social enterprise is trying to reduce the gap. Focusing mainly on students and blue-collared workers who are at the bottom of the pyramid, Kings Learning...
Sébastien Hug, CEO, swissnex India

India could possibly overachieve its Paris Agreement goals: Sébastien Hug, CEO and Consul General, swissnex India

By 2030, India plans to generate 40% of its total energy requirement through renewable energy sources. “The Government of India has planned to increase its renewable energy capacity target to 225 GW by 2022, much ahead of its initial target of 175 GW. Overall, up to 8.5 GW of renewable energy capacity is expected...
Denzil Keelor

Equitable distribution of CSR is in question: Air Marshal Denzil Keelor, Founder Trustee and CEO, Special Olympics Bharat

“It has been established that through sports, people can reduce degree of disability by up to 25%. “People with disabilities have a large degree of normalcy in them and 80% of them are capable of participating in sports,” says Air Marshal Denzil Keelor, the founder Trustee and CEO of Special Olympics Bharat. Special Olympics Bharat...
Gaganjot Kaur

‘Govt. of India is key player to drive clean energy’: Gaganjot Kaur, swissnex India

To many Fortune 500 companies announcing aggressive goals relating to their clean energy usage, transitioning their energy usage into renewable energy sources plays an integral part in their sustainability goals. Offsetting energy costs through increased use of renewables is not only cost-effective, but such practices allow for CSR success, which has a profound impact...

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