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India Is Growing GDP Of The Rich, I Want India To Grow GDP Of Poor: Pavan Sukhdev, Founder-CEO, GIST

Pavan Sukhdev is Founder-CEO of GIST Advisory, a consulting firm which helps governments and corporations discover, measure, value, and manage their impacts on natural and human capital. He recently won the internationally acclaimed Blue Planet Prize, 2016. It is a recognition for individuals and organisations that make outstanding achievements in scientific research and its...

Focusing Only On GDP Won’t Lead To Sustained Growth: Tetsuro Yasuda, Secretary General, The Asahi Glass Foundation

The Asahi Glass Foundation was set up in celebration of the twenty-fifth year of operation of Asahi Glass Co., Ltd (AGC) a Japanese global glass manufacturing company. Established in 1933, the foundation focuses on research grants and recognition of efforts for environmental sustainability. Blue Planet Prize, an annual award constituted by the Asahi Glass...
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Only Education Is Not Enough, Human Rights Education Is Needed – Kerry Kennedy, President, Robert F Kennedy Human Rights

Kerry Kennedy serves as the President of Robert F Kennedy Human Rights based in the United States of America. She hails from a family with a strong political background.Talking to The CSR Journal, Kennedy stressed on the need of child rights and human rights education. She also highlighted the power of strong determined people...

All Human Being Are Entrepreneurs: Muhammad Yunus, Founder, Grameen Bank & Nobel Peace Prize Winner

" Micro credit is all about the grassroots and the bottom most people. If the demonetisation is short term, they it will not affected the micro-credit system, but extending it for a long term can create a dent," says Muhammad Yunus, Founder, Grameen Bank. In changing times, the usage of technology can be adjusted, mobilised...

CSR Priorities Need To Tilt Towards Quality Rather Than Quantity: Manish Chaudhary, Senior VP Global R&D and Managing Director India, Pitney Bowes

Pitney Bowes is a US-based e-Commerce solutions company listed on Nasdaq. The company works towards facilitating data and digital/physical transactions for its client. Manish Chaudhary, Senior VP Global R&D and Managing Director India, Pitney Bowes talks to The CSR Journal about the CSR mandate and its implications. What are the different Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)...
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Atheletes Of Future Should Be Provided With Support Today: Roland Folger, Mercedes-Benz India

Roland Folger, MD & CEO of Mercedes-Benz, India has been associated with the company for more than three decades. Before heading India operations, he held several key positions globally. Believer of the fact that sports can change the world for good, he strongly advocates that the potential athletes of tomorrow should be supported today...
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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...
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Mindset Needs To Change From Charity To Development: Vandana Goyal

Vandana Goyal took over as the CEO of Akankasha Foundation in 2010. She was honoured by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2012. Through Akanksha Foundation, Goyal works with government schools to raise the standard of education for underprivileged children. Serving on the board of many not-for profits, Goyal believes corporate...
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Any More Restrictions on CSR Will Be Like Cess Or Tax: Hemant Gupta, BSE Sammaan

Hemant Gupta, CEO of BSE Sammaan spoke to The CSR Journal about BSE Sammaan, a portal bridging the accountability gap between corporate houses and NGOs. According to him, government rules should help corporate houses to do good and not force.   Thank you for going though the story until the very end. We appreciate the time...
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CSR Is All About Responsible Conduct: Dr Huzaifa Khorakiwala, CEO, Wockhardt Foundation

Dr Huzaifa Khorakiwala has been leading the Wockhardt Foundation since the past eight years. He advocates that mandatory expenditure for CSR should be increased to 5% profit of the company raising it from current 2% profit. He believes that CSR is much more than mere spending of funds; it is more about responsible behaviour. Thank...
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CSR Has to Come From the Backroom to the Boardroom: Dr.Bhaskar Chatterjee, Former Director General & CEO, IICA

Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, Director General and CEO, IICA, is the brainchild behind the 2% CSR mandate in India. “Anything regulatory in nature is a problem. Therefore it is essential for the auditing mechanism to capture the last pie”, says Chatterjee. Additionally, corporates need to look at places requiring development in other states and beyond...
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Uphold the Idea of Citizen’s Social Responsibility: Sushilkumar Shinde, Former Union Minister for Home Affairs

Shri Sushilkumar Shinde was the Minister of Home Affairs and the Leader of the house in Lok Sabha until May 2014. He previously served as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra and has been an outstanding agent of change in every role that he has played. A passionate advocate for social impact. While speaking at The...
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