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“Who Drained My Water?”

Part III of IV- Let’s take some Action! In this article, the third of a four part series on water scarcity, Anirban Ghosh, Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra Group shares what we as individuals can do to address the issue In the first part of the series we found that we have a BIGGER problem than we...

Revival of Traditional Arts and Handicrafts: Rescue Role of the Companies Act, 2013

India is a diverse country with varied cultures, art forms and traditions. These bring richness to the living, life and lifestyle. It reflects in arts and handicrafts that imbibe rich history, aesthetics and exquisite designs. Since the ancient times, traditional art and handicraft industry has been providing employment and livelihood opportunities. In the modern...

Business For Good Is Good For Business And For The Society

The “Business for Good” model proposes that a company can create social impact and also generate profits for its shareholders. This model has the potential to tackle global and local social issues using business rather than the traditional corporate philanthropy. The focus is on creating ‘shared value’, which translates to judiciously blending profits with societal...

Addressing Our Needs or The Need of The Hour?

Munna is an 18 year old unemployed college drop-out. He lives in the slums of Mumbai and would spend most of his time unproductively. Today, through supportive programs, he has received training in plumbing and is able to earn a sustainable amount. Is this all that Munna is? Is this the real problem he has?...

Who Drained My Water?

Part I of IV- The Problem is BIGGER than we think In this article, the first of a four part series on water scarcity, Anirban Ghosh, Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra Group shares the enormity of the crisis facing us. In Aurangabad, 15 year old Gomati treks 2 kilometers, twice daily, to the nearest bore well to fetch...

Youth: Change Leaders For An Inclusive And Vibrant India

History shows us that young people have played key roles in powerful social movements that transformed the course of human history, including India’s freedom struggle, women’s rights, environmentalism and environmental justice and many more. With 65% of population below the age of 35 years, India has the world's largest youth population and their actions and...

Corporate Social Responsibility: Social Innovation To Create Impact

The 21st century is believed to be the century of knowledge and innovation. In today’s world, companies are focussed on finding innovative solutions to real world problems, that create not just efficient work processes having better productivity and performance, but also have a positive impact on the society. Today, companies have realised that social innovation...

Promoting Cross-sector and Business Collaborations in CSR: Perspective on Key Enablers

India is the seventh largest country by area, the second most populous country and the most heavily inhabited democracy in the world. India's democratic dividend is at its best and is potential to aid in economic development with abundant availability of workforce for global services. However, social parameters are not very encouraging even after...

Plantation Drives: A Strong Lever to Push the Green Coverage

It is over six months since the entire world came together, discussed and agreed to reduce carbon footprints. On December 12, 2015 at the Conference of Parties 21 (COP21), all parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change have agreed to combat climate change and push for a sustainable low carbon future. It...

A ‘Nudge’ in the Swachh Direction

The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is probably the most talked about Government Initiative in recent years. The plan, as stated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is to build 12 crore toilets and eradicate open defecation by 2019, a year marking the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The reason this plan is so significant is the...

Sports: A Catalyst In Strategic Community Growth

The last few months have made the internet a slightly more visually appealing place than it has been for quite some time now, especially when it comes to inspirational’, ‘motivational’ or just human interest story telling. The digital audio-visuals are compelling with real stories of grit, determination and focus, which all lead to one road...

Gateway to Glory: Sports and CSR in India

It was an interesting week in India with millions of them sacrificing sleeps to cheer for their teams at 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. It was also fascinating note that Indians also watched and supported categories of sports such as golf and gymnastics. It was the same case in 2010 with India...
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