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Bringing NGOs together

Having guided companies like SOTC Travel Limited and later Kuoni Travel Group through exceptional growth as CEO, Ranjit Malkani is now putting his business acumen into play in the world of philanthropy. Along with his wife, Anjal, he is setting up his own philanthropic foundation, which he views as a different kind of entrepreneurial...
Ratan Tata and AM Naik

CSR is fighting cancer in the country

Corporate social responsibility and corporate philanthropy are emerging as major supporters in the fight against cancer in India. Breast cancer Fujifilm India conducted a conference on breast cancer in December 2018. Amulet- TAB (Together Against Breast Cancer) aimed to trigger behavioural change and to build awareness on the fact that early detection of breast cancer can...
CSR trends for 2019

Top CSR trends and projections for 2019

It has been quite an eventful year in the corporate social responsibility domain. So active was this field that a High Level Committee on CSR 2018 has been re-constituted under the chairmanship of Injeti Srinivas, Secretary, MCA to review the existing framework and guide and formulate the roadmap for a coherent policy on CSR. The...
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CSR: The true spirit of Christmas

You may feel that Christmas is a license to eat and drink too much, and yet the idea of transcending ordinary limits has been part of solstice celebrations for hundreds of years. You don’t have to go to literal extremes, but you can stretch your personal rules, based on the idea of days or...
impact of giving

CSR: Amplifying the Impact of Giving

While contributing funds is no doubt a critical aspect of philanthropy, it is certainly not the only one. Increasing the quantum of funds will only go so far in enhancing impact. Most givers are restricted in the amount of capital. A valuable step for philanthropists looking to heighten the effectiveness of their giving is...

Gaur Gopal Das: Service Brings Joy

The land of Barsana, two hours’ drive south of New Delhi, is sacred to those who practise bhakti yoga. It is home to people who have been brought up to make spirituality their life’s focus, to imbibe the qualities of selflessness and loving service. However, these very people do not have the best healthcare systems....
Ratan Tata

CSR: Philanthropy In Asia Has Rich Potential

Rising wealth in Asia is one of the biggest economic stories of the 21st century. We are witnessing enormous societal change as hundreds of millions leave behind a life of poverty. As prominent Asian philanthropists Ratan Tata and Ronnie Chan have written, these changes raise some fundamental questions: What does it mean to be part...
Million Jobs Mission

Collaborative Philanthropy For Creating A Million Jobs

Every year, some 12 million young Indians join the workforce, according to a recent EY study, and 64% of the population is likely to be of working age by 2020-21. That’s at the heart of India’s much-vaunted demographic dividend, which is supposed to propel its GDP—but there is a huge disconnect between job creation...
portfolio approach to philanthropy

CSR: Portfolio Approach To Philanthropy

With the goal of instilling clarity and focus in one’s philanthropy, the first step is to conduct a review of the current philanthropic portfolio. For philanthropists who have already been giving and are looking to steer themselves in a more strategic direction, a portfolio review can help them recognise and learn from inefficiencies and...
Paul Allen

CSR: Paul Allen – Legacy of a Philanthropist

Four decades after co-founding Microsoft, entrepreneur and philanthropist Paul Allen was still exploring the frontiers of technology and human knowledge, and working to change the future. Through his company Vulcan Inc. and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Allen was working to save endangered species, improve ocean health, tackle contagious diseases, research the human...

XIN Philanthropy Conference 2018 Global Forum

The Global Forum of Alibaba Group’s XIN Philanthropy Conference 2018 will be held in India on September 5, 2018. The Global Forum is being held under the theme of ‘Love and Infinity’ with an emphasis on Education, Child Protection and Women Empowerment. Another important issue of this event is to discuss on how the...
Parsi mother and child

Philanthropy Inherent In Parsis

As we celebrate Parsi New Year today, think about this. You cannot imagine modern India without the Parsis. The second president of the Indian National Congress was Dadabhai Naoroji. In 1971, Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw liberated Bangladesh from Islamabad’s oppressive rule. Soli Sorabjee, a legendary lawyer was a torch bearer for freedom of expression and...

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