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FICCI for deduction in CSR expenditure irrespective of turnover in Budget

Industry chamber Ficci recommended the government to cut corporate tax rate across the board to 25% irrespective of turnover in the forthcoming Budget to spur economic growth and increase overall tax collections. The chamber has also suggested revision in the tax slabs for the individual taxpayers with the top 30% rate to be applied beyond...
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HDFC Bank’s Parivartan Collects One Million units of Blood

HDFC Bank has announced the completion of its 12th national Blood Donation Drive and the successful collection of over 1 million units of blood over a period of 12 years. This year the initiative saw the participation from people between the age groups of 18-65 donated blood at nearly 4,000 Blood donation camps set up...
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Ford Hits CO2 Manufacturing Emissions Reduction Target

Ford Motor Company has announced that it has achieved the company’s manufacturing emissions reduction goal eight years ahead of schedule. In 2010, Ford’s Environmental Quality Office announced a goal – to reduce the company’s carbon dioxide emissions from manufacturing operations by 30 per cent per vehicle produced by 2025. It hit the target twice as...
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ITM bike rally to spread awareness on road safety

Taking into consideration the safety of daily commuters, Turbhe Traffic police in association with ITM Institute of Hotel Management, Navi Mumbai organized bike rally for helmet awareness and road safety with 60 bikes, 90 students and 20 staff covering the distance of 20 kms starting from the Nerul Campus of ITM IHM to Nerul...
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Canada: Offering choice in CSR activity spurs employee engagement

Employees working for companies with strong corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs tend to find their jobs more meaningful, boosting engagement. And that impact is up to 20% stronger when workers are given a say in corporate CSR activities, according to a new study conducted by the University of British Columbia (UBC). “Employees’ sense of meaningfulness and...
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UP Government is Encouraging CSR Funding for Cow Shelters

Struggling to check stray cows, the Yogi Adityanath government has asked all district magistrates in the state to explore the option of getting companies to run temporary cow shelters as part of their corporate social responsibility obligations. An order issued by the UP government to all senior administrative officials in districts mentioned this as part...
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Malaysia: Govt. encourages CSR programmes from private sector

The private sector in Malaysia is encouraged to organise more corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes, especially ones involving education aid to help underprivileged students. Johor Housing and Rural Development Committee chairman Dzulkefly Ahmad said the CSR programmes could also give the students a chance to pursue their education in a comfortable manner and continue enriching...
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PVR announces Accessible Cinema Program

PVR Cinemas has rolled out its Accessible Cinema Program for people with mobility, hearing and visual impairment. The first phase of the program will have 50 theatres in 30 cities, equipped with assistive equipment and technology. Mobility PVR’s Accessible cinemas have been provided with assistive equipment like step sliders, step climbers, roll-a-ramps, stair lifts and one...
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Adityanath govt wants CSR funds to be used to run cow shelters

Facing flak over stray cattle damaging crops and causing road accidents in Uttar Pradesh, the Adityanath government has issued an order to all district magistrates in the state to explore the option of getting companies to run temporary cow shelters as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) obligations. This is part of the state...
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CSR funds worth INR 8,314 crore remained unspent over three financial years

Corporate Social Responsibility funds worth over Rs 8,314 crore remained unspent over three financial years starting from 2014-15, according to the government. Under the Companies Act, a certain class of profitable entities are required to shell out at least two per cent of their three-year annual average net profit towards CSR activities in a financial...

8th Edition of India Art Festival – Jan 17-20

The India Art Festival’s Eighth Edition returns this year in Mumbai a month earlier than usual, on January 17. This year IAF will be having an outstanding array of 40 galleries with their 300 artist and over 250 individual artists participating from India and from cities worldwide. India Art Festival’s complete booth sale out six months...

USA: Companies’ Commitment to CSR Influences Buying Decisions More Than Price

People prioritize environmental and human-focused causes over price, according to a new survey from Clutch, the leading B2B ratings and reviews firm. Most people say a company's commitment to environmentally-friendly business practices (71%), social responsibility (68%), and giving back to the local community (68%) are among the most important attributes of a company. Less than...

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