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Corporate Houses Don’t Invest Enough In Swachh Vidyalaya Initiative

Only 10 private companies and two industry bodies contributed towards building toilets in schools under the famed Swacch Bharat Mission till March 1, 2016 from the private sector. The number of toilets these companies built don’t constitute for even one per cent of the total toilets built. Public Sector companies played a rather noticeable role...

Time to Ring Bells of Equality For the LGBT Community

From the middle of nowhere a few years ago, transgenders today are going places. In April 2014, India's Supreme Court recognised transgenders as people falling under a third gender, granting them legal rights to identify themselves as neither male nor female, and directing the central and state governments to provide quotas in jobs and...

Only 1.3% of the total CSR spend actually goes to career counselling: Craft Driven “Market” Research

Education sector has been one of the highest recipients of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds last year. Further detailing the spending in the sector, a report states that only 1.3% of the total CSR spending went to career counselling. Craft Driven Market Research, a firm in research and consulting sector, studied 250 BSE listed...

Standard Chartered Bank announces five new eye care projects for underprivileged

Standard Chartered Bank announced the launch of five new eye care projects to bring in innovation and strengthen the delivery of eye-care to the underprivileged between 2016 and 2019, with a donation commitment totalling to $1.6 million. These projects will be delivered in partnership between the Bank, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)...

Tale Of Education

Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) is a proposal by the Human Resource Development ministry of India whose aim will be funding infrastructure creation for top education institutes like the IITs and IIMs. The government is planning to set aside Rupee 1,000 crore corpus initially which will later be raised to about Rupee 20,000 crore....

Teradata Partners With Project Nanhi Kali To Support The Education Of Underprivileged Girls

Teradata, a big data analytics and marketing applications company, announced its partnership with Project Nanhi Kali to support education initiatives for young girls in Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad. UNICEF, among children not attending school, there are twice as many girls as boys, and among illiterate adults there are twice as many women as men....

Linking Leadership Development With Social Responsibility Improves Employees Performance: Study

A global study released by Hay Group division of Kon Ferry a global people and advisory firm, shows that when organizations include social responsibility programs within their leadership development efforts it delivers results. The survey which was carried out in more than 107 countries, with response from more than 7,500 people responses found that across...

Everybody Wants A Slice Of The (tiny) CSR Pie

On 1 April, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Rules complete two years of existence. The two years have been a learning curve for all stakeholders. They have also seen an ever-increasing number of claims being made to funds available under the head. Given the level of interest, one would think that the corpus available under...

Eight Inspiring Women awarded with ‘Women of Worth Awards’

Eight women in different categories were awarded with ‘Women of Worth Awards’ on Monday in Mumbai. These women come from eight diverse fields like social impact, science and innovation, education, sports, environment, arts, literary contribution and business and entrepreneurship. The fifth edition of ‘Women of Worth Awards’ was hosted by L’Oréal Paris in association with...

83% Of Corporate Houses Anticipate To Increase CSR Spending: FICCI

Most corporates see increase in spend for CSR activities in the next fiscal as per by industry body FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry). Latest survey done by FICCI on strategic decision-making process by Indian companies in terms of their CSR activities shows 83% of the respondents anticipating to increase in their...

How Agriculture May Miss Out On CSR Funds

A recent news report based on income of Indian farmers will shock you with its startling figures. These figures can negatively affect the CSR funding towards the plight of poor Indian farmers. In a written RTI reply to News Nation, in 2011-12 nearly 6.50 lakh farmers earned Rs 2 thousand lakh crore (approx) which was...

Celebrate Colours With A Change

Holi is all about colours and water. But with the nation facing severe dearth of water, citizens are ensuring that water is not wasted by playing Holi and still keeping the spirit of the festival intact. It is good to see common citizens taking the charge on themselves and ensuring they don’t add to the...

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