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CSR for mental health

Top Companies Investing in CSR for Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on people’s mental health. Some groups, including health and other frontline workers, students, people living alone, and those with pre-existing mental health conditions, have been particularly affected. And services for mental, neurological and substance use disorders have been significantly disrupted. Rachana Iyer, Head, Corporate Social Responsibility, IDFC...
Telecommunication Day

World Telecommunication Day: Role of Telecom in Fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic

17th May is observed as World Telecommunication and Information Society Day across the world every year to highlight the importance of telecommunication. This day is being celebrated since 1969 to mark the founding of ITU and the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention in 1865. The COVID-19 pandemic and resultant lockdowns across the world...

Top NGOs in India

Corporate social responsibility relies on the nonprofit ecosystem of our nation to implement initiatives. NGOs (or non governmental organisations) play a key role in this field, implementing CSR strategy and executing a range of welfare projects. CSR rules developed by the MCA (Ministry of Corporate Affairs) gives special significance to the role of an...

Top Philanthropists in India

Giving back to society has always been a part of the Indian culture. Inheriting the values and teachings from great social leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Indians have always believed in contributing some part of their earnings towards the welfare of society, as per their personal capacity. The capitalists of the country are not...

Top 100 companies in India for CSR in 2020

The verdict is out. Infosys has beaten Tata Chemicals for the Number 1 position in our 2020 India sustainability and CSR chart. Tata Chemicals held the top spot for three consecutive years, until now. Infosys was the second ranker in 2019, and has risen to numero uno for CSR in 2020. Infosys Foundation Chair Sudha...

Microplastics – A Menace to Oceans, Humans

Ocean pollution has been a serious concern since it affects the flora and fauna of the water bodies extensively. It has been calculated that about 4 to 12 million tonnes of plastic waste enter the oceans each year, mostly through rivers. The visible plastic waste is covered extensively by media and movements have been conducted...

Climate Change – Natural and Man Made

The environment is essential for the survival of life. It is because of the environment that earth is the only planet in the solar system that is habitable. Climate change is considered to be a major contributor to environmental degradation. Human activities are mainly accounted for the said climate change. While the inference has a...

Kisan Diwas 2019 – CSR for Farmers’ Welfare

If you ate today, thank a farmer. National Farmers’ Day aka Kisan Diwas is being observed nationwide, and it couldn’t be at a more significant time. Earlier this year, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the promotion of Zero Budget Natural Farming in the Union Budget 2019 to boost farmer’s income and save them from...

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