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COVIDActionCollab: Collective Action to Combat COVID-19 Pandemic in India

Collaborative efforts were the key to efficient management of the COVID-19 pandemic. One such collaboration is called COVIDActionCollab. In an exclusive interaction with The CSR Journal, Shiv Kumar, Co-Founder, Catalyst Group and CovidActionCollab & Sangita Patel, Director, Health, USAID India talk about the role of COVIDActionCollab and COVID Relief Efforts in India. 1. What was...

Saurabh Saxena from Intuit India Talks about CSR in Education and Employment

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted education and employment severely. This, in turn, is extremely harmful to the country’s growth and development because by causing damage to employment it has directly shrunk the size of the economy, and by impacting education, it is set to affect its future. At this point in time, there is...

Dr. Nalini Saligram , Founder and CEO of Arogya World Talks about Improvement of Healthcare in India

The COVID-19 pandemic and resultant restrictions on the movement have caused a lot of stress and anxiety among people, directly affecting their productivity and health negatively. Arogya World, a global health non-profit organization, has launched extensively researched mental health criteria, as part of its Healthy Workplace framework, to help corporates address employee mental wellbeing...

Ms Sara Abdullah Pilot, Chairperson, CEQUIN India Talks About Sports to Achieve Gender Equality

"No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half its citizens,” Michelle Obama, the former first lady of the United States of America has rightly said. Leading with this belief, CEQUIN, a Delhi-based NGO is working on the empowerment of women and girls,...

Sustainability and Innovation: The Key to Israel’s Successful Development Story

The geographical location of Israel is not very favorable for development and progress. Despite that, the country has flourished tremendously. How did it make this possible? The answer is sustainability. In Israel, sustainable development is not a frill or a buzzword; it is a necessity for improving the well-being of current and future generations. One...

Mr Harish Chavan, CEO, Swaraj Division, M&M Ltd Talks about the Social and Environment Responsibility

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd’s Swaraj Division is currently one of the fastest-growing tractor brands in India. Established in 1974, Swaraj has sold over 1.5 million tractors since its inception. Based in Punjab, the grain bowl of India, Swaraj is a brand that is made by the farmer, for the farmer as many of its...

Manual Scavenging – A Law Without Enforcement

On Thursday, three labourers perished after entering a septic tank near to a civic toilet in Kandivli (West) to clean it. The Ekta Nagar community toilet is a few years old and is mostly used by slum inhabitants in the Ekta Nagar and Ganesh Nagar neighbourhoods. Sandan allegedly hired the three labourers to clean the...

Foram Nagori, Head-CSR, Tata Power Elaborates on Women Empowerment driving Socio-economic growth in India

Tata Power has always envisioned that women empowerment is fundamental in driving a country's socio-economic growth. In line with this is the company's flagship CSR initiative 'Anokha Dhaaga' that aims to uplift the livelihood of underprivileged community women by making them financially independent. Elaborating on the initiative, shedding light on the CSR of the...

National Science Day 2022: Four Women in Science from Tata Chemicals talk about Participation of Women in Science

Women are pioneering groundbreaking research all throughout the world. Despite their outstanding findings, women account for only 33.3% of all researchers worldwide, and their work is rarely recognised. Women have received less than 4% of Nobel Prizes in science. As the world races towards a future beset by climate change and resource shortages, the scientific...

An Initiative to Prevent C-Section Deaths in Developing Nations

In low- and middle-income nations, maternal fatalities after caesarean sections are 100 times higher than in high-income ones, with up to a third of all newborns dying, according to a review published in The Lancet. The review titled 12 million pregnancies has considered 196 studies from 67 low- and middle-income countries. From 1990 to 2017,...

Top Cancer Treatment Centres in India that are Affordable

Cancer is the second deadliest disease which can end with the loss of life, as per the World Health Organization. In order to spread awareness about the life-threatening disease among the people of India, November 7 is celebrated as National Cancer Awareness Day in the country, every year since 2014. Cancer Statistics in India According to...

Role of Women in Developing the Landscape of Philanthropy

According to Forbes, there were 328 female billionaires last year, up by 36 per cent as compared to the previous year. It has also been estimated that women's global wealth will reach $81 trillion by 2023. As the wealth of women increases so does their participation in the philanthropic community. And with increasing participation in...

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