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Green Bonds

CSR: Green Bonds – Sustainability Financing Tool

Green bonds have emerged in the past decade as an effective and innovative financial instrument that provides long-term, large-scale financing solutions needed for the required investments in projects aimed to address environmental challenges. Technically, Green Bonds are virtually the same as conventional bonds. The difference is that for the former the capital should be...
Amazon Climate Change open letter

CSR: Amazon Employees Ask The Company To Improve Its Climate Change Act

Thousands of Amazon employees have gathered up to stand up against Climate Change. More than 6000 employees of the corporate giant have signed on an unprecedented open letter to CEO Jeff Bezos, demanding that the company do a better job of addressing climate change. The letter has circulated across the company and is garnering...
Carbon Pricing

CSR: Setting Internal Carbon Pricing for Companies

With growing concern across the globe for protecting the environment, carbon pricing has garnered a lot of attention by the governments. The countries all over the world are setting up a carbon tax in order to be more accountable for the emissions caused by them. Joining in the movement of fighting against climate change,...
Food Industry Trends

CSR: The Food Industry Trends of the Future

The global food industry is reaching a crossroad. It has been estimated that by 2050, the global population will reach up to 2 billion people. Countries around the world will have to find a way to produce more food than they have in the past 8,000 years to meet the increased demand for food. World Bank has stated...
CSR

How CSR Can Ruin Brand’s Reputation

CSR has gained a lot of attention in recent years at a global level. The humanitarian image that it is associated with has attracted marketers of big corporates. With the alignment of a social cause or public service endeavour with a company’s core beliefs and ethics, CSR helps in building a brand identity beyond...
Doctors

CSR: India is Facing Shortage of 6 lakh Doctors

India is short of an estimated 600,000 doctors and 2 million nurses, according to a study conducted by U.S.-based Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP). The scientists at the centre found that the lack of staff who are properly trained in administering antibiotics is preventing patients from acquiring live-saving drugs. The report states...
Youth of India

CSR: Government Initiatives to Empower Rural Youth

Some of the most critical developmental goals that governments strive to achieve are providing employment, securing livelihoods and improving incomes of the people. Indian economy has an advantage in the form of its favourable demographic composition. With 877 million working-age people, India is the largest young nation in the world. According to the IMF,...
Anaemia

CSR: Fighting Anaemia in India

Malnutrition is a substantial issue in middle income and low-income countries. It encompasses both – undernutrition as well as obesity. However maternal undernutrition is a bigger risk as it stunts the growth and development of a child before it is even born. Inadequate intake of nutritious food, early and multiple pregnancies, poverty and gender...
Thalassemia Blood Transfusion

CSR: Fighting Thalassemia in India

Thalassemia is the most common genetic blood disorder that is prevalent in India. It is a blood disorder, which destroys critical red blood cells. There are various degrees of severity associated with this disorder—major and minor. Thalassemia major causes a reduction in the production of functional haemoglobin in the body. This causes a shortage of...
FSSAI Mandate for Food Brands

FSSAI Mandates Brands To Stop Using Misleading Words in Advertising Food Products

Pure, organic, fresh, natural, authentic are some of the words that the FMCG industry commonly use to describe their products. These words which play a huge role in misleading the customers have found a permanent place in the marketing campaigns of these products. Not only are these words untrue, but are also deceiving to...
Emissions - Global Warming

CSR: Areas to Focus on to Combat Global Warming

Climate change is a rising concern for all the people across the globe. This has called upon bolder climate actions by governments, businesses and investors. In fact, people have become conscious of the choice of the products they use based on their sustainability in its production and post usage phase. While the current pace and...
Air Pollution Delhi

CSR: Air Pollution Shortened Lifespan of an Indian Child by 30 Months

Air Pollution levels have been disturbingly high in India over the last few years. In fact, the majority of the top 20 cities with most polluted air are in India. This high level of pollution has shortened the life span of a child in India by 30 months, according to a report published by...

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