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Lessons to Learn from 2020

One of the most frequently shared quote in the year 2020 was “There are decades when nothing happens and weeks when decades happen,” by Vladimir Lenin. The year drastically changed the way we live our lives, work and perceive time. During the year, there were times when weeks felt like days, and others when...
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Kotak Mahindra Bank CSR Report: Empowering Indians through Education

The Kotak Mahindra Bank has been in business for 17 years now. The bank has a wide reach with about 1,600 branches across the country. It also has a presence outside India in Singapore, London, the USA and the Middle East. The Bank has cemented its distinctive status through unique offerings and services, e.g....
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Why Vaccinating Own Employees Cannot be Considered as CSR

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a major upheaval to the country’s economy. The capitalists of the country are used to having a profitable mindset and have felt a lot of discomfort at the change in workplace dynamics. So many employees across the country have been laid off because of the lockdowns and limited attendance...
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Celebrate Christmas 2020 by Performing these Random Acts of Kindness

Christmas is the festival of love and kindness. The festival that is otherwise celebrated with loved ones while exchanging stories and gifts, maybe a bit bleak because of losses that we have suffered this year in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. However, it is important to count our blessings this year, and recognize that...
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CSR Initiative To Provide Warm Clothing for Winter to Underprivileged Children

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that the northern part of the country is likely to face colder and harsher winter in this year. The region is likely to experience cold waves, which can intensify because of the urban heat island effect in the region. The close proximity with snow-clad Himalayan peaks only adds...

Switzerland to Impose Legal Obligation on Swiss-Based Firms for Environment and Human Rights Enforcement across the world

Switzerland is all set to bring about landmark legislation that is aimed at tightening the responsibilities of Swiss-based companies with respect to their global activities. The key element of the mandate was the introduction of a legal obligation on Swiss-based multinationals to respect international environmental standards as well as human rights in all of...

Five Years after Paris Agreement: India’s Role in Addressing Climate Challenges

It has been five years since the adoption of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. However, the world is not even close to achieving the climate goals that would limit the temperature rise below 1.5 degree Celsius. India is a developing country which faces a multitude of problems with respect to pollution and the environment....

ANZ Bank’s #EqualFuture Campaign Addresses the Global Issue of Gender Pay Gap

A report by International Labour Organization (ILO), ‘gender pay gaps represents one of today’s greatest social injustices.’ Gender pay gap is a global issue with men getting paid more than women, for equal amount of work. The gap is a widely used indicator of gender inequality in the world of work and is frequently...
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International Mountain Day 2020: CSR Initiatives for Mountain Conservation in India

11th December is celebrated as International Mountain Day every year. The day is aimed at highlighting the importance of mountains and their conservation. Importance of Mountains About 15 per cent of the world’s population live on mountains. Mountains are also host to about half of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. Mountains are also responsible for the availability...

Human Rights Day 2020: Corporate Human Rights Responsibility

10th December is celebrated as Human Rights Day across the world. It is observed to commemorate the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. The UDHR is a milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being...

Scotland is the First Country to Provide Period Products for Free – Can India Replicate this?

Scotland has passed the landmark legislation recently which would ensure availability of period products such as pads and tampons for free to anyone who needs it. The legislation made Scotland the first country in the world to make menstrual hygiene-related products free. The legislation, known as ‘Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill’, requires local authorities...

India Ranks High for its Climate Performance: Germanwatch Report

India is among the top 10 countries in the world along with the United Kingdom and the European Union, ranked for its performance for climate mitigation according to the latest Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) released by Germanwatch. It is for the second consecutive time that India was able to remain among the top 10...

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