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Pros and Cons of Directing CSR Funds for the Administration of COVID-19 Vaccine Across India

The COVID-19 vaccine has received approval for administration in various places in the world. As India awaits the vaccine to enter its markets, the democratically elected legislators of the country are contemplating on the best possible plan of action for delivering the vaccine to masses. In a virtual meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi,...

CSR: Global Food Companies Commit to Invest for Sustainability

The food and Beverages industry has been often criticised for generating excessive packaging plastic waste in the ecosystem. The companies of the industry are blamed with not taking enough responsibility for the waste that is generated because of them, causing such waste to get accumulated in the eco-sensitive regions such as the oceans. In...

Global Brands in the Realm of Sustainable Fashion

With a growing population, there is a rise in waste generation. Unless the people of the world make drastic changes to their lifestyle and start to lead a minimalistic life, it is impossible to prevent the generation of this waste. In such a case, it is important to deal with the said waste to...

Dr Krishnan Srinivasaraghavan, Rozita Singh and Swetha Kolluri from UNDP Accelerator Lab India talk about Innovative Solutions to Development Challenges

The UNDP Accelerator Lab in India is part of the world’s largest and fastest learning network working with development challenges. Globally it was launched in 2019 by the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany. The network taps into local innovations to create actionable insights...

The Complete CSR Report of HCL Technologies, Building Strong Communities

HCL Technologies is a next-generation global technology company that helps enterprises reimagine their businesses for the digital age. The company builds sustainability principles and actions into its strategy, culture and day-to-day operations. HCL CSR aims to improve the lives of people around the planet, engaging our employees, clients, stakeholders and the communities we live...

World AIDS Day 2020: Government Programmes, CSR Initiatives to Tackle HIV/AIDS in India

The world has made significant progress in the development of healthcare infrastructure and facilities. Through research and targeted vaccination programmes, we have managed to eliminate several diseases from the world. However, despite all the development, HIV has remained a major global public health issue. And like many other major health issues, it is facing...
Manual scavenging in India

Manual Scavenging – A Law Without Enforcement

“In no country, people are sent to gas chambers to die,” remarked the Supreme Court of India in September 2019 regarding manual scavenging in India. Statistics have suggested that it is safer to be a soldier in Kashmir than a manual scavenger in India. Quartz India has pointed out that manual scavenging has claimed...

CSR Initiative of Tata Starbucks Empowering Women and Girls in India

It is very important to empower women and girls to secure their futures. An educated and independent woman is more likely to ensure her safety and seek help in the face of violence or exploitation. Therefore in the fight to eliminate violence against women, the aspect of educating and empowering women and girls plays...

International Day for Eliminating Violence Against Women 2020: CSR for Eliminating Violence Against Women

November 25th is observed as International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women. The day is an initiative of the United Nations General Assembly and is aimed at preventing and eliminating the instances of violence in all forms that women are subjected to around the world. According to the United Nations, violence against women and...

CSR Activities Increase with Increase in Competition: Study

According to a new study, if there is more competition in the market among companies, they tend to spend even more on Corporate Social Responsibility. A research paper authored by Prof. Ross Levine from the University of California, Berkeley – Haas School of Business, Wenzhi Ding and Chen Lin from the University of Hong Kong...

World Toilet Day 2020: Ensuring Sustainable Sanitation for All

19th November is celebrated as World Toilet Day as declared by the United Nations Organisation. The day is aimed at raising awareness about 4.2 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation. It is intended at encouraging action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation...

How India is Promoting Responsible Business Behaviour in the Country

Responsible business behaviour is no more an option, but the need of the hour. With the rising threat of global warming and the effects of it on the global climate, it has become extremely important for the countries of the world to keep a check on their carbon emissions. Accountability of Businesses to behave Responsibly...

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