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CSR: India’s freedom of Language

India has lost more than 250 languages in the last 50 years! According to the census more than 19,500 languages and dialects are spoken in India. According to The People’s Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI), carried out between 2010 and 2013, there are 780 languages and there could be another 100. The shocking part is...
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CSR: Why Women In India Should Carry Pepper Spray

“I was just walking on the beach, minding my own business. I wouldn’t have even noticed him if he hadn’t called out to me to make a lewd comment,” said a woman who was eve teased on a popular beach in Goa. The woman (who prefers to remain anonymous) was on a weekend trip...
Voluntourism

CSR: The Rise Of Voluntourism

According to Stephen Wearing, Volunteer Tourists are defined as “those tourists who, for various reasons, volunteer in an organised way to undertake holidays that might involve aiding or alleviating the material poverty of some groups in society, the restoration of certain environments, or research into aspects of society or environment”. According to the UNWTO...
Corporate Ethics

CSR: Corporate Ethics In India

In today’s scandal ridden world, ethical businesses have an upper hand in terms of customer retention and brand image. Over the coming decade, the importance of corporate ethics is only going to increase, according to a study. Currently, the investments in corporate compliance programs is at all time high in the Asia Pacific region. According...
Philanthropy

Difference Between CSR And Philanthropy

Majority of the times when Corporate Social Responsibility is mentioned, it is mainly in reference to the philanthropic initiatives of a company. CSR and Philanthropy has been always misconstrued as synonymous. However, there is a significant difference between the two. Philanthropy is defined as promoting and attempting to bring about social change by majorly making...
CSR and PR

Relationship Between CSR And PR

CSR and PR are closely related to each other. PR could be both, a blessing and a curse to CSR. Therefore, it is very important to understand these concepts and relationship between them. CSR is not PR. The CSR legislation has made many companies view CSR as a marketing tool. The organisations undertake certain activities...
mary kom wins sixth gold medal

CSR: Mary Kom Won Sixth Gold Medal In Women’s World Boxing Championship

Mary Kom wins Gold at the World Championships. This headline has become normal over the course of Mary Kom’s career. She has a knack of winning gold medals at World Championships and no wonder this is her sixth one! She whitewashed her Ukrainian opponent Hanna Okhota 5-0 in the 48-kg category to tie with the...
Data privacy

CSR: Data Privacy Laws in India

From May 2018, every website you visit started showing you a notice informing you of an update in their privacy policy or asking if you understand that the company is using cookies to collect data about you. These companies were always collecting data while you were surfing but after May 2018, it became mandatory...
My choice - women empowerment

CSR: Women Are Women’s Worst Enemies

According to a study, women are their own worst enemies. The narrative is widely accepted. The behavioural traits of women around female issues are often deterrent to women empowerment. In a patriarchal society like India, women are traditionally brought up to take up a supporting role in the household. Since this is the way the...
CSR In India

Why India Needs CSR

India is a fastest growing economy. However, it has several poverty issues too which act as chronic diseases against development and progress. Hunger, malnutrition, unemployment, unemployability, illiteracy, casteism, etc. are only some of them. The government is working tirelessly towards these causes. However, poor accountability, corruption and favouritism act has hindrances. Lack of inadequate methods...
water cut in mumbai

CSR: BMC Executes 10% Water Cut In Mumbai

In April 2018, Cape Town’s Day Zero took centre stage. Day Zero is when the city would run out of water and the government would have no option but turn off the supplies. Cape Town is one of the most developed cities in the world and they are facing the possibility of a day...
urban india

CSR: Urban India’s Problems

According to the census 2011, around 31% of India’s population lives in urban areas. That is close to 400 million people. The Census defines ‘urban’ as an area that satisfies the following three conditions at least 5,000 inhabitants density of more than 400 people per sq. km at least 75% of male working population engaged...

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