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New Innovations in Health Could Harm You

Transformative innovations in health technologies, medicines and insurance that could vastly improve the reach and quality of healthcare are on the horizon—but they also bring new risks and trade-offs for health systems and societies. Disruptive innovations in health Over the centuries, health systems have embraced many innovations, sometimes without waiting for them to be proven safe...

World NGO Day 2020: Make a Change

On World NGO Day today, The CSR Journal salutes the tremendous work done by NGOs especially in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) domain. Marking this day is more important in the year 2020 as we are living in difficult times for NGOs and for civil society around the world, and the space for the...

Top 5 Ways Biodiversity Loss Affects Humans

Human-driven nature and biodiversity loss is threatening life on our planet. Biodiversity loss affects humans more severely than you could imagine. All species, including humans, depend for their survival on the delicate balance of life in nature. Yet biodiversity—the diversity within species, between species, and within ecosystems—is declining faster than it has at any other...

CSR: St Mira’s College is a Model for Sustainability

Colleges, those bastions of knowledge and creators of degree-wielding job-seekers ready to inundate the urban workforce. Colleges are inclined to support students through graduation and launch them into the working world with newfound knowledge and skills, but with good education comes a higher purpose and engaged citizens, believes St Mira's College for Girls. The...

Shriya Damani: Millennial Woman Driving the SDGs

Hundreds of innovative young entrepreneurs worldwide in fields, ranging from healthcare to clean water, are better equipped to contribute to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a result of the support of SkyQuest and related initiatives pioneered by Shriya Damani and her colleagues. SkyQuest's focus is to connect innovative initiatives to new markets,...

World Day of Social Justice 2020: Closing the Inequalities Gap

Today is World Day of Social Justice, a day which was first observed in 2007. Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality, or the rights of indigenous peoples and the disabled. What is World Day of...

Shivaji Jayanti 2020: The Social Justice of Chhatrapati Shivaji

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is revered throughout Maharashtra as a great king, and respected the world over for his guerrilla tactics in warfare. He was born on this day, February 19, in the year 1630 at Shivneri Fort. Shivaji Jayanti 2020 marks the 390th birth anniversary of the man considered the greatest Maratha ruler. As...

Meet the Real Social Justice Warriors of India

Social Justice is getting a bad rap since the proliferation of Twitter. Pre-2008, social justice warriors were considered champions of economic and social issues. According to the Washington Post, Canadian union activist Michel Chartrand was the first known person to be described as a "social justice warrior" in 1991. The connotations changed sometime between...

Solutions for Converting Waste into Wealth

A fast developing country like India generates various kinds of urban and industrial waste including municipal waste, construction and demolition debris, plastic packaging waste, e-waste, and biomedical waste. These waste streams provide a unique challenge in terms of converting waste into wealth. To address these, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) released a...

Remembering the Pulwama Martyrs

On this same day last year, a suicide bomber attacked a CRPF convoy near Pulwama, in which 44 paramilitary personnel lost their lives, leaving the nation reeling in shock. In order to help the surviving families of the Pulwama martyrs, various companies deployed CSR funds to support their families while civilians came forward with...

Top 5 Indian Women Pushing Boundaries in Science: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

While we know about the priceless contribution of great scientists like C. V. Raman, Dr. Homi Bhabha and Abdul Kalam, many of us are unaware of the contributions of Indian women pushing boundaries in science. The Indian government has made efforts to make science and tech institutes more inclusive, yet women and girls continue to...

CSR: How 3 Kids of Labourers Discovered their Inner Sports Stars at NTPC Vindhyachal

Sometimes, all one needs is a nudge at the right moment to find greatness. The tales of success are often wreathed around that one string of support, which helps an individual blossom into her optimum capacity. Such is the story of Kusum, Rajini and Mamata Saket, three 16-year-olds, who found their life’s calling in...

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