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Khadi artisan

CSR: Enormous Hike For Khadi Artisans

A lot has been said and done to save and promote khadi, the "fabric of the nation". A few months back, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry started chalking out strategies for positioning khadi as an exclusive Indian brand across the world. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been a strong campaigner with his slogan,...
teen health

CSR: Put Teen Health On Priority

The young are the future of society, but they are also its present. Around half of the world’s inhabitants are under the age of 20; however most teens are still unaware of the most important aspects of their health issues. The early 90s have seen the affirmation of worldwide commitments to teen health which...
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Education With Employability Is My Key Theme: Deo Shankar Tripathi, MD & CEO, Aadhar Housing Finance

“In a vast country like India, the government alone cannot provide employment to everybody. Government alone cannot remove the problems of sanitation and problems of healthcare as long as the corporates associate (with it). That is the reason the Companies Act, 2013 prescribes a mandatory CSR spend of 2% of average net profits. I...
Ajay Devgn in a film still

CSR: Tobacco Fogging Up Reel World

Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of premature death and disease, currently leading to over five million deaths annually worldwide. These are expected to rise to over eight million annual deaths globally by 2030. Tobacco use is the leading cause of non-communicable diseases and is a major contributing factor to tuberculosis mortality....
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CSR Is A Necessity To Fortify The Future: Shrikant Vaze, CEO, Fujitsu Consulting India

Having lived in India where there is a lot of disparity between the haves and have nots, there is enough and more to be done, believes Shrikant Vaze, Head- India GDC, Vice President Global Delivery Group, Fujitsu Consulting India. Fujitsu is the world's fifth-largest IT services provider and No.1 in Japan. Shrikant told The CSR...
Vinesh Phogat, wrestler

CSR: Killer Instinct Lacking In Sports

Vinesh Phogat has won India the first-ever Asian Games gold in women’s wrestling. She achieved this mean feat a few weeks after recovering from a serious injury. “It was a tough time emotionally and physically. But as they say, an athlete becomes stronger once she overcomes an injury. I think that phase has made...
gender equality

CSR: What Is Missing In Gender Equality Movements?

It is Women's Equality Day today. One of the most profound social transformations of the past century is the deep and broad shifts in the status of women, and more importantly, in the worldwide acceptance of the notion of women’s rights and gender equality as desirable goals. This incredible shift has occurred not by...
nutrition revolution

CSR: Time Ripe For Nutrition Revolution

India has been able to fight protein hunger and calorie hunger but now there is a need to fight hidden hunger. India’s focus needs to shift from food security to nutrition security so that attention is paid not only to calories and proteins but also to micronutrients. If one wants healthy mothers and children,...
Rajesh Jha, CEO Vizhinjam Port

Adani Foundation commits 50 crores to Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund

Adani Foundation the CSR, sustainability and community outreach arm of the Adani Group, has committed INR 50 crore to the Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund, to support the people affected by the recent spate of devastating floods. The financial assistance will be dispatched in phases to aid the state in its herculean task...
Kerala flood relief

CSR Efforts For Kerala Floods

With more than half of the state of Kerala reeling under severe floods, one of the worst floods to hit the state since 1924, several people have been displaced and left homeless. Roads, bridges, buildings and infrastructure have also been severely impacted, bringing the state to a standstill. The situation is likely to worsen...
Ismat Chughtai

CSR: Ismat Chughtai, The Indian Feminist You Don’t Hear About

If today’s Google Doodle is the only reason the name Ismat Chughtai rings a bell, either you’ve been living under a rock or have myopia when it comes to literature. She was amongst one of the most accomplished and progressive Urdu fiction writers of the 20th century, whose writings were bold, fierce and stunningly...

Top 10 Companies Funding CSR In Education

Education represents the stepping stone to improve the quality of life, especially for the poor and the vulnerable. Access to quality education is fundamental to the growth of India. The ideology behind the top corporate social responsibility initiatives in education this year is to transform lives through the continuous enhancement of knowledge and empowerment. ...
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