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Think Twice Before You Call A Person With Disabilities As ‘Divyang’

‘Divyang’, ‘differently-abled’ or ‘specially-abled’ are the terms we often use for persons with disabilities (PwD). But do we consider them and their reactions before addressing them with these words? Though we may intend good, we may end up hurting their feelings. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, last year coined the term ‘divyang’ and suggested to use...

We May Need An Autonomous Body For CSR: Pooran Chandra Pandey

After serving UN Global Compact (UNGC) Network India for five years as Executive Director, Pooran Chandra Pandey recently joined Dialogue of Civilisations (DOC) Research Institute in Berlin as Chief Executive Officer. In an interview with The CSR Journal, he talks about role of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the operation of corporate firms. He is...

Musical Treat For Hearing Impaired

Navratri in India is renowned as a festival of dance and music. People from all walks of life come together to play ‘Garba’ and ‘Dandiya’ the traditional folk dance for nine nights with lot of fanfare. While most people enjoy playing in the festival thoroughly there are certain sections in the society who are hesitant...

PM National Relief Fund Scheme Receives 400% More CSR Funds In 2015-16

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Expenditure on PM National Relief Fund (PMNRF) increased four-fold in the last year as compared to the previous year and expenditure on child mortality and maternal health saw a decrease of 22% spending, according to a report released by Prime Database. The study was based on an analysis of companies listed...

Maharashtra, Rajasthan & Jharkhand loose on CSR Funds, WB, AP & MP Gain in 2016

Share of Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Jharkhand in corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds declined in 2016, according to India CSR Outlook Report (ICOR) 2016. While Maharashtra still holds the first position in the list, all three states saw a huge decline in CSR expenditure. ICOR is an analysis of CSR spending of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)...

Mindset Needs To Change From Charity To Development: Vandana Goyal

Vandana Goyal took over as the CEO of Akankasha Foundation in 2010. She was honoured by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2012. Through Akanksha Foundation, Goyal works with government schools to raise the standard of education for underprivileged children. Serving on the board of many not-for profits, Goyal believes corporate...

Government Considering To Widen CSR Scope For Sports Promotion

Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel said in Rajyasabha on Tuesday that his ministry is communicating with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to widen the scope of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the sports sector by revising the existing norms. The ministry is trying to expand the horizon, of CSR in...

Any More Restrictions on CSR Will Be Like Cess Or Tax: Hemant Gupta, BSE Sammaan

Hemant Gupta, CEO of BSE Sammaan spoke to The CSR Journal about BSE Sammaan, a portal bridging the accountability gap between corporate houses and NGOs. According to him, government rules should help corporate houses to do good and not force.   Thank you for going though the story until the very end. We appreciate the time...

CSR Is All About Responsible Conduct: Dr Huzaifa Khorakiwala, CEO, Wockhardt Foundation

Dr Huzaifa Khorakiwala has been leading the Wockhardt Foundation since the past eight years. He advocates that mandatory expenditure for CSR should be increased to 5% profit of the company raising it from current 2% profit. He believes that CSR is much more than mere spending of funds; it is more about responsible behaviour.

Corporates Have To Justify Their Existence To The Society: Ashish Chauhan, BSE

Ashish Chauhan, MD & CEO of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) has held vital roles in his prior organisations like National Stock Exchange (NSE) and Reliance Group. Playing a crucial role at a platform for numerous corporate companies, Chauhan talks about CSR Exchange, CSR Index and social responsibility of firms. Thank you for going though the story...

CSR is not just about allocating funds, it is also about participation of individuals: Ramesh Iyer, Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd.

Ramesh Iyer is the Vice Chairman & MD, of Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd.  Speaking with The CSR Journal, he shares his views on CSR practices. Believer of the fact that CSR is beyond just spending money, he says involvement in activities for the betterment of society, energises him to work more. Thank you...

Rules Take Away the Beauty of Socially Productive Work: Sibesh Sen, Tata AIG

Sibesh Sen, Vice President, Tata Academy & CSR of Tata AIG General Insurance believes that the government cannot do everything and so corporate firms should play their roles well. However, he also thinks that too much of monitoring would take away the charm of the social initiatives and would filter them to mere figures...

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