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Marico Limited commits 5 lakh masks to frontline COVID-19 warriors

Marico Limited, one of the leading FMCG majors in India pledges to distribute 3 lakh masks to the frontline warriors in Maharashtra and 2 lakh mask in Gujarat. With its newly launched health and hygiene product Mediker Sanitizer, the company has committed that for every bottle purchased it will donate a 3-ply mask. In Maharashtra, these masks will...

Global CSR Report: Sony for Sustainability

The Sony Group is a global organization with a broad range of businesses around the world—electronic equipment, devices, game consoles, digital networks, motion pictures, music, and financial and insurance services. The group’s management approach is “getting closer to people,” and its purpose is to “fill the world with emotion, through the power of creativity...

Axis Bank partners with Bayer’s Better Life Farming initiative in India

Axis Bank, India’s third largest private sector bank, has joined Bayer’s Better Life Farming initiative in India to provide enhanced and holistic financial solutions to smallholder farmers and rural farming communities. Through the partnership, Axis Bank will offer a wide range of end-to-end financial solutions and services like affordably priced loans, deposits, withdrawals, payments etc....

CSR News: Punjab National Bank commences Phase-3 of nationwide CSR campaign ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’

India’s second-largest public sector bank, Punjab National Bank (PNB) commenced the Phase-3 of its nationwide CSR campaign to create awareness about COVID-19 and provide prevention materials. The campaign titled “Jai Jawan Jai Kisan” will honour ex-servicemen and farmers through its rural and semi-urban branches in 662 districts, across India. In the third phase, PNB senior...

Samsung Star Scholar Programme Grants Scholarships to 517 IIT and NIT Students

Samsung India has given scholarships to 517 meritorious students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and National Institute of Technology (NIT), as part of its Star Scholar programme. These scholarships are offered every year to financially support less privileged students from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya schools who qualify to these prestigious engineering colleges. Samsung Star...

Pledge a period

Bollywood actors Tabu, R Madhavan, Shilpa Shetty, Rohit Roy and other celebrities are coming together to “Pledge a Period” and raise awareness about the stigmatized topic of menstrual hygiene. They are lending their support to the new campaign by Myna Mahila Foundation, a charity Meghan Markle went to on her visit to India. This...

Bhutan Issues First Sovereign Bond to Meet Fiscal Financing Needs to Fight COVID-19

The Royal Government of Bhutan has announced its first sovereign bond to support the economy in recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic while diversifying financial sources. The new financing instrument supported by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is a monumental step in tapping into the domestic resources...

CSR: Tata Steel joins ResponsibleSteel to Further its Sustainability Goals

Tata Steel is now part of ResponsibleSteelTM, the industry’s first global multi-stakeholder standard and certification initiative that helps its members achieve their sustainability goals by providing an independent certification standard and programme via a process that aims to align with the ISEAL Codes of Good Practice. The ISEAL’s Codes of Good Practice offers a...

CSR arm of Allcargo Logistics delivers financial assistance to 150 visually impaired persons

As the COVID-19 pandemic impact has adversely affected the lives and livelihoods of people from the less privileged sections of society including those with disability, CSR arm of Allcargo Logistics, Avashya Foundation, came forward to offer monetary aid to 150 visually impaired persons from the economically weaker section. After identifying visually impaired people in need...

CSR News: Schaeffler India signs MoU with TISS for skilling of youth in Vadodara

Schaeffler India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) to implement a National University Student’s Skill Development (NUSSD) - recognized project, aimed at providing skills training to 350 graduating students from Vadodara. The programme was virtually launched today by Harsha Kadam, Chief Executive Officer Schaeffler India, Santanu...

Aequs collaborates with the University of Illinois to develop low-cost mechanical resuscitator AQovent

Aerospace precision engineering and manufacturing company Aequs announced the launch of AQoventTM, a medical-grade, low-cost, and mass-produced mechanical resuscitator. AQoventTM is an oxygen-driven emergency resuscitator that can provide constant-flow, pressure-cycled ventilation automatically to patients in respiratory distress.  Aequs is manufacturing these resuscitators in India based on the license procured on the concept design from the University...

CSR: Deutsche Bank and NGO Akshaya Patra distribute 40,000 Happiness Kits to Govt. school children

Deutsche Bank and The Akshaya Patra Foundation announced the distribution of 40,000 ‘Happiness Kits’ to government school children in the cities of Bangalore and Jaipur. With schools remaining closed for over six months now due to the pandemic, these children have been deprived of their classroom activity as well as the mid-day meal they...

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