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CSR News – Tamil Nadu plans to invest 100 crores to open subsidised canteens ‘Amma Unavagam’, seeks CSR funds

The Tamil Nadu government has set aside a whopping Rs 100 crore for Amma Unavagam, the subsidised canteens across the state, in its election year budget. Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief O Panneerselvam made the announcement in the state Assembly on Friday. A pet project of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, the state-run budget canteens are...

Climate change and the 75% problem

By Bill Gates Quick: Think of some inventions that help fight climate change. What came to mind first? I bet you thought of solar panels and wind turbines. In my experience, that’s what people point to when they think about reducing greenhouse gas emissions. They’re not wrong. Renewables are getting cheaper and many countries are committing to...

Irfan Pathan spends time with NGO kids before announcing retirement from cricket

It's no secret that Irfan Pathan comes from humble beginnings. He decided to go back to his roots before announcing retirement from all forms of cricket, and he chose to do so with Yuva Unstoppable’s kids who come from underprivileged backgrounds. The philanthropist and former cricketer was in Mumbai last year to inaugurate the...

CSR News – Nabard seeks help of CSR arms to support farmer produce organisations in Gujarat

With a view to further extend support to farmer produce organisations (FPOs) in Gujarat, the Ahmedabad branch of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) is in talks with CSR arms of major industrial houses including Reliance, Tata and Ambuja. Nabard is already giving financial assistance of up to ₹16 lakh to FPOs that...

Global CSR: Hunting for ad growth, publishers target CSR budgets

The chiefs behind many corporations today are trying harder than ever before to make their businesses appear likable and conscientious. And the sales teams of news publishers are responding accordingly. Publishers looking for new ways to tap into marketers’ budgets are increasingly targeting their corporate social responsibility divisions, which fund research and spearhead programs. CSR...

Malaysia Just Sent Plastic Waste Back to Rich Countries

Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to 13 mainly rich countries since the third quarter last year, with the environment minster warning on Monday that those who want to make the country a rubbish bin of the world can “dream on.” Shipments of unwanted rubbish have been rerouted to Southeast Asia since...

CSR News – Chhattisgarh to Set Up Ultramodern Sports Academies from CSR Funds

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Thursday chaired the first meeting of Chhattisgarh Sports Development Authority's governing body, at his residence office. As per the decisions taken in the meeting, sports academies with ultramodern amenities and advanced training facilities will be established in the state. They will be funded from CSR funds. All the important stadiums...

Valentine’s Day Flowers are Harming the Environment

It is Rose Day today, the first day of the so-called Valentine's Week! Valentine’s Day sees a sharp rise in the purchase of fresh flowers. The global flower production industry is worth an estimated 64.5 billion euros, Valentine’s Day flowers being the number one purchase. While this industry does provide jobs for thousands of people,...

CSR News: UPES declares 2020 as Year of Women Empowerment

The University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) has announced the launch of Shakti, an initiative envisaged to empower women by implementing multiple initiatives in areas of training & development, financial aid through scholarships etc. Launched with the theme ‘Accelerating the gender equality journey: Empowering women from classroom to boardroom’, the event bought together...

CSR News: HCCB distributes 22,000 cotton bags

Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB) has distributed 22,000 cotton bags at a series of events around four of its factories located at Ameenpur near Hyderabad, Jalpaiguri near Siliguri, Srikalahasti near Chittoor and Goblej near Ahmedabad. The exercise aligns to the government’s efforts to encourage the use of sustainable materials. HCCB is among the first few...

CSR News: Giving wings to 50,000 underprivileged women through RSETI

India’s leading public sector bank, Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) felicitated the beneficiaries of its Rural Self Employment Training Institute (RSETI) program in Tanjore Tamil Nadu. The Bank celebrated its successful completion of training more than 77,000 young candidates out of which 50,180 were women and the rest were men. The Bank under the directives of Ministry of...

CSR News: Mobile Gaming With a Purpose

To bring a change in the world, there is a need for a collective transformation in attitude and behavior of the society. With this thought at its core, Dropledge, a Mumbai-based tech enterprise, recently launched ‘Ocean Heroes- Make Ocean Plastic Free’, a mobile game to promote clean oceans and raise awareness of the dangers...

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