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CSR News: A Technology Platform to Enable Workplace Giving

Technology has improved the ease of working. It has also started to play an important role in improving the fundraising and volunteer recruiting activities for the non-profits. Nonprofit GiveIndia has recently attracted corporates such as Ola, McKinsey, ITC Infotech, PropTiger, KiwiTech, Omidyar Network and HDFC Bank to sign up on their new Workplace Giving Platform...

CSR News: Safe and Affordable Housing For Empowering Women

Safe and Affordable housing is a primary concern for women’s safety. It is vital to ensure this in order to uplift their lives and empower them. Habitat for Humanity International, Lowe’s and approximately 6,000 women volunteers will unite in more than 235 communities in the United States, India and Canada for International Women Build Week, March 1-8, to highlight the...

How Native American Tribes Are Taking the Lead on Planning for Climate Change

On a hot summer’s day, marine ecologist Courtney Greiner walks the shore of a rocky Washington beach at low tide with a handful of staff and interns. They stake out the ground and hunch down, digging up the top two inches of mud, silt, and gravel looking for baby clams. For thousands of years, the...

CSR News: Fujifilm India works to Make India FREE from Child Sexual Abuse

Fujifilm India Private Limited has announced their partnership with Parwarish Cares Foundation, an NGO committed towards the welfare of children and women to sensitize children around the prevalent yet ignored issue of child sexual abuse in the society. Through an engaging #AaoBaatKarein campaign that has been crafted by Parwarish Cares Foundation, both Fujifilm India...

KPMG: 76% companies in India complying with CSR norms

More companies in India are complying with corporate social responsibility norms under the Companies Act, 2013, with 76% firms having spent 2% or more of their profits on such initiatives during 2019, according to a report. The findings of the 'India CSR Reporting Survey 2019', compiled by KPMG in India, that covered 100 companies also...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor launches SALT to train and empower nonprofits

India’s rapid progress and emergence of manufacturing sector has turned tables and caused focus to shift to compliance of CSR regulations and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of 2030, thereby encouraging patterns of social sector funding. Sensing this shift, Toyota conceptualized SALT (Social Academy of Learning) to develop conscious and effective leaders to deliver largescale...

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...

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