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India will team up with Myanmar to empower women entrepreneurs

Creating a roadmap for exploring opportunities for collaboration between Indian and Myanmar to empower women entrepreneurs and generate sustainable livelihoods for women was discussed at a webinar organised by the FICCI Ladies Organization (FICCI FLO). The interactive session was organised in partnership with the Indian Embassy in Myanmar, India Myanmar Chamber of Commerce (IMCC) and...

CSR News: ICICI Lombard Collaborates with Kolkata Police for Cyclone Amphan Relief

ICICI Lombard General Insurance has collaborated with Kolkata Police in the light of the recent cyclone Amphan to provide relief measures in the flood-affected districts. The CSR collaboration will help support 8,000 families affected by the cyclone. The catastrophic cyclone Amphan has significantly disturbed distribution channels in the region and the supply of essentials has...

CSR News: Accor Introduced Special Discount for Healthcare Professionals

Accor, a global leader in augmented hospitality shows gratitude towards healthcare professionals by providing them with the friends and family rate in all their hotels across India and Sri Lanka. Accor is the first hospitality brand to offer discounts to appreciate the continuous hard work of healthcare professionals. In these challenging times, the healthcare...

CSR News: JP Morgan donates Rs. 17 crores to SAGE Foundation for upskilling in BFSI sector

The BFSI sector is investing heavily in technology and the digitalization of its products and services, creating a demand for individuals with specific skills and talents along with practical knowledge of the industry. JP Morgan will donate Rs. 17 crores to Shahani Academic & Global Empowerment (SAGE) Foundation as a CSR killing initiative to...

Quaker Oats installs vending machines in Delhi govt. hospitals

Quaker Oats will provide over 1 lakh meals to doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals working in COVID-19 specialty hospitals across New Delhi. The meals will be provided by installing Quaker Oats vending machines in leading government hospitals. The special initiative is supported by Smile Foundation, and was flagged off by Dr Randeep Gulleria, Director, AIIMS...

Edtech: Sterlite Power’s EdIndia and MCGM Launch Virtual Training of 21,000 Teachers

As schools are shut across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, children in schools have lost their routines, spaces, social networks, and resources critical for learning. School shutdowns did not only cause disproportionate learning losses for these students—compounding existing gaps—but also led to dropouts. A three-day webinar was set-up to strengthen the capabilities...

CSR News: Pidilite to support contractors for pre-monsoon waterproofing of buildings

As the lockdown enforced to combat the COVID-19 pandemic eases, monsoon is set to enter the country. While it will bring general relief, the ensuing rains could well worsen the leakage issues faced by consumers in their houses and cause damage to structures. This will impact the large numbers of people living in buildings...

CSR News: HCL Foundation to launch ‘Revive Chennai’s Coasts’ initiative

Celebrating this year’s World Oceans Day theme - “Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean”, HCL Foundation (HCLF), the CSR arm of HCL Technologies, collaborated with the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) and Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI) to launch ‘Revive Chennai’s Coasts’ initiative. The campaign aims to sensitize the resident population along the coast about the hazardous impact of ocean...

CSR: American Express pledges INR 9 crores in India for COVID-19 relief

As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, American Express India has pledged INR 9 Crores towards funds and organizations that are helping combat the COVID-19 outbreak. This includes the PM CARES fund and partnership with nonprofit organisations in areas of mobilizing essential supplies to the families, providing medical kits, feeding healthcare professionals as...

BMW Group Plant Chennai aims to be 100% green electricity plant by end of 2020

Through a host of initiatives, BMW Group Chennai is taking an active lead towards a green and sustainable future. While significant savings have been already been achieved with dedicated efforts, the plant is committed to convert to 100% green electricity by end of the year and has launched new initiatives for water conservation and...

CSR News: Amatra Hotels helps stranded animals

Amatra Hotels, a Gurgaon-based luxury hospitality chain has initiated a CSR programme to help stranded people and animals during these challenging times of COVID-19. Amatra has set-up a doghouse in its Amatra By The Ganges property in Haridwar to take care of several stray dogs in the vicinity who were finding it tough to get...

CSR: Pandemic could devour bulk of CSR kitty in 2020, says CRISIL report

India Inc appears set to spend all or most of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) kitty for the year on combating the COVID-19 pandemic, be it through contribution to the PM CARES Fund, other relief funds, distribution of food, masks, personal protective equipment for healthcare workers, or relief material to the needy. CRISIL drew up...

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