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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...
Rugged Sahyadri Ultra Trail Race

Rugged Sahyadri Ultra Trail Race

The annual Rugged Sahyadri Ultra Trail Race is scheduled for 5th August this year. The total distance of the race is 50 km. However, this race also plans to give beginners a chance, so there will also be a shorter 10 km race from Panhala Fort. The race trail has been chosen from the...

YES Bank Retains its Leadership in Climate Change Disclosure

YES BANK, India’s 4th largest private sector bank, has been announced as a Climate Disclosure Leader for the fourth consecutive year. In recognition of the Banks’ efforts in the responsible and sustainable space, YES BANK has been adjudged the first among financial institutions on the India leader-board at the CDP India 200 Climate Change...

CSR Workshop For Mumbai NGOs

Corporate Social Responsibility is now seen as ethical and smart way to conduct business, making corporate entities into socially responsible organizations, visibly contributing to the social good. The Company Act 2013 has made CSR legally binding with a mandate. There will be around 16000 companies in India who have to set-up their full-fledged ‘CSR...

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