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2018 recap of CSR projects to manage plastic waste in India

Waste is a big environmental challenge, for companies across the board. Leading Indian companies recognise waste management as a key issue. Plastic is used in various sectors such as building & construction, consumer products (such as furniture, housewares, automobiles, electronics, etc.), industrial goods (such as machines) and packaging. Packaging forms the lion share in plastic...
Arshan Vakil, Founder and CEO, Kings Learning

Digital learning has great potential in govt. schools: Arshan Vakil, Founder and CEO, Kings Learning

Being proficient in the English language is an advantage, often unfair, in India. Not being fluent in it could mean losing out on the job you’re qualified for. One social enterprise is trying to reduce the gap. Focusing mainly on students and blue-collared workers who are at the bottom of the pyramid, Kings Learning...
biodiversity

The lesser child of CSR

Usually when conversations happen in this country on CSR, it is often seen that the topics being discussed are community development, with programmes like education, health-care, sanitation, livelihood.... and of course, the newer kid on the block, the CSR law. It is interesting how when you expand the acronym, CSR becomes Corporate Social Responsibility,...
solar dryers for fish

CSR: Food wastage in India, two solutions

Food waste refers to the removal of food from the overall supply that is fit for consumption, or which has been spoiled or expired. India being one of the biggest culprits in food wastage, despite a malnourished population, here are two suggestions for positive action towards food wastage in India. Solar dryers for fish When fisherfolk...
Go Vegan to prevent climate change

CSR: Stop Climate Change By Changing What You Eat

COP24 (Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) is underway in Poland but they have reached a stalemate regarding a key scientific report which presents the impacts of temperature rise of 1.5C on the world. The world is doing much worse and is now heading towards a temperature...
Project Jagriti by Nestle India

CSR Report: Nestlé India spent above 2% of average net profits

Nestle India Limited spent more than the prescribed 2% in corporate social responsibility programs in the financial year 2017-18. While the prescribed CSR expenditure as per Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 was 26.88 crore rupees, actual expenditure incurred during the year amounted to INR 26.91 crores. With its CSR Policy focus areas firmly...
Resilience in CSR

Intersection of CSR and business resilience

Most business leaders you speak to would agree that corporate social responsibility is important. Some would rattle off a long list of things they believe their company does -- from saving energy with green buildings to empowering employees with donation matching, fundraisers and volunteer work that helps charities. But is this really enough anymore? In...
Sebastien Hug, CEO and Consul General, swissnex

India could possibly overachieve its Paris Agreement goals: Sébastien Hug, CEO and Consul General, swissnex India

By 2030, India plans to generate 40% of its total energy requirement through renewable energy sources. “The Government of India has planned to increase its renewable energy capacity target to 225 GW by 2022, much ahead of its initial target of 175 GW. Overall, up to 8.5 GW of renewable energy capacity is expected...
Firms under scrutiny

1,000 Indian firms under scrutiny for unspent CSR funds

Companies that are holding back on their corporate social responsibility (CSR) spending and are re-routing the funds to the balance sheet could soon face the music as the government is mulling amendment to the Companies Act to make the errant firms fall in line. The new restrictions on the CSR funds will be part of...
Gateway of India

CSR report: Maharashtra receives largest amount of money for CSR

Maharashtra topped the list of states receiving the largest amount of money for CSR, followed by Gujarat and Rajasthan, while eight states saw a decline in spends, according to a report compiled by Prime Database. Inequalities reduction, national heritage, the Armed forces, sports, technology incubators and slum development were the most neglected areas when it...
income inequality in india

CSR: Controlling Climate Change to Reduce Income Inequality

According to a survey conducted by Oxfam, the income inequality has been getting worse in the world in the recent years. 82 per cent of all the wealth generated in the world between second quarter of 2016 to the corresponding period of 2017, was made by top 1 per cent of the riches people....
House of Representatives in Manila

Philippines: House of Representatives supports the practice of CSR

The House of Representatives is not only an amalgam of zealous individuals working toward a more productive 17th Congress. The working house is also a caring house. This shows in various measures supporting the practice of corporate social responsibility in the Philippines. It also shows in the push from Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for the urgent...
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