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CSR and Corporate Sustainability

Corporate sustainability is derived from the concept of sustainable development which is defined by the Brundtland Commission as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. Corporate sustainability essentially refers to the role that companies can play in meeting the agenda of sustainable...
Maruti Suzuki welcomes second batch

Maruti Suzuki’s Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing welcomes 2nd batch

After recording 100% placement for its first batch, Maruti Suzuki’s Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing (JIM) at Ganpat University in Mehsana, Gujarat welcomed its second batch of 362 students. JIM is a part of a joint initiative between the Government of Japan and Government of India to create a pool of 30000 skilled manpower for...
SMEs

How SMEs Can Contribute To CSR

While the quantum of revenue available for CSR with individual SMEs is expected to be small, all eligible companies in a specific geographical cluster, who single handed as well as collectively impact the same community, can pool their resources to create a sizeable CSR fund. Low involvement CSR is for all companies. SMEs in India have...
cybersecurity

CSR: Cybersecurity Jobs In India

After the historic move of demonetisation in 2016, the government of India has tried to push the country towards digitisation. This has led to a drastic increase in demand for the cybersecurity professionals. There was at least 1 cybercrime reported in India every 10 minutes the first half of 2016. However, the lack of talent...
CSR Roundtable - BSE

CSR Roundtable Report – Spends And Extent

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become globally a key issue of concern for contemporary businesses. The CSR construct for India has been redesigned with the inclusion of CSR under Section 135 of the Companies Act 2013. The covert intention of CSR regulations was to engage corporates in solving complex social problems. Schedule VII of the...
carbon footprint

Landmark Group Takes A Step To Reduce Carbon Emissions

Splash, a prominent fashion retailer in India and Middle East, and a brand owned by the Landmark Group, has partnered with Natur-Tec, a business unit of Northern Technologies International Corporation (“NTIC”) (Nasdaq: NTIC), to pioneer a new sustainable biopolymer-based packaging solution in India, South Asia and Middle East. The brand’s 80 million poly bags a year have...
skill programmes

CSR: Govt. Moves To Standardise Skill Programmes

About 2.5 crore individuals have been trained under various skill programmes of the government. Out of this, more than 50 lakh have been trained under the ministry's flagship scheme – Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). The scheme has been criticised in the past for its poor track record in placing candidates. The PMKVY dashboard,...
feminists for metoo

Feminists Speak Out In Solidarity With #MeToo

It’s almost a year now since the #metoo hashtag broke through whisper networks on sexual harassment and initiated a worldwide movement. While the initial exposés were instances of assault and misogyny by men in high places in Hollywood, subsequent revelations have come in waves from women across the world in various kinds of workplaces...
Ban on single use plastic bags

CSR: Citizens Participate In Eliminating Plastic Waste In Mumbai

Government of Maharashtra recently placed a ban on single use plastic bags in lieu of uncontrollable plastic pollution in the state. With the dumping grounds completely saturated, the government decided to take drastic measures to manage the waste produced by the city. With not many alternatives available for those bags, there could have been...
safer workplaces for women

CSR: Safer Workplaces Post #MeToo

As more incidents of sexual harassment in the corporate sphere emerge from #MeToo in India, the discussion on making workplaces safer for women gets bigger. Only when an incident of harassment is reported do more stories come out in a kind of chain effect with everyone suddenly voicing their opinion. Ever wondered why women who...
diversity at work

CSR: Diversity At Work

The work environment is no longer as it used to be. It is no longer easy to hold the simplistic vision that workers are the same as “human resources” or as “labour force”, terms used to dehumanize and clear out any personal characteristic from this environment. The diversity of people, situations, perspectives and expectations, force...
sex education in India

CSR: Sex Education for Adolescents in India

Sex education among children is almost non-existent in India. Talking openly about sex is considered to be a taboo in the country which acts as a barrier in delivering this knowledge effectively to Indian children and adolescents. However, it is overlooked not only by the society but also by the Indian healthcare system. Nearly one...
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