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Water Conservation

CSR News: India Inc.’s Participation in Water Conservation

75 per cent of the surface of the earth is covered with water. In fact, the life on earth for the first time originated in water rather than land. However, 97 per cent of this water is in the oceans making it unfit for everyday use. Of the remaining three per cent, a huge...
Coronavirus CSR Initiatives

CSR Funds to Fight Coronavirus in India

In a week, India has seen a huge rise in the number of people affected by Coronavirus. A developing country like India which is still building its health infrastructure is way behind the developed countries of the western world and autocratic nations like China. Billionaires and Corporations all over the world are making huge donations...
Nandan Nilekani is providing shared infrastructure to the govt.

Providing shared infrastructure and tech to government

Providing shared infrastructure and technology to the Indian government is one of the ways corporates are lending a hand in nation building. One such case is eGovernments (eGov) Foundation, which was established by Nandan Nilekani and Srikanth Nadhamuni to solve hard-to-crack urban challenges. Using technology and collaborative solutions, eGov Foundation empowers the urban ecosystem...
Holi 2020

Celebrating the Festival of Holi

Holi is a very popular Indian festival celebrated in the Indian subcontinent since ages and signifies the victory of good over evil. The festival is celebrated in the spring, welcomes the summer and marks the beginning of the harvest season. The spread of the novel coronavirus has led to muted Holi celebrations in India....
Sustainable

CSR News: STL Awarded with Zero Waste to Landfill Certification

Manufacturing waste and its disposal is one of the biggest environmental challenges across the globe. In India, landfilling continues to be a major cause of environmental problems and health hazards. With the pace at which India is developing or aims to, the problem of managing this waste efficiently has increased manifold. In order to tackle...
Workplace Giving Platform

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...
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Cabinet clears 72 amendments to the companies act: Eases CSR norms

India along with the entire world is in the middle of one of the worst slowdowns ever. The government bore cognizance of the fact and cleared 72 amendments to the companies act which included various sections that decriminalise offences and facilitates business owners to take decisions without fear thus boosting ease of doing business. All...
Start-ups

CSR News: Encouraging Start-Ups for Society

Many of India’s problems would be done away with by addressing poverty and improving social security of citizens of the country. Start-ups play a huge role in this by generating employment and bringing in innovation which would further help in increasing more employment. This has encouraged the government of India to introduce various schemes...
Disaster Relief

Effective Use of Resources for Better Philanthropy

Philanthropy, especially when it comes to providing relief to individuals affected by a disaster, isn’t simply about having good intentions. It is about having the foresight and knowhow to understand the many nuances of the situation and create a real impact. In order to do so, it is extremely important to know in precise...

Will 4IR Technologies Threaten Businesses?

More than 50% of the world’s population is now online; roughly one million more people join the internet each day. Fourth Industrial Revolution or 4IR technologies are already bringing tremendous economic and societal benefits to much of the global population. Data are increasingly being collected on citizens by government and business alike, and these data...

CSR: Five Corporates Enabling Convenient and Sustainable Commute

TomTom's traffic index ranks Bengaluru as number 1 for the world's worst traffic. Bengaluru has a congestion level of 71%. Congestion reflects the additional or extra time taken to travel because of a traffic jam. An average commuter in Bangalore loses 243 hours a year stuck in congestion. Mumbai, Pune, New Delhi also feature...

Remembering the Pulwama Martyrs

On this same day last year, a suicide bomber attacked a CRPF convoy near Pulwama, in which 44 paramilitary personnel lost their lives, leaving the nation reeling in shock. In order to help the surviving families of the Pulwama martyrs, various companies deployed CSR funds to support their families while civilians came forward with...

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