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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...
CRPF personnel salute Pulwama martyrs

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...
Businesses of future

Seven Things Businesses Need To Do To Insure Their Future

It is very easy to think, “I know how it works. It has worked like this for years!” Ignoring the up-gradation of a business model considering the high expenses today could cost a lot more tomorrow. Climate activism is increasing by the day. The consumers today are bent towards associating themselves with brands that...

Industry Leaders React to Union Budget 2020

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman gave the longest budget speech in the Parliament, clocking over 2 hours and 30 minutes. Budget 2020 comes at a time of the worst economic slowdown the country has witnessed in over a decade. Will it be a harbinger of good times for the corporate sector and the common man?...

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: SDG Action Manager To Meet SDGs by 2030

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 global goals that are adopted by 193 United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. These provide a unique chance for all sectors to rally around...

7 Reasons to Bring More Women on Corporate Boards

Much of the current discourse on equality and empowerment positions women and girls largely as beneficiaries of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, the achievement of Goal 5 (Gender Equality) alone will not create a gender-equal world, says the report Women Leading the World to 2030 by the Business and Sustainable Development Commission. Women...

The Importance of CSR on a Global Scale

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is fast becoming a focal point of concern within the corporate world. While recognized for the benefits it offers an organization, it is also an invaluable system of giving back to the community or of paying it forward. Not limited merely to giving away charity, companies are now increasingly investing...

5 Easy Ways Companies Can Improve Their CSR in 2020

A new year, a new decade. In 2020, involved consumers are focused on reaching their personal, health, and professional goals. Similarly, while they do so, more and more of them are aligning with companies or brands that prioritize corporate social responsibility (CSR). As your business does some first-of-the-year reflecting, it’s important to ensure that its...

Key Amendments to CSR Law in India

The year 2019 saw startling changes and additions to CSR law in India. Parliament passed amendments to the Companies Act to strengthen laws governing corporate social responsibility (CSR). There was drama over whether the govt. will impose imprisonment for non-compliance. The penal provision was done away with eventually. While Corporate India was thrilled about this,...

What Does Not Qualify as CSR in India?

The Companies Act 2013 mandates the corporate houses to spend 2% of their net profits on CSR. It has now been over six years since the law has been implemented. However, there is a lack of clarity as to what qualifies as CSR in India among the corporates as well as people in general. Dr...

Sustainable Development Through The Roof

The functionality of terraces in corporate buildings corresponds to the usage-efficiency of available real-estate space. In Mumbai for example, the issue of low degree of accessibility to building-terraces by the disallowance of lifts to the topmost floors was reconsidered and relaxed by the regional municipal corporation only in 2017. If realized earlier, the ever-growing...

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