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Amazon Climate Change open letter

CSR: Amazon Employees Ask The Company To Improve Its Climate Change Act

Thousands of Amazon employees have gathered up to stand up against Climate Change. More than 6000 employees of the corporate giant have signed on an unprecedented open letter to CEO Jeff Bezos, demanding that the company do a better job of addressing climate change. The letter has circulated across the company and is garnering...
Carbon Pricing

CSR: Setting Internal Carbon Pricing for Companies

With growing concern across the globe for protecting the environment, carbon pricing has garnered a lot of attention by the governments. The countries all over the world are setting up a carbon tax in order to be more accountable for the emissions caused by them. Joining in the movement of fighting against climate change,...

How CSR Can Ruin Brand’s Reputation

CSR has gained a lot of attention in recent years at a global level. The humanitarian image that it is associated with has attracted marketers of big corporates. With the alignment of a social cause or public service endeavour with a company’s core beliefs and ethics, CSR helps in building a brand identity beyond...

Corporates need to play greater role in achieving SDGs: Niti Aayog

Niti Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar has underlined the need to mobilise funds from all sources especially corporates to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Kumar further said the focus should be on 'conscious capitalism' wherein corporates go beyond chasing bottomline and focus on ensuring maximum social return. "If corporates can make SDGs as part of...
CSR Leadership Conference

NASSCOM Foundation Advocates for Collaboration for Social Change at CSR Leadership Conference

NASSCOM Foundation hosted India’s largest Technology industry-specific CSR Conference – The CSR Leadership Conference (CLC) 2019 in New Delhi in partnership in with ICICI Foundation. Ashok Pamidi, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation said, “With Industry Revolution 4.0 technologies, we are at the threshold of what could be history in the making. Human Centred Innovations aim to engineer...

Instagram backlash and the social media void

August 2018 saw the launch by New York-based Village Marketing of the first Instagram-centric apartment. The 2,400-square-foot SoHo space, which is decked out with plush sofas in millennial pink, gold and cream leather stools and cushion-strewn four-poster beds, was conceived as a place for influencers to stage photoshoots. However, the launch was greeted with...
Dwij Denim Bags

CSR: Up-Cycling the Denim Waste

Denim is the fastest growing fashion trend in the world. The durability and comfort of the material have made it extremely popular. However, with fashion becoming so disposable, the life span of a clothing item has reduced drastically. Considering the fact that a huge amount of water goes into making a denim fabric, disposing...
Environment Conflict

The Same Name Again, Vedanta

According to the Environmental Justice Atlas, India has more environmental conflicts than any other country in the world. Most of these conflicts are rooted in the cozy relationship between business and political interests, supported by a compliant administration. Another significant observation that has marred these conflicts is the continuing nature of violations by the same...
Digital Literacy

WhatsApp and NASSCOM Foundation collaborate for Digital Literacy in India

Leading up to the 2019 General Elections, WhatsApp and NASSCOM Foundation - the social arm of the industry body, National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) – have come together to impart digital literacy training to help tackle the challenge of misinformation. This partnership aims to reach approximately 100,000 Indians with training to...

CSR Arm of Kerala Firm to Contest Lok Sabha Election

Twenty-20, a corporate social responsibility arm of the Anna-Kitex group, one of the largest private sector companies in Kerala, has decided to field a candidate from the Chalakudy Lok Sabha seat. During the last panchayat elections, Twenty-20 had won 17 of the 19 seats from Kizhakkambalam panchayat that falls under the Chalakudy parliamentary constituency. There are...
responsible business

Indian government releases guidelines on responsible business conduct

Ministry of Corporate Affairs has revised the National Voluntary Guidelines on Social, Environmental and Economic Responsibilities of Business, 2011 (NVGs) and formulated the National Guidelines on Responsible Business Conduct (NGRBC). These guidelines urge businesses to actualise the principles in letter and spirit. These principles are: 1. Businesses should conduct and govern themselves with integrity in a manner that...
Justin Trudeau

The global nature of social activism

In 2018, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came to the World Economic Forum at Davos to tell corporate leaders, "We’re in the new age of doing business. You need to give back. You need to be part of the solution." The expectations for companies and brands have never been greater. Social purpose, sustainability, and corporate...

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