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A ‘Nudge’ in the Swachh Direction

The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is probably the most talked about Government Initiative in recent years. The plan, as stated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is to build 12 crore toilets and eradicate open defecation by 2019, a year marking the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The reason this plan is so significant is the...

Maharashtra Govt Ropes In Ratan Tata, Amitabh Bachchan And Anand Mahindra To Transform 1000 Villages

Aiming to transform 1,000 villages in the initial leg of the vision, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis met corporate heads and Bollywood celebrities on Thursday. A governing council headed by CM would be formed with members from corporate and state. Industry moguls like chairman emeritus of Tata Sons Ratan Tata, Anand Mahindra, chairman and managing...

Role Of Investors In Driving Sustainability Is Poor: Study

A study surveying over 1000 CEOs from over 100 countries and more than 25 industries, shows businesses to be more responsible towards United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But role of investors in the process seems to be low. Only 10% of chief executive officers (CEOs) cite pressure from investors as a top three factor...

Auqaf Islamia Khrew Disputes CSR Funding Claims Of Cement Factory Owners

Auqaf  Islamia Khrew Thursday rubbished the claims of cement factory owners of providing them 4 crore rupees as CSR funds annually for development of the town and termed it as a ‘white lie’. The rejoinder from the Auqaf Islamia Khrew  (AIK) has come after cement factory owners had revealed before the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti,...

RBI asked SBI to rein in CSR spending: Arundhati Bhattacharya

The stress in the financial system is taking a toll on corporate social responsibility (CSR) spending by banks. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has advised State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s largest lender, to not spend 2% of its profit on CSR till the stress in the financial sector eases, according to the...

Six Ways Smart CSR & Sustainability Managers Are Driving Employee Engagement

Innovative CSR & sustainability managers are raising the bar of “traditional” corporate responsibility by leveraging it to solve pressing business problems, deriving business value while advancing the company’s sustainability performance. Employee engagement - which is vital to building a successful, future-facing company - is one such critical business challenge sustainability managers are learning to...

Intent, Implement and Follow-up: 3rd Annual Conference of IACC on CSR

Indo-American Chamber of Commerce organized their 3rd Annual Conference on Wednesday, 11th May, 2016. The conference discussed upon “issues, challenges and new paradigms” in the CSR domain today. With an agenda to create a platform to discuss challenges faced in Corporate Social Responsibility, IACC brought together eminent professionals. “CSR is not ad-hoc anymore. It is...

IACC Organises 3rd Annual Conference on CSR

Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) is organising their 3rd Annual Conference on 11th May, 2016 will discuss “Corporate Social Responsibility Today: Issues, Challenges and New Paradigms”. Conferences have been organized since the CSR Rules were introduced under section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013. Today, the concept of CSR appears to be firmly rooted...

Use unspent CSR funds towards child-centric drought relief measures: Kailash Satyarthi

Use unspent CSR funds towards child-centric drought relief measures: Kailash Satyarthi With 16.3 crore children being affected due to drought in ten states, Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to declare drought a national emergency and make children a top priority in relief and rehabilitation work. He also asked to use...

Linking Leadership Development With Social Responsibility Improves Employees Performance: Study

A global study released by Hay Group division of Kon Ferry a global people and advisory firm, shows that when organizations include social responsibility programs within their leadership development efforts it delivers results. The survey which was carried out in more than 107 countries, with response from more than 7,500 people responses found that across...

83% Of Corporate Houses Anticipate To Increase CSR Spending: FICCI

Most corporates see increase in spend for CSR activities in the next fiscal as per by industry body FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry). Latest survey done by FICCI on strategic decision-making process by Indian companies in terms of their CSR activities shows 83% of the respondents anticipating to increase in their...

CII Lists Ten Most Sustainable companies

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) announced Sustainable Plus labels for 100 largest companies by market capitalisation across 20 sectors. Sustainable Plus is India’s only corporate sustainability label and is based on a comprehensive analysis of companies across environment, social and governance dimensions of business. The analysis was conducted for information based on FY2015. Sustainable...
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