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India’s Uber-Rich Have Reduced their Philanthropic Contributions in last 6 Years: Report

In the last couple of years, so many stories came to the forefront where people were going out of their way to aid in the COVID relief measures. Every individual was seen embracing philanthropy as per their means and capacity. However, a new report has revealed that despite a rise in net worth over...

Global Sustainability Report: Microsoft Paves Path for Sustainability

Microsoft’s proactive stance towards sustainability and philanthropy is well renowned. The company’s commitments to become carbon negative, water positive, and zero waste by 2030 while building a Planetary Computer are also well known across the globe. In its latest annual sustainability, the company has highlighted the progress made by it in the last year...

Madhuram Charitable Trust: Easing the Lives of Specially-Abled Children

The life of a specially-abled child is not easy. Especially as they are often around children unlike themselves who are able to perform day-to-day functions of life with ease, that these children aren’t able to. This causes them a loss of self-confidence which can lead to severe psychological problems in the future. Madhuram Charitable Trust...

This agrochemicals company is a first in going LGBT-friendly

Businesses have a responsibility to their employees to provide them with a workplace where they feel safe and comfortable. Clearly for many LGBT people, this isn’t currently the case. But if businesses were to introduce LGBT-supportive policies it could have an immediate effective on individuals, leading to less discrimination and increased openness. Why LGBT-friendly policies...

I Save Most Of My Taxes, And So Can You!

There are a variety of life insurance plans to meet all kinds of needs and preferences. When someone selects permanent life insurance versus temporary life insurance, there is a major decision to be made based on their long- and short-term needs. The financial world is always changing to adapt to the evolution of the world,...

Rs. 1 trillion Spent on CSR in Seven Years by India Inc: MCA

India has had a CSR mandate in place since financial year 2014-15. Ever since that time, the companies in India have been diligently dedicating 2 per cent of their profits to CSR. This has led to increased CSR spending by companies – even from those that do not fall under the mandate. According to...

Vidyadhan: An Initiative Breaking the Poverty Cycle in India

Poverty is one of the biggest hurdles that keeps India from reaching its fullest potential. It has been said by many thinkers, that education is a way to defeat poverty. Armed with that belief, Vidyadhan was launched to break the vicious cycle of poverty and enable India to benefit from the demographic dividend. What is...

Hindu Religious Organisation BAPS steps up to aid the Indians Stranded in War-Torn Ukraine

In yet another humanitarian initiative for the Indian students stuck in war-torn Ukraine, volunteers from the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha temple in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria, and Poland rushed to help with the emergency relief work on the ground. The relief efforts include establishing a mobile field kitchen in Rzeszów,...

Sonu Sood Comes to the Rescue of Stranded Indian Students by Helping them Escape War-torn Ukraine

Sonu Sood has once again become a messiah, this time for Indian students trapped in war-torn Ukraine. He made plans for the young students to be evacuated and safely return home. Several of these students have posted videos on social media thanking the actor for saving their lives during the Ukraine-Russia conflict. Russia-Ukraine War The military...

Deval Sanghavi, Co-Founder and Partner, Dasra, talks family philanthropy and Next Generation givers

"With the recent crisis resulting from the pandemic, there is an even greater need to accelerate and strengthen the family giving space. In India, Family philanthropy has always played a key role in contributing towards nation building. According to the Dasra’s India Philanthropy Report 2021, families in India have shown a great deal of...

Healthcare Inclusion of LGBTQ Community in India

The woes of LGBTQ people in India are countless. They are subjected to discrimination all through their lives in terms of employment opportunities, education, healthcare and many other basic human rights. This leads to their marginalisation and exclusion from mainstream society. In order to address some of these issues, several policies have been designed to...

ICC mobilises INR 45 crores towards climate action, grows domestic philanthropy base six-fold during the last two years

The India Climate Collaborative (ICC), founded by notable Indian philanthropists to direct funding and visibility towards climate action, has mobilised INR 45 crores towards climate action and has increased its domestic philanthropy base six-fold during the last two years. The ICC on Tuesday released their first annual report that encapsulates insights derived on the evolving climate...

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