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CSR Dilemma – Environment Vs Human Rights

The corporate sector is increasingly getting involved in solving climate problems by making a lot of changes in its operations as well as through their core product offerings. In the last several years there has been an advancement in technology that works towards solving environment-related problems. The Indian renewable energy sector is the fourth most...
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Canada: Using benefits, pension programs to maximize CSR policies

Though the term ‘corporate social responsibility’ varies across companies and countries, it’s generally considered to be a form of organizational self-regulation focusing on an employer’s approach to sustainability across a variety of topics, such as environmental efforts, human rights, corporate governance, health and safety and economic development. Unilever’s sustainable living plan sets out ambitious targets...
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Pulwama attack: What is corporate India doing?

40 Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF) jawans were killed in the biggest terrorist attack in decades on the armed forces in Kashmir last Thursday. While the Bollywood and sports world is rising up in support of their families, corporate India is waking up to its social responsibility in the wake of the attacks. Infosys Foundation...
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UK Consumers Lead in Prioritising Corporate Social Responsibility

A new study from cloud-based experience leader, InMoment, uncovered five trends, including one that reveals UK consumers are outshining their global peers in making social responsibility a priority when choosing which brands to support. The 2019 UK CX Trends study found that 42% of consumers say that brands’ support of environmental, social or political causes...
Corporates and Sustainable Development Goals

India’s top companies and the SDGs

Since the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals have to be implemented by 2030, it requires immense effort not only from the government but also from businesses. The Indian Government is already using SDGs as a roadmap for formulating national policies and regulations. It is incumbent upon corporations to complement these actions. Reporting of SDGs is a...
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CSR by airports in India: Stuck in the air

The civil aviation industry in India has been one of the fastest growing industries in the country in recent years. India is currently the world’s third largest domestic civil aviation market and expected to become the largest in the next 10 to 15 years. The number of passengers carried by domestic airlines during 2017 was...
Taj Lake Palace

Building an Environmentally Conscious Brand: In Letter and Spirit

I was intrigued that every big programme launched by the Indian Hotel Company (also known as The Taj Group of Hotels) had small beginnings. Since 2007, IHCL was trying to undertake a lot of environmental initiatives. However, very soon they realized the lack of progress and its measurement. Meanwhile, figures showed that the travel and...
cycles in India

CSR: Zomato Introduces Cycles in Food Delivery

Cycling has gathered a lot of attention in India in recent years. Cycling tours, cycling activities, fundraising cyclothons, occupy a lot of city events page of major newspapers of megacities of the country. The benefit to the environment as well as health is the attraction for using and encouraging the use of cycles. Seeing an...
food wastage in retail

CSR: Food wastage in retail

The average consumer is not aware of the staggering and depressing extent of food wastage and food loss in retail. If food has not been sold by its best before date, or if it is unsold close to, or past the best before date, retailers can send product back to the processor or manufacturer, and...
Pharma Companies

CSR: Ethical Dilemma of Pharma Companies

In today’s world, where CSR and corporate ethics is gaining a lot of importance, a company is expected to follow certain ethical standards in order to sustain. The marketers insist on placing the benefit to the consumers first to ensure maximum satisfaction and hence, retain the customers. However, despite the people seeking ethically responsible...
inclusivity at tech companies

CSR: Two Indian tech companies are models of inclusion

For India to become an inclusive society, it is important that the nation’s corporate sector sensitises itself to the country’s diversity, its gender differences, ethnicity, and tolerance, and emerges as truly inclusive. Role models In this regard, MphasiS and Vindhya E-Infomedia have put in place progressive and employee-centric policies, bringing them a social return on investment....
ESG fund

$1 Billion ESG Fund for India

Investing on the basis of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria is rapidly gaining ground in international capital markets, with over $20 Trillion in assets under management, or around a quarter of all professionally managed assets around the world. New research shows that ESG strategies adopted by funds are yielding higher returns, higher profitability, lower...

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