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Top Indian Companies Funding CSR in Animal Protection

We've observed that only a handful of Indian companies are committed to CSR in animal protection. Given the large ecological footprint of companies, it becomes more binding on them to contribute to overall prospects of biodiversity conservation. Protection of wildlife comes under item 6 in Clause 135-Schedule VII of the Companies Act, where companies...

CSR: Climate Risk Reporting – A Lesson from Japan

It has been repeatedly reported that global Carbon Emissions are continuing to spiral upwards. The scientists have warned that our planet may already have passed climate change “tipping points”. The risks that companies face if they keep on continuing their operations without making any changes are more extreme than ever. No company can escape the...

CSR News: 2,900 Godrej Group employees focus reducing their global footprint

More than 2,900 enthusiastic Godrej Group employees across 60 locations in 9 nations participated in the Group’s fifth International Global Volunteering Day event, to promote the elimination of single-use plastic. The initiative has helped clean-up and collect close to 12.6 tonnes of solid waste. With this initiative, the group worked with each of its businesses...

Why Business Leaders Should Take Climate Action Immediately

The CoP 25 (Conference of Parties) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) failed to reach a deal on the 2020 climate action goals. The emotional expectations of the society have been unmet because of lack of action by the governments. This has encouraged millions of people to get on the...

These 3 Child Climate Activists From India Are Goals

When Licypriya Kangujam took the stage at COP25 in Madrid, Spain, on Tuesday, there was a brief confusion. The eight-year-old child climate activist from India paused for a minute, before stepping back, as an organiser stepped in to help adjust the podium and the microphone to her height. Hailing from Bashikhong in Manipur, Licypriya is...

COP25 – Climate Action – Just talks, No Deal!

The CoP 25 (Conference of Parties) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Madrid, ran for two extra days but ended in disappointment over the most pressing issues as no deal was reached on the 2020 climate action goals. Longest UN climate talks end with no deal on carbon markets When the...

How can we all do our own bit to protect the environment?

Today, there is an evident environmental crisis. Governments and institutions globally are doing their best to save the planet from further damage. This is because there has been a misuse of natural resources leading to depletion. The rise in air pollution caused by many factors including single-use plastics, deforestation, global warming, overpopulation, industrial waste...

India at COP25: Developed countries that benefited from carbon emissions must repay debt

The Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Prakash Javadekar delivered India’s Statement at the 25th session of Conference of Parties under the UN Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP25, in Madrid, Spain yesterday. Climate change is real, said Javadekar, observing that the world recognized it and adopted a comprehensive agreement in...

Top CSR Initiatives for Marine Conservation in India

Collaborative platforms are necessary to address CSR initiatives in marine conservation, which forms SDG 14 (Life Below Water) of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal. Our oceans do not recognise political or international borders. Thus, we must deal with coastal and ocean issues internationally, using a collaborative strategy. Efforts by one company to prevent ocean...

5 Steps to Sustainable Food and Agriculture

There is a crisis across Maharashtra that we have all read about recently. The topics of farmer distress and suicides refuse to subside, and not just in harsh summer. While our stores are overflowing with vegetables and fruits, and the granaries with food grains that rot away, we hear about numerous issues with the...

आओ सीएसआर से निकाले पॉल्युशन का सलूशन

2 दिसंबर यानि आज राष्ट्रीय प्रदूषण नियंत्रण दिवस है और जिस तरह से पिछले एक महीने में दिल्ली, यूपी सहित देश के अन्य राज्यों में प्रदूषण का स्तर रहा है वो हमारे लिए चिंता का विषय है । देश के सामने पॉल्युशन एक समस्या बन रहा है जिसका सलूशन अगर देश की सरकारों के...

Beyond Compliance, a Case For Corporate Commitment to Nature

Mumbai Metropolitan Region, bursting at the seams with a population of over 20 million, is also home to a magnificent mangrove ecosystem that stands as a testimony to the harmonious relationship between man and nature. Spread across an area of 40 sq. km. along its eastern and western coastline, the mangrove forests serve as...

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