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‘Together for Sustainability’ Launch Their India Chapter

Together for Sustainability (TfS), an initiative by global chemical companies to adopt sustainability measures and supply chains in chemical companies recently launched formally in India. A day long summit was organised in Mumbai in this regard. The summit aimed at building awareness around the importance of creating a sustainable supply chain in the chemical Industry....

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...

UN Chief Lauds India’s Decision To Ratify Paris Agreement

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday lauded India for its "swift action" over the decision to ratify the Paris pact on climate change, saying he is looking forward to receiving New Delhi's instrument of accession. "The Secretary-General has made clear his hopes for the ratification of the Paris Agreement by a large number of states...

India Ratifies Paris Climate Change Agreement at United Nations

New Delhi: India formally joined the Paris Climate Change Agreement by submitting its instrument of ratification at UN headquarters in New York on Sunday - the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The instrument of ratification was deposited by India's permanent representative to the UN, Syed Akbaruddin. By putting Gandhi seal on the climate deal, the country will now urge the global community...

World Animal Day: Pawing The Way

It is essential to align core and job-specific competencies with values and in turn capture organizational values as core competencies. The same can be communicated and developed in corporate citizens at every talent management touch point and reinforcing corporate culture. In recent years, Government of India has also recognized the need to impart education...

Redefining CSR- The CSR Journal SWAG Awards 2016

Mumbai: The CSR Journal established a platform to honour individual social contributions through SWAG (Social Welfare & Growth) Awards, 2016 on July 8 in Mumbai. The news portal will take a leap forward with the launch of ‘The CSR Journal TV’ and a bimonthly magazine by early 2017 on (Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). These initiatives are...

Government Exploring Ways To Mobilise Funds For Swachh Bharat Kosh

Finance Ministry and the Ministry for Drinking Water and Sanitation (DWS) will meet next week to deliberate on ways to mobilise more funds for the Swachh Bharat Kosh (SBK). Established in November 2014 under the Finance Ministry, SBK has been set up to attract CSR funds and contributions from individuals and philanthropists in response to the call given by Prime Minister...

Meet The Winners Of The CSR Journal SWAG Awards 2016

The CSR Journal celebrated its anniversary on 8th July, and organised its first SWAG (Social Welfare & Growth) Awards to felicitate initiatives in the social space. On the occasion, participants were assessed and honoured by an independent jury that included Rohit Misra, CEO, Starkey, Shrikant Sinha, CEO, NASSCOMM Foundation, Vivek Talwar, Chief Sustainability Officer, TATA...

Converting Waste To Aroma

Things changed for Nikhil Gampa, an ex-student of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) after he suffered Malaria during his college days. The disease which further led him to search for a solution to resolve the problem of floral waste generated mainly due to religious offerings. During an industrial visit from college, Gampa had stayed...

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...

Long Way To Go: India Ranks 110th Among 149 Countries For SDGs

India holds 110th position among 149 United Nations (UN) member countries in terms of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agreed upon by countries in 2015 according to the newly developed SDG Index. India’s overall index score of 48.4 indicates that India is on average 48.4% of the way to the best possible outcome across the 17...

Touching Lives, Snow’s Way

Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, an ambitious project launched by the Central Government aims to make India open defecation free by October 2019, the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. To reach this goal, plenty needs to be done at various levels pan-India. While the government and corporate firms are doing their bit, citizens are coming forward too. Not...

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