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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...

Transgenders Apply For Teaching Posts In UP For The First Time

At least 69 members of the ‘third gender’ have applied for the posts of lecturers and assistant teachers in colleges and schools for the first time in Uttar Pradesh. This is also the first time that the Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Service Selection Board (UPSESSB) is keeping the data on transgender applicants. As part of the...

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...

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...

Ethical Consumerism: Look Before You Buy

Ethical consumerism – when consumers buy a product or a brand based on a company’s focus on being fair, sustainable, and eco-friendly – seems to be an idea whose time has come.

Stakeholder Engagement for Lasting Impact

As individual philanthropy, policy backed-business responsibility and corporate commitment to society takes prominence in India, change agents find themselves constantly grappling with the issue of effectively navigating through a complex ecosystem to create lasting impact. Stakeholder engagement lies at the heart of enabling change and achieving outcomes that are lasting and impactful. Change agents –...
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