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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...

Ghana: ACEP raises alert over Ghana National Petroleum Corporation’s $43m CSR budget

The Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) is unhappy with plans by the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) to spend about $43 million on Corporate Social Responsibility and less on its operational functions. According to ACEP, GNPC is spending $20 million on its operations in the Voltain Basin which is less than 50% of the...
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Mattel Launches More Inclusive Barbie Dolls

In a time when we are seeing more diversity of people through films, toys and more, companies are recognizing the importance of representation. The push for diverse representation has challenged companies to break outside of the traditional ideals of beauty and move toward a more inclusive and intersectional future. In the wake of this movement, the iconic Barbie doll...
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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...
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Samhita releases report on corporate action in water

Ambuja Cement Foundation and Samhita, a CSR consultancy, brought together key stakeholders in India’s development sector, primarily the water sector, on a single platform, to heighten the need for investment in this critical area at a special event. The event witnessed the launch of Making a Case for Corporate Action in Water – a report that analysed companies...

Running became the latest sell for Menstrual Hygiene awareness

After formally-trained Sani Warriors and the Delhi government's Period Fest and Pad Yatra, the realm of Menstrual Hygiene gets more peculiar. At least two 'marathons' believe running is an effective 'tool' for menstrual hygiene awareness: Veera Di Pad-O-Thon and Run4Niine. Last Sunday, over a thousand runners traversed 1-6 kms for the Pad–O–Thon in Mumbai. It ...
Corporates and Sustainable Development Goals

CSR: 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...
TPSDI Skills-on-Wheels

TPSDI’s mobile learning centre is training and certifying 150 electricians

Tata Power Skill Development Institute (TPSDI), in partnership with Pratham Education Foundation (PEF), is providing skill-gap training to neighbourhood electricians and certifying them through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) program in Raigad and Palghar districts. Under this partnership, PEF mobilizes trainees from impoverished rural and urban areas, while TPSDI trains them through its mobile...
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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...
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Clean Ganga: Holy river, unholy practices

The Clean Ganga or Namami Gange programme is, as the name suggests, a massive, central government-led initiative for the holiest of all holy rivers in India. One of the flagship programmes of the BJP government (even if it’s a continuation of previous efforts), this ‘integrated conservation mission’ was approved in June 2014 with a...
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CSR programmes successfully addressing mobilisation

Mobilisation entails not only getting people to enrol, but also ensuring that the right people, in terms of ability, interests and expectations, participate in programmes. For both companies and NGOs, an inability to mobilise properly results in a failure to meet targets and, more importantly, excludes potential beneficiaries who would be in need of...
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पुलवामा में शहीद हुए जवानों के परिवार की मदद के लिए आगे आया अंबानी परिवार

पुलवामा आतंकी हमले में शहीद हुए जवानों के बच्चों के परवरिश और उनके पढ़ाई से लेकर नौकरी के साथ-साथ परिजनों के रोजी रोटी तक की पूरी जिम्मेदारी रिलायंस फाउंडेशन ने लिया है। साथ ही फाउंडेशन ने यह भी घोषणा किया है कि इस आतंकी हमले में घायल सभी जवानों के हर संभव उपचार के...

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