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2018 recap of CSR projects to manage plastic waste in India

Waste is a big environmental challenge, for companies across the board. Leading Indian companies recognise waste management as a key issue. Plastic is used in various sectors such as building & construction, consumer products (such as furniture, housewares, automobiles, electronics, etc.), industrial goods (such as machines) and packaging. Packaging forms the lion share in plastic...
Sports scenario in India

CSR: How Can Corporates Improve the Sports Scenario In India

According to the World Health Organisation, “Experience and scientific evidence has shown that regular participation in appropriate physical activity and sport provides people of both sexes and all ages and conditions, including persons with disabilities, with a wide range of physical, social and mental health benefits. It improves diet and discourages the use of...
Arshan Vakil, Founder and CEO, Kings Learning

Digital learning has great potential in govt. schools: Arshan Vakil, Founder and CEO, Kings Learning

Being proficient in the English language is an advantage, often unfair, in India. Not being fluent in it could mean losing out on the job you’re qualified for. One social enterprise is trying to reduce the gap. Focusing mainly on students and blue-collared workers who are at the bottom of the pyramid, Kings Learning...
biodiversity

The lesser child of CSR

Usually when conversations happen in this country on CSR, it is often seen that the topics being discussed are community development, with programmes like education, health-care, sanitation, livelihood.... and of course, the newer kid on the block, the CSR law. It is interesting how when you expand the acronym, CSR becomes Corporate Social Responsibility,...
Himalaya cleft lip press release

Himalaya Lip Care Launches a New Campaign to Help Raise Awareness for Children with Clefts

The Himalaya Drug Company, India’s leading Wellness company, launched a new campaign – “Ek Nayi Muskaan” as part of its social impact initiative, “Muskaan”. Through Muskaan, Himalaya Lip Care has been helping to raise awareness about cleft lip and palate and supporting free cleft treatment for underprivileged children, in partnership with international cleft charity,...
NASSCOM conclave

NASSCOM Foundation’s CSR Leadership Conference brought together IT-BPM industry leaders

NASSCOM Foundation hosted India’s largest Tech for Good driven conference – The CSR Leadership Conference 2018 in Bangalore yesterday. The two-day conference brings over 400 delegates consisting of CEOs, CXOs, CSR Heads from the industry, policy makers, influencers, NGO Leads, Tech4Good champions, and social innovators under one roof to discuss innovative approaches to CSR and...
Project Jagriti by Nestle India

CSR Report: Nestlé India spent above 2% of average net profits

Nestle India Limited spent more than the prescribed 2% in corporate social responsibility programs in the financial year 2017-18. While the prescribed CSR expenditure as per Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 was 26.88 crore rupees, actual expenditure incurred during the year amounted to INR 26.91 crores. With its CSR Policy focus areas firmly...
Resilience in CSR

Intersection of CSR and business resilience

Most business leaders you speak to would agree that corporate social responsibility is important. Some would rattle off a long list of things they believe their company does -- from saving energy with green buildings to empowering employees with donation matching, fundraisers and volunteer work that helps charities. But is this really enough anymore? In...
Sebastien Hug, CEO and Consul General, swissnex

India could possibly overachieve its Paris Agreement goals: Sébastien Hug, CEO and Consul General, swissnex India

By 2030, India plans to generate 40% of its total energy requirement through renewable energy sources. “The Government of India has planned to increase its renewable energy capacity target to 225 GW by 2022, much ahead of its initial target of 175 GW. Overall, up to 8.5 GW of renewable energy capacity is expected...
Firms under scrutiny

1,000 Indian firms under scrutiny for unspent CSR funds

Companies that are holding back on their corporate social responsibility (CSR) spending and are re-routing the funds to the balance sheet could soon face the music as the government is mulling amendment to the Companies Act to make the errant firms fall in line. The new restrictions on the CSR funds will be part of...
Fearless Women Run

Fearless Women Run at Midnight To Reclaim Their Freedom

In 1966, James Brown sang “It’s a man’s man’s world”, and while the man was a lyrical genius, United Sisters Foundation organised the 5 kilometers Reebok Fearless Run in association with Mumbai Police at the Asiatic Library, Horniman Circle, Mumbai to remind the world that it is no longer 1966, and we are here to inspire change. The REEBOK FEARLESS! RUN is...
Interglobe restoring ancient well

InterGlobe Foundation restoring a 19th century water structure

On December 4 and 5, InterGlobe Foundation and Seva Mandir inaugurated a Heritage Restoration and Waste Management project in Delwara and Kumbhalgarh towns of Rajasthan respectively. Both the towns have immense historic and tourist value. InterGlobe Foundation, the philanthropic arm of InterGlobe Group has partnered with Seva Mandir, a rural development NGO based in Udaipur,...
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