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Asia: EU, ILO begin project to improve corporate social responsibility in Asia

The EU, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) have joined hands to launch the 'Responsible Supply Chains in Asia' project. “The project aims to promote responsible supply chains in increasing corporate social responsibility/ responsible business conduct system with regards to decent work, environmental sustainability and respect for...
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CSR: Safety Accord for Fashion Workers

Bangladesh is the world’s second largest garment producer after China. The country’s $30 billion industry employs an estimated four million people, of which 80 per cent of them are women. These workers are among the worst-paid in the world, according to a compensation report released by the Fair Labour Association (FLA). The minimum wage was...
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Pakistan: OICCI members invested over 20 billion rupees in 2018

Foreign investors who are members of the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) have invested in excess of Rs20 billion during the past 12 months in the socio economic development activities in Pakistan. Giving details, OICCI President Irfan Wahab Khan informed that “the OICCI CSR Report 2018 has been issued highlighting extensive financial...
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Canada: Offering choice in CSR activity spurs employee engagement

Employees working for companies with strong corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs tend to find their jobs more meaningful, boosting engagement. And that impact is up to 20% stronger when workers are given a say in corporate CSR activities, according to a new study conducted by the University of British Columbia (UBC). “Employees’ sense of meaningfulness and...
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Malaysia: Govt. encourages CSR programmes from private sector

The private sector in Malaysia is encouraged to organise more corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes, especially ones involving education aid to help underprivileged students. Johor Housing and Rural Development Committee chairman Dzulkefly Ahmad said the CSR programmes could also give the students a chance to pursue their education in a comfortable manner and continue enriching...
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USA: Companies’ Commitment to CSR Influences Buying Decisions More Than Price

People prioritize environmental and human-focused causes over price, according to a new survey from Clutch, the leading B2B ratings and reviews firm. Most people say a company's commitment to environmentally-friendly business practices (71%), social responsibility (68%), and giving back to the local community (68%) are among the most important attributes of a company. Less than...
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CSR: Food waste makes a global mess

Food waste is a global problem from every point of view, as it involves every step of the food supply chain and leaves nearly one billion people hungry and, in many cases, deprived of their land. Food waste has reached frightening proportions: one third of all food produced in the world is wasted. In the...
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Pakistan: CSR Club applauded for its social action measures in 2018

In 2019, the CSR Club Pakistan will embark upon a mission to act upon a composite plan to do tree plantation campaigns, health, educational, and skill development programs, and jobs creation for youth. This will be achieved by undertaking collaborative measures with the concerned corporations, non-governmental organizations, industrial associations, and other stakeholders. Representatives of different...
CSR Guinness World Records

How CSR is providing Guinness World Records with new brand engagement

Utter the phrase ‘world record attempt’ in anything other than a sporting contest and the immediate connection is to Guinness World Records and the eponymous book that records them. For 63 years, Guinness World Records has been adjudicating attempts across a database of more than 53,000 achievements and extremes. It has broken records in its...
solar energy

CSR: Indo-Swiss connection in renewable energy

Children can’t study after dark, women have to depend on traditional cooking methods that increase their drudgery etc… Without energy, sectors like agriculture, health, education and even women empowerment are likely to get hampered. Clean energy interventions in CSR, by being more productive and cost-effective solve most of these problems. The key is to ensure...
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India Pledges $100 Billion to Lower Maternal and Infant Deaths by 2030

India has pledged to spend $100 billion more on health care over the next seven years with an emphasis on reducing maternal mortality rates, the Guardian reports. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the commitment Wednesday at the 2018 Partners Forum, where organizations joined together to work on improving maternal and child health. India’s increased budget...
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Leading Chinese Internet businesses join initiative to fulfill social responsibility

A total of 36 Chinese Internet businesses including Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu joined an initiative Wednesday to fulfill their corporate social responsibility. The initiative was launched at a forum on the corporate social responsibility of Chinese Internet businesses hosted by the Internet Society of China. The businesses are expected to make contributions to poverty alleviation, set...
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