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Millennials Driving Brands Towards Social Responsibility

Millennials on average are more risk-averse and are less likely to spend money unnecessarily than previous generations. But when millennials do decide to part with their money, key patterns are beginning to emerge. Millennials prefer to do business with corporations and brands with pro-social messages, sustainable manufacturing methods and ethical business standards. One of the...
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UN commemorates South-South Cooperation Day in Asia-Pacific

Countries across Asia and the Pacific on Wednesday called for deepening cooperation among developing countries to foster sustainable development in the region. The call came as part of a commemorative event for South-South Day held each year on 12 September. Jointly organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific...
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ESCAP-UN Climate Change partnership to strengthen climate action in Asia-Pacific

UN Climate Change and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) have signed a new agreement to strengthen regional climate action, with a focus on meeting the targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement. At a signing ceremony ahead of the...
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Asia-Pacific countries agree on inclusive technology and innovation policies to achieve SDGs

Senior government officials from Asia and the Pacific, along with civil society representatives and the private sector have committed to promote more inclusive technology and innovation policies to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), at a high-level meeting in Bangkok this week. The Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Science, Technology and Innovation...
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Two Indian Cos Ranked In Top 25 Global ‘Change The World’ List

Reliance Jio and Mahindra & Mahindra are the only Indian firms to make it to the top 25 on the list of 63 companies in the global ‘Change The World’ list from Fortune. The prestigious list recognizes companies that have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business...
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United Nations Engages With Fashion Week

As consumer demand grows for responsibly sourced clothes, big fashion brands are starting to think about sustainability. More fashion startups and initiatives built around the business idea of sustainable fashion will break new ground this year. The United Nations in India, in association with Reliance Industries’ ‘Fashion for Earth’ initiative, launched the ‘Circular Design Challenge’...
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UNDP Collaborates With The CSR Journal

The CSR Journal, Ultimate Energy Resource Pvt. Ltd. and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) join hands for RPL Skill Training Programme and Entrepreneurs Capacity Development of Women in the State of Maharashtra. The CSR Journal (www.thecsrjournal.in) is proud to associate with UNDP, UERPL and concerned sector skill councils on this women’s empowerment project. UNDP works...
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Unintended Pregnancy Decreasing; Quality Of Family Planning Care Improving Across India

India has made decent strides over the past 2.5 years in improving family planning access and use of contraceptives among both married and unmarried women. In certain states like Rajasthan, a majority of married women are using modern contraceptives lives pills, male condoms, female condoms, female sterilization, male sterilization, injectables, beads, LAM, emergency contraception...
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Pledge To Protect Red Pandas & Their Habitats

The Body Shop’s most recent Bio-Bridge project in Nepal, pledges to help protect the endangered Red Pandas of The Himalayas. Under this initiative, the brand will build a Bio-Bridge in Nepal with Red Panda Network to save the endangered Red Pandas, at risk from de-forestation and destruction of their habitats. Since 2007, Red Panda Network...
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CSR: Combating Human Trafficking And Associated Financial Crimes

Human trafficking and other financial crimes have a devastating impact on individuals and communities around the world. Every year, an estimated $2.4 trillion in proceeds from this and other causes of human misery such as forced prostitution, terrorism and drug trafficking are laundered through the world’s financial markets and banking systems. An independent research...
Landslides in Japan

E-Governance: A powerful tool toward resilient, inclusive and sustainable disaster risk management

A major report launched by the United Nations this week highlights the critical role E-governance plays in building inclusive, resilient societies in anticipation and response to the impact of disasters. The E-Government Survey 2018: Gearing E-government to Support Transformation towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies highlights the complex challenges and varied opportunities of deploying e-government services. Contributing...
Designer babies raise ethical issues

CSR: Designer Babies, The Ethics and Morals of Gene Editing

In a scenario that sounds eerily like a science fiction movie plot, designer babies could soon become an everyday reality. Families will conceive children through genetic selection – choosing superior characteristics and reducing susceptibility to genetic diseases. Britain's most respected medical body has given the green light to genetically engineering embryos for non-medical reasons....
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