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CSR of HCL Sponsors All-women Dutch Team in Transatlantic Rowing Race

HCL Technologies (HCL) announced it is sponsoring Dutchess of the Sea, an all-women Dutch team participating in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, a transatlantic rowing race. The four women departed from the Canary Islands on December 12 and will row over 3,000 miles non-stop to the Nelson’s Dockyard English Harbour in Antigua & Barbuda. HCL’s support...
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Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company Becomes Signatory to Climate Action 100+

Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company Limited (KMAMC) today announced that, on 12th January, 2021, it has become a signatory to Climate Action 100+. Climate Action 100+ is an investor-led initiative to ensure the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters take necessary action on climate change. In April 2018, KMAMC became the first domestic asset management company...
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CSR News: Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd. pledges support to Prince Charles’ recovery plan, Terra Carta

In an endeavour to participate in building future of industry and future of economy through focus on Nature, People and Planet, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd., a subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Limited has pledged support to His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, for the newly launched green initiative Terra Carta, a sustainable roadmap to 2030 for businesses to...
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United Nations launches a Women Enterprise Recovery Fund

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), with support from the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank (FMO), the Government of Canada, and Visa Inc. have launched a ‘Women Enterprise Recovery Fund: Promoting and Upscaling Digital Solutions for Enhancing Women Enterprise Growth...
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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: NGOs Supported by the Indian Diaspora

9th January is observed as ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Divas’ every year in India to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community towards the development of India. The day is celebrated to commemorate the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to Mumbai on the same day in 1915. The overseas Indian community is very much...
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Henkel CSR Contributes to Circular Economy and Climate Protection

Henkel has reached a milestone in its engagement for sustainable packaging: The company used almost 700 million bottles made of 100% recycled plastics for Laundry & Home Care products in Europe – more than 400 million alone in 2020. The recycled material stems from post-consumer waste, including Social Plastic from Henkel’s partnership with the Plastic...
Audi

Global Sustainability Report: Audi’s Vision of Carbon-Neutral Mobility

The Audi Group, with its brands Audi, Lamborghini and Ducati, is one of the most successful manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles in the premium segment. Together with the Volkswagen Group, Audi was one of the first companies to commit itself to the goals of the Paris Agreement. In the long term, it is pursuing...
ESCAP

Sharp declines in trade and FDI but Asia-Pacific performs better than rest of the world in 2020

The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with increasing trade tensions and an already slowing global economy, have paved the way for the world’s worst economic performance since the Great Depression. According to the new Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Trends briefs issued by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)...
Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd

CSR: Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd. in partnership with AH Investment launches Medical and Hazardous waste treatment plant in Abu Dhabi

Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited (REEL), a leading provider of comprehensive environment management services in India as well as Asia, signed a ten-year contract with ‘The Center of Waste Management’ (CWM-TADWEER) in Abu Dhabi. The project is a part of CWM-TADWEER’s initiative to promote sustainable waste management in an environmentally friendly waste treatment complex named...
Honda

Global Sustainability Report: Honda Striving to be a Company that Society Wants to Exist

Honda Motor Company, Ltd. is a Japanese public multinational conglomerate corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles, and power equipment. The company adheres to a corporate culture of “Free and Open, Challenge, Co-evolution.” This means, in other words, “taking up challenges without fear of failure, unshackled by conventional thinking, and with a...
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Migrants in Asia and the Pacific at higher risk of COVID-19 and its socioeconomic fallout, says new report

The COVID-19 pandemic and its socio-economic fallout pose great risks to migrants in the Asia-Pacific, a new United Nations report reveals. They are more likely to be exposed to the virus, lack access to health care and other essential services, be stranded in countries without work or social protection and face rising xenophobia. However,...

Switzerland to Impose Legal Obligation on Swiss-Based Firms for Environment and Human Rights Enforcement across the world

Switzerland is all set to bring about landmark legislation that is aimed at tightening the responsibilities of Swiss-based companies with respect to their global activities. The key element of the mandate was the introduction of a legal obligation on Swiss-based multinationals to respect international environmental standards as well as human rights in all of...

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