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NBA Foundation to Contribute $300 Million Towards Economic Empowerment of Black Community

The NBA Board of Governors announced today that it will contribute $300 million in initial funding to establish the first-ever NBA Foundation dedicated to creating greater economic empowerment in the Black community. The Foundation is being launched in partnership with the National Basketball Players Association. Over the next 10 years, the 30 NBA team owners...
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Global offshore wind capacity will surge to over 234 GW by the year 2030

Global offshore wind capacity will surge to over 234 GW by 2030 from 29.1 GW at the end of 2019, led by exponential growth in the Asia-Pacific region and continued strong growth in Europe, according to a new report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). GWEC has released the second edition of its Global...
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France sends ventilators, test kits to assist India

France last Tuesday handed over to India ventilators, test kits and other medical equipment as part of its assistance in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The medical equipment was handed over to the Indian Red Cross Society by French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain at the Palam Air Force Station after the assistance...
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LTTS & Microsoft will transform buildings into future-ready smart campuses

With growing digital transformation, there has been a clear impetus on the need for organizations to revamp their office premises to be eco-friendly, taking into consideration sustainability aspects including greenhouse gas and carbon emissions. Another important aspect for office and facility administrators today is to find balance in their buildings to ensure health, safety...
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CSR of Canadian miners doesn’t tackle real change, says new report

Mining companies’ corporate social responsibility programmes could yield better outcomes if they tackled ‘real change on the ground,’ says a new paper published in the journal Global Affairs. According to Simon Fraser University’s political economist Anil Hira, Canadian miners and companies in other sectors such as forestry and the textile industry should tie themselves to...
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New UN Report on pandemic response in South-East Asia backs green recovery packages

The United Nations has commended governments in South-East Asia for acting swiftly to stem the most serious health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Robust regional cooperation, coordinated by ASEAN, has also resulted in South-East Asia reporting significantly lower confirmed COVID-19 cases and related deaths compared to most other global regions. The UN Secretary-General’s Policy Brief:...

CSR is key COVID-19 response for businesses in Dubai, survey finds

Businesses in Dubai investing in corporate social responsibility were able to respond more effectively to new challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey from Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Centre for Responsible Business. The survey, conducted in May and June 2020, revealed that the Dubai businesses community quickly responded during...

Applied Materials expands on ESG scope with series of 10-year initiatives

In a keynote address at the 50th annual SEMICON West, Applied Materials, Inc. president and CEO Gary Dickerson unveiled how the company is expanding the scope of its environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments with a series of 10-year initiatives that will be driven within the company and in collaboration with suppliers, customers and...

Report: IBM CSR is Ready for the Digital Economy

The digital revolution permeating every aspect of daily life has made it essential for the CSR domain to play catch-up or else be left out. This actuality rings true more so in the case of the digital economy since social projects rely on private and public funding. This evolution was necessary even before COVID-19...

Engaging businesses to tackle marine plastic waste

In every marine and coastal environment on earth, plastic litter threatens the environment, human health, and business. The threat has been exacerbated by a spike in the use of single-use plastics due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the High-Level Political Forum this week, UNEP within its Global Programme of Action for the Protection of...

World’s first hypertension awareness symbol launched in India

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is one of the biggest risk factors for heart disease, stroke and kidney disease. The condition is directly responsible for 29% of all strokes and 24% of heart attacks in India. Clinicians stress that early and timely diagnosis is key to preventing the disease from advancing to more serious secondary...

Nelson Mandela International Day 2020: He was an Exemplary Citizen

The man who liberated his nation from racial apartheid is also perhaps the model for Citizen Social Responsibility (CSR) whose values live on, seven years after he bid the world goodbye. It's these values of peace and equality that are honoured on July 18th every year, celebrated as Nelson Mandela International Day. Nelson Mandela International...

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