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The Importance of CSR on a Global Scale

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is fast becoming a focal point of concern within the corporate world. While recognized for the benefits it offers an organization, it is also an invaluable system of giving back to the community or of paying it forward. Not limited merely to giving away charity, companies are now increasingly investing...

5 Easy Ways Companies Can Improve Their CSR in 2020

A new year, a new decade. In 2020, involved consumers are focused on reaching their personal, health, and professional goals. Similarly, while they do so, more and more of them are aligning with companies or brands that prioritize corporate social responsibility (CSR). As your business does some first-of-the-year reflecting, it’s important to ensure that its...

Climate Emergency: Bushfires in Australia

About 62,000 square kilometres of the area has been destroyed in the massive Australian bushfires. This area is a little more than the entire state of Himachal Pradesh in India. The blazes have ruined more than 1400 homes and killed at least 24 people. Experts have said that the bushfires are one of the...

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas – Overseas Indians Making us Proud on NRI Day

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is celebrated on January 9 to strengthen the engagement of the overseas Indian community with the Government of India and reconnect them with their roots. During a special Convention in New Delhi, select overseas Indians are also honoured with the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award to recognize their contributions to various...

Reducing Food Waste Makes Financial Sense

Reducing food waste can have a positive impact on suppliers’ and consumers’ well-being. Food loss and waste results in roughly $940 billion in economic losses globally per year, according to a report by corporate coalition Champions 12.3. Reducing food waste in India can generate a “triple win.” It can save money for farmers, companies,...

The White House Plays Surprising Role in Driving CSR

A new study by San Francisco State University Assistant Professor of Management Nara Jeong suggests that CEOs look to the White House in the USA for leadership on social responsibility—but not the way you might expect. It turns out that corporate leaders are less likely to act on their values when they're in agreement...

Cancel Culture is Toxic, What To Expect in 2020

2019 brought into focus the “cancel culture” (named Macquarie Dictionary’s Word of the Year 2019). Cancel culture is toxic, a term that captures an important aspect of the past year's Zeitgeist. It's an attitude which is so pervasive that it now has a name. Cancel culture has become, for better or worse, a powerful...

Top 5 Global CSR Trends To Watch In 2020

2019 was a pivotal year in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as the concepts of corporate responsibility and sustainability received significant media attention, and the trends that I identified last year at this time (better dialogue, more learning, more disaster prevention, greater equity and the growing importance of Generation Z-ers) remained timely and relevant. Still,...

2020 will be a make-or-break year for biodiversity

The UN General Assembly had declared the period 2011-2020 as United Nations Decade on Biodiversity. As the year 2020 brings the decade to a close, the scientific community has repeatedly sounded the alarm on biodiversity breakdown and the climate emergency. Scientists and most governments agree that the world is facing an unprecedented environmental crisis. Huge...

Indian NGOs celebrate the formal adoption of the 2019 Resolution on the Rights of the Child by the UN General Assembly

The Resolution on the Rights of the Child has been formally adopted by the UNGA on 18 December 2019, the resolution focuses on children without parental care – one of the world’s most vulnerable populations. Miracle Foundation, Save The Children India, SOS Children’s Villages India, Butterflies,  Udayan Care, Youth Council for Development Alternatives, Children’s Emergency Relief International, Child in Need Institute (CINI), Centre of Excellence...

CSR: Climate Risk Reporting – A Lesson from Japan

It has been repeatedly reported that global Carbon Emissions are continuing to spiral upwards. The scientists have warned that our planet may already have passed climate change “tipping points”. The risks that companies face if they keep on continuing their operations without making any changes are more extreme than ever. No company can escape the...

Preventive Measures to Eliminate Violence Against Women

Orange the World campaign launched by the UN, is a multi-year effort aimed at preventing and eliminating violence against women and girls, will focus on the issue of rape as a specific form of harm committed against women and girls in times of peace or war. Millions of Social Media posts have been made...

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