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2018 recap of CSR projects to manage plastic waste in India

Waste is a big environmental challenge, for companies across the board. Leading Indian companies recognise waste management as a key issue. Plastic is used in various sectors such as building & construction, consumer products (such as furniture, housewares, automobiles, electronics, etc.), industrial goods (such as machines) and packaging. Packaging forms the lion share in plastic...
Sports scenario in India

CSR: How Can Corporates Improve the Sports Scenario In India

According to the World Health Organisation, “Experience and scientific evidence has shown that regular participation in appropriate physical activity and sport provides people of both sexes and all ages and conditions, including persons with disabilities, with a wide range of physical, social and mental health benefits. It improves diet and discourages the use of...
biodiversity

The lesser child of CSR

Usually when conversations happen in this country on CSR, it is often seen that the topics being discussed are community development, with programmes like education, health-care, sanitation, livelihood.... and of course, the newer kid on the block, the CSR law. It is interesting how when you expand the acronym, CSR becomes Corporate Social Responsibility,...
sports in India

CSR: Why India Is Lagging Behind In Sports

India has the second largest population in the world. It is also one of the fastest growing economies. Yet, it lags miles behind in terms of sports. India is one of the worst performing countries in Olympics. It is unsettling to know that India possesses merely 1 per cent of the net tally of...
solar dryers for fish

CSR: Food wastage in India, two solutions

Food waste refers to the removal of food from the overall supply that is fit for consumption, or which has been spoiled or expired. India being one of the biggest culprits in food wastage, despite a malnourished population, here are two suggestions for positive action towards food wastage in India. Solar dryers for fish When fisherfolk...

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ठीक एक साल पहले राहुल गांधी की ताजपोशी हुई थी, राहुल गांधी को कांग्रेस का अध्यक्ष बनाया गया था लेकिन सही मायने में एक साल बाद चुनावी नतीजों ने राहुल गांधी के सिर पर ताज पहनाया है। हमेशा कांग्रेस पूछती कि कहाँ है अच्छे दिन, वाकई में चुनावी नतीजों ने कांग्रेस के अच्छे दिन...
Go Vegan to prevent climate change

CSR: Stop Climate Change By Changing What You Eat

COP24 (Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) is underway in Poland but they have reached a stalemate regarding a key scientific report which presents the impacts of temperature rise of 1.5C on the world. The world is doing much worse and is now heading towards a temperature...
NASSCOM conclave

NASSCOM Foundation’s CSR Leadership Conference brought together IT-BPM industry leaders

NASSCOM Foundation hosted India’s largest Tech for Good driven conference – The CSR Leadership Conference 2018 in Bangalore yesterday. The two-day conference brings over 400 delegates consisting of CEOs, CXOs, CSR Heads from the industry, policy makers, influencers, NGO Leads, Tech4Good champions, and social innovators under one roof to discuss innovative approaches to CSR and...
Project Jagriti by Nestle India

CSR Report: Nestlé India spent above 2% of average net profits

Nestle India Limited spent more than the prescribed 2% in corporate social responsibility programs in the financial year 2017-18. While the prescribed CSR expenditure as per Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 was 26.88 crore rupees, actual expenditure incurred during the year amounted to INR 26.91 crores. With its CSR Policy focus areas firmly...
Resilience in CSR

Intersection of CSR and business resilience

Most business leaders you speak to would agree that corporate social responsibility is important. Some would rattle off a long list of things they believe their company does -- from saving energy with green buildings to empowering employees with donation matching, fundraisers and volunteer work that helps charities. But is this really enough anymore? In...
Firms under scrutiny

1,000 Indian firms under scrutiny for unspent CSR funds

Companies that are holding back on their corporate social responsibility (CSR) spending and are re-routing the funds to the balance sheet could soon face the music as the government is mulling amendment to the Companies Act to make the errant firms fall in line. The new restrictions on the CSR funds will be part of...
Interglobe restoring ancient well

InterGlobe Foundation restoring a 19th century water structure

On December 4 and 5, InterGlobe Foundation and Seva Mandir inaugurated a Heritage Restoration and Waste Management project in Delwara and Kumbhalgarh towns of Rajasthan respectively. Both the towns have immense historic and tourist value. InterGlobe Foundation, the philanthropic arm of InterGlobe Group has partnered with Seva Mandir, a rural development NGO based in Udaipur,...
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