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CSR: Innovation to Manage Waste and Facilitate Organic Farming

India generates about 62 million tons of bio-waste every year. Average of 10 million tons of cow dung is generated every year in the ‘gaushalas’ of the country. About 11 million tons of press mud is generated from the sugar mills which has high nutrition value. The solution to tackle this waste was to...
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Australia: Adani coal mine should be suspended, UN says

The United Nations has asked the Australian Government to consider suspending the Adani project in central Queensland until it gains the support of a group of traditional owners who are fighting the miner in court. A UN committee raised concerns that the Queensland coal project may violate Indigenous rights under an international convention against racial...
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Pulwama attack: What is corporate India doing?

40 Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF) jawans were killed in the biggest terrorist attack in decades on the armed forces in Kashmir last Thursday. While the Bollywood and sports world is rising up in support of their families, corporate India is waking up to its social responsibility in the wake of the attacks. Infosys Foundation...
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Ghana: ACEP raises alert over Ghana National Petroleum Corporation’s $43m CSR budget

The Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) is unhappy with plans by the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) to spend about $43 million on Corporate Social Responsibility and less on its operational functions. According to ACEP, GNPC is spending $20 million on its operations in the Voltain Basin which is less than 50% of the...
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Mattel Launches More Inclusive Barbie Dolls

In a time when we are seeing more diversity of people through films, toys and more, companies are recognizing the importance of representation. The push for diverse representation has challenged companies to break outside of the traditional ideals of beauty and move toward a more inclusive and intersectional future. In the wake of this movement, the iconic Barbie doll...
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Pulwama Attack: Bollywood and Sports Stars Give Generously To Martyrs’ Families

The aftermath of the Pulwama attack has united the republic of India like no other event in the past has. Celebrities and sports stars are coming to the aid of the martyrs’ families, and urging their fans to do the same. Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Home Affairs, has announced on Twitter that actor...
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UK Consumers Lead in Prioritising Corporate Social Responsibility

A new study from cloud-based experience leader, InMoment, uncovered five trends, including one that reveals UK consumers are outshining their global peers in making social responsibility a priority when choosing which brands to support. The 2019 UK CX Trends study found that 42% of consumers say that brands’ support of environmental, social or political causes...
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Samhita releases report on corporate action in water

Ambuja Cement Foundation and Samhita, a CSR consultancy, brought together key stakeholders in India’s development sector, primarily the water sector, on a single platform, to heighten the need for investment in this critical area at a special event. The event witnessed the launch of Making a Case for Corporate Action in Water – a report that analysed companies...
Inclusive Agriculture

CSR: How Agriculture Affects Health

Inclusive Agriculture is a type of organic agriculture where all the organisms are considered important in food production. It is a practice where every organism has a role to play, and thus, none of them is killed. It respects the natural food chain of different living beings. The fertilisers used for this kind of...
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CSR: How AI could give sight to the blind

Better medical care, nutrition, and other measures can help prevent blindness or ease the suffering of those afflicted by it. Alongside these solutions, AI has the potential to make life easier for the visually impaired by providing navigational assistance via smartphone. Applications Artificial Intelligence’s computer vision capabilities can identify objects and read text, converting handwriting or...
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‘India Steps Challenge’ – A Nationwide Initiative to Encourage Indians to Adopt a Healthier Lifestyle

According to GOQii's latest 'India Fit Report', more than 57% population across key cities such as Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai are overweight. Further, lifestyle diseases have witnessed a steady rise - Diabetes has increased to 5.1% in 2018 from 3.6% in 2017, Cholesterol has increased to 12.1% in 2018 from 5.2% in 2017 and...

Running became the latest sell for Menstrual Hygiene awareness

After formally-trained Sani Warriors and the Delhi government's Period Fest and Pad Yatra, the realm of Menstrual Hygiene gets more peculiar. At least two 'marathons' believe running is an effective 'tool' for menstrual hygiene awareness: Veera Di Pad-O-Thon and Run4Niine. Last Sunday, over a thousand runners traversed 1-6 kms for the Pad–O–Thon in Mumbai. It ...

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