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CSR: Job Scammers At Work

In India, approximately 12 million people enter the workforce annually. The economy though has not created enough jobs to accommodate all of these people. This has made the jobseekers vulnerable, leaving way too much power with the employment providers. The employment gap in the market has given space to fake job scammers to execute...
e-waste

CSR: What You Can Do With e-waste

Would you believe: The average home has 24 electronic products! Do you ever think about what happens to these gadgets when you are done with them? When you stop using them and are ready to dispose of these products, they are sometimes known as electronic waste, or “e-waste.” Many old electronic goods gather dust in...
online shopping scams

CSR: Four Steps To Avoid Online Shopping Scams

In the world where everyone wants everything at the click of a button, online shopping has become a daily exercise. Big retail websites like Amazon, and Flipkart have actually become bigger than most of the physical retail stores. However, this has also caused a rise in the incidents of online shopping scams. According to...
corporate sustainability

CSR and Corporate Sustainability

Corporate sustainability is derived from the concept of sustainable development which is defined by the Brundtland Commission as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. Corporate sustainability essentially refers to the role that companies can play in meeting the agenda of sustainable...
LGBTQ Portrayal in Bollywood

CSR: Inaccurate Portrayal Of LGBTQ Community In Indian Cinema

Cinema has had a tremendous influence on the people of India. This makes its content, stories and the portrayal of characters in cinema of utmost importance. While the Indian film fraternity has started to understand its responsibility and has come out with films addressing social issues, the portrayal of LGBTQ characters in Bollywood films...
CSR Roundtable - BSE

CSR Roundtable Report – Spends And Extent

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become globally a key issue of concern for contemporary businesses. The CSR construct for India has been redesigned with the inclusion of CSR under Section 135 of the Companies Act 2013. The covert intention of CSR regulations was to engage corporates in solving complex social problems. Schedule VII of the...
Paul Allen

CSR: Paul Allen – Legacy of a Philanthropist

Four decades after co-founding Microsoft, entrepreneur and philanthropist Paul Allen was still exploring the frontiers of technology and human knowledge, and working to change the future. Through his company Vulcan Inc. and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Allen was working to save endangered species, improve ocean health, tackle contagious diseases, research the human...
skill programmes

CSR: Govt. Moves To Standardise Skill Programmes

About 2.5 crore individuals have been trained under various skill programmes of the government. Out of this, more than 50 lakh have been trained under the ministry's flagship scheme – Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). The scheme has been criticised in the past for its poor track record in placing candidates. The PMKVY dashboard,...
safer workplaces for women

CSR: Safer Workplaces Post #MeToo

As more incidents of sexual harassment in the corporate sphere emerge from #MeToo in India, the discussion on making workplaces safer for women gets bigger. Only when an incident of harassment is reported do more stories come out in a kind of chain effect with everyone suddenly voicing their opinion. Ever wondered why women who...
diversity at work

CSR: Diversity At Work

The work environment is no longer as it used to be. It is no longer easy to hold the simplistic vision that workers are the same as “human resources” or as “labour force”, terms used to dehumanize and clear out any personal characteristic from this environment. The diversity of people, situations, perspectives and expectations, force...
sex education in India

CSR: Sex Education for Adolescents in India

Sex education among children is almost non-existent in India. Talking openly about sex is considered to be a taboo in the country which acts as a barrier in delivering this knowledge effectively to Indian children and adolescents. However, it is overlooked not only by the society but also by the Indian healthcare system. Nearly one...
Art therapy for prisoners

CSR: Prisoners Find Catharsis In Art

Punishment for its own sake is pointless, if it doesn’t transform the mindsets and attitudes of offenders. A prison can become a dangerous breeding ground for criminals, fuelling the very activity it seeks to deter. Incarcerated individuals have little control over their circumstances or future. Years of confinement result in greater loss of self-worth, a...
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