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Sadhguru: Religion and Republic, The Way Forward

Most religions have a constitution of their own, supposedly scripted by the Divine or a messenger of the Divine. As the constitution is of divine origin, it is not available to any sort of amendment. The result is that it lapses into archaic impracticality, or ossifies into dogma, leading to a history of conflict. Constitutions,...
Tree plantation

World Earth Day: To The New pledges to plant over 100 trees in Noida

Under the aegis of Pahal – its CSR wing, digital company To The New is set to conduct a tree plantation drive on 27th April 2019 in association with Tender Heart, a non-governmental organization working on the provisions of social & educational opportunities for underprivileged. TO THE NEW will be planting around 100 trees...
Green Bonds

CSR: Green Bonds – Sustainability Financing Tool

Green bonds have emerged in the past decade as an effective and innovative financial instrument that provides long-term, large-scale financing solutions needed for the required investments in projects aimed to address environmental challenges. Technically, Green Bonds are virtually the same as conventional bonds. The difference is that for the former the capital should be...
Earth Day

Earth Day: Children grow their own food

It’s Earth Day today. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection on this day. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day now includes events in more than 193 countries, which are coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. The goal of the Earth Day Network is to broaden, diversify and activate the...

The right skills for a new world

Today, knowledge is ubiquitous, constantly changing, growing exponentially… Today, knowledge is free. It’s like air, it’s like water…There’s no competitive advantage today in knowing more than the person next to you… What the world cares about is what you can do with what you know. Tony Wagner, author of Creating Innovators The change that has occurred...
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Funding tech incubators can qualify as CSR spend

India Inc looking to lend a helping hand to the startup ecosystem will soon be able to use its corporate social responsibility corpus for the same. The government panel on corporate social responsibility (CSR) is likely to suggest tweaks to the CSR framework to allow funding to all incubators to be counted towards CSR spend, a government official privy to the...
Amazon Climate Change open letter

CSR: Amazon Employees Ask The Company To Improve Its Climate Change Act

Thousands of Amazon employees have gathered up to stand up against Climate Change. More than 6000 employees of the corporate giant have signed on an unprecedented open letter to CEO Jeff Bezos, demanding that the company do a better job of addressing climate change. The letter has circulated across the company and is garnering...
rural women

CSR: Rural skilling empowers women

One of the proven ways to improve women empowerment in rural India has been the Self Help Group approach. As SHGs graduate towards micro-enterprise activities which are sustainable, women are experiencing economic empowerment. Government support A number of business houses, NGOs as well as the government are currently involved in SHG formation. There is provision of...
Carbon Pricing

CSR: Setting Internal Carbon Pricing for Companies

With growing concern across the globe for protecting the environment, carbon pricing has garnered a lot of attention by the governments. The countries all over the world are setting up a carbon tax in order to be more accountable for the emissions caused by them. Joining in the movement of fighting against climate change,...
Kohls

USA: Kohl’s Commits $10 Million to Family Health and Wellness

Kohl's announced it is deepening its long-standing commitment to families and communities through an expanded Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) platform, shifting the company’s focus from children’s health to holistic family health and wellness. Kohl’s is launching new partnerships with two national organizations, Alliance for a Healthier Generation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, to...
Left to Right: Vandana Bala, Sunaina Kavrana , Avanti Birla, Sheila Kripalani, Alka Zaveri, Kanan Koticha, Varsha Seth, Malti Jain, Priyanka Kripalani

50 women business leaders & entrepreneurs raise funds for farm widows of Maharashtra

In India, a farmer commits suicide once every 32 minutes. Since 1995, over 3,00,000 farmers have committed suicide leaving behind distraught wives and children, many having no roof over their head. To help such farmers’ widows to get back on their feet, Habitat for Humanity India has been helping the widows to build a...
India and the SDGs

CSR: Can India achieve the SDGs?

India has significant distance to cover on almost all development fronts. Its ranking on global development indicators like the Human Development Index (HDI) and the SDG index hasn’t improved substantially in recent years. The country ranked 130 on the HDI in 2018, the same ranking as in 2014, and 112 on the SDG index...

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