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Building an Environmentally Conscious Brand: In Letter and Spirit

I was intrigued that every big programme launched by the Indian Hotel Company (also known as The Taj Group of Hotels) had small beginnings. Since 2007, IHCL was trying to undertake a lot of environmental initiatives. However, very soon they realized the lack of progress and its measurement. Meanwhile, figures showed that the travel and...

Hum Saaf Saaf Hain: A social comedy on sanitation

A new 14-episode finite series, Hum Saaf Saaf Hain is a social comedy. It trails the journey of an under-cover government official who goes from village to village checking up on the implementation of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. Hum Saaf Saaf Hain will highlight issues such as ‘Swacchagris’, toilets for the differently-abled, women’s safety and...
greenhouse gas emissions

Tech Mahindra Commits to 22% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030

Tech Mahindra Ltd. has committed to reduce its absolute scopes 1 and 2 GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emissions 22% by 2030 and 50% by 2050, from a 2016 base-year. This has been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The SBTi approval confirms that Tech Mahindra’s long-term targets are in line with the level of...
impact bonds

Impact Bonds: Driving a New Paradigm in Development Finance

Since its launch in 2010, impact bonds have gained much attention in the development finance world. It has been hailed by many development finance experts as an innovative way to address societal challenges by bridging the gap in social impact financing. The latest entrant in the growing list of innovative development financial instruments has...
My Earth 2050 Sustainable Habitats for Co-Existence by Godrej & K C College

‘My Earth 2050: Sustainable Habitats for Co-Existence’ by Godrej & K C College

Around 125 Biology students and professors from 17 colleges and two NGOs of Mumbai participated in ‘My Earth 2050: Sustainable Habitats for Co-Existence’ organized by K C College and Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Ltd. The two-day National Biodiversity Conclave discussed biodiversity management in three sessions with focus on development & infrastructure projects, ecosystem...
Social Justice

Redefining the path to Social Justice- One Day at a Time

The idea of social justice has always taken meaning in form of conventional discussions around bringing in integrity between the individuals of the society and the society itself. International Day for Social Justice was conceptualized in 2007 and since then has been observed every year on February 20th. According to the United Nations statement,...
Bikers on their way to NIMHANS

Bike rally to increase awareness on Multiple Sclerosis

Omega Healthcare, along with Multiple Sclerosis Society of India, observed the India Multiple Sclerosis Day by flagging-off a bike rally in Bangalore to generate awareness about the degenerative disease. Similar biker rallies were held across the country by MSSI in Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune too. Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic neurodegenerative condition...
tree plantation MakeMyTrip

MakeMyTrip’s GoGreen Drive Helps Plant One Million Trees

MakeMyTrip has successfully supported plantation of One Million Trees through MakeMyTrip Foundation in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand and Udaipur districts as part of its efforts to support responsible travel. The drive has been carried out in partnership with Seva Mandir, a leading non-profit organization that works with local communities on development projects, especially focusing on sustainability. The...
CSR trends for 2019

CSR in 2019: 5 Trends That Will Redefine The CSR Sector This Year

While there may not a fixed definition to corporate social responsibility (CSR), it is fundamentally a belief that companies have certain social, environmental, and ethical responsibilities they need to address. Businesses must use their resources to solve real-world problems which impact not only their immediate environment and stakeholders but society in general. Among these...
Sankalp Potbhare, Managing Director, Kraft Heinz India

Kraft Heinz contributes 21 lakhs to the Maharashtra Chief Minister Relief Fund

Kraft Heinz has contributed INR 21 lakhs to the Maharashtra Chief Minister Relief Fund. Sankalp Potbhare, Managing Director, Kraft Heinz India handed over a cheque to Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister Maharashtra. Sankalp Potbhare, Managing Director, Kraft Heinz India said, “We want to contribute as much as we can to support India. This is at...
Feeding India

Mission to battle food wastage and hunger

Feeding India, an award-winning non-profit organisation working towards solving the challenges of food wastage, hunger and malnutrition, is now a part of the Zomato family. After witnessing the magnitude of food wastage in a wedding, Ankit Kawatra quit his job and founded Feeding India along with Srishti Jain in 2014. Since then, the team with...

CSR: Interim Budget 2019 Reactions from Leaders of India Inc.

Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal presented the interim budget of 2019, last Friday. The middle-class segment of India had a lot of expectations from this budget since it was the last budget before elections. The middle-class segment was surely happy with the tax rebate on an income of 5 lakhs. However, India Inc is...

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