We’ll look at emerging trends internationally, specifically, companies that anticipate, spot and respond to trends will take the lead, pushing the limits of CSR through breakthrough advancements.

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We’ll look at emerging trends internationally, specifically, companies that anticipate, spot and respond to trends will take the lead, pushing the limits of CSR through breakthrough advancements.
air pollution

CSR: Air Pollution Damaging Cognitive Performance

According to the World Health Organisation, about seven million people die every year due to air pollution. In 2016, air pollution accounted for 4.2 million deaths across the globe. 91% of global population live in places where the air quality exceeds the WHO standards. According to a new study, persistent exposure to air pollution impacts...
Change the world

Two Indian Cos Ranked In Top 25 Global ‘Change The World’ List

Reliance Jio and Mahindra & Mahindra are the only Indian firms to make it to the top 25 on the list of 63 companies in the global ‘Change The World’ list from Fortune. The prestigious list recognizes companies that have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business...
gender equality

CSR: What Is Missing In Gender Equality Movements?

It is Women's Equality Day today. One of the most profound social transformations of the past century is the deep and broad shifts in the status of women, and more importantly, in the worldwide acceptance of the notion of women’s rights and gender equality as desirable goals. This incredible shift has occurred not by...
Cooling V/s Global Warming

CSR: Cooling – A Right Not A Luxury

Global warming has increased the incidents of rising temperatures and heatwaves all over the world. According to a new report released by the UN, the rising heat in the world’s middle and poorer nations are threatening health and prosperity of about 1.1 billion people, including 470 million people in rural areas without access to...
blockchain

CSR: Blockchain Technology To Fight Corruption

Blockchain technology has gained a lot of popularity since it was introduced to the mass audience along with Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency released by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009. There have been many discussions about the potential of this technology and its powers to solve real world problems. Blockchain is a decentralised digital ledger where all the...
Combat Human Trafficking

CSR: Combating Human Trafficking And Associated Financial Crimes

Human trafficking and other financial crimes have a devastating impact on individuals and communities around the world. Every year, an estimated $2.4 trillion in proceeds from this and other causes of human misery such as forced prostitution, terrorism and drug trafficking are laundered through the world’s financial markets and banking systems. An independent research...
sustainable development goals

Major transformations needed to put sustainable development in Asia Pacific back on track

Increased engagement from all sectors of society, along with a whole of government approach will be key to advancing the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the region where at the current rate of progress, only one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is on track to be met by 2030. This was...
Landslides in Japan

E-Governance: A powerful tool toward resilient, inclusive and sustainable disaster risk management

A major report launched by the United Nations this week highlights the critical role E-governance plays in building inclusive, resilient societies in anticipation and response to the impact of disasters. The E-Government Survey 2018: Gearing E-government to Support Transformation towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies highlights the complex challenges and varied opportunities of deploying e-government services. Contributing...
transgender rights

CSR: Empowering Transgender Individuals In A Democracy

It is not a fight for equal rights for the members of LGBTQ community. It is a fight for equal rights for all human beings. The LGBTQ community is one of the most repressed communities in many countries including India. India acknowledged its transgender population for the first time in 2011 census. According to the...
Designer babies raise ethical issues

CSR: Designer Babies, The Ethics and Morals of Gene Editing

In a scenario that sounds eerily like a science fiction movie plot, designer babies could soon become an everyday reality. Families will conceive children through genetic selection – choosing superior characteristics and reducing susceptibility to genetic diseases. Britain's most respected medical body has given the green light to genetically engineering embryos for non-medical reasons....
Disaster Risk Management

Working Towards Disaster Risk Reduction

According to the data on the official website of United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), over 1,000 cities in Asia Pacific have signed up to its Making Cities Resilient campaign following a historic commitment made by all 329 municipalities of Bangladesh to join the campaign. The UNISDR and its partners are working towards sustainable...
Sustainable development

UN regional consultation on South-South Cooperation opens

The Regional Consultation on South-South Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific has opened in Bangkok with a strong call to scale up South-South and triangular cooperation initiatives to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Senior officials from 32 countries, and representatives of donor agencies, think tanks, civil society organisations and the private sector are...
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