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.
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Pernod Ricard joins the ‘New Plastics Economy’ Global Commitment

Pernod Ricard announced its commitment to contribute to establishing a new plastics economy, by becoming a signatory of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. As part of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, signatories are expected to report on their progress against individual pledges, with the aim to help...

Standard Chartered reaches USD100 million goal to tackle avoidable blindness

Standard Chartered announced that it has reached the goal it set in 2011 to raise USD100 million for the fight against avoidable blindness and visual impairment. The goal has been reached two years ahead of the Bank's 2020 target date. The news was shared with employees, clients and charity partners at an event at the...
Countering terrorism

Historic Meeting of 9/11 and 26/11 heroes

Mumbai witnessed a rare evening where the families of 9/11 and 26/11 shared the stage and came together in the spirit of promoting love, compassion and nonviolence. The evening witnessed Dr. Frank Straub, Director of Strategic Studies and newly created Centre for Mass Violence Response Studies at the Police Foundation (USA), presented his Medals of...
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Godrej & Boyce, WorldGBC join hands to accelerate the dialogue on net zero carbon buildings in the Asia Pacific Region

Godrej & Boyce has partnered with WorldGBC’s Asia Pacific Regional Network as a Corporate Activity Partner to advance the dialogue on accelerating the uptake of net zero carbon buildings in the Asia Pacific region. The signing ceremony was attended by WorldGBC Chair, Lisa Bate and Godrej & Boyce’s’s Electricals & Electronics business’s COO, George Menezes...
Ratan Tata

CSR: Philanthropy In Asia Has Rich Potential

Rising wealth in Asia is one of the biggest economic stories of the 21st century. We are witnessing enormous societal change as hundreds of millions leave behind a life of poverty. As prominent Asian philanthropists Ratan Tata and Ronnie Chan have written, these changes raise some fundamental questions: What does it mean to be part...

Global Forum on Human Settlements calls for urban innovation toward achieving SDG 11 and the New Urban Agenda

The Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS) 2018 concluded today at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Bangkok as participants gathered to commemorate World Cities Day. The two-day meeting organized under the theme Advancing Urban Innovations to Achieve SDG 11 and New Urban Agenda drew over 400...
Namita Vikas, YES Bank

The CSR Journal columnist amongst Asia’s 26 Top Sustainability Superwomen

Namita Vikas, Group President & Global Head, Climate Strategy & Responsible Banking, YES BANK has been included in ‘Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen’ list curated by CSRWorks, Singapore. A regular columnist for The CSR Journal, Vikas has been recognized for leading the sustainability initiatives at YES BANK under its ‘Responsible Banking’ ethos and contributing to...
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More Than 700 New Student Commitments to Action

This weekend, more than 1,000 college and university students from across the country and around the world came together at the University of Chicago for the 11th annual CGI University (CGI U) meeting, making more than 700 Commitments to Action to address this generation’s most pressing challenges. New commitments this year include efforts to combat...
Sexism in AI

CSR: Sexism in Artificial Intelligence

Sexism has been a huge hurdle holding us back from progress, equality, unity and peace. It is hampering the world to reach its ideal potential. And hence, it is necessary to fight it, with more development and progress. However, what can be done if the said progress is perpetuating same values that we are trying...
Rekha makes menopause look good

CSR: Menopause Is No Dirty Word, Says New Generation Of Menos

Women have long suffered in silence through menopause. But a new generation is encouraging a more open conversation, to share learnings and to put an end to unnecessary stigma. A survey by the British Menopause Society (BMS) showed that more than half of women say that the menopause had a negative impact on their lives....
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Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris Has Highest Number of Earthcheck Gold Certified Hotels Globally

Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris has set a global benchmark in hospitality for environmental sustainability with 67 of its hotels being awarded Gold Certification by EarthCheck out of a total of 79 EarthCheck certified hotels. EarthCheck is an international leader in environmental benchmarking and certification. Commenting on the achievement, Dr. P.V. Ramana Murthy, Executive Vice...
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Shantha Biotechnics’ polio vaccine ShanIPV gets WHO prequalification status

Sanofi Pasteur said on Wednesday its inactivated polio vaccine ShanIPV has received prequalification status from the World Health Organization (WHO). The status qualifies ShanIPV vaccine for purchase by the United Nations' agencies, Sanofi Pasteur and Shantha Biotechnics said in a joint statement. The polio vaccine has been developed by Sanofi Pasteur's arm Shantha Biotechnics. Shantha Biotechnics Executive...

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