Home Leaders Speak

Leaders Speak

We are working with 3.75 lakh children and young people: Jayant Rastogi, Global CEO, Magic Bus

Founded by Matthew Spacie in 1999, Magic Bus is one of the largest poverty alleviation programmes in India, working with more than 375,000 children and young people in 22 states and 77 districts of India. The organization equips children and young people in the age group of 12 to 18, with the skills and...

No student should miss a career opportunity: Ketan Deshpande, Founder Chairman & CEO, FUEL

FUEL (Friends Union For Energising Lives) is a non-profit organisation focused on assisting students with education and career opportunities. In an exclusive interview for our print magazine, Ketan Deshpande, Pavate Research Fellow at University of Cambridge, UK Ashoka Fellow, Founder Chairman & CEO, FUEL, talked about gaps in the higher education system, working with...

Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power: The Business of Business Is Responsible Business

"Today companies in India are realising the importance of technologies that offer a win-win solution in terms of moving beyond business compliance to achieving leadership in demonstrating care for safety, environment and well-being of all stakeholders," says Praveer Sinha who has over three decades of experience in the power sector and has been credited...

Close to 20% of the world’s adolescent girls live in India: Jessica Posner, CEO, Girl Effect

Girl Effect is a creative non-profit working to support girls through adolescence and empower them to make positive choices so they can reach their potential. Founded by the Nike Foundation in 2004, Girl Effect is now an independent organisation working from nine global locations and active in over 50 countries. Using a unique understanding of...

We Don’t Give Fish But Teach People How to Fish: Radha Goenka, Director, RPG Foundation

Right to Education has certainly increased the number of school enrolments in India, in return improving the literacy rate in the last decade. However, it has done little to reduce unemployment rates. Unemployability of the youth, and technology development has made it necessary to implement skill development programs. However, there is a need to...

We are partnering with state governments across India: Caroline Boudreaux, Founder, Miracle Foundation

There are 8 million children living in child care institutions and 85% of them have a living parent or a relative. Research shows that children who grow up in Child Care Institutions are at a high risk to suffer from Poor Cognitive Development, have difficulty in forming emotional bonds with others, and also undergo...
video

CSR investment in agriculture a must: Shri. Narendra Singh Tomar

Shri Narendra Singh Tomar presided over The CSR Journal Excellence Awards on July 22 in Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. In his speech, he spoke passionately about the importance of corporate India investing in agriculture for India to become a global superpower. Shri Tomar is the Hon’ble Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and Minister...
video

Corporate initiatives can reach out where the govt. cannot: G Kishan Reddy

The role of CSR is important, especially in the developing countries around the world, said Shri. G. Kishan Reddy, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, at The CSR Journal Excellence Awards held in Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on July 22, 2019. India mandated CSR in 2014, and since then the area has seen enormous...
video

Excellence Awards Edition 3 | Speech by Amit Upadhyay, Editor-in-Chief, The CSR Journal

तेरे दामन में तेरा चाँद है तो होगा ऐ फ़लक, पर देख तेरे सितारे मेरी महफ़िल में उतर आए हैं। क्या अपना पर्यावरण बचाने, अपने किसान भाइयों की मदद करने, किसी हुनरमंद को मौका देने और अपनी बेटियों को बचाने और पढ़ाने की जिम्मेदारी सिर्फ सरकार, न जी ओ और कॉर्पोरेट्स की हैं? आज यह बैठ कर...
video

Women are not only the backbone of the family but also of society: Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal

At  the third edition of The CSR Journal Excellence Awards at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing, Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal was Chief Guest. She addressed the potential which CSR in India has, following its mandate in the Companies Act, 2013, to harness its superpower status amongst the major economies...
Sitharamanvideo

Business leaders react to Union Budget 2019

The CSR Journal spoke to leaders from the corporate sector as Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the maiden budget of the second Narendra Modi government in the Lok Sabha on July 5, 2019. Said Avnish Sabharwal, Managing Director – Accenture Ventures & Open Innovation, India & Middle-East, “The Union Budget 2019 has promised a major...
Rajvi Mariwala

‘My interest in animal advocacy stems from my overall identification as a feminist’: Rajvi Mariwala, next generation philanthropist

CSR should hold the end-user at the centre of any work. This means that one changes approaches and commits to “nothing about us, without us” approach so as to fund programmes and initiatives that are run by or through beneficiaries, believes Rajvi Mariwala. The daughter of Marico chairman Harsh Mariwala is a serious feminist...

हिंदी मंच

EDITOR'S PICK