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Anisha Padukone’s Insights on Mental Health and Philanthropy with The CSR Journal

In an exclusive interaction with The CSR Journal, Anisha Padukone, the CEO of the Live Love Laugh Foundation, sheds light on the critical importance of mental health advocacy in today's society. With a personal and professional dedication to destigmatizing mental illness, Padukone discusses how Live Love Laugh has become a leading force in promoting...

Dr. Neerja Birla and Ms. Advaitesha Birla talk about their initiatives for mental health and menstrual hygiene

Dr. Neerja Birla, Founder & Chairperson, Aditya Birla Education Trust and Ms. Advaitesha Birla, Founder, Ujaas discuss impactful initiatives for social change by the Trust. Advaitesha leads 'Ujaas,' a social enterprise which is raising awareness on menstrual hygiene and breaking taboos. Ujaas, an initiative by Aditya Birla Education Trust, has taken a monumental stride...
Dr Shrikant Shinde interview with Amit Upadhyay

Dr. Shrikant Shinde discusses his inspirations, social change efforts & his philanthropy

Beyond the headlines and political lineage, Dr Shrikant Shinde opens up about his inspirations, his fight for social change, and the beating heart behind his philanthropic endeavours in a candid conversation with Shri Amit Upadhyay, Editor in Chief, The CSR Journal. This interview is more than just a glimpse into the life of a...

Shoury Reddy from Bala Vikasa shares how the non-profit is transforming communities in rural India

Bala Vikasa is a Telangana-based leading non-profit organisation with a 32-year legacy of pioneering high-impact innovative multi-sectoral community-led sustainable development interventions in rural India. The ISO-certified organisation was founded by India-born Bala Theresa Singareddy and her French-Canadian husband Andre Gingras, recipients of Canada’s 2nd-highest civilian honor - the Meritorious Service Cross. The organisation has been...

CSR Leaders: Sheena Sakhuja from Aye Finance talks about their Shoe Artisan Programme empowering women in Agra

Women empowerment is still the need of the hour in parts of our country no matter how much we have progressed as a nation. Taking up women empowerment on priority, fintech organisation Aye Finance Pvt. Ltd. is running a Shoe Artisan Programme for women from marginalised and minority communities in Agra. The programme is being...

CSR Leaders: P Padmakumar from Saint-Gobain India talks about their skill development initiative for underprivileged students

Saint-Gobain India, a leading multinational company in the building materials sector is working to address the existing skills gap in the manufacturing industry. The manufacturing industry is facing a major skills shortage. This is due to several factors such as the aging workforce, the increasing complexity of manufacturing processes, and the lack of skilled...

Maharashtra aims to become the first subnational trillion-dollar economy, which will be a significant milestone in this journey, says Uday Samant – Minister of Industries, Govt. of Maharashtra

Q.1 What is your vision for Maharashtra’s Industrial Development? Our vision for Maharashtra’s industrial development is to make the state a global hub of innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainability. Maharashtra has a highly developed industrial ecosystem today, contributing ~14% to India’s GDP, ~17% to India’s exports and attracting almost 30% of the FDI flow. The state...
IPS Yashaswi Yadav on The CSR Journal India Unplugged

“If I weren’t an IPS officer I would have been a Teacher” – IPS Yashaswi Yadav | Cyber Department

In the age of digital revolution, where the virtual world often mirrors the real one, the battle against cybercrime is one of paramount importance. Recently, on 'India Unplugged: Leaders in Action,' an enlightening interview took place with none other than IPS Officer Yashaswi Yadav. In this captivating conversation, he shed light on the growing...

How Bansidhar & Ila Panda Foundation is working on adolescents’ health and empowering women in rural Odisha

Founded in 2011, the Bansidhar & Ila Panda Foundation (BIPF) aims to implement sustainable and scalable interventions in the areas of healthcare, education, livelihood, and sanitation. BIPF, the social development arm of Indian Metals and Ferro Alloys Limited is structured to partner and collaborate with the Central and State governments as well as local...

Vaishali Iyer from Novartis India talks about their Watershed Project in Telangana

Water crisis in Telangana is not something unknown. Be it for drinking purpose or for irrigation, the state reels under scarcity and things are only getting worse with climate change crisis. Considering the gravity of the ongoing water crisis in India’s youngest state that affects its 3.5 crore population every year, the Watershed Project...

Depression can happen to anybody irrespective of success, fame, achievement or class of society: Psychiatrist Dr. Sagar Mundada’s exclusive interview

Noted art director Nitin Chandrakant Desai ended his life allegedly by suicide on 2nd August 2023. His alleged suicide has once again pointed a finger at the increasing number of suicide cases in India. Almost every day we find news reports talking about suicide cases in India, sometimes it is a student who has committed...
TCS CSR

Mr Balaji Ganapathy from TCS Talks about Impact of Employee Volunteering on CSR

Employee volunteering fosters a strong sense of community and social responsibility within an organization, as employees contribute their time and skills to support charitable causes and community initiatives. In line with TCS’ core values of supporting social causes, commitment to building a sustainable future, and giving back to society, TCS employees volunteered 2.8 million hours in FY23 under...

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