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95% of women are raped by people they know: Gul Panag, Actress, Activist and Campaigner

Gul Panag joined politics with the intention to change things. The first part of her political agenda was to fix India’s big problem of gender division. ‘95% of women are raped by people that they know. This is an important statistic because how do you stop that? A powerful law and order situation could check...

Education With Employability Is My Key Theme: Deo Shankar Tripathi, MD & CEO, Aadhar Housing Finance

“In a vast country like India, the government alone cannot provide employment to everybody. Government alone cannot remove the problems of sanitation and problems of healthcare as long as the corporates associate (with it). That is the reason the Companies Act, 2013 prescribes a mandatory CSR spend of 2% of average net profits. I...

CSR Is A Necessity To Fortify The Future: Shrikant Vaze, CEO, Fujitsu Consulting India

Having lived in India where there is a lot of disparity between the haves and have nots, there is enough and more to be done, believes Shrikant Vaze, Head- India GDC, Vice President Global Delivery Group, Fujitsu Consulting India. Fujitsu is the world's fifth-largest IT services provider and No.1 in Japan. Shrikant told The CSR...

CSR Could Stop Water Wars: Anna Hazare, Social Activist

The CSR Journal team caught up with veteran social activist Anna Hazare at his residence in Ralegan Siddhi, Maharashtra, for an informal chat. The Padma Bhushan awardee launched the print edition of The CSR Journal there. Anna's spirit shines brighter than ever. His razor sharp critique of the government and his incisive observation about...
Gagan Rai, MD & CEO, NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Ltd.video

The Desire To Do CSR Has To Come From Within: Gagan Rai, MD & CEO, NSDL e-Governance

"The desire to fulfill CSR has to come from within. There are companies giving out a cheque bearing the mandatory sum to an NGO and saying that their obligation is over. That is not real CSR," Gagan Rai told The CSR Journal in an exclusive interview. Rai is the Managing Director and CEO of...

Attitudes Towards Girls Still Need To Change: Mahindra Group

The CSR Journal spoke to Sheetal Mehta and Vivek Nayer from the Mahindra Group about education and the need for corporates to come together for effective CSR. Mehta is Chief – CSR Initiatives, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. and Executive Director, K. C. Mahindra Education Trust. Nayer is Chief Marketing Officer, Group Corporate Brand for...
Palak Muchhalvideo

It’s Not Always Necessary To Be Rich To Help Others: Palak Muchhal, Award Winning Playback Singer And Philanthropist

You know her as the voice behind hits like Meri Aashiqui and O Khuda, or as the judge on The Voice India Kids. However, Palak Muchhal has also been a saviour for over 1,500 kids whose heart surgery she raised funds for. “It’s not always necessary to be rich to help others. When I started...

Private Sector Has A Huge Role To Play In The Capacity Building Of Small And Medium Sized NGOs: Jaivir Singh, Vice Chairman, PwC India Foundation

Jaivir Singh is the Vice Chairman of PwC India Foundation (PwCIF) and his primary focus lies in strategising and executing Corporate Responsibility programmes. While speaking with The CSR Journal, he throws light on the broad themes of work done around environment sustainability, Water and sanitation, Humanitarian Response programs and addressing issues related to urban...

In conversation with Mrs Pankaja Munde and Mr. Jagannath Kumar at Reliance Nutrition Garden MOU Signing Event

Government of Maharashtra and Reliance Foundation has collaborated to minimise malnutrition in children through adoption of Reliance Nutrition Gardens. The partnership is aimed at improving nutrition status of more than two lakh children in Anganwadis. The tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was earlier signed in 2015, between the Rajmata Jijau Mother-Child Health Nutrition Mission...

A Focused Approach Is Very Crucial: Jacob Ninan, CEO, Axis Bank Foundation

“We need to focus on skilling the youth to reap demographic dividends, which has to go hand in hand with them being employed gainfully. Today the boards of corporate are getting more sensitised to the need of spending CSR money according to what has been defined. Unless personal social responsibility is ingrained in all...

Reaction Highlights to the Union Budget 2018

The budget has been good for the rural people. Piruz Khambatta, Chairman & Managing Director, Rasna says, " It is important to increase deductions and exemptions for CSR. There has been an invitation to come forth for Public Private Partnerships (PPP) and build together with the government." Speaking to Sanjiv Saraff, Chairman, CII Western Region,...

It is Imperative To Use Technology To Address Figures of Financial Inclusion In India: Veena Mankar, Founder & Director, Swadhaar FinAccess

Swadhaar FinAccess is not for profit organisation aiming for financial inclusion through the imparting of financial education and the facilitation of access to financial services to the urban low-income communities, predominantly through women. In conversation with The CSR Journal, Veena Mankar, Founder & Director, Swadhaar FinAccess highlights the importance of using innovation in technology to...

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