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CSR News: Mitsubishi Electric organized Sustainability Activities in Pune

Mitsubishi Electric has decided to continue its Corporate Social Responsibility activity in Pune, a hub for education, heavy engineering and technology companies, and amongst one of the fastest growing cities in India.  Mitsubishi Electric India’s CSR journey in Pune started in the year 2015, with tree plantation and since then, the company has been...

CSR News: Partnership to augment gas-based economy in India

INOX India Pvt Ltd (INOX) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shell Energy India Pvt Ltd., for partnering and developing the market for LNG supply by Road from Shell’s LNG Terminal in Hazira (District Surat), Gujarat. The MoU envisages deployment of distribution infrastructure including logistics and receiving facilities at customer end and...

CSR News: GIC Re sponsors seating benches at railway stations and support ex-servicemen

The General Insurance Corporation (GIC) of India is funding the installation cost of 10,000 stainless steel seating benches at various railway stations at an estimated expenditure of 52 crore rupees. The activity is a part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at GIC RE. Nearly 70% of the installation is already done and the balance 3,000...

CSR: Bajaj Group Pledges 100 Crores for COVID-19 Efforts

Mr. Rahul Bajaj, a member of Parliament and Chairman of the conglomerate Bajaj Group, has released a statement that the group is committing a whopping 100 crore rupees in the fight against COVID-19. Saluting the healthcare, sanitation and emergency support workers and local police who are working hard in these tough times, the industrialist said...

CSR News – Scholastic India Celebrated Children’s day With Underprivileged Kids

On the occasion of Children's Day, Scholastic India today conducted a pan-India campaign to promote reading among the underprivileged children by reaching out to multiple NGOs across various cities. They hosted storytelling sessions in sixteen NGOs across the country and donated books to underprivileged kids. While education is important, it is not just textbooks that...

Children’s Day 2019 – Building Child-Friendly Cities

We are commemorating Children's Day today with a focus on kids growing up in slums. While the country has made progress on developing city infrastructure, children have been given divided attention. Urban children, especially those from disadvantaged sections, are susceptible to ill-health, poor access to water and sanitation, insufficient education, urban disasters and lack...

Greta Thunberg Rejects Major Environmental Award

Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg has turned down a major environmental prize. "It is a huge honor," Thunberg said of the Nordic Council Environment Prize. "But the climate movement does not need any more awards." "What we need is for our politicians and the people in power to start listening to the current, best available science,"...

World Vegan Day – Reduce Your Foodprint

UN/FAO report Livestock’s Long Shadow found that about a fifth of all human-produced greenhouse gases came from meat, dairy and egg farming. The World Bank and IFC’s report Livestock and Climate Change checked their findings in 2009. They concluded the figure was nearer to a half of all emissions. The UN report counted the greenhouse gas from...

President of India Confers Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, presented Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards to selected companies. The President conferred national awards to winning companies in two categories namely, “Corporate Award for Excellence in CSR” and “Contribution of CSR in Challenging Circumstances”. In his address, President Kovind stated that CSR has now become an integral part of business...

World Vegan Day – Going Vegan For One Day A Week

Veganism is a growing trend among the millennials as well as influencers across the world. With all of its health and environment benefits, it has been among the most acceptable food and lifestyle choice for a large number of people. Considering its role in animal welfare and environment conservation, November 1st of every year is...

PM Modi Continues to Co-opt Sardar Patel on His 144th Birth Anniversary

Continuing his co-option of Congress leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as the BJP-led government's icon, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Patel on his 144th birth anniversary at the Statue of Unity in Kevadiya, Gujarat. The Prime Minister will also participate in the “Ekta Diwas Parade” and administer the oath of national integration before heading...

Preventive Climate Action or Disaster Management

Businesses are recognizing the risks associated with climate change. More severe weather patterns are already impacting the economy and making parts of the world more volatile. Such changes damage infrastructure, interrupt supply chains, hurt agricultural productivity and impact human health. The United Nations has estimated that the economic cost of climate-related disasters alone hit $2.245 trillion over the...

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