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ESG and CSR

The Interplay Between CSR and ESG Norms: What India Inc and Investors Need to Focus on

By Manendra Singh, Associate Partner and Tanvi Goyal, Principal Associate at ELP Across the world, there is a growing demand on corporations to focus on sustainable development goals and strengthen the social responsibility of business. Working in sync with each other, while Governments are taking initiatives to bring legislative changes, investors also have started to...
COVID Crisis

How Can Service Communities Organise Themselves to Serve Societal Needs during a Public Crisis?

The pandemic has hit India hard in the last several months. Though the state machinery and healthcare system are doing whatever they can with limited resources, common man is also striving to serve fellow beings in the time of this crisis. Individuals are either working alone or in association with like-minded people by forming...
Recycling

How Companies Can Contribute towards a Greener World

In recent years, the alarming rate of deforestation and land degradation has emphasized the urgent need for action to protect the world's abundant biodiversity. The current COVID-19 scenario has brought this reality to us and highlighted the relationship between people's health and the health of the ecosystem, underlining the significance of environmental conservation. This...

How to harness the current digital transformation

According to IDC (International Data Corporation), by the year 2022, 60% of global GDP will be digitized. Growth, it says, in every industry will be driven by digitally-enhanced offerings, operations and relationships. Successful companies in a digitized world, the report suggests, will be those with innovative digital transformation plans embedded in their business strategy. During...
COVID Vaccination in Rural India

Let’s Not Forget Rural India…

India came under the International spotlight during the second wave of the pandemic, showcasing to the world the catastrophic impacts of its ill-preparedness. However much of this focus was on the crisis in urban India, where we will never forget the grim scenes of footage showing people scrambling for oxygen, fighting for hospital beds...
NGOs in oxygen crisis

Where the state failed, NGOs help people breathe

India’s coronavirus crisis is worse since the pandemic began, and it will probably worsen before it gets better. Hospitals and clinics around the country are facing a shortage of essential supplies, including beds, oxygen, drugs, vaccines, and COVID-19 tests. Hope shone in this dark tragedy through the work of NGOs—a catchall term for the roughly...
COVID Vaccine

Combating COVID-19 with Vaccine and Know-How from Ending Polio

By: Mr Ashok Mahajan On 1st May this year, India recorded over 4 lakh daily cases for the first time, surpassing its daily tally during the peak of first wave in 2020, in terms of the number of new cases and deaths per day. While the vicious suddenness of the second wave has left us...
World Environment Day

Ecosystem Restoration: It’s time to heal our planet

The United Nations has drawn up ‘Ecosystem Restoration’ as the theme for World Environment Day this year. It will kick off the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and shine the spotlight on preserving and healing nature. Environmental consciousness has certainly grown over the years. Individuals have become more vocal about it. It has become...

Designing for Circularity

We have a waste problem. The linear design model of creating products with new materials, using it for its intended purpose and then throwing it away has prevailed as long as humans have been making products. Even with the monumental efforts to encourage recycling, our world is still coping with the huge impact of...
GST

GST Considerations vis-à-vis CSR Expenditure

By Adarsh Somani and Mohammad Asif Mansoory, Economic Laws Practice Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the corporate’s way of acknowledging its responsibility towards society by contributing to the economic and social welfare of all the stakeholders. CSR has largely been viewed as a voluntary exercise and a strategic initiative that contributes positively to the brand. Further,...
Beauty Industry Sustainability

Brands Making The Beauty Industry More Sustainable

For ages, new beauty brands with ‘stronger’ ingredients and ‘better results’ have been cropping up in the market, making it hyper-competitive. As more and more brands fought to outshine each other, the industry became a space that plays on their end-users ' insecurities to sell more products. However, having won their attention, the products that...

Prevention is a Proactive Mindset – Role and Responsibility of Corporate India

‘Prevention is better than cure'. This is a timeless expression used by governments, companies, parents and countless others to emphasize the importance of putting adequate measures in place that can stop an unfortunate event from occurring rather than having to deal with the consequences of the event. However, a quick glance at the programmatic...

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