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Sport- The second inning in life

Sport, just like life always offers us a second chance; a second innings to play out each time. You look at an athlete who has come back after an injury and you can’t help but appreciate their resilience. No one can understand this concept better than a sportsperson. They make mistakes, even fail, but...

The Never-Ending Drama Behind Section 135 of the Companies Act

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in a press conference held on 23rd August 2019, cleared all speculation regarding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) being a criminal offence. She announced that the government has no intention to go through the prosecution route, thereby, making Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 (Act) a civil offence only. Furthermore,...

How to Invest In Climate Resilience Without Overspending

By: Nicole Schlabach Resilient buildings are appealing more and more to CRE investors due to recent extreme weather events. A climate or disaster-resistant building will hold up under a serious storm's pressure, and it will require less costly maintenance work in the case of a disaster. But, do you really need to invest in these...

Rethinking Government School Education – A Transformation in The Making

Schools are the foundation for children to acquire knowledge and develop a personality. Inclusive and holistic growth of a child relies on various factors, even at the school level. For improved learning outcomes, a promising environment and method of teaching and learning have to be inculcated. Infrastructure, availability of space, learning methodology, availability of...

Mind or Muscle – What Matters More in Sport?

When Mahendra Singh Dhoni decided to hand over the ball to Joginder Sharma to bowl the penultimate over of the 2007 T20 World Cup, everyone watching the match was left in a state of uncertainty. A well-set Misbah belted the first couple of deliveries to the boundary and surely it felt that it was...

Incorporating CSR in your business

By Mr Harish Anchan Not too long ago, the social responsibility of businesses was to increase their profits. This saying has since evolved greatly, as employers, employees and customers these days, hold businesses to a higher standard and higher accountability. It is not enough for a business to just produce a desired product or service;...

How can we all do our own bit to protect the environment?

Today, there is an evident environmental crisis. Governments and institutions globally are doing their best to save the planet from further damage. This is because there has been a misuse of natural resources leading to depletion. The rise in air pollution caused by many factors including single-use plastics, deforestation, global warming, overpopulation, industrial waste...

Social Prescribing for the Elderly to Better Address Their Healthcare Needs

For all the political discourse about a “population explosion”, the truth is that India is witnessing a sharp slowdown in its population growth and is expected to start reversing its numbers over the next 2-3 decades. According to a 2017 report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) around 12.5 per cent of India’s...

Managerial Notes for Assessing Change through CSR Programmes

Change is a measure of success in the development sector, in almost the same way the balance sheet is to the corporate world. Measuring success in terms of a balance sheet is relatively simpler than measuring change due to social sector programmes, as everything is measured in monetary terms in the former. Change due to...

Impact Assessment is the game-changer for corporate social responsibility in India

Our belief in corporate social responsibility in India has become more robust as many corporates have reached an agreement that CSR is here to stay. When we assess the contribution of a corporate, it always involves measuring the impact corporate social responsibility makes. Measuring corporate social responsibility in India has evolved since the launch of...

5 Steps to Sustainable Food and Agriculture

There is a crisis across Maharashtra that we have all read about recently. The topics of farmer distress and suicides refuse to subside, and not just in harsh summer. While our stores are overflowing with vegetables and fruits, and the granaries with food grains that rot away, we hear about numerous issues with the...

Beyond Compliance, a Case For Corporate Commitment to Nature

Mumbai Metropolitan Region, bursting at the seams with a population of over 20 million, is also home to a magnificent mangrove ecosystem that stands as a testimony to the harmonious relationship between man and nature. Spread across an area of 40 sq. km. along its eastern and western coastline, the mangrove forests serve as...

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