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Impact Assessment is the CSR game-changer

Our belief in corporate social responsibility 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 CSR makes. Measuring CSR has evolved since the launch of the CSR Bill in 2013—from checking the condition...

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...

Curbing Food Wastage Through Sustainable Development

“You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world.” ― Woodrow Wilson It is universally acknowledged, the world over, that the basic necessities of human life are food, water and shelter. However, today food is...

Government’s Push for Effective Utilisation of CSR Funds

By Rajeev Nair & Nishant Sogani, Rajani Associates The concept of Corporate Social Responsibility a.k.a. CSR has been in existence since ages, albeit more so as an informal practice. Only recently, the ‘thread’ of CSR has been woven into the ‘legal fabric’ and the ‘apparel’ being the Companies Act, 2013 (Act). The CSR provisions, though formalised...

When Just Philanthropy Is Not Enough

The modern definition of philanthropy describes it as a private initiative, which is used for the public good and is focussed on improving the quality of life. It is a noble effort and is one that brings relief and joy to a large sect of underprivileged citizens. India has maintained a strong philanthropic momentum,...

Nutrition Awareness, Why Is It Important?

Our county has become synonymous with three things: Culture, diversity and jugaad. As Indians, we know how to find ways to get things done and often take shortcuts. However, the one area where we should avoid this jugaad is nutrition. There is no shortcut to good health. Nutrition affects the overall development of not only...

Inclusive Education & Social Inclusion Is Breaking Barriers For The Visually Impaired

India is home to nearly 8 million blind people, which is approximately one-fourth of the total blind population in the world. Inclusion is a fundamental birthright of every individual. People may be born without a completely functional organ or senses but that shouldn’t deter anyone from leading a life of independence and dignity. When...

World Diabetes Day: Healthy Lifestyle to Defeat the Disease

By: Mr Anuj Gulati Diabetes is a lifestyle illness and its onset warrants an individual to adopt certain changes in their daily lives such as improved diet, regular exercise and strict monitoring of blood glucose level. With over 72 million currently ailing individuals, and the possibility of this number reaching approx. 130 million by 2025,...

Skilling and Empowering Women – An Imperative for India

"There is no chance for the welfare of the world unless the condition of women is improved. It is impossible for a bird to fly on only one wing", said Swami Vivekananda in the 19th Century. Today, in the 21st Century, improving the socio-economic status of women does not seem to be a prophecy...

How Faster Shipping Impacts the Environment

By: Riley Panko According to new research by Clutch, nearly half of online shoppers receive packages within 2-3 days of placing their orders. Unfortunately, rushed shipping can lead to significant environmental problems. For example, Amazon’s 2017 deliveries emitted roughly 19 million metric tons of carbon, and that was before the company began rolling out its new one-day...

How Diwali celebrates family relationships!

In this era of nuclear families, where we experience clashes and misunderstandings, the survival and dignified growth of family relationships become a concern. Diwali is not only a festival of lights but also the festival of family relations and celebration. In Ancient India, for the optimum fulfilment, satisfaction and peace in one's life, it was advised...

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