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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...

Responsible Innovations Will Lead The Transformation In Saving Our Planet

The Native American proverb holds so true now more than ever before – “We don’t inherit the earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children”. The Earth Day was conceptualized by a group of environmentalists more than five decades ago with the primary goal of protecting and preserving our natural resources, wildlife,...
Earth Day - sustainable IT model

Earth Day – 3 Steps for Companies to a More Sustainable IT Model

Technology has and will continue to change the way we work, commute, communicate, shop, and live in the future. From complete automation of jobs to living in virtual bubbles, umpteen predictions have been made to help visualize the future of work. While there is no assurance on what the future holds, one thing is...
teenage girls - reproductive health

Investing in the Reproductive Health of Young Girls

Adolescence is a tender age in a youth’s life where there are many physical, mental and emotional changes. A transitional stage for growth, learning and development, it prepares teens for the next crucial phase of life: adulthood. Unfortunately, adolescents, who make up for one-sixth of the world’s population and account for 6% of the global...
Malnutrition in India

Importance of First 1000 Days in Mitigating Malnutrition among Children

Child mortality and child survival in India have improved over years because of the focused attention and investment by the government of India. The National Nutrition Strategy (2017) and Poshan Abhiyaan launched on March 8, 2018, has triggered Anganwadi Centers across India to make the abhiyaan a Jan Andolan (people’s movement) and has been...
Karsan Ghavri man-management

Mentorship and Man-management – As Taught In Sports

Sports is a global phenomenon, connecting fans from across the world and showcasing talent. It is not just the athlete’s performance on the court, field or in the pool that makes them special, but the amount of hard work, dedication and sacrifice they put in to reach and maintain that status. But is this...
NGOs

NGOs Donning the Role of Equalising Society

Society is a beautifully sculpted concept fusing diversity at the core of its existence. To maintain the balance amongst such melange NGOs are as important in society as the profit model businesses. Though people are opinionated about the sector, robust initiatives, programmes or campaigns must be undertaken to evade the scepticism hanging around NGOs. Their...
Delhi air quality

Delhi’s Air Quality – Rhetorics Can’t Blind The Facts

Delhi’s tryst with poor air quality during winters is not new, it's an annual occurrence. The severity of air pollution last year crossed all safety indices forcing the government to declare a public health emergency. The air quality index monitors across the city recorded ratings of 999, the reading was 50 times more than...

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