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Scientists had predicted that the then largest on-record iceberg in the world, B15, would take many generations to melt. But by March 2020 the massive iceblock, the size of Connecticut, had broken off the coast of Antarctica – a telling impact of climate change. Ever since the climate change dialogue in the 1990s, modern civilization...

Use of Big Data in Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility with the mantra of ‘do good business by doing good’ became popular in the second half of the last century. The roots of which date back to pre industrial revolution where worker wellbeing, and community welfare were considered as factors influencing productivity. Today, there are generally four categories in supporting NGOs and...

Earth Day 2022 – Climate Smart Farming for a Sustainable Future

The pressing need for sustainable agricultural practices is a global concern. Out of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) as proposed by the United Nations in 2015, the ‘End of Hunger’ goal lays a primary focus on sustainable agriculture, and one of its 2030 targets is to ensure the full implementation of food production...

Retention of Women at Work in India Today

The social fabric and traditional mindset of women working the proverbial ‘double-shift’ as the primary caregiver at home has impacted the participation of women in the Indian workforce. Further, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a telling impact on women at work, bringing to the fore heightened gender inequalities of varying proportions encountered every day. Deloitte’s...

Climate Change: The Big Test For Public And Private Regulation?

By: Bastiaan Van Der Linden, Associate Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility & Programme Director of the EDHEC MSC in Global & Sustainable Business, EDHEC Business School Growing concerns about anthropogenic climate change have led to the rapid development of greenhouse gas regulations. A striking characteristic of these regulations is that they are often promulgated by...

Women Continue To Be Underrepresented In Tech Leadership

The tech industry is one of the sectors where gender disparity has been quite widespread.  Historically, too, we find that women have often been overlooked for their contributions to the field. For instance, six women programmed the first electronic computer during World War II, but none were given credit for their work. In India, women...

Busting Myths about the Environment

Climate change is slowly but steadily destroying our world, and its repercussions have been looming over us for several years, jeopardizing a healthy and safe life on Earth. Sustainable living has long been touted as a guaranteed method to avert the consequences of climate change. However, it is frequently dismissed as a fad. It's...

How can CSR funds help build sustainable and impactful healthcare infrastructure projects

As the Indian CSR sector continues to focus on strengthening the healthcare system, fixing its many loopholes brought forward by the recent pandemic, the sector is yet to witness a strategic, long term and impact-oriented CSR investment towards long-term impact. In the case of rural areas and tier 2 towns, the situation is worse....

Why leaders should make 2022 the year of humanity in the workplace

The Great Resignation, record-breaking consumer spending, inflation, supply chain disruptions, and the threat of new coronavirus mutations, as well as breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI) and the Web3 all point to the fact that the uncertainties that the business world and, in a much broader sense, the human civilization is facing today are not...

Comprehensive Development of Women is the Foundation for Empowered Communities

Nancy Pelosi, the first woman appointed as Speaker of the House of Representatives, United States of America said, “Women are leaders everywhere you look—from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household.” In this statement lies the recognition of the multiple roles where...

Cultivate Your Inner Power to Become a Better Leader

Today, we see many instances of women breaking the proverbial “glass ceiling”, across their professional and personal lives. Moreover, women leaders are more likely to be transformational, empathetic, function as role models for peers and subordinates, be good mentors and coaches and authentic communicators. Also, according to Hay Group (division of Korn Ferry), women...

It’s Time For Women To Sieze The Day & Create A Brave New World

In the aftermath of the global pandemic, the world is being reshaped by accelerated digitization, enhanced focus on sustainability, socio-economic changes and the need for progressive labour practices across industries.  The potential for innovation is immense, and to achieve this, we need a more inclusive and gender-equal world.  However, as is the case with any...

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