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We will Win – Reducing Barriers for Girls to Access Sport

“People would say, ‘Girls don’t play hockey. Girls don’t skate.’ I would say, Watch this.”  – Hayley Wickenheiser “Girls generally do not play sport, as they seem to prefer other-more feminine pursuits.” If you are a girl, chances are that you may have come across this comment from well-meaning adults at various stages when you were growing...

Leveraging Technology in Agriculture to Drive Better Farm Outputs in Rural India

On one of my recent visits to Raigad, I interacted with Shiva, a small farmer whose family has been practising agriculture for generations. Walking across his field, he was navigating between three apps. He subscribed to one of the apps through Swades; for monitoring his farm inputs and cultivation data, while the other two...

World Water Day – Piped Water Across India

Water is one of the most valuable and scarce resources in India. Our country is home to a population of 1.4 billion, accommodates nearly 18% of the world's population. Unfortunately, it has only 4% of the world's freshwater resources and pumps out of almost 25% of its groundwater. The 2018 Composite Water Management Index (CWMI)...

Changing landscape of CSR in India Post COVID-19

Any business that associates its goals with socially responsible behaviour is said to be embracing corporate social responsibility. The process of “do-good” work is going to reap benefits for any organization sooner or later. There are many things that an organization may do in pursuance of social responsibility, such as donations, employing socially weaker...

Together We Must Reimagine a Fairer World for Every Child

At 11 years of age, Ruhi should have been buried in books all day; instead, she is sitting with a pile of shuttlecocks all around her. Her day starts with knitting shuttlecocks and ends with helping her mother in household chores. Had this routine continued, Ruhi could have been a classic example of untapped...

Women’s Day 2021 – Gender Roles Slowing Entrepreneurs Down

Let's talk gender roles on International Women's Day today. Women constitute almost half the population in India and by the end of 2030, women in India are expected to create 150 million-170 million jobs in the country playing a pivotal role in the entrepreneurship landscape, as per a 2019 report published jointly by Google...

The Power of Collaboration in CSR

Steve Jobs was a visionary proponent that “Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people.” When two outstanding companies collaborate on social initiatives, they create new opportunities for growth and enhance leadership in the industry. Since the advent of The Companies Act 2013, the CSR (Corporate...

NGOs – Unheard Heroes Tending the Crisis

With over 89 countries and 6 continents celebrating World NGO Day on 27th February, it must be not be forgotten that this unforgotten army held the torch during the trying times of COVID-19. This day is historic as non-profit organizations have not just joined hands during this time but have led the way for...

Importance of NGOs in the Post-COVID-19 World

The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it unprecedented crises on social, economic, and humanitarian levels. NGOs that were extensively working on various causes over the years stepped up to the forefront as both, responders and mobilisers during the pandemic. They have been directly supplementing the Government’s efforts to bring relief to the most susceptible communities...

Use of Social Media in CSR for the Benefit of Future Generations

In today’s digital world social media platforms are your garden to sow and reap new ideas and solutions to global grand challenges. Ultimately, this social media impact revolution will benefit both the individuals and the companies that are hands-on in their CSR activities – now digitally and with the power of voice. More than...

2021 – The Year of Responsible Businesses

We will agree that the year 2020 has been a roller-coaster ride for all businesses. While COVID - 19 created challenges for businesses, it also revealed the ‘human side’ of large and small enterprises alike. 2020 saw an unprecedented alignment in business and ESG agendas. Moving forward, 2021 will be recognized as the year...

Beauty Industry Has Moved Ahead From Playing With Women’s Insecurities To Empowering Them

Since ages, women were made to believe that beauty is something that deals with one's outward appearance. Women, through various marketing campaigns by beauty brands, were forced to accept the fairer, the better ideology. However, as time changed, the beauty industry has moved from the skewed definition to a more holistic definition of beauty. It...

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