impact of giving

CSR: Amplifying the Impact of Giving

While contributing funds is no doubt a critical aspect of philanthropy, it is certainly not the only one. Increasing the quantum of funds will only go so far in enhancing impact. Most givers are restricted in the amount of capital. A valuable step for philanthropists looking to heighten the effectiveness of their giving is...

Gaur Gopal Das: Service Brings Joy

The land of Barsana, two hours’ drive south of New Delhi, is sacred to those who practise bhakti yoga. It is home to people who have been brought up to make spirituality their life’s focus, to imbibe the qualities of selflessness and loving service. However, these very people do not have the best healthcare systems....
Ratan Tata

CSR: Philanthropy In Asia Has Rich Potential

Rising wealth in Asia is one of the biggest economic stories of the 21st century. We are witnessing enormous societal change as hundreds of millions leave behind a life of poverty. As prominent Asian philanthropists Ratan Tata and Ronnie Chan have written, these changes raise some fundamental questions: What does it mean to be part...
Million Jobs Mission

Collaborative Philanthropy For Creating A Million Jobs

Every year, some 12 million young Indians join the workforce, according to a recent EY study, and 64% of the population is likely to be of working age by 2020-21. That’s at the heart of India’s much-vaunted demographic dividend, which is supposed to propel its GDP—but there is a huge disconnect between job creation...
portfolio approach to philanthropy

CSR: Portfolio Approach To Philanthropy

With the goal of instilling clarity and focus in one’s philanthropy, the first step is to conduct a review of the current philanthropic portfolio. For philanthropists who have already been giving and are looking to steer themselves in a more strategic direction, a portfolio review can help them recognise and learn from inefficiencies and...
Paul Allen

CSR: Paul Allen – Legacy of a Philanthropist

Four decades after co-founding Microsoft, entrepreneur and philanthropist Paul Allen was still exploring the frontiers of technology and human knowledge, and working to change the future. Through his company Vulcan Inc. and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Allen was working to save endangered species, improve ocean health, tackle contagious diseases, research the human...

XIN Philanthropy Conference 2018 Global Forum

The Global Forum of Alibaba Group’s XIN Philanthropy Conference 2018 will be held in India on September 5, 2018. The Global Forum is being held under the theme of ‘Love and Infinity’ with an emphasis on Education, Child Protection and Women Empowerment. Another important issue of this event is to discuss on how the...
Parsi mother and child

Philanthropy Inherent In Parsis

As we celebrate Parsi New Year today, think about this. You cannot imagine modern India without the Parsis. The second president of the Indian National Congress was Dadabhai Naoroji. In 1971, Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw liberated Bangladesh from Islamabad’s oppressive rule. Soli Sorabjee, a legendary lawyer was a torch bearer for freedom of expression and...
Palak Muchhalvideo

It’s Not Always Necessary To Be Rich To Help Others: Palak Muchhal, Award Winning Playback Singer And Philanthropist

You know her as the voice behind hits like Meri Aashiqui and O Khuda, or as the judge on The Voice India Kids. However, Palak Muchhal has also been a saviour for over 1,500 kids whose heart surgery she raised funds for. “It’s not always necessary to be rich to help others. When I started...
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

CSR: स्वच्छ भारत कोष में जमा 673 करोड़ से पीएम तो खुश, लेकिन कहाँ है स्वच्छ्ता?

कहने के लिए तो मुंबई को खुले में शौच मुक्त करार कर दिया गया है, ना सिर्फ मुंबई बल्कि देश के कई ऐसे शहर है जो सरकारी फाइलों में स्वच्छ भारत तो हो गये है लेकिन क्या वाकई में सही मायने में स्वच्छता को लेकर लोगों में जागरूकता आई है, क्या वाकई में हमारे...
Misuse of CSR Fund

सीएसआर फंड पर सख्त हुई सरकार

कॉरपोरेट सोशल रेस्पॉन्सिबिलिटी को लेकर नरेंद्र मोदी की सरकार अब सख्त रवैया अपना रही है। समाज में नीतिगत बदलाव लाने के लिए जो कंपनियां और कॉर्पोरेट हाउसेस अपनी जिम्मेदारी को नहीं समझ रहे है और खुद के मुनाफे के लिए सीएसआर फंड के करोड़ों रुपये की हेराफेरी कर रहे है, उन कंपनियों पर सरकार...
Magsaysay awardee Sonam Wangchuk

CSR: Ladakhi Innovator and Mumbai-based Psychiatrist Win Magsaysay Award 2018

Sonam Wangchuk, who inspired actor Aamir Khan's character in 3 Idiots, has made India proud. He is one of two Indians to be given the Ramon Magsaysay Award this year, recognised as Asia's premier prize, “honouring greatness of spirit and transformative leadership.” The prestigious award is given to persons -- regardless of race, nationality,...

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