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Indian companies commit to climate change action

As SBTs (Science Based Targets) become the new norm for corporate sustainability, embracing of renewables and integration of energy efficiency is spurring new innovations, even as carbon pricing is being adopted as a mechanism to hedge future climate risk. Vendor selection based on climate mitigation actions IndusInd Bank prefers vendors that demonstrate some climate change mitigation...
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CSR: Closing the mobile gender gap

While mobile phone ownership and mobile internet use have increased significantly among women, there is still a persistent gender gap. Women’s lower levels of mobile ownership and use not only reflect existing gender inequalities, but also threaten to compound them. If the mobile gender gap is not addressed, women risk being left behind as societies...
Women in Boards

CSR: Gender Diversity on Boards improve in India

The revised Companies Act, 2013 made it mandatory for all listed companies and other public limited firms to appoint at least one woman as a member of the Board of Directors. India became the first developing country in the world to have such a norm to empower women as well as promote diversity at...
Waste Decomposer

CSR: Innovation to Manage Waste and Facilitate Organic Farming

India generates about 62 million tons of bio-waste every year. Average of 10 million tons of cow dung is generated every year in the ‘gaushalas’ of the country. About 11 million tons of press mud is generated from the sugar mills which has high nutrition value. The solution to tackle this waste was to...
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Pulwama attack: What is corporate India doing?

40 Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF) jawans were killed in the biggest terrorist attack in decades on the armed forces in Kashmir last Thursday. While the Bollywood and sports world is rising up in support of their families, corporate India is waking up to its social responsibility in the wake of the attacks. Infosys Foundation...
Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar

Pulwama Attack: Bollywood and Sports Stars Give Generously To Martyrs’ Families

The aftermath of the Pulwama attack has united the republic of India like no other event in the past has. Celebrities and sports stars are coming to the aid of the martyrs’ families, and urging their fans to do the same. Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Home Affairs, has announced on Twitter that actor...
Inclusive Agriculture

CSR: How Agriculture Affects Health

Inclusive Agriculture is a type of organic agriculture where all the organisms are considered important in food production. It is a practice where every organism has a role to play, and thus, none of them is killed. It respects the natural food chain of different living beings. The fertilisers used for this kind of...

Running became the latest sell for Menstrual Hygiene awareness

After formally-trained Sani Warriors and the Delhi government's Period Fest and Pad Yatra, the realm of Menstrual Hygiene gets more peculiar. At least two 'marathons' believe running is an effective 'tool' for menstrual hygiene awareness: Veera Di Pad-O-Thon and Run4Niine. Last Sunday, over a thousand runners traversed 1-6 kms for the Pad–O–Thon in Mumbai. It ...
Corporates and Sustainable Development Goals

India’s top companies and the SDGs

Since the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals have to be implemented by 2030, it requires immense effort not only from the government but also from businesses. The Indian Government is already using SDGs as a roadmap for formulating national policies and regulations. It is incumbent upon corporations to complement these actions. Reporting of SDGs is a...
Agriculture and Water Pollution

CSR: Agriculture and Water Pollution

“Some of the major issues of the world can be tackled by inclusive farming,” said Manoj Solanki, Farmer at ‘Chintan Farms’, Shri Ram Krushna Trust. Agriculture is connected to every aspect of life. This is because it is in the centre of nature’s life and the food cycle. Too much unnatural interference in it disturbs...
Agriculture

CSR: The Nature’s Ecosystem in Agriculture

Agriculture was the highest contributor to India’s GDP for the longest time. In India, agriculture was viewed as the most prestigious profession followed by trading/business and service, before the British Raj according to the historical texts. With the majority of people practising agriculture, there was no need of importing food products in the country. British...
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CSR programmes successfully addressing mobilisation

Mobilisation entails not only getting people to enrol, but also ensuring that the right people, in terms of ability, interests and expectations, participate in programmes. For both companies and NGOs, an inability to mobilise properly results in a failure to meet targets and, more importantly, excludes potential beneficiaries who would be in need of...

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