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Green building - CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre

How the Godrej Group and CII together lead the Green Building movement in India

Godrej & Boyce, the flagship company of the Godrej Group, has been leading the Green Building movement in India since 2004 — along with the Confederation of Indian Industries -Indian Green Building Congress (CII-IGBC). Together, they built and established the CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre (CII-Godrej GBC), the first green building in India. The...
AIDS Prevention

World AIDS Day 2021: Government Programmes, CSR Initiatives to Tackle HIV/AIDS in India

The world has made significant progress in the development of healthcare infrastructure and facilities. Through research and targeted vaccination programmes, we have managed to eliminate several diseases from the world. However, despite all the development, HIV has remained a major global public health issue. World AIDS Day December 1st is celebrated as World AIDS Day. On...

CSR Spending by India Inc. Plummets by 64% in FY 2020-21

The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) spending of India Inc fell by over 64 per cent in the FY 2020-21 as compared to the previous year. According to the official data submitted to the union legislative body, The CSR spending of the last financial year amounted to Rs. 8,828.11 crore, which shows a steep fall...
Green Yodha

New sustainability initiative encourages Indian companies to become a Green Yodha and take concrete climate action

India has a robust industrial infrastructure with a huge energy requirement. According to IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report, the country is the fourth-largest emitter of greenhouse gases and is still largely dependent on coal and oil. During COP26 Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India will reduce projected carbon emissions by 1 billion tonnes (Gt)...

Noida becomes garbage-free city, ranked India’s cleanest medium city

Noida has emerged at the Cleanest Medium City in the Swachh Survekshan 2021, an annual survey of cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation in cities and towns released by the Government of India. The Medium category includes cities with population of 3-10 lakh. In the rankings for 1-10 lakh, Noida was rated as the 4th cleanest...
pet homelessness index

World’s First Pet Homelessness Index Unveiled in India

There is need for stronger enforcement of animal welfare standards and law enforcement against cruelty to animals, especially at local levels of government. An advisory board of leading animal welfare experts released the first ever State of Pet Homelessness Index at the Habitat Centre, New Delhi, in partnership with Mars Petcare India. This is the...
Social Security

Bringing 11 Million Workers Under the Social Security Net in India

It is very important to improve standard of living of people in order to eradicate poverty and fulfil the sustainable development goals. Social security ensures that. What is Social Security? According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), social security is is the protection that a society provides to individuals and households to ensure access to health...
cybersafety of children

New CSR project to bolster cybersafety of children

During the Covid pandemic, measures taken to contain the spread of the pandemic have resulted in closure of schools and movement to virtual learning environments. Children also spent more time online for entertainment, social and educational purposes, whilst not necessarily being aware of any associated risks. According to a UNICEF report, 13% of children and...
Indore Cleanest City

Indore is the Cleanest City of India for 5th Consecutive Year

For the 5th consecutive year, Indore has been awarded with the title of India’s Cleanest City in the 6th edition of Swachh Survekshan 2021 for its performance in maintaining cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation. The cleanest state award went to Chhattisgarh in the third consecutive year. #Indore has scored the #SwachhataKaPunch as 'India's Cleanest City - No. 1'. 'Bhannat'...
zero energy buildings

Zero energy buildings would harvest energy from human motion and raindrops

From devices to home appliances and soon even entire cities, everything around us is getting smarter. The concept of a smart city, which involves energy-efficient ecosystems that can reduce carbon emissions, save energy, and provide better lives, are no longer a thing of the distant future. However, it’s worth noting that since the building...
Xerox CSR

Global CSR Report: Xerox Commits to Net Zero by 2040

Xerox Holdings Corporation is an American corporation that sells print and digital document products and services in more than 160 countries. The company takes its responsibility towards the environment and society at large very seriously. In its latest CSR report, the company has briefed about its actions towards social and environmental development in the last financial year....
Boxer Lovlina Borgohain

Olympic medalist Lovlina Borgohain joins young climate champs in call for clean air

Given the ongoing pandemic and increasing impact of climate change, the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference was critical as world leaders deliberated on climate action to forge consensus on climate change mitigation strategies. At the conference, India promised to achieve carbon neutrality by 2070. While the promise is to work towards the long-term goal,...

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