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Vedanta Supports Quality Education For Tribal Children in Odisha

Vedanta Supports Quality Education For Tribal Children in Odisha

INDIACSR News Network LANJIGARH: Vedanta through its Foundation has funded education for 100 children in the tribal-dominated Rayagada district of Odisha with an objective of providing an equal opportunity to underprivileged children from the tribal population, including Dongria Kondhs, to pursue formal education. In the first phase of the project, Vedanta Foundation has sent 63 [...]

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India Inc Less Transparent Than Peers in Brazil, China: Report

India Inc Less Transparent Than Peers in Brazil, China: Report

A sustainability report is an organisational report that gives information about a company’s economic, environmental, social and governance performance. It has reported that India Inc is less transparent than its peers in Brazil, China and South Africa when it comes to reporting about economic, social, environmental and governance issues concerning their business, according to a [...]

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Zeronauts Enabling Continued Growth with Reduced Cost : John Elkington, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of Volans

Zeronauts Enabling Continued Growth with Reduced Cost : John Elkington, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of Volans

INDIACSR News Network John Elkington is the Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of Volans, also Co-founder of SustainAbility and of Environmental Data Services (ENDS, 1978).  He is recognized as a world authority on corporate responsibility and sustainable development.  In 2004, BusinessWeek described him as “a dean of the corporate responsibility movement for three decades.” In 2008, The [...]

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Mandatory CSR Spend Will Only Make System Corrupt: Plan Panel

Mandatory CSR Spend Will Only Make System Corrupt: Plan Panel

The panel also thinks that the mandatory clause may lead to irregularities in revenue accounts and will give high hand to Government officials to nail companies on the mandatory spend. This would lead to more corruption in the system.    NEW DELHI: It has reported that while this is a known fact that the policy makers [...]

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Maruti Suzuki Chairman  Needs Lessons on CSR By Suresh Kr Pramar

Maruti Suzuki Chairman Needs Lessons on CSR By Suresh Kr Pramar

Employees are our greatest asset is an oft repeated phrase in CSR Reports of almost all responsible companies. A highly integrated CSR workplace which has robust employee engagement and high levels of employee satisfaction, as a result of a CSR strategy and values framework, would reduce employee interests in unionization. Maruti needs to relook its [...]

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Do We Need CSR Managers? By Suresh Kr Pramar

Do We Need CSR Managers? By Suresh Kr Pramar

In many companies in India, particular in Public Sector Units, the CSR Manager does not even have the authority to speak to the media or those interested in the Company’s CSR activities. The CSR Manager’s role is here to stay for the foreseeable future. Suresh Kr Pramar argues that CSR Manager role is likely to [...]

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3 Steps to Help Make CSR Initiatives Aggressive, Impactful and Future-Minded

3 Steps to Help Make CSR Initiatives Aggressive, Impactful and Future-Minded

By Michael Koploy A survey posted in the MIT Sloan Management Review described how far Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives have come over the years. The survey reported that two out of three executives believed that sustainability was necessary to be competitive in today’s business environment, and seven out of ten reported that sustainability has [...]

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SEBI Mandates Business Responsibility Reports for Listed Companies

SEBI Mandates Business Responsibility Reports for Listed Companies

By Rusen Kumar Regulator for the securities market in country The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has mandated Business Responsibility (BR) Reports for listed firms. In a circular CIR/CFD/DIL/8/2012 dated August 13, 2012 the requirement to include BR Reports as part of the Annual Reports shall be mandatory for top 100 listed entities [...]

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The CSR ‘Mandate’ by Kanika Datta

The CSR ‘Mandate’ by Kanika Datta

Kanika Datta argues that Corporate social responsibility is not charity, it is much bigger than that. It is about doing business in a socially responsible way Standing committees of Parliament are not always known for making constructive suggestions on Bills they are set up to scrutinise. On the subject of corporate social responsibility (CSR), at [...]

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Strategies and solutions for CSR By Richard Welford

Strategies and solutions for CSR By Richard Welford

By Richard Welford Making CSR strategic, integrated and embedded into a business is not easy task. Many of the CSR managers that I know find this one of the biggest challenges they face. Too often CSR is seen as something of an “add-on” in businesses and it is difficult to get colleagues committed to playing [...]

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