Entries posted on “October, 2011”
Dialectics of culture & corporate governance by Pratip Kar

Dialectics of culture & corporate governance by Pratip Kar

Approaches to corporate governance reforms need to recognise the influence of cultural heritage and social structure It is not often apparent that behaviours of individuals that are shaped by cultural and personal concepts of hope, ambition, greed, fear, uncertainty and hubris, as well as by the social ethos, can exert a significant influence on the […]

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The Death of CSR by Dr. Wayne Visser

The Death of CSR by Dr. Wayne Visser

By Dr. Wayne Visser If CSR as we know it has failed, can a new, 2.0-version resurrect responsible business? As part of the Quest for CSR 2.0 series My opening questions to you, dear readers, are: Has CSR failed? And if it has, should we kill it off before it misleads and distracts too many people […]

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Tata Group’s Russi M Lala want exiting top managers to write memoirs

Tata Group’s Russi M Lala want exiting top managers to write memoirs

MUMBAI: As India’s largest business conglomerate prepares for a change of guard at Tata Sons – the main holding company for the Tata Group – Russi M Lala, the chronicler of the 143-year-old group, is keen that the retiring generals pen their memoirs, lest stories from the trenches on the pinnacles of success and troughs […]

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Reinventing Mobility – The Automotive Industry in India

Reinventing Mobility – The Automotive Industry in India

India has come a long way from the days when the automotive industry in India was characterized by limited choice, old technology, obsolete designs and endless waiting period to be a proud owner of a vehicle. In sharp contrast, today, India is the seventh largest vehicle manufacturer, the second largest two wheeler manufacturer and the […]

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – What are WE going to do?

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – What are WE going to do?

By Dr Graham Wilson CSR is not a new phenomenon, although it has experienced a renaissance in the last decade after 20 years in which it had largely been ignored. The importance of CSR, and the manner in which society regulates corporate behaviour is illustrated with two historical examples from Anglo-Indian history. Today, CSR is […]

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Naveen Jindal – Philanthropist Leader Shows the Way

Naveen Jindal – Philanthropist Leader Shows the Way

NEW DELHI: In the almost two decades since Mr. Naveen Jindal earned his MBA from UT Dallas in 1992, he has become a leading industrialist, ascendant statesman, and the driving force for higher education in India. Mr. Naveen Jindal was named a UT Dallas Distinguished Alumnus last year and was the UT Dallas Student Government […]

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University of Texas names School of Management after Naveen Jindal

University of Texas names School of Management after Naveen Jindal

NEW DELHI:  In a first for an Indian, the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) has named its School of Management after noted Industrialist and Parliamentarian, Mr. Naveen Jindal. The honour is in recognition of Mr. Jindal’s exceptional distinction in the fields of entrepreneurship and public service, unqualified reputation for honesty, personal integrity and high […]

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Romesh Wadhwani​: Philanthropy in India is not proportional to wealth here

Romesh Wadhwani​: Philanthropy in India is not proportional to wealth here

I feel that India lacks a level of philanthropy that is proportional to the wealth that is here, particularly among the top 5,000 industrialists and entrepreneurs By Cordelia Jenkins NEW DELHI: In the concluding part of Mint’s “Joy of Giving Week” interview series, Romesh Wadhwani, chairman, Wadhwani Foundation, and founder, Symphony Technology Group, speaks about […]

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Individual efforts leave a legacy of direct social impact by Nilima Sil

Individual efforts leave a legacy of direct social impact by Nilima Sil

By Nilima Sil It is interesting to see the journey made by Social Responsibility in India, from being a mere cheque charity to a responsibility that is informed, analysed, and most importantly transparent & accountable. The emerging  want for volunteering opportunities, increasing CSR departments in corporate and the urgent development goals, laws and regulations being […]

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Corporate Social Responsibility and Chartered Accountants

Corporate Social Responsibility and Chartered Accountants

The gigantic corporate growth has done India good. But there is even better side of this development. In the backdrop of tough competition and ‘Liberalisation – Privatisation – Globalisation’ (LPG) wave sweeping through countries and continents, more and more corporations are realising that a growth without a social face cannot be sustained for long. They […]

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