Entries posted on “2012”
UNEP Launches Global Initiative for Resource Efficient Cities at Rio+20

UNEP Launches Global Initiative for Resource Efficient Cities at Rio+20

Initiative will Focus on Resource Efficiency Measures to Achieve Sustainable Urban Development INDIACSR News Network Rio de Janeiro: The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and partners have unveiled a new initiative that aims to reduce pollution levels, improve resource efficiency and reduce infrastructure costs in cities across the world. Launched today at the Rio+20 summit […]

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GRI Launches Two New Services, CSR Advisory and CSR Auditing

GRI Launches Two New Services, CSR Advisory and CSR Auditing

INDIACSR News Network   MUMBAI: India’s first Independent Public Relations firm Good Relations India has added two new verticals, CSR Advisory and CSR Auditing, with which it hopes to redefine the way clients approach the function. The announcement comes at a time when the parliamentary panel has recommended having a clause in the Companies Bill […]

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A New Balance Sheet for Nations: UNU-IHDP and UNEP Launch Sustainability Index that Looks Beyond GDP

A New Balance Sheet for Nations: UNU-IHDP and UNEP Launch Sustainability Index that Looks Beyond GDP

INDIACSR News Network RIO de Janeiro:  The world’s fixation on economic growth ignores a rapid and largely irreversible depletion of natural resources that will seriously harm future generations, according to a report which today unveiled a new indicator aimed at encouraging sustainability – the Inclusive Wealth Index (IWI). The IWI, which looks beyond the traditional […]

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Companies Bill, 2011 May Come up in Monsoon Session: Corporate Affairs Minister

Companies Bill, 2011 May Come up in Monsoon Session: Corporate Affairs Minister

Seminar on  “CSR of Mining & Power” Venue : Hotel Shreshtha, Raigarh (Chhattisgarh) Date: July 20, 2012 (9 am to 6:00 pm) For brochure please send a request to rusenk@indiacsr.in (99810 99555). Visit us www.seminar.indiacsr.in     NEW DELHI: The new Companies Bill that rewrites the 56-year old law incorporating social responsibility obligations on corporates […]

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Accident in Visakhapatnam Steel Plant is the Worst Ever Accident in a Steel Plant in India

Accident in Visakhapatnam Steel Plant is the Worst Ever Accident in a Steel Plant in India

CSE’s Green Rating Project had warned Vizag Steel to shore up its safety measures INDIACSR NEWS Network NEW DELHI:  The recent tragedy at Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (Vizag Steel), where 16 people died in the worst ever accident in a steel plant in India, was waiting to happen, says Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). In […]

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Rajat Gupta Found Guilty of Insider Trading, Faces 25 Years in Jail

Rajat Gupta Found Guilty of Insider Trading, Faces 25 Years in Jail

WASHINGTON: A federal jury on Friday (15 June 2012) convicted Rajat Gupta, the Indian-American business icon who strode the US corporate world and moved with the country’s high and mighty, of insider trading in a case that illustrated greed, guts, and glory in America’s most successful immigrant community. Gupta, 63, a former director of Goldman […]

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Will the Govt’s Business Responsibility Norms Improve Corporate Governance: Chandrajit Banerjee Director General, CII

Will the Govt’s Business Responsibility Norms Improve Corporate Governance: Chandrajit Banerjee Director General, CII

“Corporate responsibility and governance need to be principle-based, rather than based on rules and frameworks that become a tick-box exercise and may invite evasion” Chandrajit Banerjee Director General, Confederation of India Industry (CII) The ministry of corporate affairs had released the National Voluntary Guidelines on Social, Economic and Environmental Responsibilities of Business in July last […]

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Will the Govt’s Business Responsibility Norms Improve Corporate Governance: Rijit Sengupta, Director, CUTS

Will the Govt’s Business Responsibility Norms Improve Corporate Governance: Rijit Sengupta, Director, CUTS

The guidelines can ensure sustainable corporate commitment to society but insisting on compulsory compliance is tricky Rijit Sengupta Director, Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS) International “The guidelines urge firms to integrate responsible business conduct within its core business model, rather than treating the issue peripherally, as a mere PR function” Notwithstanding the Satyam scandal, […]

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‘Corporate Governance Policy Nearly Complete’

‘Corporate Governance Policy Nearly Complete’

THIRUVANATHAPURAM: It has reported that a major portion of the work on a national policy on corporate governance is over, according to Mr Nesar Ahmed, president, the Institute for Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). “I would say 60 to 70 per cent of the work is over,” Mr Ahmed, who was here on a visit, […]

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Going Green – Pioneering Private Sector Already Embracing Sustainable Future

Going Green – Pioneering Private Sector Already Embracing Sustainable Future

Rio+20 Opportunity to Deliver Transformational Policies to Fast Track Sustainability Across Corporate Sector INDIACSR News Network RIO de Geneiro: Businesses making the transition towards the green economy are already reaping rewards worth hundreds of millions of dollars in savings and high return on investment, while benefiting consumers, communities and the environment, says a new report […]

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