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Azim Premji Trust to Sell 1,530-crore Wipro Shares to Fund Education

Azim Premji Trust to Sell 1,530-crore Wipro Shares to Fund Education

CSR Conference in Mumbai on 9 May 2012 (A Conference in Support of Business Sustainability) Date: 9th May 2012 Venue: Ramada Plaza Palm Grove, Juhu Beach, Mumbai. Last Date of Registration: 15 April 2012 For more information please write : info@indiacsr.in Conference Contact : (0) 99810 99555 (Rusen Kumar) For detailed information: http://www.conference.indiacsr.in/index.php BANGALORE:  It […]

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2% CSR spend not mandatory for companies: Corporate Affairs Minister

2% CSR spend not mandatory for companies: Corporate Affairs Minister

NEW DELHI: The government on Tuesday said it has not made it mandatory for companies to earmark 2% of profit for corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. “The government has not made it mandatory for the corporate sector to spend 2% of companies’ net profit under CSR,” Corporate Affairs Minister Veerappa Moily said in a written […]

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Naveen Jindal to be given the Justice P.N. Bhagwati Award on 5 December

Naveen Jindal to be given the Justice P.N. Bhagwati Award on 5 December

INDIACSR News Network NEW DELHI: Capital Foundation Society is awarding the Justice P.N. Bhagwati Award to Mr. Naveen Jindal, Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University for his outstanding contribution to the field of legal education and corporate philanthropy. This award will be given by His Excellency Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Former President of India in the distinguished presence of  […]

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Make Way for Payroll-Giving

Make Way for Payroll-Giving

By Stephen Cronin An estimated 60% of people in the US donate to charities. Compare that to 14% in India and 11% in China. Our neighbours in Nepal, Sri Lanka and Pakistan donate more to charity than us. The 2010 World Giving Index ranks India 134 out of 153 – one of the world’s fastest-growing […]

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Hindujas group to give 250,000 pounds for 500 children of widows in India

Hindujas group to give 250,000 pounds for 500 children of widows in India

LONDON: The Hinduja group headed by leading NRI entrepreneur S P Hinduja will donate 250,000 pounds to fund the education of 500 children of widows in India for the next five years. This was announced by Lord Raj Loomba, founder chairman of the Loomba Foundation at the ‘Educate a Widow’s Child in India’ Annual Charity […]

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India’s new social entrepreneurs: making an impact where government fails

India’s new social entrepreneurs: making an impact where government fails

NEW DELHI: Some merely debate on the great Indian urban-rural divide. But there are others who have resolved to do something about it and meeting with success in areas where even large government-funded programmes have failed to make an impact. Indian professionals, many of whom led comfortable lives abroad, are increasingly giving up their well-paid […]

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Azim Premji Foundation to start two free schools in every district

Azim Premji Foundation to start two free schools in every district

MUMBAI/ BANGALORE: After chipping in for the country’s educational system for a decade, the Azim Premji Foundation (APF), run by the third richest Indian on his own money, is all set for a generous initiative. The foundation plans to start 1,300 schools across the country- two per district – which will be free, impart education […]

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Naveen Jindal, JSPL gift Rs 12.25 crore to University of Texas

Naveen Jindal, JSPL gift Rs 12.25 crore to University of Texas

NEW DELHI: Industrialist and parliamentarian Naveen Jindal and his flagship company JSPL have gifted USD 2.5 million (about Rs 12.25 crore) to his alma mater, the University of Texas at Dallas, following which the US university has renamed its school of management after him. Mr. Jindal, a 1992 batch MBA alumnus of the University of […]

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Mint CSR Conclave: CSR is larger than philanthropy

Mint CSR Conclave: CSR is larger than philanthropy

Today, what CSR implies is that you factor in the cost of doing philanthropy, good works, engaging with the community, and then whatever is left you call that “responsible profit” By Cordelia Jenkins NEW DELHI: At Mint’s Clarity Through Debate Conclave, titled “Social Responsibility: The Business Imperative”, on 29 September, a panel of experts from various […]

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Act of giving: Philanthropy across generations in India

Act of giving: Philanthropy across generations in India

Meher Pudumjee In a municipal school in Pune, Anu Aga picks up a broom and bucket. A gasp of disbelief resonates across the gathering of staff and students as the former chairperson of Thermax, the $1.1 billion engineering company, bends and starts scrubbing the toilet floor vigorously. She demonstrates to them how much water to […]

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