Corporate-sustainability

The Future of Corporate Sustainability Initiatives in a Post-Covid-19 World

The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that the CO2 emissions can reduce as much as 8% this year as compared to 2019 – making it the largest ever decline. The water of the river Ganga in Haridwar has been classified as ‘fit for drinking’ (after chlorination) after decades. March air pollution was 46% down in…

River Ganges

Corporates undertake Namami Gange Projects as part of their CSR activity

The banks of River Ganga are set to get a major facelift as several corporates have undertaken CSR projects for ghat cleaning and development, afforestation, provision of amenities and similar work under Namami Gange programme. Companies like Shipping Corporation of India, Indorama Corporation, IndusInd Bank, Yes Bank, Hinduja Group, Arcelor Mittal, New Indian Express, Bajaj Electricals, Amer…

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CSR partnering for new age India

In the words of Abraham Lincoln, democracy is a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) has brought about an opportunity to work with the people and pay back a minimal part of the earning to the deserving society. Indian state is a vast geographical map with…

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CSR Manager, Eros International and Lulla Foundation

Title: CSR Manager, Eros International and Lulla Foundation Location:Maharashtra Organization’s profile: Eros International is a leading global Indian film entertainment company that co-produces, acquires and distributes Indian language films in multiple formats worldwide including, theatrical, television and digital channels. Job Description: Design and implement a coherent CSR strategy, devised in collaboration with the Lulla Foundation…

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Drivers of Solar Energy in India

India now has sufficient experience with Solar PV for Governments as well as large Consumers to accept that it is cost competitive with grid power. Consumers are gradually accepting the possibility of regular rise in electricity tariffs. Solar power provides a good source of electricity with zero risk of input / raw material availability.  The…

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How Can Clean Energy Contribute in the Efficient Use of CSR Budget?

The recently passed Companies Bill, 2012 mandates large organizations to spend part of their net profit on activities related to Corporate Social Responsibility. Renewable energy presents an opportunity for organizations to make investments in sustainability that will pay back quickly. Purchase of clean energy or investment in clean energy projects addresses sustainability goals in addition…

The amount of money spent on CSR work by Coal India Limited

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is increasingly becoming an important activity for businesses. CSR aims at building up sustainable business practices while also taking into account the triple bottom line approach- people, planet and profit. Considering the responsibility of corporates towards society and environmental protection, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs had released CSR Voluntary Guidelines (VG) …

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New Companies Bill makes CSR mandatory

The new Companies Bill has been passed by parliament and will receive Presidential assent soon. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is being introduced and with this in India, it will now be a statutory provision. World over, CSR is increasingly becoming an important activity for businesses. CSR aims at building up sustainable business practices also taking…