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    Mumbai: Railways approach corporates to improve amenities

    Mumbai: In a bid to improve the experience of passengers at all the suburban railway stations, the Central Railway (CR) and Western Railway (WR) called a meeting of corporate houses on May 10 to know their willingness to use Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds to improve passenger amenities.

  • Five years on, mandated philanthropy not delivering in India

    India is now into the fifth year of its unique experiment of legally binding companies to be socially responsible. This push by the government to solve the country’s most challenging social problems was based on the idea that the corporate sector will come up with transformative solutions that will scale up impact across the country. As the development goals of the country are immense and everyone recognises that the challenges can only

  • Indore: Not revised for last 9 years, MBA syllabus rendering students irrelevant to industry

    Most of the companies do not recruit MBA students from DAVV affiliated colleges; the ones that do, pick up students on really poor salaries. Companies coming to these colleges for campus placements often complain that syllabus taught to MBA students fails to provide them with skills required in today’s world, said placement officer of a private college

  • AAI,TMC to aid cancer suffering underprivileged kids

    Mumbai : As part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the Juhu Airport of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) signed an MoU with the Tata Memorial Hospital (TMC), Mumbai, and has given Rs. 1.32 crore as a financial aid towards the procurement of specialised equipment needed for treatment of destitute children suffering from cancer.

  • How a little giving can go a long way

    Daan Utsav: How a little giving can go a long way

    Just as many drops make an ocean, small amounts given out by ordinary people can help nonprofits make a huge difference as they go about running initiatives for a better world.

  • Firms get socially more responsible, CSR spend up 47%

    New Delhi : Corporate India’s social responsibility graph is headed up with 47 per cent jump in CSR spend since it became mandatory, with 300 BSE listed companies spending Rs 6,871 crore on this front in 2016-17, says a report. According to India CSR Outlook Report 2017 by NGOBox, a corporate social responsibility (CSR) research platform in India, the 300 companies spent Rs 6,871 crore on CSR in 2016- 17 while in

  • Tata group launches report on its sustainable work

    Mumbai: The Tata group has announced the launch of ‘We Dream of a Better World’, listing 65 case studies from the Group companies across geographies, and of the Tata Trusts’ philanthropy efforts in the country. The report maps out the Group’s contribution in business, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and philanthropy, and are aligned with the 17 SustainableDevelopment Goals (SDGs), identified in September 2015 and subsequently agreed on and committed to by 193countries,

  • Mumbai: Citibank focuses on skilling over 2,000 youth through CSR

    Mumbai: In a first of its kind initiative, Citibank will give training to 2,000 youths as a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Under this pilot project in Maharashtra, youth will be imparted with skill development department in the banking and financial sector.

  • Mumbai: CSIA marks World Hepatitis Day with tests

    Mumbai: For the first time an airport in India GVK MIAL the company that administers Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), observed World Hepatitis Day 2017. A free check-up camp was organised on Friday as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative.

  • Women’s Day 2017: Against all odds

    Advocate Varsha Deshpande’s sting operations against doctors and hospitals that carry out sex determination tests have resulted in many convictions. She has been fighting the battle for equality and justice for women, and is now focusing on preventing child marriages and creating a political movement against the sale of liquor in villages, says Dharmesh R Vats

  • Women’s Day 2017: Enabling, empowering and employing women

    The CSR initiatives of most of the companies today are proving to be major driving forces in women empowerment. Vidyottama Sharma writes about three such companies that are creating enabled communities of women.

  • Women’s Day 2017: Where giving is a way of life

    Aditya Birla Group wears its heart on its sleeve. Each of its companies in the country, and abroad, is busy taking up projects to empower women and change lives under its CSR activities. Vidyottama Sharma comes back impressed.

  • Kerala, J’khand champs

    Mumbai : Kerala men won their maiden title, while last year’s runners-up Jharkhand won the women’s crown, in the National Inclusion Cup Championship for underprivileged children, a CSR initiative of Sony Pictures Network India, organised by Slum Soccer, at the Andheri Sports Complex on Friday.

  • Bhopal: NTPC gives away 400 blankets, programme organised by CSR department

    BHOPAL: In a programme organised by corporate social responsibility (CSR) department of NTPC, Rhind Project, as many as 402 people in village Dodhar were given blankets. Chief guest, additional general manager (CSR) AK Sinha in his address said besides power generation, the project also shoulder the responsibility of all round development of villages. He said the department also gives things like sweater, bags and copies to children going to school in the

  • Bhopal: NTPC, Rihind wins CSR award

    BHOPAL: National Thermal Power Corporation, Super Thermal Power Station, Rihind was conferred ‘Swarna Shakti’ award for exemplary work in corporate social responsibility (CSR) for the year 2015-16.