CSR in india

indian flagCorporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in India has a history at least as long as that of the United States. Wikipedia outlines 4 distinct phases that CSR has gone through in the country, with the current phase being an integration into “sustainable business strategy”. Primary issues that Indian CSR focuses on today are: environmental pollution, employee engagement, biodiversity protection, and electricity generation.

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India’s Mandatory CSR Law Inspires Innovation

Carol Cone explains how India's CSR law is paving the way for sustainable communications.
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Indian Government Commits to CSR with Companies Act

Last week, PwC India released a Handbook on Corporate Social Responsibility in India, providing guidelines to help industry to comply with CSR regulation.
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Technology as a Tool to Engage Employees and Save Lives in India

Technology businesses are stepping in to fill in the gaps a dismissive government and overwhelmed NGOs cannot close, saving lives in India.
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Mainstreaming Innovations for Low-Income Markets in India

Innovations aimed at improving life for the low-income population in India could have a big impact, however, they need help with funding, industry…
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Poverty Solutions: What Can Businesses Do?

So how can business work on poverty solutions with NGOs, local governments and even directly with the world’s poorest citizens?
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CSR in India: Are Companies Doing Enough?

Can corporate social responsibility (CSR) in India have a central role in the transformation of this dynamic yet challenged land? At a macro…
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Ford CSR Leverages Technology & NGOs to Deliver Health Care in India

Ford recently wrapped up a pilot project that explored rural health care access as a means to expand its corporate social responsibility (CSR)…

Advancing Entrepreneurship in India

I’ve just returned from a whirlwind trip to India (provided by SAP) to investigate how IT is helping address issues of sustainability –…

Indian MBA Program Offers a Minor in Empathy

SP Jain has developed a new program for students designed to make them experience true poverty and appreciate what they have to be…

CSR Lessons from India: Interview with Andrew Bryson, Saatchi & Saatchi S

Adam Werbach and Andrew Bryson from Saatch & Saatchi S recently undertook a remarkable trip to India. Over the course of their journey…

Promoting Sustainability in India

CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development is one of the institutions that promotes sustainability in India. The Centre, which is based out of Delhi…

Karmayog Releases India’s Fourth Annual CSR List

There are not many watchdog organizations in India that look specifically at CSR. In America and the rest of the world, there are…

Making CSR Mandatory in India

Making Mandatory CSR reporting in India has been an ongoing debate for almost a year now. With the recent cabinet reshuffle, newly appointed…

CSR Not Mandatory in India, Govt Rules

India Inc. can finally breathe a sigh of relief because the government has ruled that CSR will not be made mandatory. Instead ‘flexible…

India-Netherlands CSR Linkup

Earlier this month, the Netherlands along with Iceland were hailed as great models of CSR. Co-Founder of cleaning company Method, Adam Lowry said that:…