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India Makes CSR A Requirement for Companies

India, the world's largest democracy has taken CSR to a new level: it's mandated it as a requirement for companies that meet certain…
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Redefining Gross Domestic Product to Account for Sustainability

GDP doesn’t actually tell us much about the value of natural capital, like clean air or healthy forests. Such natural goods and services,…
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Save the Children, IKEA Foundation Redouble Efforts Against Child Labor

Save the Children and partners Breakthrough, Pratham and the IKEA Foundation announced the €7 million second phase of their program to combat child…
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A Triple Play on Climate Change: China, India, U.S. Take Action

The coincidence of the leaders of the world's #1, #2 and #4 carbon emitters taking strong action to reduce CO2 emissions is the…
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Can India Go 100 Percent Renewable by 2050? 10 Strategies to Make it Happen

To reach the goal of 100 percent renewable energy by 2050 the following 10 steps are recommended.
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Can India Go 100 Percent Renewable by 2050?

In the coming years, India will face seemingly insurmountable challenges to its economy, environment and energy security. To overcome these challenges, India needs…
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MacArthur and Master Card Foundations Invest $24 Million in Secondary Education

At the Global Philanthropy Forum last week, MacArthur Foundation and MasterCard Foundation shared insights from the funder collaborative launched in 2012 that seeks…
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Gap Inc.’s P.A.C.E. Program Empowers Women on the Factory Floor

Gap Inc.'s highly successful P.A.C.E. program assists women in developing the foundational life skills to advance in their personal lives and the workplace.
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Unilever and UN Agency Team Up to Support Small Farmers

Unilever and IFAD ink an agreement to bring small farmers into the corporations supply chain. Is this more than just a great marketing…
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Urban Transport in India: Moving People Not Cars

By Juzer Rangoonwala In 2010, outdoor air pollution caused 620,000 premature deaths in Indian cities. Urban population in India is estimated to double in…
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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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Business Case for Sustainability Reporting in India

While sustainability reporting remains a tool for companies to communicate their performance to stakeholders, the process itself calls for internalizing sustainability controls -…
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Tansa Clean Thinks the Future is in Sewage

Tansa Clean is a company on a mission to transform sanitation in India.
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Rural Indian Artisans Capitalize on E-Commerce to Boost Sales

By Shaina Shealy What if female artisans in rural areas could deliver embroidery to the market directly from their village homes?  Would acquiring…
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4 Partnership Lessons from Unilever’s Lifebuoy Handwashing Campaign

By the time you finish reading this article (let’s say 5 minutes from now) 20 children around the world will die because of…