Dasra Girl Power Awards to empower adolescent girls
Despite their numbers, the 113 million adolescent girls in India are a largely invisible and vulnerable group. India is home to the largest population of child brides; 60 per cent of the three million sex workers are young girls; 95 per cent girls drop out of schools...
CSR: Axis Bank’s Splash initiative to spread environment awareness
With an aim to spread awareness about environment protection and cultural heritage, Axis Bank, India’s third largest private sector bank, has rolled out Season II of Splash, a pan-India painting competition on ‘my dream world’, ‘festivals of India’ and ‘go green’ themes.
Schwab Foundation adjudges Chetna Vijay Sinha as Social Entrepreneur of the Year
Sinha was awarded for managing three institutions – Mann Deshi Mahila Sahakari Bank, a rural mobile school, and a chamber of commerce. The bank is a women-owned rural cooperative bank that extends a range of financial services, the school provides entrepreneurship training, and the chamber facilitates market and policy linkages.
CSR: Poverty alleviation might become an environment threat
A strange food for thought has been presented by Mark Lindley, a member of Humanist Association of Boston, USA, as he sees the growing Indian middle class as an environmental threat. If his remarks are to be analyzed logically, then poverty alleviation efforts...
Over 50,000 CSR jobs. Really?
...while the approximate number of jobs looks whopping and promising, a logical analysis of the facts tells that the news was either misreported or thoughtfully planted. Here are a few quick facts to ponder upon.
CSR: Series on ‘Conversation with Organizations’ starting next week
In an effort to create a common platform for conversations and talks around changing dynamics of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the country, CauseBecause has started a ‘Conversation with Organizations’ series. The series will contain talks, interviews as well as stories of and from the people in the social and developmental domain.