CSR: India Inc. being generous – now Piramal pledges Rs 200 crore
The most recent announcement has come from drugmaker Piramal Healthcare. The group said that it would launch a new charitable foundation that would get a grant of up to Rs 200 crore. The new foundation will be separate from the existing Piramal Foundation and will most likely be launched in the next financial year...
Philanthropy gains ground courtesy The Giving Pledge
Indian businesses that are opposing the proposed mandatory spend towards corporate social responsibility are, quite interestingly, appreciating the ideas of Warren Buffet and Bill Gates, arguably the greatest philanthropists of this century. Buffet, Gates and his wife Melinda are in the country to promote their worldwide campaign The Giving Pledge...
President Pratibha Patil's Republic Day speech
This decade has been designated as the 'Decade of Innovation' in India. Our scientists and researchers have the talent and the capacity to look at high-end technology as also at cost-effective, location-specific and affordable innovations for wider use in the country.
Philanthropy and profit are not mutually exclusive: Omidyar
'The way a wealthy banker walks on the same sidewalk in Mumbai along which a poor family with no clothes uses gutter water to wash themselves in India is unique. The way the world’s largest intellectual capital exists in juxtaposition with intense poverty means for me that India has the potential to bring social innovation to the world...
NGO to fund other NGOs, will sell ecofriendly rakhis
This Rakshabandhan, Mumbai-based Plants and Animals Welfare Society (PAWS) will sell ecofriendly rakhis and similar merchandise to raise funds to support the cause of blind girl children and helpless animals.
NGO showcases art for a cause
Showcasing a range of artworks by some prominent names from the Indian art fraternity, NGO Khushii is trying to raise funds for the social causes it addresses.
MCD and NGOs collaborate for improved education
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and the NGOs - Oxfam and Society for All Round Development (SARD) have collaborated with 20 MCD schools in west and south-west zones of the MCD to educate slum children.