Green Signals from Jairam Ramesh – ‘go’, ‘no go’, and making sense of the in-betweens
Ramesh's decisions as a minister had pitted him against country’s large business houses as well as his ministerial colleagues for his assertive stand on environment protection. In this informal conversation, he reasons why environmental concerns have to be embedded into the growth process, laments industry’s mindset, calls current government’s at
Volunteerism drives CSR at SAP
All of our CSR programmes are employee-driven and each time we need a helping hand, we have an army of volunteers who are always prepared,’ said Gunjan Patel, head – CSR at SAP India, while conversing with CauseBecause. Here’s an abstract from the talk.
CSR in India: 2 years in 2 pages
No, it’s not that nothing has happened. Just that it has not been significant enough to create an interesting story that can go beyond two pages. Here’s all that you already know, but will cherish reading about social responsibility domain (we call it causes industry) of India.
Conversations around best CSR practices were the takeaways from IRMA Round Table
It has been over two weeks, but unlike other conferences and seminars, the discussions that started at CSR Round Table are still on. Individuals who participated in the talks, made presentations, brainstormed and networked at the conference are now engaging in conversations through emails, telecons and one-on-one meetings...
Decoding the CSR clause in Companies Bill 2012 – Part 3
After one quick read of Section 135 in the Companies Bill, you will think how simple and practical it is. Then, if you will think again, you will realize that the 10 points in Schedule VII which are written on the last page of the Bill are the core of Section 135, and focus on them is a must for the country’s progress.
Decoding the CSR clause in Companies Bill 2012 – Part 2
CSR has started to sound like the new cool. The social sector does not meet khadi kurta and desi jhola anymore. A young creed of social entrepreneurs can now be seen pitching around CSR departments of corporate groups with ideas that they believe can bring about the change while fulfilling the company’s CSR obligation. This was expected. Any business-
Decoding the CSR clause in Companies Bill 2012 – Part 1
Although a few Indian companies seem wary of this new regulation, neither wanting to be forced to spend on social initiatives nor very equipped to deal with the implementation of such a policy, there are numerous positives to this coin: for example, development of ‘reputation capital’ for capturing and sustaining markets
Your sparkling-white cotton shirt is the dirtiest in the world
So, should we be starting a large-scale campaign against cotton clothes, making it a worldwide revolution, and bringing cotton farming and the entire clothing production industry to a standstill?
This of course is not possible, and even if it could happen, the fallout will beget a whole new bunch of complications that may turn out to be...