Volkswagen – how to not get away with cheating
On 18 September, VW admitted to US authorities that it cheated about the emissions of half a million diesel cars sold there. By the 22nd, this had snowballed into 11 million cars worldwide. The short version of this story is...
CSR leaders and non-profits form Silver Circle
Going beyond seminars and forums, in a not-quite-formal environment, sitting across a common table, Silver Circle patrons discussed at length a couple of subjects that otherwise do not get much attention and generally do not see a resolution. They had gathered for a morning of intense discussions at Jindal Centre in New Delhi, on 8 May 2015.
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-