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...
The billion-dollar solar story has just begun
‘Carbon footprint’ cannot remain an aloof term any longer and we cannot but be aware of the energy we use each day. Additionally, as the price of fossil fuels and other nonrenewable energy sources keeps moving up, consumers are anyway being forced to think about other sources of energy.
The great delusion: A world with endless water supply - Part 2
Since water cannot be created but only managed, should we place our greater faith in public service bodies or private corporations? Should water service be privatized, after all?
Or, is there a choice here? Perhaps not. Already, drinking water is a full-fledged commodity packaged in bottles and sold as a branded consumer good.
The great delusion: A world with endless water supply - Part 1
Each reason, however minor it may seem in isolation, is a dot that connects with the other dots. If only we remember this life principle at all times and if only we stop pretending that we are but specks and too insignificant to matter in the vast scheme of things that make this miraculous planet function, will the tide start turning.