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Nourishing humans, replenishing water, sustaining development   Nourishing humans, replenishing water, sustaining development
The company's CSR initiatives are based on three broad elements – human sustainability, environment sustainability and talent sustainability. PepsiCo says that to nourish consumers is their fundamental commitment. It begins with product innovation and transformation, extends to marketing and labelling commitments that make the smart choice for...
CSR for the ‘differently abled’ CSR for the ‘differently abled’
For PwDs: NASSCOM is pushing hard to ensure that IT companies create policies, ease physical access to workplaces, and use assistive technologies. IBM says that it believes in using its core competency – technology – to help them. MphasiS works towards their education, employability and entrepreneurship development.
The Nike Foundation: Galvanizing the girl effect, many times over The Nike Foundation: Galvanizing the girl effect, many times over
When girls have resources, they invest them in their families. When communities are educated about the importance of girls' health, everyone's health improves. When a girl is HIV-free, her future children are as well. When girls support one another, that support spreads throughout communities...
SloCaT Partnership: Transport to a sustainable, low-carbon reality SloCaT Partnership: Transport to a sustainable, low-carbon reality
The Partnership pointedly addresses sustainability issues in the transport sector in developing countries. The approach is shaped by the Bellagio Declaration that called on organizations to support urgent action to change the trajectory of future GHG emissions to make transport in developing countries more sustainable.
   Omidyar's philanthropy to catalyse economic, social and political change Omidyar's philanthropy to catalyse economic, social and political change
Over the next five years, Omidyar plans to invest $100 million - $200 million in India, equally divided between for-profit and non-profit firms. The firm aims to partner more closely with India-based portfolio organizations in order to support the country’s economic and social transformation...
Vestergaard Frandsen: Humanitarian entrepreneurs keeping hope and positivity alive Vestergaard Frandsen: Humanitarian entrepreneurs keeping hope and positivity alive
Although the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are quite ambitious and tough to achieve, they do not seem impossible. Thanks to the unique strategic inventions and enterprising creed of 'humanitarian entrepreneurs', there is hope and positivity in the air.
PVR: New governance on water use PVR: New governance on water use
The governance of water and industry is filled with some hard reality, perceptions and misconceptions. a) Industries consume and waste massive amount of water. b) There is no alternative (TINA factor) to the present mode of consumption. c) Continued exploitation perpetuates both shortage of water and water degradation...
 TVS refuses to do charity, instead assists communities for development TVS refuses to do charity, instead assists communities for development
Clean schools with computers and building infrastructure, employment for all, better toilet facilities, piped water, cemented roads, planned system for garbage and waste management, alive kitchen gardens, adequate medical facilities, and no cases of infant mortality... what sounds like a perfectly fine city are characteristics of...
Is Vedanta letting us down? Is Vedanta letting us down?
From dealing in metal scrap in Patna to heading a company that was the first one to get primary listing on the London Stock Exchange, from being a migrant in Mumbai to getting listed in the Forbes list of the richest in the world, Anil Agarwal, chairman of Vedanta Resources, has given India many reasons to cheer, to feel proud, and to believe that...
At Tata, social responsibility and shareholder value complement At Tata, social responsibility and shareholder value complement
India's largest and most diversified industrial house with a grand business and philanthropic landscape, Tata Group operates more than 80 companies ranging from software and automobiles to steel, consumer goods and telecommunications. With over...
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