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GAIL India releases Sustainability report

Mar 03, 2013 GAIl India released its Sustainability report in line with the Global Reporting Initiative's guidelines, enlisting how the organisation meets its sustainability and environment objectives.

Building inclusive cities: HUDCO makes a difference

Feb 28, 2013 To promote sustainable habitat to enhance quality of life and profitability with social justice is the mission at state-owned Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (HUDCO). Chairman and Managing Director of the organisation, V.P.Baligar talks about all this to Rakesh Sood of One World South Asia.

India needs a knowledge society: Shashi Tharoor

Feb 26, 2013 At a conference today organised by the CII, Shashi Tharoor talked about the need for the private sector to step up and play a bigger role in the education sector in India.

ADB lends Nepal $150 million for hydropower plant

Feb 26, 2013 To tackle the intense energy crisis in Nepal, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is lending USD 150 million for a hydropower plant in the country.

Are NGOs right to dismiss standards along with CSR?

Feb 25, 2013 With the increasing rifts between NGOs and corporations, more focus is on regulation than on voluntary approach to CSR. Even if standards are well specified and actually followed, the question remains: does it make any difference?

Brice Lalonde appointed as Special Advisor to the UN Global Compact

Feb 25, 2013 Last week, Brice Lalonde was appointed as Special Advisor on Sustainable Development by the UN Global Compact.

L'Oréal's biggest challenge is making 'sustainability desirable'

Feb 25, 2013 Cosmetics giant L'Oréal at a recent conference talked about the need to find a balance between selling its products and making less impact on the environment.

Safe drinking water for India

Feb 25, 2013 Unilever, who has been a pioneer in the business, uses its Smart Design to ensure Indian homes have safe drinking water.

Talking on mobile while driving is not cool: Shabana Azmi

Feb 21, 2013 In the presence of many celebrities, Indian multiplex major, PVR, announced its plans of screening movies made by school children on road safety issues to millions of its countrywide patrons.

CSR is a part of our guiding principles: Murugappa Group

Feb 21, 2013 A USD 4.4 billion conglomerate, Murugappa Group, strongly believes that social responsibility is not just a ritual, and they believe it has been part of the company’s guiding principles since its inception in 1900. The Group reflects upon its spiritual conscience which it has incorporated into its business activities.The Executive Chairman of the Chennai-based company, A.Vellayan, talks to Rakesh Sood of OneWorld South Asia about this and more.

L&T Insurance partners with FINISH to promote micro-health insurance

Feb 20, 2013 L&T Insurance has announced a partnership with FINISH (Financial INclusionImproves Sanitation and Health) to provide micro-health insurance in rural India. First phase of this project will be commenced in the states of Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Orissa.

L&T Insurance partners with FINISH for a micro-health insurance project

Feb 15, 2013 Promoted by the United Nations University, L&T Insurance has paired up with the Financial INclusion Improves Sanitation and Health (FINISH) to provide micro insurance. The first phase of this project will commence in the states of Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Odisha.

Indian Public enterprises form new framework for CSR

Feb 13, 2013 At a seminar held by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), public sector enterprises got together to formulate a framework that deals with business ethics for PSUs.

By itself, ICT is not a magic wand: Shashi Tharoor

Feb 12, 2013 At a ministerial session at the South Asia Ministerial Forum, all ministers from South Asian countries agreed that it takes effective policies to effectively bring ICTs into play in education.

ICTs in education: South Asia has a long way to go

Feb 11, 2013 Intel and UNESCO come together for a South Asia Ministerial Forum that discusses ICTs in education and has invited perspectives from all South Asian countries.

Drishti collaborates with Shiksha Sankalp Foundation (SSF)

Feb 08, 2013 Drishti partners with Shiksha Sankalp Foundation to help students from poor backgrounds get access to quality education. They aim to do this by intervening and bettering the education system through thorough evaluation and tests.

SIDBI extends support to Aditya Jyot Foundation

Feb 08, 2013 The collaboration between SIDBI and Aditya Jyot Foundation hopes to support 70 camps and benefit 3,000 underprivileged children.

Marico's CSR arm to launch innovation magazine

Feb 08, 2013 Marico's CSR arm, Marico Innovation Foundation is all set to launch a magazine that will focus on innovations across India, in order to put more focus on the impact these innovations have on people.

Let's create platforms, converge and create bigger impact: Venkatesh Valluri, Ingersoll Rand

Feb 05, 2013 Talking at the DSDS 2013, Ingersoll Rand's Chairman & President, Venkatesh Valluri talks to Bushra Ahmed and Rajiv Tikoo of OneWorld South Asia about the sustainability challenges that industries face and how organisations must get together to make a bigger impact while giving back to society.

Sustainable development makes for good business

Jan 31, 2013 The corporate world now wants a major shift in the way capitalism has been behaving till now and feel that renewable energy and resource efficiency are the way to go.




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