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UN advisor urges Indian industries to adopt MDGs
Feb 18, 2010 Recently appointed senior advisor to the United Nations Office for Partnerships, Babu Lal Jain hopes to rope in corporates and utilise information technology to achieve the MDGs. A campaign will soon be launched in 543 parliamentary constituencies to assess the MDG targets and mobilise the corporate sector.
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Nesting dreams of deprived children
Mar 19, 2010 PVR Nest, a social initiative of PVR Ltd, a giant in movie business, along with their partners launched the first annual report that showcased the good work in transforming the lives of disadvantaged children and preserving environmental heritage. They aim to join hands with many to work together for a common goal.
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Radio advocacy benefits Dhaka garment workers
Jan 21, 2010 BBC Radio 4 episode highlights appalling conditions in Bangladesh garment factories.
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CSR should protect environment and communities: Arun Maira
Jan 30, 2012 Talking to OneWorld, Arun Maira, Member of India's Planning Commission, talks about his book Transforming Capitalism-Improving the world for everyone and how corporate social responsibility could shape environment action.
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Conference on CSR and Competitiveness
Apr 24, 2012 A Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Conference will be held in Mumbai on May 9, 2012 organised by IndiaCSR in support of business sustainability. The conference will focus on exploring possibilities to view CSR as a part of global governance.
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Netball helps Indian girls step forward
May 26, 2009 As part of its corporate social responsibility, an international bank has collaborated with NGOs to empower underprivileged urban Indian girls using netball. The programme called ‘Goal’ leverages sport for positive social change and provides loan to help girls achieve their professional ambitions.
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Using technology to make a difference
Oct 14, 2012 Subu Goparaju, Senior Vice President and Head-Infosys Labs talks to Bushra Ahmed of OneWorld South Asia about Infosys' association with the programme aimed at ending child diarrheal deaths in India by 2015.
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CSR needs to go beyond cheque writing: expert
Dec 03, 2013 Government needs the help of corporates and the civil society in reaching out to the deprived sections in a large country like India, said Dr Syeda Saiyidain Hameed, Member, Planning Commission.
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Greenpeace stops Nike from using toxic chemicals
Aug 23, 2011 As part of its “Detox” campaign Greenpeace has successfully lobbied big brand clothing labels like Nike and Puma to stop using hazardous chemicals in their manufacturing processes.
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Malawi child tobacco workers suffer nicotine poisoning
Sep 15, 2011 With 80,000 child workers exposed to the toxic dangers of tobacco plantations, Malawi is an example of how the multi-billion dollar international tobacco industry is turning a blind eye to human rights abuses by its suppliers in the quest for greater profit.
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IBM, Google and Goldman Sachs on a drive for LGBT-friendly workplaces
Oct 12, 2012 IBM, Google and Goldman Sachs together with Community Business, plan to come up with a resource guide to encourage workplaces to become more inclusive by becoming LGBT-friendly.
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UN Global Compact joins forces with fashion industry
Jan 25, 2012 In collaboration with the Nordic Initiative Clean and Ethical (NICE), the United Nations Global Compact launches the first sector-specific initiative to address the challenges of the global fashion and textile industries.
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Indian minister calls for "green growth minus corruption"
Feb 13, 2012 Businesses should work for inclusiveness and green growth, free from corruption, says Indian Union Minister for Corporate Affairs, M. Veerappa Moily.
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Hindustan Zinc bags "ASSOCHAM CSR Excellence Award"
Feb 17, 2012 Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company, received the ASSOCHAM CSR Excellence Award, 2011-12, for promoting sustainable development in remote rural villages in the state of Rajasthan.
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NGO India 2012 facilitates successful collaboration
Mar 23, 2012 The NGO India 2012 summit held at Gurgaon from 16-18 March 2012, was successful in attracting more than 150 NGOs and CSR professionals to meet and partner, which bodes well in the wake of increasingly dwindling foreign aid.
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Samsung gets Golden Peacock Award for CSR initiative
Apr 27, 2012 Samsung Electronics has been awarded the prestigious Golden Peacock Award 2012 for its CSR program, Samsung Hope Project, for the second consecutive year. The award recognises Samsung’s CSR initiatives in the areas of Education, Sports, Arts and Culture.
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Tata Steel bags corporate leadership award
May 08, 2012 HM Nerurkar, Managing Director, Tata Steel, was felicitated with the Maxell Foundation & Maharashtra Corporate Excellence Award, for his outstanding leadership qualities that made his company grow in a sustainable way.
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Bringing prosperity in Dalit land
Jun 25, 2009 As part of its corporate social responsibility, a pharmaceutical company has come forward to promote self-employment among dalit villagers in western Indian state of Rajasthan. Women’s self-help groups are manufacturing ready-made garments and other items to augment family income.
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HIV-positive women get user rights to till land
Sep 09, 2009 In southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, 20 HIV positive women are toiling the land in the hope of promising dividends. Suzlon Foundation, a multinational company, under its corporate social responsibility initiative, has given the user rights to till 46 acres of land to these women.
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New approach to 'failed' rural development in India
Nov 10, 2009 A prominent member of the ruling Congress Party in India Keshava Rao has thrown his weight behind a fresh model for Indian rural development. The model aims to tackle the chronic divisions between state, business and NGOs.
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All for the cause of children in India
Dec 02, 2009 Last week, Child Rights and You (CRY) and Cadence Design Systems, continuing their long-standing partnership, celebrated the 10th Citizenship Challenge at the NOIDA stadium in India. Going beyond conventional charitable events, it combines sport and citizenship, evoking a feeling of responsibility towards children in the corporate fraternity.
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GAIL one of the first in India to formulate a CSR policy: SL Raina
Oct 09, 2012 GAIL, $ 7.2 billion conglomerate, has been a company that has been conducting its business responsibly since the last 11 years even before CSR came into the spotlight in India. GAIL's Director (HR) SL Raina talks to OneWorld's Rakesh Sood about the organisation.
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Ford joins greenhouse gas reporting programme
Jul 24, 2013 Ford has become India’s first car maker to join the voluntary greenhouse gas reporting programme.
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Businesses can address climate change issues
Feb 01, 2012 Businesses can play a key role in addressing sustainability challenges of the world, say CEOs at the 9th World CEO Sustainability Summit in Delhi.
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Corporates debate business responsibility at TERI meet
Feb 03, 2012 Leading business houses debated the best strategies and opportunities that would deliver profits and also protect global commons at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) 2012.
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AOF celebrates ‘International White Cane Day’ with Bhartiya Netraheen Kalyan Parishad
Oct 15, 2012 Amway Opportunity Foundation (AOF) held a walkathon in New Delhi for the visually challenged to generate public awareness and empathy for the blind in India.
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Look forward to cooperation with India in renewables: Czech Minister
Apr 12, 2013 Martin Kuba, Minister of Industry and Trade, Czech Republic, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia said that Czech companies and institutions are keen to share with their Indian counterparts their know-how on handling generated waste as well as on waste prevention. Excerpts from the interview.
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AOF celebrates International White Cane Day
Oct 15, 2012 With an aim to provide a better life to the visually challenged, Amway Opportunity Foundation (AOF), the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Amway India, celebrated the ‘International White Cane Day’ in association with Bhartiya Netraheen Kalyan Parishad (BNKP) in New Delhi.
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Integrated reporting introduces firms to best practices: IIRC
Sep 19, 2014 Integrated reporting is not just about more reporting, says Paul Druckman, Chief Executive Officer, The International Integrated Reporting Council.
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UBM launches platform to boost CSR activity in India
Feb 27, 2012 UBM India, a Mumbai-based global business media company, will organise the NGO India 2012 conference to foster alliances and networking between the country’s CSR initiatives and NGOs between 16 - 18 March 2012.
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