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Slow progress in closing global economic gender gap, new study finds
Nov 01, 2012 The new WEF Global Gender Gap Report threw up interesting results. Eighty-two out of 132 countries have improved their economic equality between 2011 and 2012. While of the top four global economies, USA, Japan and Germany improved their economic gender gap in 2012; and China declines slightly.
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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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Rotary International and global partners contribute to a polio-free India
Nov 06, 2012 The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and its members celebrated their successful association with Rotary International's PolioPlus programme in India to make India polio-free.
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India's Lower House passes Companies Bill
Dec 19, 2012 Indian Parliment's Lower House (Lok Sabha) passes the Companies Bill which would make CSR spending mandatory for companies.
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Chennai to host CII Young Indians Regional Summit
Oct 25, 2012 Confederation of Indian Industry - Young Indians (CII-Yi) is organising the Young Indians Southern Regional Summit in Chennai, India. This year's theme is 'Standing Tall: Connected Values & Disconnected Youth'.
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Students test electric car in 600-mile road trip
Oct 25, 2012 UK-based Durham University energy students give their studies a practical test by taking a car on road trip to illustrate the viability of electric cars for mass use.
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Creating eco-friendly future business leaders
Jul 29, 2009 Nobel laureate Dr R.K. Pachauri talked of green education and green jobs to enhance India’s position post Copenhagen summit to combat climate change. He was speaking at a talk organised by the TERI University in New Delhi.
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Corruption still haunts Bangladesh
Jul 30, 2009 Last year the voters in Bangladesh had elected Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League party because it had vowed to stamp out corruption from the country. Now they complain that the government is returning to the ‘old system’.
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Pakistan launches loan scheme for poor families
Sep 16, 2009 The Pakistan government has launched an income generation programme for poor families. Under the scheme, interest-free and long-term loans will be provided to ‘needy and deserving’ people.
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Grameen Health partners leading medical care providers
Sep 25, 2008 Grameen Health, an affiliate of Bangladesh’s Grameen Bank has tied up with Pfizer and GE Healthcare to provide cost-effective health care to the country’s poor. The partnership will draw on the success of the microfinance model to build sustainable business models, to be replicated in other developing countries.
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Eastman Chemical Company joins WBCSD
Oct 18, 2012 Eastman Chemical Company joins WBCSD as a member and will be working closely with the "Reaching Full Potential” project.
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AkzoNobel tops global sustainability ranking
Mar 20, 2013 AkzoNobel bagged the top position as a sustainability leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indexes (DJSI) making it a consistent top rank holder in the ratings since 2007.
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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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Indian Public Sector Oil companies spent 383.74 cr on CSR
Oct 19, 2012 In the financial year 2011-12, Public Sector Oil companies spent around Rs. 383.74 crores to accomplish their various Corporate Social Responsibility goals.
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Hitachi hosts "Green Technology, Clean City" forum in India
Dec 18, 2012 To mark 60 years of Indo-Japan relationship, Hitachi organised an Environment Forum to discuss green technology solutions for India.
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Businesses with a social conscience
Nov 16, 2012 A fame list compiled by Bloomberg honours outstanding work of business organisations in the social sphere.
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New sustainable lighting device combines nature and technology
Oct 30, 2012 A new sustainable lighting device '3M Tubular Daylighting Device' created by 3M offers significant reduction of electrical energy bills effectively for 8 to 10 hours a day and is 100 per cent green.
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AIM Asian Awards felicitate companies from India, Singapore and Thailand
Oct 30, 2012 Various Asian companies were awarded for their corporate social responsibility initiatives and sustainable business agenda at a recent ceremony held at Bangkok by the AIM Asian CSR Awards Program.
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BDO India Chairman Shailesh Haribhakti joins Astonfield Renewables
Oct 31, 2012 Shailesh Haribhakti, Chairman of BDO Consulting Pvt Ltd. joins Astonfield Renewables Global Advisory Board. With the solar industry facing a gamut of challenges, Haribhakti brings to the table experience and a keen interest in promoting solar energy.
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BDO India Chairman Shailesh Haribhakti joins Astonfield Renewables
Oct 30, 2012 With the addition of Shailesh Haribhakti to its board, Astonfield Renewables looks at leveraging his keen interest in responsible business in furthering the agenda of green energy.
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TERI’s CEO Summit to debate resource efficiency
Jan 30, 2013 Businesses from across the world have gathered at TERI’s 10th CEO Summit in Delhi to create new paradigms of business’ responsibility, to debate issues over water and hold discussions over the post Rio 20+ scenario.
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Berger Paints ties up with ‘Being Human’ charity
Nov 21, 2012 The Indian paints company Berger Paints India Ltd. and Being Human-The Salman Khan Foundation have come together to make a difference to the underprivileged with Berger Paints donating part of their sales from their eco-friendly 'Breathe Easy' paint to the Foundation.
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WBCSD launches business guide for sustainable growth
Jan 31, 2012 The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched a step-by-step guide to help businesses accelerate sustainable growth in their value chains.
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UN-backed awards seek to honour businesses with sustainable development practices
Feb 03, 2012 Businesses with innovative models that enhance commercial success as well as contribute to sustainable development have been invited by the United Nations to participate in the World Business and Development Awards (WBDA), which launched its nominations on Thursday.
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WWF urges investors to promote sustainable palm oil
May 09, 2012
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Poor women turn company directors
Jul 23, 2009 In a unique step towards self-empowerment, a group of marginalised women in a western Indian city has set up a company to manufacture plastic bags. The objective is to provide livelihood opportunities to other poor women and not profit generation for the owners.
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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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Companies can make a better society through sound, fair business: CEO, Canon India
Mar 09, 2013 Japanese company Canon has been quietly working to make the world a better place. Built on the principle of 'kyosei', which means living and working together for the common good, President and CEO of Canon India, Kazutada Kobayashi talks to OneWorld South Asia about what his organisation is doing to ensure it is environmentally safe and how they help communities all around.
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Shipping Corporation of India bags Greentech CSR Award 2012
Nov 20, 2012 The Shipping Corporation Ltd was recognised for its CSR work at an award ceremony held at Hyderabad.
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Making business sustainable
Mar 25, 2009 BT’s new index will help drive corporate India’s action in addressing the country’s biggest sustainability challenges, says Janet Blake, head of global CSR for BT. In an interview with OneWorld South Asia, she shares how sustainability is critical to BT’s business and green agenda.
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