Perspectives: CSR and Sustainability

Impact Investing 101: Finance for humanity

Consider the hard facts. Two billion people on this planet do not have access to safe water, heath care, or financial services. A billion …
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Doing good and looking good - Making marketing responsible

More and more, Indian companies are building long-term commitments to CSR. While some of this is driven by the 2% mandated spend in the …
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Cash or Kind: What’s your take?

A news story caught our attention. The headline screamed Coke Suspends Ad Campaign For Best Reason You Could Imagine. The mystery was soon revealed; …
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Water Scarcity and Steel Companies

India has 18 percent of the world’s population and 4 percent of the globe’s water resources. According to a study by HSBC, India might …
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Automotive safety: Fire in the air

In our earlier pieces on automotive CSR ( here and here ) we asked – Can automotive companies look at CSR more strategically and …
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The CSR managers guide to Social Impact Bonds

For many Indian businesses whose CSR work has largely included grants-based philanthropy, a new approach using measurable impact is required. The new Companies Bill has …
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Using Social impact bonds for maximising CSR impact?

In India the government has recently mandated that companies beyond a certain threshold spend 2% of their net profits on CSR activities. This will …
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Strategic Approach towards Automotive CSR - Part 2

The Automotive industry is fairly new to non-financial reporting, such as sustainability and CSR reporting. Most global companies now produce an annual sustainability report …
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Strategic Approach towards Automotive CSR - Part 1

The Indian automotive industry is not new to CSR. Speak to anyone in the automotive industry and they will talk of the investment in …
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How Corporate India Can Leverage a Mandatory CSR Bill to Shift Gears For the Long Term

In 2014, CSR become mandatory for Indian companies. Here are 4 innovative perspectives that can help create greater impact & reach for corporate CSR initiatives.
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Transforming your business by creating CSR and Sustainability Strategies

To create a CSR strategy for long term impact, start by asking some tough questions on Who, What, When, Where and Why.
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Indian Food Industry - Should More Be Done to Reduce Waste?

Innovative initiatives that focus on new concepts and technologies can help feed millions of hungry people while reducing food waste.
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