Perspectives: SDGs

Sustainability and CSR Trends for India in 2017

The coming year will present an opportunity for companies to align efforts around intergovernmental initiatives such as COP21. Here are some sustainability trends to look out for in 2017
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Businesses and Individuals Have a Great Role to Play in Supporting the Commitment

We will also strengthen our efforts to sensitize our eco system – employees, shareholders, vendors and consumers – towards environment conservation.
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Achieve Sustainability Goals with Maximum Results in Skill Building for Using Low Carbon Technology

Various Agro Based Livelihood programmes implemented with partial government funding and in collaboration with government institutions have changed lives of many local farmers and their families. This is certainly going to help better adaption to climate changes.
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Driving Behaviour Change is Critical

The challenges that the world faces today cannot be tackled by any one entity alone. Therefore, we have always believed in working together through multi-stakeholder partnerships with governments, civil society, academia, peer group companies and citizens
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A Collaborative Responsibility and Obligation to Future Generations

It is quite likely that new legislations will be in place to ensure that corporates fall in line with the more stringent regulations on sustainability. It goes without saying corporates and governments have to work together to achieve the ambitious goals announced in Paris.
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Sustain Efforts to Identify Areas and Communities Where We Can Affect Our Renewable Energy/Micro Grid Projects for Community Use

Focus will be on renewable energy especially solar, microgrids for community use.
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CSR: A Boardroom Priority

Innovative activities can be either strategic (doing both social good and increase shareholder value) or structural (doing only social good). Strategic actions are valuable to corporations. Structural actions tend to increase costs or reduce revenue and cannot succeed unless all other companies in the industry follow suit.
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Customer Interface for Social Responsibility

Trust, Materiality and Responsibility can be a powerful combination in creating power brands of the 21st century. By making these core, CSR as we know it can actually become far more than lip service.
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Demanding That Everything We Do Leads to a Cleaner, Healthier and Safer Environment

In addition to creating awareness on waste segregation at source, Cummins engineers launched a Community Impact Six Sigma Project and using analysis- led-design developed a low-cost push-cart with better ergonomics.
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Boardroom Priorities for Indian CSR in 2015

In 2014 the results of our CSR ranking study (www.responsiblefuture.in) made interesting reading with strong evidence that the journey towards business transformation has begun …
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Sanitation Initiatives by Indian Companies

Basic Sanitation is one of the goals of United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Many Indian companies are trying to meet these goals through their CSR initiatives. The Government of India has come up with some initiatives like Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan, and the recent Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to address sanitation challenges.
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India’s best companies for CSR

Corporate India has seen in the last decade that the path towards growth is not linear. Constant expansion also means a constant hunt for …
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