Emphasizing the Role of CSR in Sustained Social Change: State-Level Consultation in Chhattisgarh

Oxfam India and the National Foundation for India conducted a state level private sector and civil society consultation on corporate social responsibility (CSR) engagements in Chhattisgarh titled “Perspectives, Idea and Development” on 29 January 2016 in Raipur. As many as 50 representatives from...

Government companies more aligned with responsible business practices: Study

NEW DELHI: Public sector companies are showing "stronger policy alignment" with responsible business practices compared to their private sector counterparts, says a study. The findings are based on an analysis top 100 companies listed on the BSE that focused on five aspects, including non-...

PSUs ahead of private firms in corporate accountability

PSUs have scored more than private counterparts in parameters such as non-discrimination at the workplace, community developmentState-run public sector units (PSUs) are ahead of private firms in corporate accountability and business responsibility, reveals the India Responsible Business Index (IRBF...

'Govt cos more aligned with responsible business practices'

Public sector companies are showing "stronger policy alignment" with responsible business practices compared to their private sector counterparts, says a study. The findings are based on an analysis top 100 companies listed on the BSE that focused on five aspects, including non-discrimination...

The value in sustainability: Juan Costa

Sustainability is a tool for innovation in identifying hidden needs and values which would become more relevant in the years to come, says CostaJuan Costa, a former minister with the government of Spain, has been working with consulting firm EY since 2010 as the global leader of climate change and...

CSR is about responsibility: Richard Welford

Corporate social responsibility goes far beyond what is envisaged in India’s current CSR rules, says WelfordRichard Welford, co-founder and chairman of CSR Asia, an independent think tank and consultancy firm that is a strategic partner of IRBF Index 2015, has been working on environmental...

Transparency is the key: Aditi Haldar

For a company, sustainability efforts can improve management systems, motivate employees and help identify of business strengths and weaknesses, says HaldarThe director of Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) South Asia regional hub, Aditi Haldar, says that transparency in Indian business is...

Make a pact to work together

As more Indian firms go global, they need to follow a very good ethos of corporate philanthropy, CSR and sustainabilityDefining business responsibility in a sentence or two is difficult. However, its features may be described thus: Business must be responsible to a larger cross-section of...

Identify the impact

India Inc. is crucial to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals announced by the United Nations but are we going in the right direction?On 25 September, 193 world leaders met in New York at the UN General Assembly to formally adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), setting the stage to...

Profit with social benefits

The next transformation of businesses will lie in creating economic value that creates value for society by addressing its needs and challengesThere has been a marked shift in the way people view businesses after the 2008 global financial crisis. Businesses are beginning to be thought of as...

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