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Sports Development

The Murugappa group's MYFA imparts life skills, inculcates discipline, and diverts kids from an anti-social environment

The Murugappa group's MYFA imparts life skills, inculcates discipline, and diverts kids from an anti-social environment

Slum Area Development

At Sanjay Nagar, in Ahmedabad, with about 1,200 residents belonging to 200 families

At Sanjay Nagar, in Ahmedabad, with about 1,200 residents belonging to 200 families

Education

Education is an investment in a country’s most vital resource: its people
Key enabler for long-term sustainability
Published on Feb. 13, 2020, 9:30 p.m.

Education is an investment in a country’s most vital resource: its people

Rural Development

Only a 360-degree approach to poverty alleviation can work
Can we make rural cool?
Published on Feb. 13, 2020, 9:24 p.m.

Only a 360-degree approach to poverty alleviation can work

IN OTHER NEWS

Government and Policy

Diageo works to enhance road safety through behavioural change
The four-pillar awareness imperative
Published on Feb. 13, 2020, 9:45 p.m.

Diageo works to enhance road safety through behavioural change

Rural Development

Once SST’s services were familiar to villagers in an area, those from nearby villages began to request assistance

Once SST’s services were familiar to villagers in an area, those from nearby villages began to request assistance

Rural Development

An integrated approach led to greater awareness among women about health  and early detection of diseases

An integrated approach led to greater awareness among women about health and early detection of diseases

Rural Development

Watershed development activities increased conservation and recharged groundwater

Watershed development activities increased conservation and recharged groundwater

Opinion

Brinda Somaya

Principal Architect, Somaya & Kalappa Consultants

N.P. Singh

MD & CEO, Sony Pictures Networks India

Puneet Chhatwal

Managing Director, Indian Hotels

A. Balasubramanian

MD & CEO, Aditya Birla Sunlife AMC

INCLUSIVE BUSINESS

Sanjiv Mehta, chairman & managing director, HUL, talks about the company’s business strategies
‘Inclusiveness is an integral part of business’
Published on Feb. 14, 2020, 1:39 a.m.

Sanjiv Mehta, chairman & managing director, HUL, talks about the company’s business strategies

Impact, more than spend, has become the changing face of CSR across the globe
Should social impact be baked into how business is conducted?
Published on Feb. 13, 2020, 9:19 p.m.

Impact, more than spend, has become the changing face of CSR across the globe

Do these stories show that the Indian Corporate dragon, asleep to social issues, has now awoken?
Dare to care? Or first be punched in the gut?
Published on Feb. 13, 2020, 9:05 p.m.

Do these stories show that the Indian Corporate dragon, asleep to social issues, has now awoken?

We should stop equating poverty or under-development with science-unfriendliness
Economic and social inclusion into society can be facilitated by science
Published on Feb. 13, 2020, 8:36 p.m.

We should stop equating poverty or under-development with science-unfriendliness

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

Innovation

IDFC FIRST Bank partners with Social Alpha to support social enterprises

It nurtures start-ups and helps them create commercially viable, accessible and affordable solutions

Women Empowerment

A Vodafone application enables rural women to manage their business

Through text messages Rudi women can place orders from a catalogue of over 40 products

Women Empowerment

Ambuja Cement helps women get together to form farmer producer organisations

The organisation has set up a bulk milk chilling centre which collects 2,000 litres of milk per day from the area

Water

Piramal Sarvajal is creating affordable access to safe drinking water in underserved areas

The aim is to build a market-based model around safe drinking water in both rural and urban deployment conditions

Skill Development

The Bajaj Group has started a Youth Entrepreneurship Development Programme

Entrepreneurs mentored have won awards and become role models who are today guiding others

Healthcare

The Welspun group promotes health and hygiene by encouraging women entrepreneurs

Women from the local community are trained in skills of sales, networking, marketing, money management

Water

Diageo provides safe and clean drinking water to villages in Maharashtra

It also provides a means of livelihood to local women forming Self-Help Groups

Waste Management

Godrej Consumer partners with Dharthi Sustainables on waste management in Hyderabad

India’s cities annually generate close to 6.3 crore tonnes of solid waste