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NATIONAL SWACCHATA SUMMIT & AWARDS 25 Jan 2019

DATE:19-Feb-201910:00 AM – 05:30 PM VENUE:India Habitat CentreLodhi Road,New Delhi 110003 FEESRs.10,000/- for Individuals / Start-upsRs.20,000/- for Gram Panchayat, Municipalities, SMEs, NGO’s, RWAsRs.40,000/- for Government, PSUs, Corporate, Corporate Foundations. – The entry fee…
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RFP from interested NGOs/CSOs are invited for organising seminar on Child rights issues in North Eastern States. 24 Jan 2019

RFP from interested Institutions Organisations/ NGOs/ CSOs/ Consulting Organizations/ Universities is invited for organizing Seminar/ Conferences, Workshops/ Conventions/ Colloquiums on Child Rights related issues in the North Eastern States only.

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), is an autonomous body under the administrative control of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Govt. of India The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) was set up in March 2007 under the Commissions for Protection of Child Rights (CRCR) Act 2005, an Act of Parliament (December 2005). The Commission’s mandate is to ensure that all Laws, Policies, Programmes, and Administrative Mechanisms are in consonance with the child rights perspective as enshrined in the Constitution of India and also the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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Under its CSR Initiative, Kia Motors launches ‘Green Light Project’ in India 23 Jan 2019

In partnership with the regional government, Kia Motors has begun its first ‘Green Light Project’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) program in India to support vocational training and education at three educational institutions in the local community.
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World CSR Congress 22 Jan 2019

The World CSR Congress provides new insights into the correlation between CSR and brand strength, aligning CSR with brand, image & reputation, women entrepreneurs agents of change, innovation CSR application in the supply chain business, value-driven social change, the big focus on social entrepreneurship, women & girls innovation is a mindset, and much more.
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Kia Motors launches its global CSR program in India 21 Jan 2019

Kia Motors has begun its first ‘Green Light Project’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) program in India with a two-week volunteer program in Anantapur District, in the state of Andhra Pradesh where it is setting up its 300,000 units per annum pla nt. In partnership with the regional government, Kia is undertaking a series of projects to support vocational training and education at three educational institutions in the local community.
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HD Kumaraswamy to meet CEOs to chalk out plans on CSR budget 21 Jan 2019

Bengaluru: Chief minister HD Kumaraswamy has decided to hold a meeting with heads of corporates to get their views on how the government could work with them on social sector projects such as lake rejuvenation and school education.
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Vedanta empowers Youth through Skill Development programmes

NEW DELHI: Vedanta, India’s leading diversified natural resources company is aligned with the UN’s International Youth Day 2016 Theme: The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production. Vedanta provided over 5,800 youth with vocational skills training while over 2,900 youth were linked to earning opportunities in FY 2015-16 and 375 youth were engaged under micro enterprise development in India & Africa.
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L&T set to Convert Nagpur into India’s first large-scale integrated Smart City

MUMBAI: Larsen & Toubro has been identified as Implementation Partner to convert Nagpur, the Orange City, into the country’s first large-scale integrated Smart City as per a Letter of Intent that was handed over in the auspicious presence of the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, to representatives of the company at a function in Mumbai today. This is in line with the government’s vision to use vanguard technology for creating smart solutions to improve quality of life of citizens.
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Wockhardt Foundation conferred with Asia Healthcare Excellence Award

Honoured for Best CSR Practice in Healthcare -Mobile 1000 health van initiative MUMBAI: Wockhardt Foundation, a not-for-profit organization engaged in social service and human welfare activities, has been awarded with Asia Healthcare Excellence Award organized by CMO Asia. Wockhardt Foundation has been recognized for Mobile 1000 health van initiative towards contribution in society welfare and environment sustainability.India faces daunting healthcare challenges. Bulk of population in the rural and remote areas does not have proper access to healthcare facilities despite of various government initiatives and developments. A step to overcome a part of the problem was taken through Mobile 1000 health van initiative by Wockhardt Foundation.
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Jharkhand CM holds CSR Council meeting, asks to deposit 1% in CSR bank account

RANCHI: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that 1% of the funds to be expensed under social responsibility program should be deposited in the bank account of CSR council. Half portion of the remaining funds of the last one year should be deposited in the CSR council.A cell will be formed for this and the govt. will expense money from this fund as per requirement. Panchayat Secretariat and UNICEF will monitor the work as third party. The details about the expenditure amount can be obtained by company representatives if they want. A website giving details of the latest work should also be developed. The work should be done with transparency. This decision was taken by the Chief Minister Raghubar Das in the CSR council formed in the his Chairmanship.
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GCEL Employees participate in various activities of CSR with zeal

RAIPUR, Chhattisgarh: It is known that “India is an agricultural country” and so the employees of GMR Chhattisgarh Energy ltd (GCEL) participated in farming of vegetables, cereals and plantation of saplings under the project ANUSISTHA in village Chataud with full enthusiasm.GCEL had purchased land during the project phase in nearby villages and many such lands are outside the boundary of Plant and at times in threat of either encroachment or occupancy by unwanted element. Therefore activity has been planned in such a way that it has both long as well as short term earning prospects and visibility of work being done.
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HCL Foundation Announces The HCL Grant 2017 for NGOs for Sustainable Rural Development in India: Application Portal is Open Now!

As social development professionals, we know how difficult it is to mobilise resources for innovation, towards sustainable development. We always dream of replicating path-breaking initiatives that have worked for a set of people, in other geographies or for more people, in same geography. We have always aspired change – a lasting positive change for the nation. A change that does not leave anyone behind! A change that is for everyone! That does is not limited by socio-economic-cultural or geographic boundaries! We know for sure that NGOs in our country play a critical role in achieving such change.
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Decoding contributions to technology incubators under Corporate Social Responsibility

Entrepreneurial ecosystem has a crucial role to play in addressing the needs of the society more so in the globalized world. The startup ventures emerging from cutting-edge innovations play an important role in the transfer of technology to the industry. These out of the box solutions fill the gap, otherwise ignored by conventional and traditional companies, to expedite technology transfer to address the market needs. Therefore, the hunger for innovation and willingness to risk along with the power of technology makes startups play a vital role, not only fuel economic growth but infuse world class business practices. It is important to note that one of the good signs of growing economy is job creation. These innovations also have huge role in addressing larger social issues.
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Huawei India & SOS Children’s Village India join hands for CSR partnership

FARIDABAD: Huawei India today announced its CSR partnership program Daksha with SOS Children’s Villages India with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to support education and child welfare.
As a part of the Daksha program, Huawei India connects with 982 children to support quality education for children living in 10 SOS of India across Maharashtra, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Telengana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Aiming to bridge the digital divide, Dakhsa program also provides for computers and internet facilities to 20 family homes in SOS Children’s Village Greenfields Faridabad (Haryana) to help unlock the digital world for the children living in the SOS Children’s Villages.
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Deepak Fertilisers spends 3.92 Cr on CSR in FY 2015-16

MUMBAI: Deepak Fertilisers And Petrochemicals Corporation Limited (DFPCL) has to spent Rs. 3.92 crores on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) during the financial year 2015-16- has been revealed in the company’s latest annual report.
For over three decades as a socially responsible Company, Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals Corporation Limited (DFPCL), has engaged in community work through Ishanya Foundation at Taloja and Pune in Maharashtra and Deepak Foundation in Vadodara in Gujarat. The Ishanya Foundation has been conducting several outreach programmes, in and around Pune and also in villages around Taloja in Panvel Taluka in Raigad District. These programmes are in the areas of women empowerment through vocational training (skill development) and livelihood programmes, health and education.
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Sony India wins CSR Excellence Awards 2016 For Promoting Rural Development and Education

NEW DELHI: Dedicated towards contributing to the overall societal development, Sony India has been honoured with the prestigious Bureaucracy Today- CSR Excellence Awards 2016. In a competition among 356 organizations and an eminent jury panel from ASSOCHAM, FICCI, CII, Information and Broadcasting Ministry, Public Service Commission etc. Sony India emerged as a winner in two of the popular categories.
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Govt asks top 50 cos to fund incubators as CSR spend

NEW DELHI: The government has asked the country’s top 50 companies to fund incubators as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) spend, a move meant to strengthen the startup ecosystem.
Large companies have to allocate 2% of their profits towards CSR but have competing demands – from building toilets to funding education. In a letter to companies, industrial policy and promotion secretary Ramesh Abhishek has added funding existing incubators in government-recognised institutions or setting up new ones to the list, said sources. “It will help upgrade the existing ones and create linkages for new companies that entrepreneurs are setting up,” said an official.
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 No spent on CSR by 2,351 companies, 776 firms engage NGOs for CSR implementation

As many as 2,351 companies have not spent a single penny on corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, while a total of 776 firms have engaged NGOs for implementing such tasks, Parliament was informed today.NEW DELHI: It has reported that an assessment of CSR expenditure of 4,257 companies indicates that these firms have spent about 72 per cent of the mandated amount on CSR activities, Corporate Affairs Minister Arun Jaitley said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.
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Rewards and recognition in the CSR arena: a practitioner’s perspective

History is made, created and rewritten over decades and sometimes for over centuries. All of us love history for various reasons, to understand various perspectives for good or bad. In the formal parlance of CSR in India, the storyline is little over three years. The beginnings are interesting and it is equally important to capture and celebrate small successes. It’s all but natural to be appreciated and recognized for achievements however small or big the milestones are.
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Standard Chartered’s CSR Journey – Tackling avoidable blindness to encouraging women emancipation

MUMBAI: Using its position as a leading financial institution, Standard Chartered is committed to promoting positive social and economic development in the countries where it operates. With the belief and aim to improve and maintain a healthy community, Standard Charted presents India Sustainability Review 2016.
Every year the bank focuses into three key priorities- contributing to sustainable economic growth, being a responsible company and investing in communities. Standard Chartered’s India Sustainability Review 2016 is a reflection of the social endeavors of the bank towards the citizens of the country. The report comprises of an array of CSR programmes like Seeing is Believing, WASHE, Goal to name a few.
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 Nominate your CSR innovation for Prestigious India CSR Awards

CSR Awards is one of the most prestigious recognition honouring the outstanding and innovative CSR, Sustainability and Social Enterprise Projects and leadership in CSR. This year’s theme for the India CSR Awards is ‘Celebrating Innovation and Leadership in CSR’. India CSR Awards have been instituted to recognize the innovative CSR Practices in India and this is the third edition of India CSR Awards.
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 Nomination invited for India CSR Life Time Achievement Award

NEW DELHI: India CSR, the world’s leading newswire on Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility (CSR) will honor a visionary leader for his/her contributions to the domain of Corporate Social Responsibility in India. The person who has been incredibly contributing to the CSR will be honoured with India CSR Life Time Achievement Award at India CSR Awards – Recognizing CSR Innovation and Leadership scheduled to be held on 27 August 2016 at Davanam Sarovar Portico Suites, Bangalore, India.
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 Nomination invited for India CSR Professional of the Year Awards

NEW DELHI: India CSR, the world’s leading newswire on Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility (CSR) will recognize significant CSR professional of middle management who have been practicing to the field of Corporate Social Responsibility/or in the social development with Corporate partnership. Working Professionals will be awarded with India CSR Professionl Awards at India CSR Awards – Recognizing CSR Innovation and Leadership scheduled to be held on 27 August 2016 at Davanam Sarovar Portico Suites, Bangalore, India.
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 Will India Inc get relief on CSR spending?

NEW DELHI, JUNE 26:  If the Corporate Affairs Ministry has its way, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) spending will not be mandated and companies will be allowed to spend as they wish.
At present, under the Companies Act, 2013, the Rules on CSR state that every company having a net worth of ₹500 crore, or having a turnover of ₹1,000 crore, or making a net profit of ₹5 crore during a financial year shall ensure that at least 2 per cent of the average net profits made during the three immediately preceding financial years is spent on CSR. The companies are also mandated to set up a committee to oversee CSR activities.
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NEW DELHI: IndiaCSR, world’s most popular CSR news wire, is inviting nominations for the India CSR Awards. India CSR is No.1 Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility Newswire in India and has become World’s largest accessed New Wire on the basis of latest Alexa Traffic Rankings.
CSR Awards is one of the most prestigious recognition honouring the outstanding and innovative CSR, Sustainability and Social Enterprise Projects and leadership in CSR. This year’s theme for the India CSR Awards is ‘Celebrating Innovation and Leadership in CSR’. India CSR Awards have been instituted to recognize the innovative CSR Practices in India and this is the third edition of India CSR Awards.
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CSR Initiatives at Newgen Software

Newgen Software’s CSR program has always believed in empowering underprivileged children and has worked towards their sustainable development. Newgen started its CSR in the year 2006, with the establishment of Sadbhavna, even before the law came into existence. Sadbhavna was created to help children with their education and overall growth.

Today, Sadbhavna has more than hundred children registered and every month new children continue to join. During the session, on every second Saturday, children in the age-group 12-19 are given training in personality development. Experts have been signed-up for taking these classes.
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Proposal invited to sponsor India CSR Awards-Recognizing CSR Innovation and Leadership

NEW DELHI: India CSR is inviting sponsorship proposals to sponsor India CSR Awards – Recognizing CSR Innovation and Leadership being organized on 27 August 2016 at Davanam Sarovar Portico Suites, Bangalore, India.
The India CSR Awards focus on honoring and celebrating the innovation and significant contributions that CSR practices make to the economy and the society. We are proud of our sincere efforts to institutionalise the CSR Awards over the past 2 years, with last year’s Awards receiving a record number of applications. This is something we hope to continue in 2016, as we are getting tremendous response from the corporate world.
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 WPP India launches CSR program for upto 20000 underprivileged children and youth

MUMBAI: The WPP India Corporate Social Responsibility Foundation launched its implementation programme to bring about holistic development in the lives of upto 20,000 underprivileged children and youth in Mumbai and Delhi in collaboration with its implementation partners Magic Bus and HOPE foundation, at a school in Andheri, Mumbai on June 28, 2016.
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 Huawei India renews its CSR focus, signs MoU with Akshaya Patra Foundation

NEW DELHI: Huawei India today renewed its CSR focus and vision for supporting education and child healthcare by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Akshaya Patra Foundation at the Huawei R&D Center, Bengaluru.With this MoU, Huawei will support Akshaya Patra with their mid-day meal programme for over 15,000 children. Apart from this, Huawei India will also support Akshaya Patra with food distribution vehicles and a kitchen upgrade programme.
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 Mahindra & Mahindra tops CSR list in India even as companies scale up operations

When The Economic Times partnered Futurescape and IIM Udaipur to conduct the first ‘The Best Companies for CSR’ study last year, 115 companies participated. This year, the number has risen to 216. There’s more competition, and as a result several new companies have risen to find a place in the top 10 rankings of the Best Companies for CSR 2014 study. That’s just one side of the story. Only about 18% of all companies surveyed met the mandatory 2% spending norm.
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 Centre nudges corporate houses to adopt juvenile homes as part of CSR

The government wants private business houses to adopt shelters for children, a majority of which are in abysmal condition because of sparse funding. Called “Adopt a Home”, the scheme launched by the Women and Child Development (WCD) ministry has sought the help of the corporate sector, business houses, organisations and individuals to run such homes and support the children living there as part of their corporate social responsibility. Inmates living in children homes are either juvenile in distress or in conflict with law.
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 15thInternational Conference AFCSR (Asian Forum  on Corporate Social Responsibility) in Myanmar…..

Pleased to inform that Asian Institute of Management (AIM- Manila) & Asian Inc. Forum (AIF) with strategic partner Intel (World leader in Computing Innovation) will be  organising  15thInternational Conference AFCSR (Asian Forum  on Corporate Social Responsibility) in Myanmar on 20-21st Sept. 2016AFCSR is recognized as the largest and most significant conference on CSR in Asia, with over 500 plus business leaders from 150 organisations, ranking government officials and key figures from Corporate & Civil Society World from around 30 countries taking part annually. AFCSR-16 will be Asia’s most vibrant platform for CSR thought leaders and practitioners to initiate unique strategic dialogue on how business, government and civil society organisations can collectively uplift & transform communities through Corporate Social Innovation (CSI). The AFCSR-16 program will highlight key themes around CSI as follows:
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Ethics: The Foundation Of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – OpEd
There is no question that, ethics is the great foundation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Why? Let’s discuss it piece by piece. First of all, let’s see what CSR means. As it is known, responsibility is related to the obligation, or moral duty that in fact is underlined by the Dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy.

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Allcargo undertakes a noble CSR initiative by setting up a Skill Development Center
Allcargo Logistics, through its in-house NGO Avashya Foundation has successfully inaugurated a skill development center in Uran (Maharashtra) and launched an extensive environment conservation program ‘Maitree’, as part of its CSR initiatives.
Allcargo has been spear heading numerous social programs supporting education, health care, women empowerment and natural disaster relief. These programs have benefited over 90,000 deserving citizens across India. Taking the cause forward, Allcargo has setup a skill development center at its CFS (Transindia Logistics Park) in Uran, which will train deserving citizens from the tribal as well backward regions of Maharashtra such as Marathwada (especially the children of farmers who have committed suicide due to drought in the region), in the skills of crane operations, heavy vehicle driving, warehouse management and others. The objective of the center is to empower them to acquire skills which will help them to find employment and sustain their living.

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