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NGOs fast emerging as great employers

Monday, 16 October 2017 00:56
Non-government organizations (NGOs) are the backbone of civil society in India. Increasingly, they are also the choice of people looking for a career in the public sphere. To that end,…

The changing art of giving

Friday, 13 October 2017 06:29
Mint speaks to four new-age change-makers at the ongoing 8th edition of Daan Utsav or Joy of Giving Week to understand how the giving landscape is evolving in urban India…

160 companies to face penal action for CSR violations

Friday, 13 October 2017 06:16
NEW DELHI: Penal action will be initiated against 160 firms for failing to comply with CSR norms under the companies law, according to Union minister P P Chaudhary. The minister…

The numbers don’t add up

Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:58
Numbers related to India’s education sector are mind-boggling, to say the least. With more than 1.5 million schools (1.1 million of them run by the government) and more than 250…

The Joy of Hanging in There

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 16:11
Don’t stop funding just because you can. By Kevin Starr Many funders, from small family outfits to marquee foundations, seem to operate under an unwritten rule that organizations should be…

Why the rights way makes sense

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 16:03
By Puja Marwaha Although its impact might not be visible in the short-term, rights-based work deserves to be supported because of the systemic change it seeks to achieve. Rippan Kapur,…

Why It Is Important To Invest In Leadership Of India’s Social Sector

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 15:41
Around ten years ago, my wife and I decided to meaningfully increase our engagement with the social sector. She had already moved into it full-time, and I was spending part…

The crying need for good CSR Talent

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 10:03
Companies report better CSR compliance in FY16 - The Economic TimesSection 135 of the Companies Act of 2013 requires cos to spend 2% of their average net profit for the…

The Collaboration Game: Solving the Puzzle of Nonprofit Partnership

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 09:58
Nonprofit collaboration is difficult; economics, game theory, and behavioral science offer lessons on how to do it well. By Jacob Harold Above the desks of many nonprofit executives you will…

Retail Giving: The power of many

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 09:32
Tired of jumping through CSR hoops and navigating foundation mazes to raise funds? Time to focus your energies on individual givers who bring a host of unique opportunities to your…

Why are millions of Indian women dropping out of work?

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 09:19
The numbers are stark - for the first time in India's recent history, not only was there a decline in the female labour participation rate, but also a shrinking of…

Markets cannot deliver healthcare, education

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 05:22
Markets, driven by the profit motive, cannot deliver good healthcare services. Photo: AFP Good healthcare needs other social institutions and structures such as public trust, enforceable professional ethical codes, public…

CORPORATE CSR ETHICS

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 05:11
Three Years Of CSR: Spending On The Rise, Yet Hurdles RemainCorporate social responsibility (CSR) rules, implemented in April 2014 under section 135 of the Companies Act, have generated a buzz…

Are CSR funds in education being used smartly?

Sunday, 19 February 2017 17:00
The cause of education received the highest amount of CSR funding but all the money is not being used for academics and training. In FY16, education received the highest amount…

Measuring social impact is complicated and may create dysfunctional incentives

Thursday, 15 December 2016 05:12
In some cases, it may lead to an image-management practice Julia Morley labels ‘business washing’ Increasingly, people who work for the good of humanity speak the language of business (G8,…

PSUs lead the way as India Inc steps up social spend, but still misses target

Thursday, 15 December 2016 05:02
MUMBAI: India Inc's social spending rose 28% in fiscal 2016 from the year before, but at Rs 8,345 crore it missed estimates, show data compiled from company filings. Government-owned companies…

Still seriously hungry and poor

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 06:09
Economic growth alone is not enough to achieve key Sustainable Development Goals. It must translate into jobs for the poor and marginalised India is the fastest growing large economy in…

Why most annual performance reviews suck and how we can make them better

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 06:02
I want to begin today's post with a story that is truly terrifying. Don’t read this by yourself in the dark: “It was a dark autumn afternoon. Jose, a Program…

Finland Will Become the First Country in the World to Get Rid of All School Subjects

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 05:51
Finland’s education system is considered one of the best in the world. In international ratings, it’s always in the top ten. However, the authorities there aren’t ready to rest on …

How to Change the World

Saturday, 29 October 2016 11:43
A former cricket journalist (and failed cricket player), Roshan has spent his life questioning the status quo, and has built a career around connecting global citizens to solve social problems…

What make Good Development Management ?

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 07:36
In a previous paper ("What is Development Management?" published in 1996), the author gave two views of development management. One was management in the context of development as historical change.…

How top companies are blending CSR with responsible growth

Monday, 19 September 2016 07:44
Can a company that allocates sumptuous amounts for social initiatives be hailed a good company when its business operations cause long term systemic damages to the environment or economy? CSR…

What You Can Learn From Steve Jobs

Friday, 09 September 2016 05:51
1. Do what you love, 2. Put a Dent in the Universe, have a vision, 3. Connect things to spark creativity, 4. Say No to 1000 things, be selective 5.…

Improving Indian Women's Lives with a Smart Stove

Friday, 09 September 2016 05:49
Improving Indian Women's Lives with a Smart Stove - saving time, more healthy, more environment friendly

The Generosity Experiment

Friday, 09 September 2016 05:48
Explaining the concept of Impact Investing vs Philanthropy versus Capital Market

Dan Pallotta - The way we think about charity is dead wrong

Friday, 09 September 2016 05:47
Dan Pallotta, entrepreneurial pioneer and humanitarian activist, recently delivered a truly captivating and moving TED Talk titled, “The Way We Think About Charity is Dead Wrong.” He stressed society’s broad…

The Social Responsibility of Business - Alex Edmans

Friday, 09 September 2016 05:46
Alex Edmans, Professor (CSR and Corporate Finance) at London Business School, talks about the long-term impacts of social responsibility and challenges the idea that caring for society is at the…

Growth of Philanthropy in India impressive

Friday, 09 September 2016 05:45
Gates Foundation to focus on Health, Education, Farming and Digital Banking; India needs to play a critical role in this journey

Melinda Gates What nonprofits can learn from Coca Cola

Friday, 09 September 2016 05:36
3 important factors in improving the effectiveness of our work on the ground: Real time data and continuous innovation Tapping into local entrepreneurial talent Touching the right chord by understanding…

Jacqueline Novogratz - Tackling poverty with 'patient capital'

Friday, 09 September 2016 05:35
How "patient capital" can bring sustainable jobs, goods, services — and dignity — to the world's poorest

CSR Knowledge Series: Michael Porter - Concept of Shared Value

Friday, 09 September 2016 05:33
Professor Porter is the co-author, with Mark R. Kramer, of the seminal Harvard Business Review article introducing the shared value concept, “Creating Shared Value.” He is widely recognized as the…

CSR Knowledge Series: Harish Manwani - Profit's not always the point

Friday, 09 September 2016 05:25
The idea behind Responsible Business & Responsible Growth. One cannot survive and thrive by ignoring the environment and the concept of sustainability. The concept of stakeholders needs to be expanded…

CSR panel strength: the more the merrier

Friday, 12 August 2016 07:38
Bengaluru: Companies are looking at corporate social responsibility (CSR) as more than just a compliance exercise; the first signs of an attitudinal change are visible with their boards attempting to…

Govt notifies Early Childhood Care and Education policy

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 07:39
New Delhi, Aug 10 () Government has notified the national 'Early Childhood Care and Education' (ECCE) policy which aims to achieve holistic development of children below six years of age,…

Accreditation agencies could solve NPOs’ transparency conundrum

Friday, 22 July 2016 07:40
New Delhi: One common criticism of the not-for-profit sector is that it lacks transparency and accountability, making many donors including corporates wary of extending financial support. While a section of…

5 ways brands can build meaningful CSR programs

Wednesday, 08 June 2016 07:43
Brands are constantly unlearning and relearning ways to connect, engage and influence their now more en- lightened consumers. Marketing concepts have evolved and are becoming customer centric. This has significantly…

Government seeks CSR spending information

Sunday, 29 May 2016 07:41
NEW DELHI: Finding discrepancies in CSR spending data, the government has asked all eligible companies to furnish details about social welfare activities undertaken by them under the companies law. While…

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