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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…


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…

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 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…

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…

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.…

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…

The Generosity Experiment

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

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

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…

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

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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