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TATA INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES – TISS

A World Class Community Engaged University Demonstrating Ways To Achieve Sustainable Development Goals In Six Districts Of Maharashtra Skilling People, Ensuring Water Security, Enhancing Nutritional Security of All People in Six Districts of Maharashtra to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals Skilling People, Ensuring Water Security, Enhancing Nutritional Security of All People in Six Districts of Maharashtra to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals. To double farm income by 2022, the government of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is working on training farmers so as to increase their income from secondary sources, and also not accounting for part-time farmers in its calculations. There...

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CSR PROFESSIONAL OF THE WEEK #17

“I feel most of the corporates do responsive CSR from branding/ protection/ sustainability/ reputation perspective. All these approaches address only the conflict between the business and the community. In future, the CSR will be done from an impact perspective which would be intersection between the expectations of the community from the businesses and vice versa and thus CSR will move from a responsive to a strategic/ competitive phase.” -COL (RETD) PRAKASH TEWARI   Col (Retd) Prakash Tewari is currently the Executive Director CSR of DLF Ltd. Prior to this; he was the Executive Vice President of Education and CSR...

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DR. JAI PRAKASH SHARMA, IMMEDIATE PAST HEAD & DEAN, FACULTY OF COMMERCE & BUSINESS, DELHI SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS

CSR Funds Can Bridge Gaps In Education Sector Dr Jai Prakash Sharma  agreed to answer some of the queries made by Harish Chandra on the status of CSR in our country.   What is the status of CSR movement in our country today with reference to initiatives of Narendra Modi Government? There are three approaches to business that is ‘Shareholder Approach’, ‘Stakeholder Approach’ and ‘CSR Approach’. According to ‘Shareholder Approach’, which was practiced largely upto late 60s, the only responsibility of business is towards shareholders. Supporting the approach “The business of business is to do business, Noble Prize winner...

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Philips Lighting powers up Barefoot College in Rajasthan

The college’s Tiloniacampus now has access to reliable off-grid energy with a 116 KW solar system provided by Philips Foundation   Philips Lighting (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, recently announced that it has powered the Tilonia campus of Barefoot College in Rajasthan with a 116KW solar system, thereby enabling the college to have access to reliable off-grid energy. A grant from Philips Foundation replaced a thirty-year-old, aged-out solar equipment, more than tripling the kilowattage in parts of the historic campus that empowers rural women to earn their livelihoods. In a world where 1.06 billion people have no...

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MGL MUSKAAN- An Initiative by Mahanagar Gas Limited

MGL Muskaan is an initiative designed by Mahanagar Gas Limited to bring smiles and happiness in the lives of slum residents   As quoted by Geoffrey West “Slums could be thought of as the development of a special organ, or they could be thought of as a tumor that’s grown, and in some ways is unhealthy and could ultimately lead to the city’s destruction. My own feeling is that slums are probably a bit of both.” Slums are often an offshoot of development characterized with substandard dwellings, extremely dirty, unpleasant, unwelcoming and inhumane.  Slums grow for a combination of...

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