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Modi reinvents Gandhi as ‘cool’ 21st century icon

2019-10-16T14:00:55+00:00October 12th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 11th October 2019, UK Edition – 11th October 2019|

India knows Mahatma Gandhi primarily as a freedom fighter and the world recognises him as the apostle of non-violence. But Gandhi is much more than that. Indian Prime Minister Modi has resurrected Gandhi from the dreary pages of Indian history textbooks to the front pages of global relevance in a world searching desperately for leadership, vision and sustainability. And in doing so, given Indian soft power a global boost. When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the Global Goalkeeper Award [...]

A plastic-free India can be achieved only on mission-mode

2019-08-23T15:41:11+00:00August 23rd, 2019|2019, UK Edition – August 2019|

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clarion call for Indians to shun single-use plastic has the potential to replicate some of the success of a similar drive to address the lack of toilets in the country. The annual Independence Day speech delivered by the Indian Prime Minister from the ramparts of Red Fort in New Delhi is an iconic moment, with Narendra Modi having used it to unveil some of his most ambitious campaigns over the years. And his message this [...]

Making sustainable living commonplace

2020-04-02T13:40:18+00:00January 9th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship schemes, India Investment Journal January 2017, Year|

One of the world’s leading consumer goods giants, Hindustan Unilever Limited, lays out its CSR vision for ‘India Investment Journal’. At Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), our purpose is to “make sustainable living commonplace” and our vision is to grow our business, while reducing our environmental footprint and increasing our positive social impact. This vision has been codified in the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP), launched in 2010, which is our blueprint for sustainable growth. In India, we have three focus [...]

A revolution at the heart of Clean India

2018-12-05T10:45:03+00:00November 18th, 2016|2016, Flagship Schemes, India Investment Journal November Edition, Year|

Mumbai-headquartered Mahindra Group is one of India’s leading multinational conglomerate. The corporate social responsibility (CSR) chief of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd shares the group’s vision of contributing to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan with ‘India Investment Journal’. In response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to the nation exhorting all schools to have toilets exclusive for girls by 15th August 2015, the Mahindra Group pledged its support for the Clean India Campaign through the 'Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya' (SBSV) programme and [...]

Let cleanliness prevail in the backyard of our Swaraj

2018-10-30T10:58:16+00:00November 1st, 2016|2016, Other Highlights, Special Edition - November 2016, Year|

The Adani Group has interests across agriculture, logistics and energy around the world. The Ahmedabad-headquartered conglomerate filters through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) with an environmentally friendly approach through the Adani Foundation. As I pen down this piece, it evokes me to tread a little back to the 1990s when the writings of Mahatma Gandhi on cleanliness, health and hygiene, were reproduced and hugely circulated post the unfortunate outbreak of plague in Surat, Gujarat. Only for the reason that we were all sensitised and motivated so much on maintaining sanitation and hygiene, Surat was transformed to become one of the cleanest cities of the nation. And, it continues to be so till date.

Investing in toilets not such a waste

2018-12-04T13:36:14+00:00September 15th, 2016|2016, Flagship Schemes, India Investment Journal September Edition, Year|

The founder of a leading social movement in India believes Global Indians can offer the perfect solution to India’s shortage of toilets. The founder of Sulabh International, Bindeshwar Pathak, has called on Global Indians to invest in the Swachh Bharat mission to make India open defecation free by 2019. Dr Pathak, who was recently in London to attend a conference on Smart Cities, said non-resident Indians (NRIs) in the UK and around the world can play a vital role to help India build nearly 12 crore toilets by 2019 [...]

Engaging with the true potential of waste

2020-03-18T11:29:04+00:00July 8th, 2016|2016, Clean India, India Investment Journal June/July Edition, Year|

Pronita Saxena is Founder & CEO of Citizengage, a start-up aimed at building technology for residential and commercial communities to self-manage their waste by connecting with waste collectors, processors, and recyclers. Here she explains what makes this Bengaluru-headquartered initiative work, how India has a better understanding of waste management than the West and why technology is the key. What is the ethos behind your start-up idea? We want to prevent any waste that can produce energy, compost, or recycled products [...]

Swachh Bharat interventions to avert a ticking time bomb

2018-12-04T11:50:43+00:00July 8th, 2016|2016, Clean India, India Investment Journal June/July Edition, Year|

The chief of Max India’s CSR initiatives explains why the Clean India mission is the perfect avenue for corporates to make a difference. Prime Minister Modi's Swachh Bharat Mission is a timely call for action which is urgently required. India seems to be sitting on a time bomb of garbage, which could explode into serious health hazards with far reaching repercussions. The ticking has started. Basics like clean drinking water, toilet facilities and proper solid waste disposal are not in [...]

The underlying business case for CSR

2018-12-04T11:57:34+00:00July 8th, 2016|2016, Clean India, India Investment Journal June/July Edition, Year|

In the Indian scenario, CSR continues to present a massive opportunity for Indian organisations... by firmly integrating CSR into business strategy, Yes Bank's sustainability chief tells India Inc. The year 2016 has been a phenomenal year for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as there continues to be an increase in the integrated adoption of the CSR by organisations, big and small, across the globe. Even as CSR grows more complex by the day, things have been looking up as businesses are taking on [...]

Short Takes

2018-12-04T12:10:36+00:00July 7th, 2016|2016, Clean India, India Investment Journal June/July Edition, Year|

Germany to help rejuvenate river Ganga Under the ‘Namani Gange’ programme of the Narendra Modi government, India solicited support from various countries to rejuvenate the river Ganga and Germany has come forward to support the flagship programme. The government of Germany, with its vast experience in cleaning and rejuvenating European rivers such as Rhine, Elbe and Danube, was keen to collaborate with the government of India. Under the agreement signed between India and Germany, the latter will support India in adopting and [...]