Impact investing can play a pivotal role in helping India meet SDG 3,4 5 and 6 ie healthcare, education, gender equality and clean water and sanitation.
Corporate India holds the key in enabling the business community towards undertaking more social responsibilities.
The head of corporate sustainability at Toyota Kirloskar explains the philosophy of ‘Grow together’ at the heart of the organisation’s business operations.
The company has implemented several CSR initiatives in India with a vision to build a sustainable community for all. Highlights: To foster sustainable environments, Hitachi has a strong focus on the Education and Skill Development program in India. The company partnered with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to contribute towards the Government of India’s Skill India Mission. With a vision to create an active community of changemakers, Hitachi India has been conducting the CSR Stakeholder Dialogue since 2015. The [...]
Total societal impact is the new mantra among businesses that consider an overall benefit to society. Highlights: Companies are under mounting pressure from stakeholders and customers to play a more active role in addressing social and environmental issues. A TSI approach considers the complete benefit to society from a company’s products, services, operations, core capabilities, and activities. Companies that actively rethink on how to improve their TSI stand to reap concrete business rewards. Companies are increasingly under mounting pressure [...]
The Legrand Group in India says it has undertaken several projects to promote education, skill development, health and disaster management in the country. Highlights: Legrand’s CSR policy contributes to 10 out of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) defined by the UN. The Telemedicine Centre, for the first time in India, provides medical consultation services to communities located in remote villages. The ‘LIFE Mission’ project supported flood hit Kerala in rebuilding houses (4,000+), powering back up supports to government hospitals [...]
The Helping Hands organisation is striving hard to enrich the lives of underprivileged children with autism and other learning and behavioural differences, while also raising awareness among society. Highlights: According to research, one in every hundred children under the age of 10 is somewhere on the Autism spectrum. People from poor economic backgrounds lack knowledge of ASD or access to get help for it. Helping Hands Organisation (H2O) is a not-for-profit based out of Kerala, India which provides support and [...]
Education, vocational training, healthcare and environmental consciousness form the pillars of Panasonic’s CSR activities in India. Highlights: Panasonic’s “A Better Life, A Better World” CSR programme focuses on sustainable development of the society by working with the local community. The company runs various CSR projects focusing on building skills, enabling access to opportunities for learning and technological development and improving health services for the remote communities. The company also sponsors a scholarship called “Ratti Chhatr Scholarship’ programme to engineering students [...]
With healthcare, occupational skills for employability, preservation of national heritage art & culture and empowerment of society at the core of all their work, the Schaeffler Group is committed to bringing about a positive change in the society while ensuring profits for all their shareholders. Highlights: Sustainability offers businesses a chance to build resilience and withstand volatile economic pressure. It is important for sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) function to graduate from a ‘support function’ level, and become mainstream. [...]
The organisation’s Bano Nayi Soch campaign aims to challenge regressive social norms and promote equal opportunities for women and girls. Highlights: One of the most distinctive forms of social inequity in India come within the spheres of gender and caste. Economic and gender inequality are significant barriers to overcoming poverty. Oxfam India works with young women to change regressive social norms which push women out of the development process. The world is witnessing rising inequalities. While income and wealth [...]