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How Corporate India contributes to women’s economic empowerment – through CSR and business practices

2019-04-19T09:25:20+00:00April 17th, 2019|2019, Women's Edition – April 2019|

Samhita’s recent report, supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), highlights initiatives by corporates for women's economic empowerment. India is one of the first countries in the world to formalise the role of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in nation building through Section 135 of Companies Act, 2013, which mandates eligible companies to spend 2 per cent of their net profits on social development. Schedule VII of the Act defines ‘promoting gender equality and empowering women’ as a key cause [...]