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Past articles by Moyna:

Need police help in Uttar Pradesh? Log on to Twitter

Uttar Pradesh police has transformed its Twitter handles from a public relations platform to a public grievance redressal tool → Read More

Karvaan: Leveraging social media to supply books to Jammu and Kashmir

Furkan Latif Khan’s Karvaan: A Roving Book Project crowdsources books through social media and plans to take them to private schools that do not have libraries → Read More

Three years of CSR: Spending on the rise, yet hurdles remain

It is true that CSR rules enacted in April 2014 have created a buzz and that CSR spending is on the rise, but deployment of funds remains a matter of debate → Read More

Integrated reporting: Companies will need to rethink approach to disclosures

Integrated reporting requires companies to have a long-term view and disclose value creation of business impact → Read More

Individual donors on the rise, says Bain-Dasra report

Dramatic rise in number of high networth individuals behind growth in individual philanthropy, says report → Read More

Note ban taking heavy toll on not-for-profits

Even though not-for-profit organizations are increasingly raising funds online, utilizing their funds for projects in the field has become a challenge → Read More

Govt, private, philanthropic sectors all needed to tackle social issues: Gates

Melinda and Bill Gates share their views on the work of the past year, lessons from India and the significance of this annual exercise → Read More

GRI sustainability reporting standards launched

Founded in 1997, GRI has from time to time issued guidelines that businesses can use to report non-financial information → Read More

How employee-friendly are Indian companies?

India Responsible Business Index seeks to draw attention to the need for companies to extend employee policies to include all workers who are part of extended supply chains → Read More

Business responsibility helps risk mitigation

Businesses looking to ensure sustainable practices in financial as well as non-financial fields are becoming more attractive to investors → Read More

Companies need to look beyond the definition of CSR

While CSR rules of 2014 have had a positive impact on company ratings in IRBI 2016, they are no substitute for responsible business practices, say experts → Read More

Companies turning more responsible, but still a long way to go

The India Responsible Business Index measures 100 listed companies on five criteria to see how socially inclusive they are → Read More

The Budget 2017 and not-for-profits

Two proposals in Union Budget 2017 impacting the sector directly are the removal of a tax waiver clause–35 AC –and the reduction in the amount of money that organizations can accept as anonymous donations → Read More

Indian companies’ CSR spending up in 2015-16: Report

CRISIL Foundation’s analysis shows overall spending increased by 22%, with the bulk of the funds going to education, skill development, healthcare and sanitation initiatives → Read More

‘We wanted to support a project that could effect long-term systemic change’

Aditya Mittal and his wife Megha Mittal believe in order to address any social problem one has to go the root, which in the field of malnutrition in India is the lack of data → Read More

Tackling malnutrition in India

The Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey, being conducted by Unicef and the health ministry, is the first of its kind in terms of sample size and parameters → Read More

CSR for disabled people to get a boost from new law

With the passage of a new bill on people with disabilities in the winter session and the CSR rules already in place, companies will have more ways to deploy funds → Read More

Indian social enterprises have huge potential: British Council report

A British Council report says that a majority of social enterprises in India are focussed on skill development, followed by education → Read More

A fellowship that helps create agents of change

The Mother Teresa Fellowship which was launched in 2011 and provides more than 200 students a one-year multidisciplinary postgraduate diploma programme in liberal studies → Read More

Disaster relief: A cause that connects with all companies

Firms are now looking beyond immediate relief to supporting disaster preparedness → Read More