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MR WOLFGANG WILL, LUFTHANSA GROUP

Striving to achieve ecological efficiency in flight operations Wolfgang Will, Senior Director, South Asia, Lufthansa Group, in an interview with CSR TIMES spoke about the Group’s CSR programmes which focused on education and enabling, life and health as well as rehabilitation post natural disasters.   Lufthansa has been in India for more than five decades now, long before CSR was made mandatory by the law of the land. When was the first social responsibility initiative undertaken in India? Lufthansa Group Airlines have been present in India for over half a century and are committed to building partnerships on strong foundations of quality,...

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IIT Madras Wins Second Season of Samsung E.D.G.E. 2017, NID Ahmedabad is Runner Up

An overwhelming 2,370 students from 19 leading institutions participated in  Samsung E.D.G.E. campus program making it a huge success   Samsung India has concluded the second season of its campus program Samsung E.D.G.E. with participation from the country’s brightest students at leading institutions.   The team from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, ‘Athena’Z’ comprising Sudarsan MS, Saurabh Sinha and Makesh S emerged as the winner at the national finals in Gurgaon on December 01, 2017. National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad came second followed by Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow.   Samsung E.D.G.E witnessed an overwhelming response...

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CSR PROFESSIONAL OF THE WEEK #6

“The new CSR law has made a big change, companies are integrating and internalizing CSR into their core business operations. A number of companies have done exemplary work in the area of CSR. The seed for undertaking socially-responsible initiatives have already been sown amongst the business enterprises.” –DR K.K. UPDHYAY Dr K.K. Upadhyay is currently Advisor with National Skills Foundation of India. He has over three decades ofexperience across government, not-for-profits and corporates. He has pioneered several innovative successful models that exist in the development sector today; including Mother Dairy Fruits and Vegetable – “Safal”; an integrated rural water supply,...

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Toyota’s human development approach to upscale “SKILL INDIA”

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), on September 18 chaired a valedictory function organized to mark the culmination of ‘Toyota Tantrajna’, a unique skill development project initiated in association with the Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC). Instituted in continuation to the automaker’s commitment to enhance the quality in skill development imparted to the youth in India, the program aims to increase employment opportunities in the Automotive Sector for underprivileged youth from both rural and urban, between the age group of 18-25...

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Find sustainable, cost-effective solutions

CSR has the potential to make a significant contribution towards the development agenda of India not just by bringing financial resources but also offering technology, skills and management practices to the development sector. By Meenakshi Batra   Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in India has opened up new sets of opportunities for India’s citizens, businesses and not-for-profit sector. Newer forms of partnerships have emerged between corporates and the not-for-profit sector, coming together to address complex challenges of our society. Corporates are increasingly taking keen interest to understand the complexities of our social development problems and the not-for-profit sector is also...

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