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CSR Initiatives

CSR At SBI Capital Markets Ltd

Businesses derive their primary benefits from operating in society and no business can function without caring for societal and community development. Being a part of an illustrious financial services group that is renowned globally, SBI Capital Markets Limited (SBICAP) has always recognized this fact and established a tradition of giving back to society. Since its inception, a little over three decades back, SBICAP has been involved in several initiatives, actively

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The future of the world is in my classroom today” these words of Ivan Welton Fitzwater accurately portray the importance of education in our society. But what if there is no classroom – a scenario that many of the blessed soul do not identify with and a scenario not very difficult to find in semi urban and rural India. The lack of basic infrastructure cripple education delivery in many schools

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Achieving Sustainable Livelihood Through Skill Development

ICICI Bank Foundation for Inclusive Growth in the past four years has created a major impact in the area of skill development. Here in a conversation with CSR TIMES, the Vice President (Head Operations) ICICI Academy For Skills, Ajay Kumar delineates the vision and mission of the foundation Ms Chanda Kochhar, MD &  CEO, ICICI Bank awarded certificates to students at the convocation ceremony of ICICI Academy for Skills, Indore

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Robert A. Heinlein often regarded as ‘Dean of Science Fiction Writers’ had said “Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done.” His words were precise in understanding the limitations of text books in imparting knowledge related to sciences. This text book centered inputs enables students to simply associate the questions about a phenomenon with a word or phrase without understanding conceptually the interactions involved. Science education, even at its best,

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Enhancing Lives Through Education- MGL Unnati

Coming from a lower middle class family, I always aspired to join IIT” said Swaraj Akhode , one of the IIT aspirants from MGL Unnati batch. As he narrated his journey from the times of struggle to cracking into an IIT Roorkee college, the journey in itself is an inspiration for all those aspirants who fight against the odd to mark success against struggling times. He recollects of how inspite

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Sarve Bhavantu Sukhina’ (May all be happy) is the guiding spirit for Asia’s largest integrated Aluminium complex, National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), which was incorporated in 1981 as a Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Mines, Government of India. Taking inspiration from the words of the Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi – “Whenever you are in doubt … recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man whom

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BHEL : Social welfare and community development initiatives

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, popular as, BHEL is the largest engineering and manufacturing enterprise in India in the energy-related/infrastructure sector, today. BHEL was established more than 40 years ago, ushering in the indigenous Heavy Electrical Equipment industry in India – a dream that has been more than realized with a well-recognized track record of performance. Social welfare and community development is at the core of BHEL’s CSR philosophy and continues

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Bharti Airtel : The Art Of Giving!

“We have an obligation to fulfill to society and the communities in which we operate, and help improve the quality of life for everyone, today and in the future.” – Bharti Airtel Ltd. Bharti Airtel Ltd., one of India’s leading players in the telecommunications field, may have been ranked the sixth best performing Technology Company in the world, but what we love about them are their conscious efforts to serve

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Powergrid : Waste Paper Recycling – Good idea!

In the mid-19th century, there was an increased demand for books and writing material. Up to that time, paper manufacturers had used discarded linen rags for paper, but supply could not keep up with the increased demand. Books were bought at auctions for the purpose of recycling fiber content into new paper, at least in the United Kingdom, by the beginning of the 19th century. Internationally, about half of all

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First Step Foundation : ‘Chalo Gaon Ki Or’

The joy in the eyes of 7-year old Anjali was apparent as she gladly received her present of books and colour pencils from us. Although she was too awestruck to even say ‘thank you’, but that was immaterial for us as we knew that this gesture of ours was making a difference to Anjali and other students of this school in the vicinity of a valley located in Uttarakhand, where

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