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Corporate responsibility

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Backgrounders

Corporate Social Responsibility : Background & Perspective

By John Samuel, Anil Saari

We live in an age in which companies equivalent in wealth to countries call the shots and control much of the earth's resources. Because corporates intervene in so many areas of social life, they must be res...

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Analysis

Profiting from the needy

Profiting from the needy

Samir Nazareth questions cause-related marketing which extends a corporation’s markets – for water purification sachets or sanitary napkins -- in the guise of providing essential services to the poor

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Features

Days of rage signal the onset of change

With thousands worldwide joining the Occupy Wall Street protests against corporate greed and irresponsibility, this is no longer a movement confined to leftists and ageing hippies. Is this the tipping point when the discourse will change, asks Mari Marcel Thekaekara

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Books & Reports

Win-win: Why companies should invest in development

Five years on, a company that shows no respect for the environment and social justice may have no access to international markets. A new report from SustainAbility cites evidence from developing countries, including India, to prove that sustainability IS profitable, even in emerging markets. The gre...

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Changemakers

25% of Sharayu's workforce is disabled

By Huned Contractor

At Sharayu Precision, Subhash Chuttar employs over 36 mentally and physically challenged men and women who work at jobs ranging from riveting, drilling and greasing to polishing and packing. Chuttar has just won the Helen Keller Award instituted by the National Centre for Promotio...

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