Citizens at Work : Volume 3 : CSR Practices in Indian Corporations

Citizens at Work : Volume 3 : CSR Practices in Indian Corporations
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Citizens at Work : Volume 3 : CSR Practices in Indian Corporations

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Publisher: TERI Press
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CONTENTS Foreword .......................................................................................... v Acknowledgements ....................................................................... vii Introduction .................................................................................... 1 A progressive agenda for HIV AIDS mitigation .......................... 3 Healing hands ................................................................................. 9 Towards a better tomorrow.......................................................... 15 A business response to HIV AIDS .............................................. 21 Inspiring rural development ........................................................ 27 Creating value in rural India ....................................................... 33 Banking on sustainable development .......................................... 39 Enabling bottom-up development .............................................. 45 Solutions that touch lives ............................................................ 51 Towards newer paradigms of development ................................. 59 Driving road safety ....................................................................... 65 Spreading the light ....................................................................... 71 Assuming responsibility, taking lead ........................................... 77 Promoting community health and welfare ................................. 83 Creating value for society ............................................................ 89 Committed to equality for all ..................................................... 95 Laying the foundations of development ................................... 101 Enabling community chemistry ................................................ 107 Empowering society ................................................................... 113
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Enabling communities achieve development ........................... 119 Working for change .................................................................... 125 Creating development models for rural India .......................... 131 Nurturing development ............................................................. 137 Gaming for HIV AIDS awareness ............................................ 143
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FOREWORD In recent years, and all through the 20th century, several entities, whose position in driving economic progress was accepted without questioning, have gradually come under greater public scrutiny. This is true of scientists and academics, as much as it is of corporate organizations. The tolerance and acceptance that society displayed in its attitudes, and actions towards business organizations in the past probably resulted in the latter earning huge profits in several cases, while, at the same time, imposing heavy environmental costs through their industrial and business activities. However, this situation has changed significantly in recent years and companies are now under much more scrutiny and are, therefore, under a larger requirement to meet the expectations of society, perhaps even to a greater extent than their own shareholders. Of course, with society asking for much more responsible action on the part of business and corporate organizations, shareholders themselves have become more demanding of actions by business that target the interest of society at large and provide benefits