Evolving outlook for India's sustainable and responsible investing landscape
Only four Indian CEOs have ever spoken on issues such as caste discrimination, religious intolerance, freedom of speech, women and LGBTQ rights, agricultural distress and labour rights, a Twitter data analysis shows
If the workforce is not safe and rights of all workers in the supply chain are not respected, the growth of Indian companies will not be sustainable and long-term.
MCA has released National Guidelines on Responsible Business Conduct
Registration link for one-day bootcamp on media and business responsibility reporting
The drive to increase productivity whilst reducing cost is one of the main reasons for workplace accidents...
Case study looking at the health and safety risks faced by contract workers in India
A comparative analysis of the Draft national Guidelines on Social Environmental and Economic Responsibilities of Business and the Corresponding Business Responsibility Framework
Businesses cannot change the societal mindset regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community but it can certainly create safer and non-discriminating work environment.
Businesses have to be equal opportunity employers for queer and trans persons and create a safe and discrimination-and-harassment-free workplace
While the BRR 2.0 framework is a step in the right direction its success and failure depends on how all stakeholders adopt it.
Oxfam India report highlights several heartbreaking realities faced by farm workers in the sugarcane farms of UP
UP farmers find it challenging to sell produce due to delay in supply tickets, non-membership in cane societies.
A farm-to-mill assessment of sugar supply chain in Uttar Pradesh
Braving all odds, women sugarcane farmers in Uttar Pradesh are challenging societal norms
A farm-to-mill analysis of sugar value chains in Uttar Pradesh...
The Draft National Guidelines on Social Environmental and Economic Responsibilities of Business has been opened for public comments. Find out whether it will be transformational or merely tinkering the edges...
The India Responsible Business Index 2015 is an outcome of a collaborative partnership between Corporate Responsibility Watch, Oxfam India, Change Alliance, Praxis India & Partners In Change,
While the phenomenon of inequality remains the most debated in the recent times, a widening gap between regular and casual workers in the last decade is worrisome…
As we move in 2019 with the hope of more policies catalyzing sustainable practices, we list out major policies on anvil this year...
A two-day central trade union strike on January 8-9 to protest against the Centre’s “anti-labour” policies garnered positive response nationwide.
As this year comes to an end we take a look at the key updates from 2018.
While the impunity with which the businesses carry on went mostly unquestioned, Corporate India was seen shrugging off social responsibility in several cases...
Despite sugar being the largest agricultural commodity produced in UP, it lacks transparency in the supply-chain practices...
The environmental regulation has shown many improvements, pollution limits of many industries have been tightened but a lot remains to be done in this regard.
The movement, as many argue, has spotlighted the need for a stronger policy framework at workplace protecting women from abuse
The 3rd India Responsible Business Forum conference spanned over an entire day. It saw the unveiling of the IRBI 2017. Here’s a brief recap of what happened at IRBF 2018.
#IRBF2018 – 5 things we learned about the importance for companies to invest in equality and dignity from the panel discussion by Kiran Karnik, Pavan Rao @Wipro , @hkaur0304 @gcwlashoka , and @saliltripathi , read here.
#IRBF2018 – Read the 4 major insights on transparency in supply chains from the panel discussion.
2% CSR is not enough, even though top companies in India spend millions of rupees on CSR projects annually. Here are the top 7 reasons why from interview excerpts from the video ‘Even It Up’ .
In today’s scenario, a responsible business index matters more than ever before and here are 5 reasons why.
The theme for 2016 World Economic Forum was ‘Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution.’ This article draws attention to the 3 key observations that arose at the WEF 2016 that Indian businesses need to take note of.
Leaders from around the world recently committed to 17 ambitious development goals for the next 15 years. These 17 goals, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) replace the Millennium Development Goals.
Most Indian CEOs seem wary of airing opinions on Twitter
Women do not enjoy higher mobility as compared to male workers in Assam, they are left behind with almost no prospect
It is only a vigilant and robust civil society that can ensure that businesses are held accountable and the state performs its functions of protecting human rights.
Overexploitation of ground water resources, untreated discharge of effluents and limited policy action has led to a grave environmental crisis in UP
"Latest edition of the IRBI 2017 released. @livemint reports results are poor: Only 14 cos explicitly committed to paying minimum wages with just five, a step further to recognise fair living wages.” - @thewire_in articl
The Global Gender Gap Report 2017 explains why India fell to the 108th position. This article talks about the 4 important questions you should be asking about India’s poor performance.
Sustainable and Responsible Investment is a global trend that has picked up momentum in the last 10 years; and India is likely to be the next frontier. This is the finding of a recent research carried out by Oxfam India
Irresponsible corporate policies create social risk. A company that lacks policies for social risk management is not only jeopardising its own future but also causing social instability and insecurity.
The article focuses on two of the many functions that markets perform – selling and employment, viz a viz market based gender discrimination across borders and socio-economic strata.
As more Indian companies become multinational, they need to follow the ethos of inclusive and responsible business practices, because it is a picture of India as a nation that they carry with them.
For inclusiveness in businesses, the key is first to understand whether businesses are ready to understand a rights-based approach to inclusion. This article emphasizes the role of business in preserving human rights.