Making Growth Inclusive - Analysing Inclusive Policies, Disclosures and Mechanisms of Top 100 Companies 2017

This year’s report provides companies a new set of data and analyses to help evolve policies that are aligned to the National Voluntary Guidelines and thereby create an enabling ecosystem in which there is a level playing field in community-corporate negotiations. While there are examples of good practices on almost all elements in some company or the other, it is important for them to go beyond the ‘regular’ - for instance, as few as six companies conduct assessments on the situation of workers’ rights and labour issues.

CSR in India, 2016

CSR in India, 2016 goes beyond analysing the 2% CSR of companies to juxtapose their CSR activities against responsible practices in core business areas. It raises the question of how the profits are made, and not just how 2% of the profits are spent. 

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"In 1978, I had to deal with the overhauling of the Companies Act, 1930 and 1956 and at the time, our reference did not talk of Corporate Responsibility as it was considered horrible to talk of responsibility to business. It was, in a sense, doubting their goodwill," Justice Rajinder Sachar. Nothing much has changed since. However, the overall observation is that there is a minimal perceptible acceptance by businesses today, due to exisiting frameworks of BR and civil society efforts. In this context, experts throw light on CSR being a bandaid solution to the grave issues simmering under the surface of acts of kindness and philanthropy being dispensed, in the name of CSR from the lens of, affirmative action, disability and a consumer perspective.


To read more about what these panelists had to say during the occasion of the report release held on September 7 2016, click event report.

For Hindi translation of the first two chapters of the report click here


Beyond 2%: Reclaiming Corporate Social Responsibility for Community Empowerment

This report aims to facilitate a discourse through which one can reclaim CSR to include the comprehensive rights and entitlements of communities, whether they are part
of the formal workforce or supply chain or neighbourhood and displaced communities directly and indirectly affected by business operations. Please click here for report.


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