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22 January 2015

India: Discussions with business leaders at CEO Forum & patent laws among other topics to be discussed during Obama's visit

US President Barack Obama will start a three-day landmark trip to India on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invitation to build on what he has said will be one of the defining relationships of the 21st century. Obama, who is the first US president to be...

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20 January 2015

India: Report on companies' sustainability practices - an analysis of the top 100 listed companies

Author: Price Waterhouse Coopers Pvt. Ltd.

SEBI’s regulation in 2012 mandating the top 100 listed companies to report on their performance on the Business Responsibility Guidelines through Business Responsibility Reports (BRRs), along with their Annual Reports...The report sets out to document...

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1 May 2014

Sexual harassment at workplace law gets tepid response [India]

Author: Shilpa Phadnis & Sujit John, Times of India

It's been a year since the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act was passed...Many of the larger and more progressive companies have taken important steps, but…are yet to implement measures in the full spirit of the act. The vast majority of...

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13 August 2013

Infosys, SAP Labs offer sabbatical for social causes (India)

Author: Anumeha Chaturvedi, Times of India

Pranjal Dubey, a development manager at Sap Labs...applied for a launch the Sant Singaji Educational Society in his ancestral village in Madhya Pradesh...Companies like Sap Labs are re-defining sabbaticals by encouraging employees who...

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7 August 2013

Infosys faces law suit on discrimination in hiring in US

Author: Press Trust of India

Infosys, India's second-largest software exporter, faces a law suit in the US that alleges discrimination against American job applicants in favour of South Asians, a charge the company has strongly denied…In her complaint, plaintiff (Koehler) said: ...

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11 June 2012

Infosys cuts energy use by a third [India]

Author: Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian [UK]

Infosys, the Indian outsourcing giant, has cut its per employee electricity use by about a third and introduced energy efficiency measures…such as installing smart meters, turning down the air conditioning and building super-efficient new offices...

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13 February 2012

[PDF] Event Report: India CEO Forum on Business and Human Rights

Author: Global Compact Network India

The objectives of the meeting have a frank and safe dialogue regarding Human Rights Risks, Responsibilities and Opportunities facing Indian business leaders, and to build commitment to a two-year India CEO Forum on Business and Human Rights....

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31 October 2011

Indian companies' embrace of shared value project will boost inclusivity

Author: Lalitha Vaidyanathan of FSG in Guardian [UK]

For our most recent publication on creating shared value in India, FSG researched shared value efforts in India – and...found many innovative efforts that are creating economic value while contributing to meaningful and sustained social impact at...

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29 January 2011

UN Secretary-General Launches New Platform for Corporate Sustainability Leadership

Author: UN Global Compact

Underscoring the role of business in addressing global threats - from climate change to widespread poverty or humanitarian emergencies - a group of chief executives joined UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Davos/Switzerland today for the launch of...

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18 October 2010

Critical Look at How Companies Report on Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Author: Sethi International Center for Corporate Accountability, Inc.

Sethi CSR Monitor has analyzed reports by 514 companies selected from a worldwide database...findings are offered in a just-released study, Making Sense of CSR 2010...companies in Europe have better quality reports than their counterparts in the...

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