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Empowering Education: Karnataka’s Ambitious CSR Initiative for 2023-2024

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The state’s estimated annual education budget stands at around ₹38,000 crore, with a significant portion of approximately ₹25,350 crore allocated for teacher and staff salaries. Other allocations include ₹1,635 crore for mid-day meals, ₹730 crore for eggs, ₹185 crore for free uniforms, ₹160 crore for free textbooks, ₹1,040 crore for scholarships, and ₹1,250 crore for infrastructure development.

ESG storm in a coffee cup

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ESG reporting has become a critical tool for the Indian coffee industry to drive sustainability efforts. By measuring and reporting their environmental impact, social initiatives, and governance practices, coffee companies in India enhance transparency, accountability, and trust.

How robust is your materiality assessment?

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Through its materiality assessment process, Infosys has identified the following ESG issues as most material to its business: climate change and energy efficiency, data privacy and cybersecurity, responsible sourcing and procurement, and employee well being and diversity.

Are you Up to the Challenge of Becoming a Transformational CEO?

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Amidst the trying economic and social happenings of the past 2 years, it has become more pertinent than ever to build resilient communities that minimize the damage caused by such circumstances. Sustainable practices can cater to that need by fortifying the foundations of individual organizations as well as overall communities. It is therefore important to adopt sustainable practices and contribute to the development of stronger national and global ecosystems.

A Business Case for  BRSR Disclosures

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), on 15th May 2021, introduced the Business Responsibility and Sustainability Report (BRSR). This has replaced the previously existing Business Responsibility Report (BRR). The focus on sustainability is a welcome addition as it nurtures improved environmental, social, and governance (ESG) disclosures.

Sustainable Impact of CSR Activities is a Result of an Empathetic Board

The recent Companies (Accounts) Amendment Rules (2022) sheds light on the details of the CSR committee and board decisions on CSR Projects. Every company covered under the provisions of sub-section (1) of section 135 of the amendment are required to furnish a report on their CSR activities in Form CSR-2, which can be accessed here.

Introduction to CSR Impact Assessments

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A CSR impact assessment is a process that aims to measure the delta change brought about due to the CSR activities and ascertain appropriate expenditure of a company’s CSR budget. It helps determine whether the company’s CSR activities align with their CSR policy objectives were met and whether the allocated funds were judiciously spent.