India’s CSR Mandate; a Big Step or False Start?

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2015 is slated to be a big year for sustainability, with economic, social and environmental issues gaining increasing prominence on the global political stage.

But what role does India – an emerging economy experiencing rapid growth as well as a vast array of social and environmental challenges – play in this development?

Sustainability is under an important evolutionary phase in India. In part, it has been accredited to the increasing role India’s leading corporates (such as the TATA Group) are playing in promoting responsible business practices,  on the entry of Gen-Y into the workforce (a generation who research shows as taking sustainability to heart) and on improved standards of education. Most recently, however, all eyes are looking towards (fairly) newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a crucible of change.

Under this new leadership, India has passed a ruling that dictates corporations to contribute 2% of their net profits to…

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