One of the world’s leading consumer goods giants, Hindustan Unilever Limited, lays out its CSR vision for ‘India Investment Journal’.

At Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), our purpose is to “make sustainable living commonplace” and our vision is to grow our business, while reducing our environmental footprint and increasing our positive social impact. This vision has been codified in the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP), launched in 2010, which is our blueprint for sustainable growth.

In India, we have three focus areas under USLP, namely WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), environment and sustainable agriculture & enhancing livelihoods.

Mumbai-headquartered Mahindra Group is one of India’s leading multinational conglomerate. The corporate social responsibility (CSR) chief of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd shares the group’s vision of contributing to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan with ‘India Investment Journal’.

In response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to the nation exhorting all schools to have toilets exclusive for girls by 15th August 2015, the Mahindra Group pledged its support for the Clean India Campaign through the ‘Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya’ (SBSV) programme and earmarked Rs 23 crores [$3.5mn] for building toilets and Rs 6 crores [$1mn] for maintenance and awareness creation.

The founder of a leading social movement in India believes Global Indians can offer the perfect solution to India’s shortage of toilets.

The founder of Sulabh International, Bindeshwar Pathak, has called on Global Indians to invest in the Swachh Bharat mission to make India open defecation free by 2019.

Dr Pathak, who was recently in London to attend a conference on Smart Cities, said…

Pronita Saxena is founder & CEO of Citizengage, a start-up aimed at building technology for residential and commercial communities to self-manage their waste by connecting with waste collectors, processors, and recyclers. Here she explains what makes this Bengaluru-headquartered initiative work, how India has a better understanding of waste management than the West and why technology is the key.

In the Indian scenario, CSR continues to present a massive opportunity for Indian organisations… by firmly integrating CSR into business strategy, Yes Bank’s sustainability chief tells India Inc.

The year 2016 has been a phenomenal year for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as there continues to be an increase in the integrated adoption of the CSR by organisations, big and small, across the globe.

The chief of Max India’s CSR initiatives explains why the Clean India mission is the perfect avenue for corporates to make a difference.

Prime Minister Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission is a timely call for action which is urgently required. India seems to be sitting on a time bomb of garbage, which could explode into serious health hazards with far reaching repercussions. The ticking has started.

The United Nations (UN) estimated that 2.5 billion people in the world lack access to adequate sanitation of whom 526 million defecate in the open. Chris Williams from the UN’s Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) gives us the India perspective on funding models that tie in with the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.