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September 24, 2018

How businesses can use technology to make CSR programs more efficient

Technology can help companies in strategizing, planning, managing and reporting their corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs.
September 18, 2018

Still struggling, CSR after 5 years of the mandate

According to Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) about Rs. 28,111.63 crore has been spent on CSR activities
June 21, 2017

The Scope of Corporate Social Responsibility

In order to facilitate effective implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the Ministry...
April 20, 2017

The Flag Off of CSR Rules: India Inc.’s To-Do List for Compliance to Section-135

Nearly six months after the draft rules governing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) were released under the New...
March 2, 2017

Corporate Social Responsibility: Where do companies draw the line?

The process of conducting business responsibly has been termed in various ways over the years.
January 10, 2017

5 Key Takeaways from the Circular on CSR Laws

As was anticipated, the long-awaited clarifications on the provisions of CSR under Section 135 of the Companies...
October 1, 2018

CSR goals should be aligned with UN’s sustainable development goals

Companies must leverage technology platforms that allow easy navigation, tracking and reporting of impact that their corporate responsibilities...
August 30, 2018

How companies can use data, tech to improve CSR impact

Investors wish to invest in companies that have long term strategy to sustainably operate and maintain harmonious relationships with their stakeholders...
July 11, 2018

Building a Goodtech Future: The rise of technology

Fields of corporate social responsibility and social impact are also undergoing a transformation with the help of technology, or “Goodtech”...
June 26, 2018

Why sustainability is more than a collection of feel good initiatives

Here's a breakdown of how to implement an effective sustainability management framework in your organisation....
November 21, 2017

Driving employee engagement through a culture of volunteering and giving

With technology making its way to every aspect of life, volunteering and giving, as concepts, have been redefined...
July 19, 2017

Shared business values for greater impact : An innovative approach

The usage of shared value as a guiding principle to re-define business strategy is rapidly catching on as more and more companies...
June 29, 2017

Gender equity is as important as gender equality

The former focuses on developing support systems for women whereas the latter aims to create a level-playing field for men.
January 5, 2017

CSR and sustainable development: Do Indian companies care about the environment?

The trends highlight a dichotomy in the way companies approach environment protection interventions in India
April 15, 2016

Cisco’s key to CSR success: Aligning global CSR strategies with local objectives

Its CSR strategy doesn’t just stop at furthering global CSR objectives. It also extends to becoming involved in national
January 18, 2016

The Scope of Corporate Social Responsibility

Through a recent circular, the centre has brought in greater clarity on how CSR will be implemented
December 31, 2015

Public private people partnership for the common good

From being viewed as a third wheel, CSR is now taken up with immense enthusiasm by corporates
December 8, 2015

Mphasis on inclusivity: Leveraging CSR for the disadvantaged

Corporates have the power to improve the lives of the marginalised people in society
September 1, 2015

Treat CSR benefactors as customers

Crisil Foundation president Ramraj Pai feels extension of the client-comes-first principle will enable corporates to deliver solutions and services with greater efficiency
July 31, 2015

Preserving heritage, still an alien CSR concept

Corporates and governments should take the lead in promoting our culture with structured planning and execution
February 10, 2015

How to harness social media in an era of constant scrutiny

Social media will create new and cheaper opportunities to reach out to stakeholders, conduct social audits and obtain information.
November 8, 2014

Skill Building through CSR: The Catalyst for ‘Make in India’

As preliminary steps are taken by the government in promoting skill development in relation to the larger ‘Make in India’ mission...
November 5, 2018

How corporates are celebrating Diwali differently this year

Companies are going away from the traditional way of celebrating Diwali and opting for employee wellness.
October 31, 2018

Is your organization volunteer ready?

Companies go through five stages in their volunteering journey, and you can begin with identifying your position in the same.
October 30, 2018

Designing volunteering experiences for your workforce

People Matters organized a two-hour workshop in association with Goodera to discuss the current volunteering trends and how can companies design better experiences.
October 26, 2018

Novartis India’s volunteering journey: A success story

Novartis India follows the principle of ‘giving back more to the society than we take’ and this is what is helping them create a successful employee volunteering experience.
October 25, 2018

Employee Volunteering gets a boost

“Only 26% corporates have a formal volunteering policy”, says the first Indian study on ‘Employee Volunteering’ by People Matters and Goodera
October 23, 2018

The top four volunteering problems

Experts share solutions to the four problems organizations face while getting started with employee volunteering programs
October 9, 2018

Employee Volunteering Landscape: A Research

Time-crunched employees are increasingly looking out for purpose-driven work and making an impact to the business
September 14, 2018

Going Big with your employee volunteering program: A Tata Communications Case-Study

Tata Communications needed a better way to manage their corporate volunteering efforts. They realized that the ‘one-size-fits-all’ strategy for designing.....
September 7, 2018

Want to engage your employees in a social cause? Here are a few ways to get started

The benefits of a well-chosen employee volunteering program are manifold. A meta-analysis of 199 studies on volunteering programs, covering....
August 31, 2018

Volunteering: Enabling good karma

An overwhelming number of employees seek support from their organizations for their volunteering efforts and serving communities. However.....
August 24, 2018

Why volunteering should be a part of a leader’s job?

Daniel Goleman, in his book, “What makes a leader?” introduced the word ‘emotional intelligence’ and argued that a high degree of emotional intelligence....
August 6, 2018

Top reasons why employee volunteering is a good investment

Employee volunteer programs are reported to drive employee engagement and are said to instill greater employee satisfaction, higher morale and....
July 20, 2018

When organizations do it right!

Is your company interested in implementing an employee volunteering program but you are not sure which volunteering program will meet your....
July 18, 2018

A step-by-step guide to designing an employee volunteering program

I like my company, but we are not solving problems for the society. We’re not curing disease, addressing climate change or helping our country....
July 18, 2018

Attracting, engaging and retaining millennials at the workplace

In the next two years, half of the workforce will be made up of the millennial generation. This generation has changed and influenced almost....
July 18, 2018

Does your organization support employee volunteering?

Research consistently shows that employees are happiest and most likely to stay with companies that are innovative, align with personal values....
January 1, 2018

Five ways to build an employer brand for attracting millennials

The debate around what do millennials want from a company has been around for quite some time. From fancy offices to gyms memberships, companies....
October 17, 2018

Bringing Technology to the World of Good | Richa Bajpai | TEDxBangaloreSalon

In this TEDx talk, Richa speaks about technology that can transform and improve the sustainability sector.
October 13, 2018

India CSR Summit 2018 on CNN News 18 NGOBOX episode on 13th October 2018

India CSR Summit & Exhibition is India's largest CSR forum hosted by NGOBOX and CSRBOX annually since 2014.
August 14, 2018

How Goodera is helping companies leverage data & technology to measure the impact of CR programs

Richa Bajpai, founder of Goodera, explains how they are helping companies by providing technology that allows them to have visibility of the impact....
August 9, 2018

Boosting engagement through employee volunteering: Tata Communications journey

Employees are demanding more purpose than pay-checks from their employers. Employee volunteering is seen as a potent way to engage employees....
July 20, 2018

Leveraging data and technology to advance corporate citizenship and competitiveness

How technology is transforming impact measurement and management, by ensuring that every development $ is made to work harder....
July 18, 2018

Building an employer brand for attracting millennials

A panel led by Ester Martinez, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, People Matters, Amit Narain, Head-HR, Nestle, Abhishek Humbad, Founder and Co-CEO....
February 22, 2018

Goodera bridges the gap between technology and CSR

Technology is touching our lives in every aspect; why leave out sustainability and citizenship?" asked Richa Bajpai, founder and co-CEO of Goodera. Goodera is a platform that....
February 20, 2018

Technology helps GAP ensure supply chain sustainability

"Why should the sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) space be untouched by technology?" asked Richa Bajpai, founder and co-CEO of Goodera. "It should be very much ingrained....
January 12, 2018

Championing employee engagement for the multi-generational workforce

By 2020, most companies will have four or five generations working side by side. How do you drive employee engagement? Is personalized employee engagement the way towards....
July 18, 2018

How to deliver data-driven impact decisions

Richa Bajpai, founder of Goodera, talks with Ian Welsh about the challenges companies face measuring the impact of their sustainability functions and programmes. Bajpai outlines some trends in how businesses are...
November 28, 2018

Bangalore Round Table: Designing an Effective Employee Volunteering Program

A recent study by Gallup discovered that companies with an engaged workforce outperform their peers by a margin as high as 147%.
November 9, 2018

The importance of symbolism: The Karmark

Anyone who sets out to change the world must first define a tangible and measurable goal. Nothing of substance can be accomplished
November 8, 2018

Improving road safety in Bangalore: A Toyota case study

Imagine losing your loved one to a road accident that could have been avoided only if proper traffic rules were followed. There should never be any
October 30, 2018

Kickstarting Self4Society: A National Movement

This past week has seen a noticeable shift in the giving back landscape of India. Earlier viewed as a completely independent wing of the company
October 25, 2018

Goodera’s Employee Volunteering Program: A Forerunner for #Self4Society

On 24th October 2018, PM Narendra Modi launched the app #Self4Society to encourage inclusive growth and volunteering
September 11, 2018

Preserving curiosity in our children: An Intel case study

Education is not about studying and scoring marks. It’s about discovering oneself and unlocking one’s potential with repeated questions.
September 10, 2018

Experience the High of Giving this Daan Utsav

Are you looking to create an impact but don’t know where to start? Have you wanted to do more but not found the right opportunities?
August 18, 2018

Employee Volunteering: The ROI generating toolkit of your CSR

Gone are the days when corporations viewed volunteering as an afterthought, as against a priority today.
August 18, 2018

How much does a millennial customer value ‘giving back’ as a concept while making purchase decisions?

Millennial purchasing power will soon exceed that of every other generation. However, the key factors that influence their purchasing
August 18, 2018

The Blackboard: A fable came true for a school girl

THE screeching noise of chalk on that blackboard echoes that monotony of regular classes and a fear deep inside my heart.
August 17, 2018

Volunteering as a science: Helping people and the wellness quotient

Volunteering is a means to render one’s services and resources for the benefit of the community and the society as a whole.
November 23, 2018

Sustainability from buzzword to gospel truth

Left to Right - Raj Kumar Rishi - MD, Xerox India, Amar Kaul – Chairman, Ingersoll Rand, Shanmugh Natarjan - MD, Adobe India & VP – Products, Adobe Systems, Mahendra Singhi – Group CEO
October 24, 2018

Conscious capitalism, CSR, sustainability and beyond

Is conscious capitalism an oxymoron? Can businesses focus on achieving financial goals while also making sure they drive positive change?
October 24, 2018

Not just altruism but a retention tool, too

Enabling staff to devote time to social work boosts the chances of their staying on with the company
October 15, 2018

Ten takeaways from the Sustainability Reporting and Communications Summit

Reporting on the SDGs, alignment between reporting standards, and the Task Force on Climate Climate Related Financial Disclosure
October 11, 2018

Is Corporate India looking at CSR as a benevolent activity? CSR tool Goodera has answers

Corporate Social Responsibility for the uninitiated is a corporate lingo that defines how much corporates
September 25, 2018

Goodera’s Sustainability Platform becomes the first in India to receive the prestigious GRI accreditation

Mumbai: Goodera, a global SaaS company operating in the space of CSR, Sustainability and Volunteering
June 4, 2018

Can millennials foster a ‘green’ culture at work?

On World Environment Day, we look at how employees are driving companies to become more planet-friendly
May 16, 2018

Young generation distrustful of businesses, as loyalty and confidence dip

About 73% of the millennials are of the opinion that businesses have no goal other than making money, according to a Deloitte survey
April 30, 2018

How Goodera is bringing together volunteers and professionals to find meaning and purpose in giving

With 250 million people expected to join the country’s workforce by 2030, India is projected to be the youngest nation in the world....
December 1, 2017

1st-generation entrepreneurs – Premji, Nilekani, NRN – make Bengaluru India’s philanthropy capital

With four Bengalureans being the only Indian signatories to Bill Gates’ Giving Pledge, the IT city could very well...
November 10, 2017

Cos social drive goes digital for transparency

Corporate CSR projects often suffer from lack of transparency, accountability and visibility. A few employees tend to lead CSR efforts...
October 26, 2017

PSUs devote over Rs121 crore of CSR funds towards ‘Statue of Unity’

ONGC reported a contribution of Rs 50 crore; OIL and HPCL of Rs 25 crore each; and IOCL donated Rs21.83 crore towards the construction of the ‘Statue of Unity’...
October 17, 2017

How companies are spending on CSR projects

The top 100 NSE companies are moving beyond compliance to focus on creating long-term impact for beneficiaries of their CSR projects...
October 17, 2017

CSR projects in sports: Few companies willing to play along

It appears that the 2020 Olympics Games have not really encouraged companies to devote money to sports in this fiscal...
October 9, 2017

Managing CSR for more than 150 corporates and 2 lakh volunteers using tech

When Abhishek Humbad and Richa Bajpai, 30, founded Goodera in February 2014, they had no idea they would...
October 4, 2017

10% Of Corporate India’s Total CSR Spend Is Managed On Goodera: CEOs Of Goodera

The CSR Law has brought in a higher level of governance, monitoring requirements and hence accountability...
June 21, 2017

Goodera’s cloud links CSR and your projects

Richa and Abhishek never worked in a corporate setting before but they soon realised how large the ecosystem of the...
June 21, 2017

For the greater good

The platform helps all stakeholders be it corporates, donors or foundations to monitor and evaluate the work at any...
June 14, 2017

Goodera raises $5.5 mn from Nexus Venture, Omidyar, others

Goodera, a global CSR & sustainability management technology platform, has raised $5.5 million from Nexus Venture...
June 13, 2017

Goodera raises $5.5M in Series A round led by NVP and Omidyar Network

Bengaluru- and Menlo Park-based CSR and sustainability management technology platform Goodera has raised $5.5 million...
June 13, 2017

Goodera raises $5.5 million

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability management technology platform, Goodera on Tuesday said it...
June 13, 2017

Goodera Raises $5.5 Million Funding from Nexus Venture Partners, Omidyar Network

CSR & Sustainability Management platform Goodera, today announced its Series A round of funding of $5.5mn from Nexus...
June 13, 2017

Goodera bags Rs 35 crore for the Goodworks platform

Goodera, a platform that connects companies with non-profit organisations, has raised $5.5 million...
June 13, 2017

CSR platform Goodera raises $5.5 mn from Nexus, Omidyar

Goodera, a platform that connects companies with non-profit organisations, has raised $5.5 million (Rs 35 crore)...
June 13, 2017

Goodera raises $5.5 mn from Nexus, Omidyar

Goodera, a global CSR and Sustainability Management technology platform, headquartered in Bengaluru and US...
June 13, 2017

Goodera raises $5.5 million from Nexus Venture Partners & Omidyar

The funds raised through this round will be utilised in enhancing technology...
July 13, 2018

Goodera Nasscom Report – Catalyzing Change 2015-16

CSR Trends of 2015-16. Study of CSR programmes in Education, Tech4Good & Volunteering
July 13, 2018

Goodera Nasscom Report – Catalyzing Change 2016-17

Study of CSR Trends in the IT-BPM Sector: 2016-17

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