In India, corporate activism lacks true accountability

Good Values conducted a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) survey along with the UK India Business Council (amongst 31 leading Indian and British companies operating in India) to find out what their understanding of CSR is and how they are embedding it into their system. The survey was conducted in view of India’s Companies’ Act 2013, which came into effect from April 2014, and makes it mandatory for forms to spend 2% of their net profit on corporate social responsibility.

The sample size included company sectors as diverse as finance, securities and insurance, Industrial manufacturing, IT and communication, to  food and consumer packaged goods, aerospace and defence, retail, real estate, mining, tourism, and life science and pharmaceutical manufacturing.

The survey was covered by India’s leading financial newspaper ‘The Hindu Business Line’. To find out the highlights of the survey, click here.