An ancient civilisation with over 5,000 years of history, India's rich cultural, religious and historical traditions have been influenced by numerous travellers, scholars, invaders and conquerors from across the world. The cultural, religious and historical traditions include the virtues of charity and philanthropy, drawing not just from Hindu mythology and scriptures, but several other religious philosophies and practices — such as Christianity, Zoroastrianism and Islam. Therefore, notions of charity and philanthropy are deeply rooted in Indian society and embedded in traditional ways of life.
The World Guide to CSR: A Country-by-Country Analysis of Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility The World Guide to CSR is the first book to provide comparable national profiles that describe the evolution and practice of Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility (CSR) for 58 countries and 5 global regions. Each regional and national profile includes key information about the relevant CSR history, country-specific issues, trends, research and leading organisations. The purpose of the book is to give CSR professionals (including managers, consultants, academics and NGOs focusing on the social, environmental and ethical responsibilities of business) a quick reference guide to CSR in different regional and national contexts. This unique resource will be an essential acquisition for all organisations who need to benchmark their CSR strategies throughout different regions and cultures and want the best possible intelligence on the key issues and concerns relating to corporate social responsibility in all of the markets in which they operate.