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Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

Win-win Propositions for Communities, Corporates and Agriculture

Now Published!

Edited by S P Wani, Director. Formerly ICRISAT Development Center (IDC), India, K V Raju, Theme Leader, Policy & Impact Research Program-Asia. International Crop Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics, India

October 2018 / Hardback / 264 Pages / 9781786394514 £95.00 / €125.00 / $160.00
With 10% online discount: £85.50 / €112.50 / $144.00
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This book examines the design and implementation of corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities in rural areas, based on collaboration between well-known corporates and an international research organization. Researchers used various scientific tools and methods to enhance rural livelihoods and improve sustainable natural resources management. Including three chapters covering the philosophy and practices of CSR, this book covers emerging policies and their implications in India. Eight case studies based on actual practices explore climate-resilient agriculture, water footprint, improving livelihoods, diversification of crop pattern, enhancing crop productivity, and sustainable development in low rainfall regions. Five further chapters cover soil health improvement, improving rural wastewater management and enhancing rural livelihoods, based on various case studies. The book offers macro and micro perspectives of CSR work and its critical benefits to both community and natural resources.

This book covers:

Philosophy and practices of corporate social responsibility.
Impact studies on improving livelihoods and sustainable development of natural resources.
Process steps across various CSR initiatives.
Distinct features of each corporate agency.

This book will be useful to corporates, individuals involved in CSR work as well as students and researchers focused on agricultural development and the sustainable development of natural resources.

  • 1: Corporate Social Responsibility in India: Philosophy, Policy and Practice
  • 2: A Holistic Approach for Achieving Impact through CSR
  • 3: Building Soil Health, Improving Carbon Footprint and Minimizing Greenhouse Gas Emissions through CSR
  • 4: CSR and Climate-resilient Agriculture – A JSW Case Study
  • 5: Improving Livelihoods through Watershed Interventions: A Case Study of SABMiller India Project
  • 6: Improved Livelihoods – A Case Study from Asian Paints Limited
  • 7: Improving Water Availability and Diversification of Cropping Systems in Pilot Villages of North and Southern India
  • 8: Scaling-up of Science-led Development – Sir Dorabji Tata Trust Initiative
  • 9: Increasing Agricultural Productivity of Farming Systems in Parts of Central India – Sir Ratan Tata Trust Initiative
  • 10: Sustainable Development of Fragile Low-rainfall Regions – Power Grid Corporation of India Initiative
  • 11: Farmer-centric Integrated Water Management for Improving Livelihoods – A Case Study of Rural Electrification Corporation Limited
  • 12: Improving Rural Wastewater Management
  • 13: Learnings and a Way Forward
Very highly recommended for corporate, college, and university library Business Management collections and supplemental studies lists, "Corporate Social Responsibility" will prove useful for corporate executives involved in Corporate Social Responsibility work as well as students and researchers focusing on agricultural development and the sustainable development of natural resources. Midwest Book Review, February 2019

Raju - Dr K.V. Raju Theme Leader, Policy and Impact, Research Program-Asia, International Crop Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, Telengana, India. He was previously Principal Scientist and Assistant Director, ICRISAT. He has served as Economic Advisor to Chief Minister, Government of Karnataka, India and acts as Professor and Head, Centre for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources, Institute for Social and Economic Change, India. Has published 16 books and more than 100 papers in international and national journals, besides large number of research reports (from international and national organisations like ICRISAT, IFPRI, IWMI, ICRAF, IEG, ISEC, IRMA, IIM-A) and proceedings.

Wani - Suhas P. Wani, Research Program Director - Asia and Director, ICRISAT Development Center (IDC) at International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, India. His area of specialization is scaling-up science-based interventions to benefit millions of farmers in Asia and Africa particularly in the area of sustainable agriculture for improving rural livelihoods. His expertise spans thru integrated watershed management and water use efficiency (Green, blue and grey) in field to catchment scale, wasteland development, wastewater management, biodiesel plantation, integrated nutrient management and carbon sequestration for the conservation of natural resources and their sustainable use for improving livelihoods of farmers. Livelihoods improvement for small farm holders is the main thrust of his research for development (R4D). Dr. Wani has organized number of national and international meetings and co-ordinating number of multi-disciplinary, multi country projects in the area of sustainable natural resource management and for improving livelihoods and building resilience of the farmers.