An estimated 16 000 companies in India will fall within the new Companies Act´s ambit to spend 2% of their profits on CSR according to the article Utilise CSR for social change and brand-building published in India Times on March 31 2014. The Act and its Rules should be of interest to all companies as they apply to both Indian companies as well as foreign companies doing business in India. The new Act specifies that a company must set up a board committee to oversee CSR with at least one independent director on it.
Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:18
China to reform the household registration system and grant urban residency to rural migrant workersThu, 04/10/2014 - 10:12
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang hopes to increase urbanization to boost consumer spending and ensure sustainable economic growth. In the article More rural Chinese, migrants to enjoy urban living under government plan published in Global Times at March 2 2014, this will be by granting urban residency to around 100 million rural people who have moved to cities, rebuild rundown city areas and villages inside cities that are home to 100 million people, and guide the urbanization of around 100 million rural residents of the central and western regions in cities.
Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:42
On April 1, CCR CSR attended the launch ceremony for the first Samsung Smart School in China. Samsung has provided Mingyuan School, located in Beijing´s southeastern outskirt, a school mainly composed of migrant children, with digital devices including tablets, laptops and TV sets, as teaching assistance appliances.
Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:12
In the article Around China: A migrant worker's epic trip home from People Daily we accompany a father on his journey home over the Spring Festival typifying the annual travails of millions of Chinese migrant workers to see their families. It is said that 15% to 30% of the workers at the Chinese factories don't return back after the holiday. The trend reflects rising expectations among China's workers, who are seeking out more support from their employers in their struggle to keep their family’s and overall lives together.
Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:49
March 7 – China National Textile Industry Association (CNTAC) and the Center for Child Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility (CCR CSR) have officially launched a cooperation program focused on building awareness and support toward meeting the needs of working parents. CNTAC’s commitment to families is to retain, recruit and motivate their workforce, by supporting workers in their roles as parents and caregivers.