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Company law to change CSR landscape

Strategic Philanthropy | Aug 12, 2013

Experts see mixed blessings from new company law; some say the move will result in rise in CSR consulting. The CSR provisions could have a “cascading impact” on philanthropy, according to Rohini Nilekani, chairperson and founder of non-profit Arghyam and wife of Nandan Nilekani, a co-founder of software service firm Infosys Ltd and chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India that aims to provide a unique identity number to all residents of India.

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