PHILANTHROPY

  • Narayana Health: Providing worldclass treatment to the poor December 23, 2013

    Award: Good Company Narayana Health Age: 60 Why He Won: For setting up a 6,000bed multispecialty hospital chain across India that provides worldclass treatment based on a crosssubsidised model. His Trigger: Most Indians cannot afford tertiary and specialty health care. One of the biggest reasons for them falling below the poverty...
  • The philanthropists who built Mumbai December 23, 2013

    When the BandraWorli Sealink was finally opened to traffic on June 30, 2009, the media went into overdrive suggesting that the bridge over the creek separating north and south Mumbai was a symbol of new possibilities. Inaugurated after tens of thousands of residents witnessed a spectacular laser show and fireworks...
  • Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, 3 others on Forbes philanthropy list May 30, 2013

    Singapore: Four Indian business leaders Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, PNC Menon, Vineet Nayar and Ronnie Screwvala figure in this year's list of AsiaPacific's most remarkable "givers". The annual list of 'Heroes of Philanthropy', compiled by Forbes Asia magazine, features a total of 48 persons from...
  • Can the Jaipur Foot survive after DR Mehta? March 5, 2013

    Devendra Raj Mehta was a career bureaucrat who rose to the top, advising prime ministers as the deputy governor of RBI and taking on big corporate names during his stint as the Sebi chairman. But as one sits in his 'office' of over a decade, at the Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang...
  • RBS to offer philanthropy services in India April 16, 2012

    Mumbai: The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) India will offer philanthropy services as a part of its wealth management segment in the country. "We started providing philanthropy services under wealth management in Britain from 2005. As India is one of our key international markets, we will...
  • Common ground is not impossible: Rohini Nilekani November 2, 2011

    Well known philanthropist and writer Rohini Nilekani's book 'Uncommon Ground' is out. It is a compilation of interviews she did for a TV channel. Rohini Nilekani spoke to CNNIBN's D P Satish about her book and more. CNNIBN: Normally, TV interviews don't merit a book. Mainly because, TV has more sound,...
  • FTN: Should India's rich flaunt their wealth? May 26, 2011

    Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts if India's rich should flaunt their wealth. ...
  • Warren Buffett bowled over by Indian hospitality March 23, 2011

    Bangalore: The world's biggest philanthropy capitalists are in the country, wanting to invest and guide India Inc. It's day two of Investment Guru Warren Buffet's maiden visit to India. Buffet who is the world's third richest man is visiting the TaeguTac office in Bangalore on Wednesday. He's also met Karnataka Chief...
  • The Gates look to inspire India's rich to share wealth March 23, 2011

    In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN, Melinda and Bill Gates talk about philanthropy and also how Azim Premji has shown the way in India. ...
  • Gaga's wristband raises funds for Japan victims March 16, 2011

    London: Pop star Lady Gaga has collected $250,000 from the sales of a wristband she designed to raise money for Japan's earthquake victims. "Monsters (fans): in just 48 hrs you've raised a quarter of a million dollars for Japan Relief. It's important we help. X (sic)," Gaga posted on her Twitter...
  • Make money and do good the new corporate buzz March 1, 2011

    New York: Admitting you are making money by doing some good in the world is no longer a dirty little secret, it's called "creating shared value" the new catch phrase in corporate and philanthropic circles. More than 90 chief executives will meet in New York on Monday, International Corporate Philanthropy...
  • Microsoft cofounder turns philanthropic July 16, 2010

    New York: Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, who has been treated for nonHodgkin's lymphoma, said on Thursday he is committing most of his estimated $ 13.5 billion fortune to philanthropy after his death. Allen follows in the footsteps of former business partner Bill Gates and billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who have both...
  • 4 Indians are Forbes' philanthropy heroes March 6, 2010

    Washington: Four Indian women corporate leaders have made it to the Forbes' list of Asia Pacific's 48 "Heroes Of Philanthropy". The Indians featured on the list of the region's most prominent altruists, compiled by Forbes Asia magazine, were biotech major Biocon's CEO Kiran MazumdarShaw, Anu Aga of Thermax, Kiran Nadar, wife...
  • Paedophilia in garb of philanthropy rampant in India November 18, 2009

    New Delhi: Paedophilia in the garb of western philanthropy. India has seen at least ten high profile cases of foreign nations involved in cases of child sex abuse. One of the first such cases was exposed in Goa sixteen years ago. Australian National Warner Wulf Ingo...