The Cognizant Foundation
Registered in March 2005 as a "Charitable Company" under the Indian Companies Act, the Cognizant Foundation helps underprivileged members of Indian society gain access to quality education & healthcare by : * Providing financial and technical support
* Designing and implementing educational and healthcare improvement programs * Partnering with Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), educational institutions, healthcare institutions, government agencies and corporations to raise the quality of life for people across India Outreach was launched in the year 2007 when Cognizant crossed the second billion dollar revenue mark and decided to celebrate this achievement by giving back to the society. This program is focused on using a combination of voluntary efforts from Cognizant associates and funding from Cognizant to promote the cause of education. As part of this program, Cognizant adopts orphanages and educational institutions catering to underprivileged children and helps them raise the required infrastructure and meet their training needs Cognizant is also a member of change the equation, a new initiative led by more than 100 CEOs who collectively pledged more than $ 5 million in first–year funding to improve awareness and effectiveness in stem education. It has a Go Green program which drives their environmental initiatives. The program currently targets carbon emissions, energy and paper use, and will soon include waste, hazardous materials and water use. GE
Conflict minerals: GE has pledged to rid its supply chain of conflict minerals sourced from countries including the Democratic Republic of Congo, where armed forces in the eastern region reap up to $225 million of revenues from the extraction of these minerals. The company joined companies including HP and Intel that have joined the Conflict Free Smelter Early Adopters Fund, a program that helps smaller smelters by paying for their ethical audits. In addition to working with other NGOs such as the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition and Global e-Sustainability Initiative, GE will both communicate its progress in eliminating such minerals from its sourcing while meeting latest compliance guidelines Sustainable systems: GE’s ecomagination program has grown into a $21 billion portfolio. As a global strategy, ecomagination is aimed at meeting customer demand for more energy-efficient products and solutions. In 2005, specific targets were established for three years — 2008, 2010, and 2012,including a principal commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 percent by 2008. In the time since the target was set, GE has reduced GHG emission by 41 percent, surpassing its original commitment.Since GE started ecomagination, GE ecomagination technologies and solutions have been rapidly adopted and recognized by governments, consumers and partners. Ecomagination products launched worldwide include the GEnx aircraft engine and Evolution locomotive and cover areas such as energy, water treatment and lighting.
Clinton Global Initiative
Support for potential solutions to environmental issues is it has committed with the Clinton Global Initiative to facilitate $8 to 10 billion financing of clean and renewable energy projects.
Seeing is Believing
'Seeing is Believing' is StanChart's global collaboration to tackle avoidable blindness across world. It funds leading eye care NGOs to help prevent and treat blindness, with all money going direct to delivering projects on the ground. In seven years, the program has gone from a simple staff-led initiative to raise enough money to carry out 28,000 cataract operations (representing one operation per member of staff), to a $37 million global funding initiative reaching out to over 30 million people.
Udayachal Schools :-
Udayachal is the school run by the Godrej group of companies.The School began in 1955 in a small grain store, as a Bal...
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