India's pioneering CSR law could have promise, but progress is slow

Earlier this year India became the first country to mandate corporate social responsibility by law in an effort to share the cost of development with the many companies growing fat on its economic rise. In this piece Devex examines the challenges and slow progress in implementing the law, which government officials said could lead to $3.3 billion in funding for development projects.

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  • Alys Francis

    Alys Francis is a freelance journalist covering development and other news in South Asia for international media outlets. Based in India, she travels widely around the region and has covered major events, including national elections in India and Nepal. She is interested in how technology is aiding development and rapidly altering societies.