Divya Singhal
Goa Institute of Management, Goa, India
divyasinghal@gim.ac.in; divyagim@gmail.com

Year: July 2014
Volume: 24 No. 1
Pages: 35-44

Abstract:

It is now proven that the relationship between business and society is integral in the success of any enterprise. With the growing role of business in society, organizations are becoming more “socially responsible” and engaging in various social initiatives. Organizations involve themselves in various kinds of initiatives generally targeted towards a selected underprivileged section of the society or a
specific area like education, health, and environment. Women play an important role in building sustainable development. Promoting women empowerment and widening their contribution in decision-making roles are key strategies for sustainable development. The present paper is an attempt to highlight women empowerment through various social initiatives. In this regard, I attempted to review some of the exemplary sustainable social initiatives running in India through this paper.