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By : Pawan Mehra, Mar 22, 2012

Selecting the right metrics at the right time to track Environmental and Social (E&S) performance of businesses is crucial in driving the appropriate behavioral response of businesses.

 

In our work with clients and analysis carried out at firms undertaking Sustainability...

By : Roselin Dey, Mar 22, 2012

This article is a reflection piece on the lack of a true business case for companies to take up an even strenuous exercise of reporting under product specific or domain specific standards in the absence of a policy mandate.

 

Two new corporate standards were launched in the...

By : Aparna Khandelwal, Mar 19, 2012

Despite a rapid decline in upfront investment costs associated with Solar PV systems, operational limitations continue to slow its pace of adoption.Capacity building on ground is required to capitalize on Solar’s emerging cost competitiveness with Diesel to shape a sustainable energy plan for...

By : Shradha Kapur, Mar 19, 2012

The article takes a look at the recently promulgated Sustainable Development Guidelines for Central Public Sector Enterprises and ways in which these action can be tracked to demonstrate contribution and commitment of these business entities in shaping a sustainable growth path for the nation....

By : Dhanapal G. and..., Mar 13, 2012

As urbanization leads to rapid decline in open spaces across our cities, a rethink leading to enhancement of urban biodiversity and maintenance of essential ecosystem services is a must to ensure a sustainable future for all.

Urbanization is ever increasing - urban sprawls are eating away...

By : Navdeep Gupta, Mar 9, 2012

Article takes a look at the slew of factors that one needs to consider while determining the right solar panel technology and the criticality of the choice in shaping a financially feasible solar project.

In today’s market there are thousands of solar panel manufacturers available. A...

By : Upendra Bhatt, Mar 7, 2012

A look at the technology areas that are expected to shape the next phase of energy infrastructure in India and need for technology cooperation to build off the priorities set by other nations

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India is at cross-roads of determining the direction and nature of...

By : Sandeep Roy, Mar 6, 2012

With the country all set to miss its 2012 power generation target by almost 60%, demand management seems to be the only sure way for the country to cope up with its growing energy demand

The Indian power sector has grown leaps and bound...

By : Sreepat Jain an..., Feb 24, 2012

With judicious land usage plan, appropriate funding and better awareness, biofuels can definitely aid in establishing a “carbon neutral” energy regime.

Bio-fuels are sustainable and environmental friendly source of energy as they are extracted from plant biomass (agriculture and forestry...

By : Jyoti Deka, Feb 20, 2012

This article provides a brief on the key outcomes of the 2011 Durban COP specifically with regards to impact, influence and process to leverage India’s position on climate equity.

Key agreement at the Durban COP

The key outcome of the Durban talks is an agreement...

By : Aparna Khandelwal, Feb 15, 2012

Sustainability Reporting is catching steam in India however external assurance for non-financial performance disclosures/sustainability reports remain in their infancy.

Assurance for financial data in term audits is very popular however external assurance for non-financial performance...

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 3, 2012

The article presents an insight into the RICS Global Zero Carbon Capacity Index which considers zero carbon in the built environment as a directional goal.

For the past three years, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has commissioned UCL Environment Institute to calculate the...

By : Aparna Khandelwal, Feb 3, 2012

National Solar Mission’s second round of bidding for the balance 350MW of Phase I surprised industry veterans not only in India but across the globe. The recently concluded second round bidding saw the bid price touch an all-time low of Rs 7.49/kWh.

National Solar Mission’s second round...

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 1, 2012

Recently ASSOCHAM organized a National Conference on Waste to Wealth initiatives. Focused at leveraging the opportunity for power generation from industrial waste along with effective management of the industrial waste, the conference...

By : Dhanapal G, Jan 30, 2012

Half of India’s existing 88 industrial clusters are critically polluted. With the country’s ambition to increase the percentage contribution of manufacturing sector to over 25% of GDP, it is important that an integrated approach to environmental sustainability is framed to achieve targeted...