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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...

By : Pawan Mehra, Jan 24, 2012

IICA convened the 1st National CSR Conclave to make ‘Responsible Business’ a board room conversation and promote the recently launched guidelines. The direction from the top needs to be focused if the initiative has to penetrate the board room.

CSR or Responsible Business?...

By : Achal Gupta, Jan 9, 2012

In the following article, the author discusses the challenges associated with biomass procurement in India.

Biomass power plants in India are based mostly on agricultural waste. Gasifier based power plants are...

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 23, 2011

Revolutionary housing concepts like the ‘India Concept House’- a prefabricated building solution-can help achieve cost savings both in the short term and over the life of the structure.

Given the competitive nature of construction activity and the role it plays in nation building, there...

By : Pranay Kumar, Dec 21, 2011

In the following article, the authors discuss the waste water woes at the Tirupur textile hub.

Testing of wastewater at Tirupur Textile Unit
Dyeing is a method, which imparts beauty to the textile by applying various colors and their shades on to a fabric...

By : Jyoti Deka, Dec 19, 2011

Near term sustainability legislation and initiatives would impact the power generation, textile, financial and automobile industries the most among the Indian businesses, according to a recent survey by cKinetics.

The survey which studied 34 upcoming initiatives, throws three...

By : Shradha Kapur, Dec 7, 2011

In the following article, the author evaluates the road to the 'Rio +20' Conference and its potential implications.

In 2012, Rio de Jeneiro will witness a deja-vu. The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, better known as the Rio + 20, will see world leaders,...

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 2, 2011

As India's 100 largest companies prepare to provide details on their sustainability and responsibility actions, a strategic assessment reveals that they are unevenly prepared to meet the new SEBI directive.

The SEBI board passed a resolution on Nov 24th requiring the largest...

By : Jyoti Deka, Dec 1, 2011

In the following article, the author discusses the emerging status of climate finance as it now stands in the negotiations on the mechanics of the proposed Green Climate Fund at the Durban climate conference.

Along with introducing the nature of climate finance and their...

By : VK Kripanand, Nov 25, 2011

In the following article, an IT expert sheds light on what environmental sustainability means for Indian IT companies.

A recent press article that appeared in the Times of India, said that India's spending on GREEN IT and sustainability initiatives will double from $35 billion...

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 21, 2011

The following article presents a snapshot of how Microsoft, a global IT leader, has successfully embarked on this path.

A competitive IT market and growing need for eco-energy conscious solutions offers opportunities to thought leader firms to shape differentiation and consolidate their...

By : Pramita Sen, Nov 18, 2011

In the following article, the author provides an insight into the key findings of the recently released Carbon Disclosure Project India 2011 Report.

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)...

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 17, 2011

In the following article, a senior-level executive at The Climate Group India office reflects on the current policies for bringing clean revolution in India, and The Climate Group's initiatives in the space.

‘Climate change is a reality and India is serious about climate care’ – this...

By : Sandeep Roy, Nov 3, 2011

In the following article, the author further explores the sustainability aspects of having bio-fuel as the major source of fuel for propelling the aircrafts.

This article is a follow-up to ‘Flying Green – A...