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By : Sustainability ..., Dec 2, 2013

Last-mile distribution and re-seller networks continue to be critical for actioning uptake of domestic clean energy products in rural India.  

Sustainability Outlook spoke to players in the clean cook-stoves sector and saw carbon financing was playing an increasingly vital role in the...

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 22, 2013

Shipping is generally a low energy, low cost and a low impact method for freight transport on a per ton-km basis. In India, the push to sustainable shipping is twofold:

1) Efficiency for Trade: India incurs high logistics costs compared to other countries. Transportation cost efficiencies...

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 22, 2013

Rajasthan was cited as a potential innovation hub for solar energy, according to Professor Glyn Davis, keynote speaker at the Australian Trade Commission Innovation Showcase held in New Delhi last week. 

Briefly commenting on India, Davis used Rajasthan, Gujarat and Bangalore as examples...

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 17, 2013

Consumer sentiment has been subdued in India. Perhaps for the first time, a fundamental energy resource constraint has driven a period of slow, volatile growth. Almost all sectors of consumption have experienced volatility and a decline in demand in the last 6 months. It appears difficult for...

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 17, 2013

India has been urbanizing at a rapid pace and the Indian agglomeration needs competent infrastructure and smart planning to move forward sustainably and meet the demands of the ever growing population. Today, every industry and business vertical is witnessing development but it is not entirely...

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 17, 2013

As one of India's largest agri-businesses, ITC is largely dependent on agriculture for its raw materials. Consequently, its long term sustainability is inextricably linked to the economic prosperity of agricultural communities that constitute a major part of its value chains. ITC's business...

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 27, 2013

India National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 envisages 5-7 million electric vehicles (EVs) will be on the roads by 2020. An opportunity for EVs in India exists in the nascent 4W market and it is driven by low hybrid/electric penetration, high oil price forecasts, and an unsaturated,...

By : editor_2, Aug 27, 2013

In India, around 40,000 villages (with upto 300 households) and arguably another 250,000 to 300,000 hamlets (with households ranging from 50 to 100) remain either un-electrified or de-electrified. This lack of access has been an inhibitor of equitable economic growth for these marginalized...

By : Ashish Rana, Aug 12, 2013

Innovation is now a near ubiquitous phrase in the business vocabulary. However, use or rather abuse of this phrase has led to a situation where many think that innovation is just a new buzzword, around which some excitement can be generated during a discourse or discussion. Yet, the backers of...

By : Anonymous, Aug 6, 2013

To understand the challenges facing India’s infrastructure system one simply has to look at the statistics. 

Recent estimates suggest there are at least 103 million cars on the country’s roads. In Delhi alone, around 7.4 million vehicles are competing for space on the city’s increasingly...

By : Anonymous, Jul 26, 2013

Companies today are increasingly aware of their responsibility to effectively manage social and environmental risk in their global supply chains. Pressure from the media, investors, NGOs and other stakeholders continues to highlight that many of the highest risks lie hidden in complex global...

By : Anonymous, Jul 17, 2013

The term ‘Sustainability’ was widely-disseminated for the first time by a credible source in the Brundtland Report in 1987 by a commission established by the UN General Assembly. The report coined the well-known definition for sustainability as “development that meets the needs of the present...

By : Sustainability ..., May 20, 2013

This article takes a look at how GE’s John F Welch Technology Centre has built a green building ecosystem in Bangalore

The concept of sustainable buildings has caught on significantly in the Indian market. Green buildings generate less waste, help in water and energy savings and...

By : Anindita Chakraborty, May 13, 2013

Greenpeace calls out for an overhaul of the existing framework of the RPO regulation and sheds light on the current status of its implementation among states

“Powering Ahead with Renewables: Leaders and Laggards”, the new report by Greenpeace is a timely report assessing the...

By : Anonymous, Mar 26, 2013

This article by Sam Kimmins, Principal Sustainability Advisor & Network Partner Manager at Forum for the Future, takes a look at the impact of the shipping industry on world trade and the initiatives which have been undertaken to ensure its future sustainability. 

Shipping is...