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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...

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 21, 2013

The Antarctic is the one of the remote and pristine places left on Earth with large reserves of natural resources. The Inspire Antarctic Expedition (IEA) brings together corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and environmentalists to gather insights about the continent. This article by Bandanjot...

By : Anindita Chakraborty, Mar 7, 2013

HCL has come out with a new sustainability report which builds on 4Rs – Responsible Business, Redefine Workplace, Renew Ecosystem and Repay Society. This article takes a look at the objectives governing HCL’s sustainability journey, and how far the firm has come along on these.

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By : Anindita Chakraborty, Feb 27, 2013

It’s not just the budget allocation; the solar industry needs streamlining of operational policies as well. This article takes a look at the industry expectations and demands ahead of the Union Budget 2013. 

The Budget session has started and speculators are running amuck. With a...

By : Anindita Chakraborty, Feb 15, 2013

This article draws from Sustainability Outlook’s conversation with the CEO of Sopogy, a Micro CSP manufacturer and takes a look at the status of Micro CSP technology and its potential in India.

While the solar industry has seen a huge surge in recent years, the uptake of...

By : Pankaj Arora, Feb 13, 2013

Many know Seychelles as an exotic holiday destination. What many don’t know is that Seychelles is also one of the countries most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Just last week itself, the country was flooded.

Or look at Maldives. Another holiday locale for the Bollywood...

By : Anindita Chakraborty, Jan 31, 2013

Reckitt Benckiser launched a new sustainability strategy in 2012 upon early achievement of its successful Carbon20 programme. The new betterbusiness strategy is based on an analysis of key global trends of decreasing resources and was developed to integrate it with a new business vision and...