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By : Suparna Shankar..., Nov 16, 2012

It does not matter how big or small Indian organizations are, they must learn from the recent power grid failure.

The recent power grid failure in North India exposed the precarious demand-supply imbalance in power and vulnerability of a grid with complex inter-linkages. 610 million(1)...

By : Ashok Paranjape, Nov 15, 2012

The Earth receives more than enough energy from the sun in an hour to supply the world’s energy requirements for the whole year. Unfortunately we harness only a tiny portion of the available solar energy and the world still primarily relies on power plants that burn fossil fuels. Thus, we don’t...

By : Pankaj Arora, Nov 9, 2012

I had the good fortune of attending the Nestle’s Creating Shared Value (CSV) forum earlier this week. Nestle is very clear on what it intends to achieve – find ways and methods by which businesses can play a role in the development of the communities and countries it operates in or in other...

By : Katherine Miles..., Nov 7, 2012

The financial services sector plays a catalytic role in the promotion of sustainable development through deploying finance responsibly. As intermediaries in allocating capital, investors and lenders have the power to influence social and environmental practices and performance of companies...

By : Seth Petchers, Nov 6, 2012

I’ve sat down at a Mumbai café to write a piece on labels and sustainable consumer behaviour. I should have done this several days ago and now the deadline I’ve been asked to meet is tomorrow. But there was Lakme Fashion Week, where my NGO Shop for Change Fair Trade brought in a cotton...

By : editor_2, Nov 6, 2012

In light of the recently rolled out Electronic Waste Management and Handling Rules, Sustainability Outlook is conducting a survey to assess consumer behaviour on electronic waste disposal and management. 

The survey would take approximately 5 minutes to complete and we would really...

Subject Tags: Resource Efficiency
By : Roselin Dey, Nov 2, 2012

The sustainability coin has two sides: Sustainable production and sustainable consumption. Newer compliance mandates and regulations coupled with increased investor and client demands for responsible business behavior have led to the onset and acceptance of cleaner production practices....

By : Cherian Thomas, Nov 2, 2012

The challenges of achieving rapid and continuously high levels of economic growth as a means to poverty reduction include the need to balance development aspirations with minimal environmental impact. Given the global impetus to peg carbon emissions to 2005 levels over the next two to three...

By : Pawan Mehra, Oct 26, 2012

As India Inc. begins to adopt Sustainability reporting, investors are likely to be combing through it and select winners from the rest.

The number of corporates coming out with Sustainability reports in India is on the rise. In these reports businesses share about...

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 26, 2012

Driven by the fast emerging threat of water scarcity, Beverage giants are increasingly mainstreaming their water conservation practices though some observers remain cynical about the claims and the true accomplishments.

The beverage industry relies on water for its survival; making it...

By : Vijeta Rattani, Jul 10, 2012

Globally, a large number of international players have introduced green tires as an option for reduced carbon emission. Such initiatives also present a new opportunity that can be explored by Indian firms.

Last year in November 2011, the European Union operationalised a novel concept of ‘...

By : Dhanapal G, Jul 2, 2012

India is host to the eleventh Conference of Party on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) scheduled for October 2012. India became a Party to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in 1994; the three objectives of   the CBD are conservation of biodiversity, sustainable use of the...

By : Roselin Dey, Jun 28, 2012

With the concept of sustainable architecture catching up, Grundfos India reiterates its commitment to sustainability by investing in greening their factory premises and receiving Gold certification under IGBC Green Factories Rating System.

The movement of green buildings is slowly and...

By : Snehil Taparia, Jun 26, 2012

This article explores the different business prerogatives and the benefits that can be tapped into by adopting energy efficiency measures in the workplace.

Depleting energy resources, rising cost of energy and the threat of climate change have elevated the demand for sustainable energy...

By : Pranay Kumar, Jun 18, 2012

In this first of a series of article, the authors presents an overview of the underlying causes for water pollution in the country as also suggests remedial actions (in terms of best practices as also legal mandates) required for addressing the state of this extremely critical resource. “Aqua...