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By : Aparna Khandelwal, Jun 5, 2012

Its 5th of June and it’s the 40th anniversary of the World Environment Day (WED). This article provides an overview of what this year’s WED has in store for us.

UN selects a theme and a host country every year for World Environment Day in order to increase awareness about burgeoning...

By : Amresh Deshpande, Jun 4, 2012

In this three part series, the Energy Efficiency Influence Team at Schneider Electric India will discuss possible bottlenecks impacting the growth of the green building market in India. In the first part, we will introduce a new metric that we have developed– namely, square foot per accredited...

By : Jyoti Deka, May 22, 2012

As the market for energy efficiency evolves, new financing models involving third party lenders or investors are also emerging in order to address specific needs of the owners and service providers.

The market for energy efficiency products and services in India has gained momentum in the...

By : Ratnakar Gedam, May 17, 2012

Upcoming GOI plans for sustainable habitat have a significant emphasis on plans/initiatives related to mass transit. Transportation and mobility infrastructure that India requires in this next orbit of growth is best exemplified by the theme of the 12th five year plan (2012-17) - “Faster,...

By : Shradha Kapur, May 14, 2012

This article examines the landscape for sustainability reporting to determine if a policy framework is on the anvil. Can policy makers rise up to the challenge to meet the need of the hour?

Among the many activities and initiatives gaining steam in the run up to the Rio+20 summit in June...

Subject Tags: Policy Tracker
By : Vijeta Rattani, May 10, 2012

The article presents a synopsis of the discussions at the Durban COP, the potential implications for India’s position on climate change and stresses on the need for India to step up as a leader to safeguard the growth needs of the developing world.

Today, climate change is understood as a...

By : Roselin Dey, May 2, 2012

The E-waste Rules come into effect from May 2012, but the lack of binding targets and the unpreparedness of the Indian Industry paints a dismal picture for its meaningful adoption.
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By : Pankaj Arora, Apr 28, 2012

As an update to my earlier piece, “Will Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan drive costs out?“, here are a few suggestions post the event on 24th April, that marked a special day for Unilever launching its first update on its Sustainable Living Plan and sharing its progress with the key...

By : Aparna Khandelwal, Apr 26, 2012

This article explores how organizations have started using GIS as a tool for natural resource assessment to enhance sustainability. 

A geographic information system (GIS) is a technological tool which captures, manages and helps to analyze all forms of geographic reference data and...

By : Snehil Taparia, Apr 23, 2012

The role of Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) sector towards sustainability has evolved globally from corporate philanthropy to a recognized means of value addition for stakeholders. This article explores the business risks and opportunities for environmental sustainability based...

By : Jyoti Deka, Apr 17, 2012

 

This article reviews the strategic plan of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India particularly in context of the underlying drivers and highlights the key areas which will...

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 15, 2012

Sustainability Outlook is a market access, insight and collaboration platform tracking actions related towards sustainability in the Indian economy. To understand our founding vision, objectives and target audience, see our About Us...

Subject Tags: Policy Tracker, Technology
By : Sustainability ..., Apr 15, 2012

 We would welcome all guest contributions and thank you for reaching out to Sustainability Outlook. With guest contributions, we welcome technical insight into the opportunities and challenges you are observing in your field.

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By : Sandeep Roy, Apr 13, 2012

The article reflects on the current state of preparedness on the energy management front amongst the apparel manufacturers in India and the appropriate way forward.

What the leading apparel suppliers are doing?

In the ready-made garment industry, the three top operating expenses...