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Mainstreaming Responsible Business Actions: First Baby Steps

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.

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Environ hazard, broken promises pack double punch for Phursungi-Urali

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 22, 2011

Here's something the Pune Municipal Corporation and the citizens of Pune refuse to learn how to manage garbage.

For more than a decade, the civic body has been using Phursungi-Urali villages as a dumping ground and remained apathetic to its problems. It also put...

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Beyond lighting -- Solar technology furthering the UN MDGs

By : Smita Rakesh an..., Aug 5, 2011

Smita Rakesh and Jigyasa Jyotika at TERI discuss the ‘Lighting a Billion Lives Campaign’ – the largest non-government program to promote fee-for service based solar lighting in rural areas through the unique solar lantern re-charging stations.

160 years after the...

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"World Environment Day" includes release of a New Forest Report

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 2, 2011

Worldwide events and the release of a new report supporting the Year of Forests 2011 takes place on World Environment Day.

On Sunday, June 5, 2011, global events supporting the 39th World Environment Day will continue the year-long celebration of the United Nations-...

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Opinion: Decontrol of oil prices is good for environment and economy

By : Pranay Kumar, Jun 2, 2011

While citizens are reeling under the increasing oil prices, a sustainability practitioner shares his opinion on why this is a good move for the environment and economy.

While citizens are reeling under the increasing oil prices, a sustainability...

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CII for action against polluting industries

By : sustainabilityo..., May 31, 2011

With fingers being pointed at Punjab's industry for polluting river waters, the Confederation of Indian Industry president B Muthuraman has made it clear that those breaking the norms should face the consequences. With the industry remaining the number one default22222er, the...

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Spearheading research in key areas

By : sustainabilityo..., May 30, 2011

Though the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has numerous achievements in diverse fields of science, it often highlights certain areas, some of which are indicated below.


CSIR has many successes in the field of aerospace. It has been at the...

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Shareholder approval key for CSR activities

By : sustainabilityo..., May 25, 2011

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities of companies may be subjected to a more rigorous decision making process soon. To prevent ad hocism in CSR activities, often seen by critics as a means to pare down their tax payoffs, the government may make it mandatory for...

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"Innovative IT solution can cut desktop computing energy cost by 35-50%," says Founder of SeeBeyond Technologies

By : sustainabilityo..., May 24, 2011

In this next interview under the ‘Sustainable Technology Series’, V. K. Kripanand, Founder of See Beyond Technologies talks about InfraSecure, their innovative desktop energy reduction  product which was also recognized at the Parivartan Sustainability Summit earlier in the...

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India’s first waste-to-energy plant generates heat

By : sustainabilityo..., May 23, 2011

India’s first waste-to-energy plant, touted as an answer to the waste and electricity woes of the capital, will start operations from July. But people living near the site are up in arms over the Rs.200 crore project’s high environmental and health costs - something the...

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