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‘Responsible Business’ Guidelines: A fact check on India Inc. ?

By : Aparna Khandelwal, Aug 30, 2011

A growing concern amongst the investment community is that typical financial reports do not adequately capture all the risks and externalities of a firm and thus its true performance. 

All stakeholders including investors, government and consumers are now putting...

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Flying Green- A reality in the making

By : Sandeep Roy, Aug 17, 2011

Based on the predictions by the ‘Air Transport Action Group’ (ATAG), the fleet fuel efficiency will improve by 1.5% per annum by 2020 and by 2050 the net CO2 emissions would be 50% of the 2005 levels.

On July 1, 2011 all commercial airlines were given a formal go-ahead...

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Integrated Reporting- What, Why and How!

By : Aparna Khandelwal, Jul 19, 2011

A sustainability consultant writes about the meaning, need and status of integrated reporting i.e. representation of the financial and non-financial performance of a company in a single report.

What is integrated reporting?
Integrated reporting...

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Opinion: Unintended implication of policy perception

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 13, 2011

Here's our Flavor of the Month article on Sustainable Agriculture! The author, Ajay Jakhar is an agriculturalist and Chairman of Bharat Krishak Samaj, shares his perspective on the implications of policy decisions especially in regard to shaping sustainable agriculture in...

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Policy Tracker: Water and Energy Outlook of the 12th Five Year Plan

By : Roselin Dey, Jul 7, 2011

India Carbon Outlook catches up with a Planning Commission consultant to discuss the Approach paper for the 12th Five Year plan; the stakeholder consultation process followed this year and the position of ‘water’ and ‘energy’ in the plan.

Before the Twelfth Five Year...

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REDD+: Present and Future

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 23, 2011

REDD works on the idea of financial compensation for reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries. Here’s a senior climate and biodiversity expert sharing the journey of REDD+ also talking about its future and unresolved issues.


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Prepared for Corporate Ecosystem Valuation?

By : Sandeep Roy, Jun 13, 2011

This article highlights the need and business case for Corporate Ecosystem Evaluation based on a recently released guidelines by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

The biodiversity loss and the continuing ecosystem degradation are putting...

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Where should the carbon markets be headed for?

By : Damodaran A, Jun 7, 2011

A carbon expert shares his views on the future of carbon markets post Kyoto phase and what the carbon market requires to keep functioning smoothly.

Unlike global commodity markets that have been in existence for a long time, carbon markets are new and relatively...

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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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National Voluntary Guidelines for India Inc.: from CSR to Responsible Business

By : Aparna Khandelwal, May 19, 2011

Following up on the recently held multi-stakeholder consultation meeting, this article reviews the draft ‘National Voluntary Guidelines on Social, Environmental and Economic Responsibilities of Business’ and summarizes the potential opportunities and gap areas.


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