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Asia Pacific region not even moving in the right direction, UN body on Sustainable Development Goals

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 26, 2020

Asia Pacific region must speed up action on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and arrest the trends depleting its natural resources, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said in a study, Wednesday. The Asia and the Pacific SDG...

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Sustainable Development Goals: 36 changes in global indicator framework

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 13, 2020

Thirty-six major changes to the global indicator framework for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were approved and adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC), at its 51st session that concluded on March 6, 2020, in New York. These changes are based on...

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India Inc spent just Rs 8,691 crore on CSR in FY19

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 21, 2020

Indian corporates spent just Rs 8,691 crore on corporate social responsibility (CSR) during the current financial year, a survey shows. An analysis by KPMG, titled 'India CSR Reporting Survey 2019', shows CSR spending from India Inc rising year-on-year. Even though this...

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NE Sustainable Development Goals Conclave to be held in Assam next week

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 20, 2020

North East Sustainable Development Goals Conclave 2020 will be held in Assam next week which will see participation from state governments, central ministries, academia and civil society, an official statement said on Wednesday. Government think-tank Niti Aayog is organising...

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ICAI wants companies to be more open on welfare goals

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 14, 2020

Accounting standard setter Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is set to recommend greater disclosure by companies on how they are helping to meet sustainable development goals, ICAI president Atul Kumar Gupta said at a briefing here. ICAI will first set up an...

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India Energy for all Summit 2020

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 11, 2020

CLEAN in partnership with NITI Aayog, Government of India and International Solar Alliance (ISA), Summit Partners: AEEE, CEEW, CSIS, Good Energies Foundation, MECS, GIZ, IRADe, GOGLA, NRDC, NTPC, Selco Foundation, SwitchOn...

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India just about stays on course for green economy

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 5, 2020

India’s annual budget, announced on February 1, was long on intentions to move towards a green economy, but short on specifics. In her budget, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman emphasised an incentive scheme for around two million farmers to move to solar-powered irrigation...

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Budget 2020: Many sustainability schemes but no action plan, say experts

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 4, 2020

In her Budget speech, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman mentioned three critical elements of development: aspirational India, development and a caring society. All these are critical part of sustainable development goals. One measure announced was to promote natural gas use...

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India becomes second-largest market for Green Bonds with $10.3 billion transactions

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 4, 2020

India has become the second-largest market globally for green bonds with $10.3 billion worth of transactions in the first half of 2019, as...

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Sustainability Outlook partners with CLEAN for India Energy for all Summit 2020

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 28, 2020

Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN) in partnership with NITI Aayog, Government of India is organising the fourth edition of India Energy for All Summit (IEAS) from 4-5 February 2020 at the India...

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