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Ola launches drive to enable sustainable livelihoods for 5 lakh women by 2025

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 26, 2019

Ola, one of the world's largest ride-hailing platforms, on Thursday launched a drive to enable sustainable livelihoods for 5 lakh women through its social welfare arm, Ola Foundation. The...

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India Will Achieve 8% Growth From 2020-21: NITI Aayog Vice Chairman

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 23, 2019

NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar has voiced confidence that India will achieve economic growth of 8 per cent plus from fiscal year 2020-21 onwards as structural reforms like the GST are set...

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5-Fold Increase in Clean Energy Jobs in 5 Years - India

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 15, 2019

With an average age of 27 and projected 7.5 percent economic growth rate, jobs are a key priority in India. Growth in the renewable energy market is a major opportunity to achieve India’s goals...

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IFC Partners with Levi Strauss and Co. to Reduce Emissions, Water Use in Textile Factories

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 8, 2019

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.), one of the world’s leading brand name apparel companies, signed a cooperation agreement that will help LS&Co....

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World Bank approves $147 mn loan to Jharkhand

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 26, 2019

The World Bank on Tuesday approved a $147 million loan agreement to provide basic urban services to the people of Jharkhand and help improve the management capacity of the urban local bodies (...

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Involving tribal communities can boost India's wildlife conservation: IIT prof

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 18, 2019

India's wildlife conservation initiatives need the involvement of local tribal communities- rather than the token activism of urban dwellers- to ensure that humans and animals coexist peacefully...

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Niti Aayog sets up task force to brainstorm on agriculture reforms

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 17, 2019

Federal policy think tank Niti Aayog, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Saturday decided to set up a task force of state chief ministers and central ministers to prepare a blueprint...

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Report: Global Emissions At 7-Year High

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 12, 2019

Global emissions have hit a seven-year high, according to BP’s annual energy review, putting the world behind on efforts to curb the effects of climate change. A rise in the number of days that...

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In a first, Grameen and Acumen raise Rs 10 Cr credit facility for social impact companies via SDG bonds

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 6, 2019

Grameen Impact Investments and Acumen announced India's first sustainable development goals (SDG) bond. The LIFE SDG Bond provides a credit facility of Rs 10 crore to five for-profit social...

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Rural revitalisation key to eco growth, says 2019 Global Food Policy Report; 821 mn malnourished worldwide

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 29, 2019

Despite strong economic growth in 2018, undernourishment rose for the third year in a row, with 821 million people in the world now facing chronic food deprivation, says 2019 Global Food Policy...

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