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Allcargo Logistics: Not Just Another Tree Plantation

Allcargo Logistics, through its in-house NGO Avashya Foundation has succesfuly executed an extensive tree plantation drive in Sanjay Gandhi National Park and Gorai village of Mumbai. In collaboration with NGO Jaag, the team has planted over 200 trees in Sanjay Gandhi National Park and 250 trees in Gorai in the first phase of their environment sustainability...

Financing Offshore Wind

AHEAD of the Union Budget, the ministry of New and Renewable Energy is batting for several incentives for the wind power industry including providing additional funding, steps to increase the corpus under National Clean Energy Fund, enforcement of renewable purchase obligation and timely payment of electricity generated from wind projects are on the table...

Gati Commits To wp Involvement In Uttarakhand

IT has been a little over a year since a natural calamity of catastrophic proportions hit Uttarakhand in which almost 5000 people died and more than 2500 houses were completely destroyed. But the state and its citizens people have barely recovered from the effects of the flash floods, especially those living farther inland.   Now to...

Coke, US Cos Collaborate To Give Africans Access To Medicines

THE Coca-Cola Company and its Foundations, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced the expansion of ‘Project Last Mile’ to include 10 African countries over the next five years. This public-private partnership – currently focused on Tanzania...

Javdekar: India Ready To Tackle Climate Change

UNION Minister for Environment, Forests & Climate Change Prakash Javadekar today met with a six member French delegation led by Foreign Affairs and International Development Minister Mr. Laurent Fabius in New Delhi. During the discussions Mr. Javadekar said part of the Green Climate Fund could be utilized to finance differential cost of IPRs (Intellectual...

IIM-A To Raise Rs. 16 cr From Corporate, Govt Bodies

AS its fundraising and development efforts gain traction, IIMA, today, made its first tranche of announcements relating to support that has been committed by and agreed to with leaders in corporate and Government institutions. Put together, these collaborations, where the agreements have already been signed and the contributions have started coming in, will pool...

GAIL Looks To Restore Confidence After Gas Pipeline Tragedy

GAIL (India) Limited initiated implementation of a slew of relief measures for the affected families and villagers of Nagaram. This is following the tragic gas pipeline incident in which nineteen people lost their lives and several were injured. The compensation of Rs. 20 lakhs per deceased and Rs. 50,000/- to each of the 19 injured, totaling...

Tata Power Organises Safety Awareness Campaign In Mumbai

TATA Power, India’s largest integrated power company, has been undertaking numerous initiatives to spread awareness on safety not only at the workplace, but also in the community. In line with this, the Company has undertaken various initiatives to sensitise and educate locals residing around high-voltage transmission lines as part of its ‘Jan Jagruti Abhiyan’....

Show The Love

2015 is set to be a crucial year in the fight against climate change. Time is short, but the love is strong, say the folks at The Climate Coalition. Everyone loves something that could be affected by climate change. Our families, our beaches, the food we eat, woods and forests… but we have a chance...

Stock Exchanges Must Boost Socially Responsible Investing

By thewpjournal ThinkTank in International Stories The wp Journal is committed to assimilate and bring together the best of thinkers and advocates in the wp & Sustainability community across the world. Under this initiative w Read More The stock market is not synonymous to sustainable development. In the past, sustainability could very well be the last...

Futures Digital Platform To Catalyze Sustainable Innovation Globally

A new digital platform – the Futures Centre – has been developed by global sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future (Forum) as a powerful tool for decision makers to track trends, share resources and spot opportunities for sustainable innovation and collaboration. Forum has nearly twenty years’ experience using futures techniques, such as trends, scenarios...

Vedanta’s Rice Crop Pilot In Ch’garh Leads To Increase In Yield

AN initiative of oil and gas company Vedanta, through its group company BALCO, aimed at increasing the rice crop yield of farmers in Korba, Chhattisgarh, has benefitted 17 farmers who took part in the pilot demonstration. The farmers experienced a 41% increase in crop yield on average. The success of Project Jalgram’s Systematic Rice Intensification...
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