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Anirban Ghosh, CSO, Mahindra Group


Climate Change, Risk And Sustainability

Tsunamis can occur in any large body of water. They were so infrequent that the word was not even known to most people. Then came the tsunami of 2004. It caused destruction from Indonesia to India and pictures of a tall wall of water crashing onto the shore and washing away everything that came...

Conservation to Rejuvenation

Sustainability now needs to shift the paradigm from conservation to rejuvenation. The conversation must evolve from the scare of scarcity to the pursuit of plenty, albeit in an alternative form. The Oxford dictionary defines rejuvenation as restoring to a condition characteristic of a younger landscape while conservation is defined as prevention of wasteful use of...

How To Do CSR Better?

A robust and thriving development sector is central to India’s quest for equitable, inclusive and sustainable growth. Over the years India’s development sector has evolved substantially and now the CSR regulation is posing new challenges for the sector. It is calling NGOs to scale up, become more transparent and professional, learn to run projects...

Scarcity is the Mother of Innovation

Necessity has always been regarded as the mother of invention. In a world where clean air and water are becoming hard to come by, scarcity is proving to be the mother of innovation writes Anirban Ghosh. Tragedy of the commons is the story of how we treat our social goods such as air, water, mangroves,...

Circular Economy – Pollution Control Re-Invented!

Change of focus is never an easy transition for a large organisation. Getting people to think differently from what they are used to can be quite a task. If there is also a change of name, the identity crisis becomes stronger. Ask any woman the question “What’s in a name?” when she is getting...

Climate Change And Business

Climate change is a global problem and all of us as stakeholders need to respond. It has economic, social and environmental impacts.

How Green Is Your Home?

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make green home? Is it to plant a lot of greenery around your house or use renewables to power your home or have your home run on hi tech machines?

Flushing Wealth Down The Drain

In a follow up to his earlier article – “Wealth in your waste”, Anirban Ghosh, Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra Group shares the ways in which cities can recycle their sewage water.  What is considered waste is often a concentrated form of nutrients that we haven’t considered useful so far! According to government data (2015) an...

Wealth In Your Waste

As a developing country India has huge potential towards using waste as a resource, Anirban Ghosh, Chief Sustainability Officer of the Mahindra Group, tells you more about this opportunity.

A Revolution is Brewing!

As a developing country India has huge potential towards harnessing technology for good, Anirban Ghosh, Chief Sustainability Officer, makes the case.

Sustainable Buildings – A New ‘Green Revolution’ For Tomorrow’s India

India is home to more than a billion people and this is expected rise to 1.6 billion by 2050. More than 70% Indians live in rural areas today but it is expected that 60% of a much larger population will live in urban areas in 2050. Both these trends support the projection that 70%...

Averting The ‘Smoke On Water’

India is on the way to become very highly urbanised with 60% of its population expected to live in cities by 2050. But urbanisation is not a new story in India. Bengaluru, India’s Silicon Valley, has gone from being a “City of Lakes” and a “Garden City” to becoming an urban nightmare. A grim...

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