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CSR: The Nature’s Ecosystem in Agriculture

Agriculture was the highest contributor to India’s GDP for the longest time. In India, agriculture was viewed as the most prestigious profession followed by trading/business and service, before the British Raj according to the historical texts. With the majority of people practising agriculture, there was no need of importing food products in the country. British...
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CSR: Using AI for disaster relief

Natural disasters kill more than 50,000 people and displace tens of millions more each year. The total economic damage amounts to more than $100 billion annually. Populations in less developed countries are hardest hit: in countries with a medium or low human development index, up to six times as many people can be affected by...
restaurants

CSR: Four ways to support Sustainability Conscious Restaurants

India houses the largest number of malnourished children in the world. Despite this, 40% of food produced in the country is wasted. Food waste is a huge problem in the country. Restaurant industry plays a significant role in it. There are several restaurants taking various measures to reduce waste. However, some of these efforts...

CSR: Corporates step up to Climate Change

2018 drew to a close with a hotly-contested ‘Katowice Climate Package’ finalised at COP24 establishing a set of guidelines to make the Paris Agreement operational by 2020. It was also a year that saw extreme weather events cause devastation throughout most of the world as in India with unprecedented flooding in Kerala and hurricanes battering...
Taj Lake Palace

Building an Environmentally Conscious Brand: In Letter and Spirit

I was intrigued that every big programme launched by the Indian Hotel Company (also known as The Taj Group of Hotels) had small beginnings. Since 2007, IHCL was trying to undertake a lot of environmental initiatives. However, very soon they realized the lack of progress and its measurement. Meanwhile, figures showed that the travel and...
cycles in India

CSR: Zomato Introduces Cycles in Food Delivery

Cycling has gathered a lot of attention in India in recent years. Cycling tours, cycling activities, fundraising cyclothons, occupy a lot of city events page of major newspapers of megacities of the country. The benefit to the environment as well as health is the attraction for using and encouraging the use of cycles. Seeing an...
Viscose pollution

CSR: Viscose pollution is fashion industry’s dirty secret

Viscose has often been marketed as a more ecologically sustainable alternative to polyester. It is also praised by some fashion brands because it requires less water to produce compared with cotton. What is wrong? Viscose is found in a huge variety of clothes and is used by almost every major fashion brand today. Although not inherently...
greenhouse gas emissions

Tech Mahindra Commits to 22% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030

Tech Mahindra Ltd. has committed to reduce its absolute scopes 1 and 2 GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emissions 22% by 2030 and 50% by 2050, from a 2016 base-year. This has been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The SBTi approval confirms that Tech Mahindra’s long-term targets are in line with the level of...
My Earth 2050 Sustainable Habitats for Co-Existence by Godrej & K C College

‘My Earth 2050: Sustainable Habitats for Co-Existence’ by Godrej & K C College

Around 125 Biology students and professors from 17 colleges and two NGOs of Mumbai participated in ‘My Earth 2050: Sustainable Habitats for Co-Existence’ organized by K C College and Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Ltd. The two-day National Biodiversity Conclave discussed biodiversity management in three sessions with focus on development & infrastructure projects, ecosystem...
Protestors at sal forest in Balarampur

CSR: How villagers in Odisha saved sal forest from a factory using Chipko & media

The trees of the Jhinkargadi forest have been nurtured for three generations by the villagers of Balarampur in Odisha. For more than four decades, since 1972 the villagers, especially women have been involved in taking care of the forest. Everyone from the village is part of the traditional rotational forest patrolling routine, under which...
tree plantation MakeMyTrip

MakeMyTrip’s GoGreen Drive Helps Plant One Million Trees

MakeMyTrip has successfully supported plantation of One Million Trees through MakeMyTrip Foundation in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand and Udaipur districts as part of its efforts to support responsible travel. The drive has been carried out in partnership with Seva Mandir, a leading non-profit organization that works with local communities on development projects, especially focusing on sustainability. The...
food industry

Why choosing Organic Food is not enough to bring Sustainability in Food Industry

Health concerns over additional preservatives in food and concerns over how food is being produced has made the organic food industry very popular. In fact, according to a report by Zion Market Research titled “Organic Food and Beverage Market: Global Industry Perspective” global organic food and beverages market was valued at approximately USD 124.76 billion in...

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