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Converting Waste To Aroma

Things changed for Nikhil Gampa, an ex-student of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) after he suffered Malaria during his college days. The disease which further led him to search for a solution to resolve the problem of floral waste generated mainly due to religious offerings. During an industrial visit from college, Gampa had stayed...

Role Of Investors In Driving Sustainability Is Poor: Study

A study surveying over 1000 CEOs from over 100 countries and more than 25 industries, shows businesses to be more responsible towards United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But role of investors in the process seems to be low. Only 10% of chief executive officers (CEOs) cite pressure from investors as a top three factor...

Long Way To Go: India Ranks 110th Among 149 Countries For SDGs

India holds 110th position among 149 United Nations (UN) member countries in terms of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agreed upon by countries in 2015 according to the newly developed SDG Index. India’s overall index score of 48.4 indicates that India is on average 48.4% of the way to the best possible outcome across the 17...

Touching Lives, Snow’s Way

Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, an ambitious project launched by the Central Government aims to make India open defecation free by October 2019, the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. To reach this goal, plenty needs to be done at various levels pan-India. While the government and corporate firms are doing their bit, citizens are coming forward too. Not...

Ethical Consumerism: Look Before You Buy

Ethical consumerism – when consumers buy a product or a brand based on a company’s focus on being fair, sustainable, and eco-friendly – seems to be an idea whose time has come.

Stakeholder Engagement for Lasting Impact

As individual philanthropy, policy backed-business responsibility and corporate commitment to society takes prominence in India, change agents find themselves constantly grappling with the issue of effectively navigating through a complex ecosystem to create lasting impact. Stakeholder engagement lies at the heart of enabling change and achieving outcomes that are lasting and impactful. Change agents –...

50 Hotels of India’s Taj Group Achieve EarthCheck Gold Certification

A world-first milestone in sustainable and responsible tourism management, 50 individual hotels from India’s Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, one of Asia's largest hotel companies achieved Earth Check Gold Certification. Individual hotels in the Taj Group portfolio, ranging from Rambagh Palace, Jaipur to Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences, London, have been awarded...

Business and Climate Change – Sustainable Solutions

Climate change is emerging as one of this century's greatest destabilizing forces, undermining the global economy, impacting food and water security, and affecting health and wellness. It is now firmly on the global agenda and governments, corporations, and communities are joining hands towards securing the planet’s future. The historic Conference of Parties (COP21) at...

Drought Demands Year Long Efforts, Only Summer Initiatives Won’t Help Much

Monsoon is nearing, chances are that we easily ignore the currently prevailing severe drought conditions in our country and assume that rains will do their bit. But come summer next year and we may have similar or worse situation again. The drought phenomenon has been repeating itself consistently every summer since the past few years...

World Environment Day: Is India Inc taking care of its Corporate Green Responsibility?

Environmental protection is one the biggest challenges world is facing today. Industrial growth is blamed to have caused major ecological degradation. But with education, growing awareness and peer pressure, many companies are now making it a point to focus on inclusive growth where environment is not neglected. Time has come when corporate houses and...

Drought-Not With Citizens Coming Forward

The drought situation in India needs increasing effort so as to overcome this scenario. Many individuals and NGOs have come forward to contribute to improve the condition faced by people who have been affected by drought. Since 1st May, Maharashtra Trucks & Lorry Association has volunteered to use their vehicles to provide water to...

Centre of Excellence Announced to Focus on Sustainable Habitats

With the need of creating more residential areas due to rising population and rapid urbanisation, emphasis on greener construction and energy efficiency is also becoming important. The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Mahindra Lifespaces announced the creation of a Center of Excellence (CoE) focused on improving energy efficiency in India’s residential buildings sector....
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