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Revival of Traditional Arts and Handicrafts: Rescue Role of the Companies Act, 2013

India is a diverse country with varied cultures, art forms and traditions. These bring richness to the living, life and lifestyle. It reflects in arts and handicrafts that imbibe rich history, aesthetics and exquisite designs. Since the ancient times, traditional art and handicraft industry has been providing employment and livelihood opportunities. In the modern...

Paris Agreement Enters Into Force, But Emissions Continue To Rise

UNEP says raising ambition before 2020 “is likely the last chance to keep the option of limiting global warming to 1.5C”. As the Paris Agreement enters into force on Friday, November 4, a UN Environment Programme report has shown that global emissions have continued to rise despite some signs of emissions from fossil fuels and...

GIZ Partners With Samhita & Villgro To Address Gaps In Incubation Ecosystem

GIZ (The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH), an international development organisation owned by the German Government, has partnered with Samhita Social  Ventures and Villgro to facilitate corporate engagement in the incubation of startups and social enterprises. Through this partnership, GIZ, Samhita and Villgro will seek to address gaps in the Indian incubation ecosystem. Challenges...
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We May Need An Autonomous Body For CSR: Pooran Chandra Pandey

After serving UN Global Compact (UNGC) Network India for five years as Executive Director, Pooran Chandra Pandey recently joined Dialogue of Civilisations (DOC) Research Institute in Berlin as Chief Executive Officer. In an interview with The CSR Journal, he talks about role of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the operation of corporate firms. He is...

Centre May Rope In Banks To Boost Forest Cover

All banking institutions in India may soon chip in to increase India's forest cover in a coordinated manner. If the environment ministry has its way, all banks will be asked to join the central and the state governments in their ongoing efforts of afforestation. The move will be part of one of the 10 ways,...

Say No To Sc‘air’y Crackers

The sparkles from fireworks last a few seconds but the air pollution can linger in our cities for hours. The festival of light has been transformed so much that the diya has gradually been replaced by candles and candles eventually replaced by electric lamps and glitters. Although we are climbing the ladder of modernization; in this rat...

Is India Inc Aligned or Far Behind Environmentally? : Report

Over 80% of the companies responding to CDP India (Carbon Disclosure Project India) have voluntarily set up emission reduction targets, a trend observed in line with their global peers that have begun the transition to a low-carbon economy and some are already capitalizing on the opportunities this affords. A fair number of companies also...

Celebrate This Diwali Meaningfully, Illuminate Lives

The festival of Diwali is around the corner. With many responsible citizens coming forward to do their bit for sharing happiness with different sections of society. We bring to you few ideas that may help you for celebrating in a eco-friendly way. Thank you for reading the story until the very end. We appreciate the time you...

Who Drained My Water?

Part I of IV- The Problem is BIGGER than we think In this article, the first of a four part series on water scarcity, Anirban Ghosh, Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra Group shares the enormity of the crisis facing us. In Aurangabad, 15 year old Gomati treks 2 kilometers, twice daily, to the nearest bore well to fetch...

Environmental Sustainability Could Be The Next Major Challenge: Report

Environmental sustainability could become the next major challenge as India surges along its projected growth trajectory and the country needs to strike a balance where the benefits of urbanisation are maximized without compromising the environmental benchmarks, a report by the government has said. According to the ‘India Habitat III-National Report’ released by the Ministry of...

Recurring Bird Strikes: AAI To Set Up Garbage Processing Unit

With a total of eight bird strike cases reported this year at the Trivandrum International Airport till September, officials have started thinking about ways to curb this menace. The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has decided to set up a scientific garbage processing unit to tackle the issue of waste disposal in the airport...

M & M Commits To Reduce Green House Gas Emissions By 25% In 3 Years

Mahindra & Mahindra became the first Indian company to announce its internal Carbon Price of US $10 per ton of carbon emitted. Mahindra’s carbon price is aligned with its business commitment to reduce its Green House Gas emissions by 25% over the next three years. Carbon Pricing is an internationally recognised business tool that enables...
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