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Top Companies in India Push Internal Carbon Pricing

Investors are now starting to put vital environmental data at the heart of their decision-making to understand and reduce risks, protect investments and seize opportunities. It has become more important than ever for organisations to not only disclose but also commit to actions that can lead to measurable positive impacts. Setting an internal carbon price...
Indian cricket team

CSR supporting Indian women’s cricket team

In 2017, our women’s team was the runners-up in the World Cup. Indian women’s cricket has had consistent performers. There were victories worth celebration and performances worth taking pride. But, the Women in Blue lacked recognition worth their game. Just this Saturday, opening batswoman Smriti Mandhana (World No 1. ICC ODI Ranking) scored a ravishing...
industrial dairy

The reality of the dairy industry and its cows

India is moving towards intensive factory farming practices, in which animals are treated like inanimate machines. A cow contentedly chewing her cud may look as though she does not have a care in the world, but there is a lot going on behind those big brown eyes. Traditionally, cows raised for milk roamed free and...

How to double farmer incomes

Over the past few years, new development initiatives aimed at modernising agriculture like Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY) aim to expand farmer incomes. Area under micro irrigation has grown 2.5 times in the last four years under PMKSY. The second cycle of the Soil Health Card (SHC) scheme is underway, which will focus on...
climate change

Indian companies commit to climate change action

As SBTs (Science Based Targets) become the new norm for corporate sustainability, embracing of renewables and integration of energy efficiency is spurring new innovations, even as carbon pricing is being adopted as a mechanism to hedge future climate risk. Vendor selection based on climate mitigation actions IndusInd Bank prefers vendors that demonstrate some climate change mitigation...
Baby elephant

Using AI-powered drones to catch poachers

The United Nations estimates that illegal wildlife trade worldwide could be worth $8 billion to $10 billion annually. The value of the ivory trade alone contributes about $1 billion. For now, foot patrols and drone-based surveillance have not been effective at preventing poaching, and these efforts are labour-intensive and under resourced. One AI-based solution has...
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...
food waste and the environment

How food waste in India damages the environment

Food loss and waste (FLW) is an enormous economic cost to businesses and society. It also has a significant environmental impact. FLW represents almost 60% of the food industry’s environmental footprint. Much of this waste and its environmental footprint is entirely avoidable. Food that ends up in landfill creates methane gas which is 25...
Bringing nonprofits together

Bringing NGOs together

Having guided companies like SOTC Travel Limited and later Kuoni Travel Group through exceptional growth as CEO, Ranjit Malkani is now putting his business acumen into play in the world of philanthropy. Along with his wife, Anjal, he is setting up his own philanthropic foundation, which he views as a different kind of entrepreneurial...
Veer Agrawal

High-schooler does crowdfunding for 300 amputees to walk again

Veer Agrawal, a 9th grade student from American School of Bombay was all smiles on the successful completion of the four day ‘Jaipur Foot’ camp for which he had raised funds to the tune of INR 14 lakhs. The funds raised enabled the ‘Jaipur Foot’ camp held at Risod in Washim district of Maharashtra...
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10 Year Challenge: CSR then and now

As the 10-Year Challenge, or the 2009 vs. 2019 Challenge sweeps social media, The CSR Journal has its own take on the otherwise superficial trend. We are comparing the state of Corporate Social Responsibility in the country in 2009 vs. 2019. Institutionalizing CSR A decade ago, the most common CSR activity when it came to the...
Food wastage and SDG

CSR: Food wastage and the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs in short) emphasize both increasing food security and reducing stress on natural resources. Reducing food loss and food wastage can make a critical contribution to these broad goals. SDG 12 focuses specifically on sustainable consumption and production patterns; SDG target 12.3 calls for halving global food wastage at the retail and...

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