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Are Corporates Doing Enough On Sustainability?

Sustainability is a business issue. With consumption growing rapidly due to growing population and rising income, there is unprecedented strain on natural resources. In response, many companies have set environmental performance targets. A lot of action has been taken over the last decade by corporates and it is no longer difficult to get case...

An Ode To India’s Mr. Consistent Genius!

When it comes to sport in India, the word consistency has applied to but a few. Sporting talent has seen but not always conquered, other times it was the potential not living up to expectation. India has held its breath, waiting patiently for those few who can take our collective breath away. But in...

We Cannot Create Or Recreate It, Save Water…

Human beings have taken over the world. They have created and introduced many elements, which are of utmost importance to them. But water is one such natural resource that is depleting at an alarming rate and at the same time is vital for sustenance. It is the need of the hour that we get...

Corporate Citizens Initiate Water Conservation, Replenishment Initiatives

The well-known Bengali Poet and Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore had once rightly pointed out that, “You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” Looking at the dire water supply and conservation scenario nationwide, it is similarly pertinent that every section of society – the governmental agencies, citizens and corporates...

Leveraging Solar For India’s Sustainable Development

It is always heartening to hear PM Modi speak – he lays down plans that turn far-fetched dreams into reality. Be it the aggressive targets like 175 GW renewable energy by 2022, or complete e-mobility by 2030, the PM is a visionary and has placed India at the helm of achieving Sustainable Development. I...

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...

The Quandary of Social Organisations – Depth Vs. Width

In the recent past, I have had the opportunity of working with some really smart, bright, passionate social entrepreneurs – people looking to address complex social issues through for-profit and not-for-profit models. While their energy and enthusiasm is infectious, one of the questions we always struggle with is, in defining the actual issue that...

Foliage Beneath The Multitudinous Flyovers

The green stretches in the asphalt jungle refer to a verdure in the wide terrain below the numerous flyovers in all the boom towns of the country. This is the most pragmatic and utilitarian approach to the vast expanse beneath the numerous flyovers in Mumbai and the rest of India. The cultivation of abundant...

Creating a Culture of Communication in Non-Profits

Developing a powerful communication strategy is imperative for an organisation aiming for rapid and holistic growth. At a strategic level, communication is pivotal from the perspective of reputation building and stakeholder engagement. Organisations with well-thought out communication practices ultimately become more successful in maximising their intended social impact. An ideal communication strategy should be flexible,...

Public, Private Recycling Efforts Could Lower India’s Mounting Solid Waste

Delhi’s pollution found resonance in the Parliament during budget presentation, with the Finance Minister initiating a special scheme towards tackling the menace. Merely a week earlier, the economic survey suggested that heavy penalties be imposed since nearly 35 million tonnes of rice paddy or agri waste in three adjoining states (Punjab, Haryana and Western...

Shifting CDP Goalposts

Top 6 things CEOs must know about achieving Climate Leadership With the recent Paris agreement on combating climate change, and rising concerns over environmental degradation, there is an increased awareness for the need to track greenhouse gas emissions and implement emission reduction strategies.  Transparency and disclosure by companies is key to ensure credibility of the...

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...
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