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Sustainable Cities of the Future

In an earlier column, Anirban Ghosh, Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra Group, shared the need to shape urban spaces sustainably. As a follow up, here he elaborates on how cities across the world are pushing the agenda of being sustainable. Reliable utility services such as electricity, water, handling waste and providing transport services are an essential...

Cities Of The Future

Imagine an Indian city of the future. Do you see sufficient space for residents, clean, well-aligned streets, pedestrians in designated walking areas, disciplined traffic, planned housing for all economic classes, adequate high quality facilities for education, entertainment and culture, abundant sources of livelihood, medical facilities for all and people having the opportunity to give...

Arrest The Unintended Menace Of Plastic

The business of unintended consequence is pernicious. The use of fossil fuels is a case in point. Who would have imagined that the invention of the internal combustion engine and the thermal power plant would lead to terrible environmental problems in the future? As we combat climate change we must be careful about problems...

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...

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...

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...

How To Do CSR Better?

A robust and thriving development sector is central to India’s quest for equitable, inclusive and sustainable growth. Over the years India’s development sector has evolved substantially and now the CSR regulation is posing new challenges for the sector. It is calling NGOs to scale up, become more transparent and professional, learn to run projects...

Scarcity is the Mother of Innovation

Necessity has always been regarded as the mother of invention. In a world where clean air and water are becoming hard to come by, scarcity is proving to be the mother of innovation writes Anirban Ghosh. Tragedy of the commons is the story of how we treat our social goods such as air, water, mangroves,...

Circular Economy – Pollution Control Re-Invented!

Change of focus is never an easy transition for a large organisation. Getting people to think differently from what they are used to can be quite a task. If there is also a change of name, the identity crisis becomes stronger. Ask any woman the question “What’s in a name?” when she is getting...

Climate Change And Business

Climate change is a global problem and all of us as stakeholders need to respond. It has economic, social and environmental impacts.

How Green Is Your Home?

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make green home? Is it to plant a lot of greenery around your house or use renewables to power your home or have your home run on hi tech machines?

Flushing Wealth Down The Drain

In a follow up to his earlier article – “Wealth in your waste”, Anirban Ghosh, Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra Group shares the ways in which cities can recycle their sewage water.  What is considered waste is often a concentrated form of nutrients that we haven’t considered useful so far! According to government data (2015) an...

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