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Sébastien Hug, CEO, swissnex India

India could possibly overachieve its Paris Agreement goals: Sébastien Hug, CEO and Consul General, swissnex India

By 2030, India plans to generate 40% of its total energy requirement through renewable energy sources. “The Government of India has planned to increase its renewable energy capacity target to 225 GW by 2022, much ahead of its initial target of 175 GW. Overall, up to 8.5 GW of renewable energy capacity is expected...
Denzil Keelor

Equitable distribution of CSR is in question: Air Marshal Denzil Keelor, Founder Trustee and CEO, Special Olympics Bharat

“It has been established that through sports, people can reduce degree of disability by up to 25%. “People with disabilities have a large degree of normalcy in them and 80% of them are capable of participating in sports,” says Air Marshal Denzil Keelor, the founder Trustee and CEO of Special Olympics Bharat. Special Olympics Bharat...
CISCO partner Anudip

CSR project trained 85,000 women and youth to build careers in tech

Unemployment remains high, particularly among educated rural youth, approximately 100 million of whom are jobless or underemployed, meaning they are overqualified for the positions they hold. Buddhadev Mondal was one of these youth. Growing up in the state of West Bengal as the son of a tea-stall owner, Mondal had big plans. “I always dreamt...
CSR and millennials

CSR is critical, especially among millennials in the US

In today's tight labour market – where there is currently less than one unemployed person for each job opening – CSR is critical, especially among millennials who by 2025 will make up 75% of the workforce. These employees hope to improve the world through compassion, innovation and sustainability, with their professional lives integrated into...
Mahindra Igatpuri Plant

CSR: India’s first Carbon Neutral manufacturing plant in Igatpuri

While the international COP24 conference continues, there is another piece of good news on climate change action from a corporate house in India. The Mahindra Group took a big step forward in its commitment to becoming Carbon Neutral by 2040, with its Igatpuri manufacturing plant recently becoming India’s first Carbon Neutral manufacturing facility. This was...
Ben and Jerrys Millennials

CSR: Sustainability as we knew it is over

Sustainability among brands is undergoing a renaissance as eco-conscious consumers demand ethical practices, responsible behaviour and innovation to cut excess. In response, brands are creating products, services, packaging, and new systems that are as desirable and functional as they are eco-friendly. Make way for the New Sustainability. Late in 2018, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on...
Heat action plan by Ahmedabad

CSR: How Ahmedabad Became South Asia’s Leader In Global Cooling With Heat Action Plan

Based on current trends in carbon emissions, by the end of this century three-quarters of humanity will face deadly heat with significant losses in economic productivity. Densely populated regions in the Persian Gulf, Bangladesh, and northeast India may become so hot and humid that they surpass limits on human survivability in absence of heat...
Gaganjot Kaur

‘Govt. of India is key player to drive clean energy’: Gaganjot Kaur, swissnex India

To many Fortune 500 companies announcing aggressive goals relating to their clean energy usage, transitioning their energy usage into renewable energy sources plays an integral part in their sustainability goals. Offsetting energy costs through increased use of renewables is not only cost-effective, but such practices allow for CSR success, which has a profound impact...
social media wellbeing

CSR: Is social media stressing you out? Enter Social Media Wellbeing

The conversation around social media’s negative impact on mental health has been public speculation. Over the past few years, high-profile celebrities have spoken out about the growing pressures caused by using social media. Is social media stressing us out? According to research, it appears that the mental strain social media can have on consumers can...
Organic farming in Sikkim

Sikkim, India’s First Fully Organic State

Sikkim became the first state in India to officially announce adoption of organic farming in the year 2003 to ensure long term sustenance of soil fertility, protection of environment and ecology, healthy living and decreasing the risk of health ailments. In 2003, Sikkim stopped imports of chemical fertilizers in the State and since then...
Link between nutrition and diseases

CSR: Link Between Diet, Nutrition And Diseases

What we eat and our nutritional status can affect cardiovascular diseases, some types of cancer and diabetes. Foods, diet and nutritional status, including overweight and obesity, are also associated with elevated blood pressure and blood cholesterol, and resistance to the action of insulin. These conditions are not only risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs),...
Champions Trophy Hockey 2018

CSR: Will India break the 43-year dry spell at the Hockey World Cup?

Indian hockey team geared up for the men's World Cup with a 5-0 thrashing of reigning Olympic champions Argentina in its first warm-up match on Friday. Sixteen of the world’s top hockey teams will take part in the 14th edition of the World Cup to be held at Bhubaneswar, Odisha. It is scheduled from...

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