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International Plastic Bag Free Day: CSR Initiatives to Eliminate use of Plastic Bags

Plastic pollution is a manmade global catastrophe that poses a major threat to the environment, biodiversity as well as human health. With an aim to contain the pollution caused by plastic bags and raise awareness about the same among people, International Plastic Bag Free Day was created by Bag Free World. The day was...
wind export hub

India poised to become a wind export hub

India’s electricity demand is projected to grow at 9.9% yearly towards 2025 driven by its sheer size and economic growth. The demand dipped temporarily in 2020 due to Covid-19 induced lockdowns, but it not only rebounded to match the pre-COVID level but ended up exceeding 2020 highs in early 2021. Renewable energy will be the...
carbon footprint

Corporates actively reducing their carbon footprint

Greenhouse gas emissions constitute a significant portion of a business’s total carbon footprint. Recognising these emissions as a part of one’s own carbon footprint could lead to large-scale change. There is an emerging trend among businesses to set internal carbon prices or apply internal carbon taxes. According to the report Reducing Risks, Addressing Climate Change...
Mukesh Ambani

Reliance Industries Limited Committed to Invest Rs. 75,000 Crores on Renewable Energy

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has made a substantial commitment of spending Rs. 75,000 crores on clean energy. Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman of RIL said at the company’s AGM that the company will spend Rs. 60,000 crore on four so-called ‘Giga factories’ to produce solar cells, modules, hydrogen, fuel cells and a battery grid to...
Geocycle will take up cleaning of Jojari river

Geocycle (ACC and Ambuja’s in-house waste management arm) is cleaning and restoring Jojari River in Rajasthan

Geocycle, the in-house waste management arm of ACC and Ambuja Cements, is collaborating with Rekart Innovations to remove plastic waste from Jojari riverbed in Pipar city in Jodhpur district, Rajasthan. The first consignment of plastic waste weighing more than 10 tonnes was recovered recently and sent to Geocycle’s processing facilities in Ambuja and ACC cement...
ACC Green Building Centre

ACC Ltd Green Building Centres facilitated 31,477 affordable houses in the year 2020

ACC Ltd, one of the leading producers of cement and ready-mix concrete in India, offers a unique and sustainable model of living through Green Building Centres (GBC). In 2020, GBCs enabled 31,477 affordable homes across India through GBC products. What are Green Building Centres? Green Building Centres are designed to provide durable and affordable housing solutions...
Plantation drive by Canara HSBC

CSR drive: Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance planted 1300 trees with the Indian Armed forces

To mark the 13th foundation day of the company, Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance initiated an exclusive CSR drive with their Defence channel network to plant 1,300 saplings across India. The initiative which commenced on 5th June 2021 targeted various Indian cities and was successfully culminated on 15th June 2021. The special...
Niti Aayog

India Ranks 117 on its SDG Performance: Report

According to the State of India’s Environment Report 2021, the country’s rank has dropped by two places from last year to 117 on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted as a part of the 2030 agenda by 193 United Nations member states in 2015. However, as per the Niti Aayog’s SDG Index, the...
World Environment Day

Ecosystem Restoration: It’s time to heal our planet

The United Nations has drawn up ‘Ecosystem Restoration’ as the theme for World Environment Day this year. It will kick off the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and shine the spotlight on preserving and healing nature. Environmental consciousness has certainly grown over the years. Individuals have become more vocal about it. It has become...
World Environment Day 2021

How India Inc. Honours World Environment Day 2021

June 5 is celebrated as World Environment Day across the world to remind people about the importance of nature. It is celebrated across the globe to tell people that nature should not be taken for granted and must be respected for its value. With the coronavirus outbreak and people being confined indoors, the environment and...
FedEx Express donates to environmental NGOs chosen by team members

CSR: FedEx Express to donate $50,000 each to environmental NGOs Solar Sisters and United Way Mumbai

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., has announced it will donate $50,000 USD each to sustainability-focused projects in India and Africa as part of its CSR. As part of the FedEx Priority Earth Global Grant Program, thousands of FedEx team members selected 12 nonprofits from across the six international regions in which FedEx operates....
Act for Mahseer

Tata Power Celebrates 50 Years of ‘Act for Mahseer’ Biodiversity Programme

Tata Power stepped up to conserve the endangered Mahseer - also known as Tiger of the freshwaters - 50 years ago. Quite frankly the more we got into the waters with the Mahseer, the more we realised how intricately this grand fish was connected to our delicate ecological balance and even to the future of...

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