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Traffic at Mt. Everest

Overtourism Causing Loss of Life at Everest

11 trekkers lost their lives while attempting to climb Mount Everest in 2019. Three of them were Indian nationals, according to the official data received by the Nepal Government. The photo of climbers stuck at 8000m above sea level in a traffic jam has been doing rounds on social media since last few weeks....
SDG Gender Index

India Falls Under ‘Very Poor’ Category in SDG Gender Index

India has secured 95th rank in the first-ever SDG Gender Index, which measures strides made in achieving gender commitments against internationally set targets. The index which took the performances of 129 countries in total, concluded that while India is leading in certain SDGs, it is lagging way behind in achieving gender equality. The index has...
IKEA reducing air pollution with new collection

IKEA Reducing Air Pollution With Design

Air pollution is a growing health peril and severe global concern. The situation in North India is most alarming, with 9 of 10 of the world most polluted cities situated there. One peril is burning of rice straws, a residue from harvesting rice that widely aggravates pollution and smog. Through the IKEA reducing air pollution...
UNGC Sustainability Principles

Why Corporates Should Adopt UNGC Principles for CSR

The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) has released 10 principles more than 15 years ago to drive sustainability. Since then, nearly 12,000 companies worldwide have recognised these principles as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility and have committed to adopting the sustainable and socially responsible policies that it calls for. The recommended policies by the...
Domestic Violence

India’s Stand on Domestic Violence

Women have always been advised by the conservatives that they should stay at home rather than stepping out for their safety. Home is considered to be the safest of all the places in the world. Ironically, it has been proven that women are more unsafe at home in many cases. According to Global estimates...
MBA students

Why MBA students should get serious about CSR

Business leaders and governments are increasingly identifying environmental issues and social changes as the biggest risks to global business. For one thing, the depletion of natural resources and the rising costs of scarce resources means businesses need to think about how they can continue to compete while making a positive impact. It is far easier for a business...
ESG Investing

Mainstreaming the ESG Investments

Global climate change has made the binding international goal for a transition to a low carbon economy under 2 degrees, inevitable. The recent new EU Sustainable Investment Disclosure Rules, the new EU Directive for Non-Financial Reporting, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the market-driven self-regulation initiatives such as TCFD, the market proof as well as...
3D printing

Is 3D printing really eco-friendly?

3D printing has been hailed as the catalyst for the next industrial revolution and the “democratisation of manufacturing”, being viewed as having the capacity to shift manufacturing to a more local level - from mass-production to mass-customisation. However, in reality the balance of pros and cons is more complex, and the technology is unlikely to...
gender pay gap

CSR: Gender Pay Gap and SDG 5

Globally, it is estimated that women earn 77% of what men earn. While data from 37 countries show the gender pay gap is slowly decreasing according to the UN Women report ‘Turning Promises Into Action’, at current trends equal pay will not be achieved before the year 2086 without targeted action. Since gender pay gaps...
Green Bonds

Green Bonds – Sustainability Financing Tool

Green bonds have emerged in the past decade as an effective and innovative financial instrument that provides long-term, large-scale financing solutions needed for the required investments in projects aimed to address environmental challenges. Technically, Green Bonds are virtually the same as conventional bonds. The difference is that for the former the capital should be...

It is cruel to wear silk. Find out why

Did you know, some 6,600 silkworms are killed to make just 1 kilogram of silk? Silk is the fibre that silkworms weave to make their cocoons – outer casings that protect them during the pupal stage. But most of the insects used by the silk industry don’t live past this stage, because they are boiled...
Toxic Masculinity

Effective Movement Addressing Toxic Masculinity

Masculinity has been often portrayed with sexism, violence and aggression. This flawed image of what it is to be a man has been circulating in major ad films and short films across the world. Most of the male grooming brands feature conventionally attractive men dressed in fancy clothes who get away with sexist or...

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