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Decor Industry is Beautifying Spaces with Sustainable Products and Practices

In today’s world, design has become an integral part of our lifestyle. Be it across fashion, décor, or media, every aspect today has a design element to it.  It is that strong pillar of creativity that runs with upcoming trends and contributes to the success of different industries. Alike other industries, the world of...
CSR

How do CSR initiatives benefit organizations?

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have increased the popularity of corporate social responsibility (CSR). The concept of CSR has evolved from being a suggestion that corporations should set aside a part of their profits to invest toward philanthropic activities, to becoming a basic component of how many companies operate their business sustainably. What...
Water Management in Agriculture

The Role of Efficient Water Management in Farming for Sustainable Development

When you start to think about sustainable development and things like food and water security, you come to realise that it is the humble farmer, who has the most valuable and important job of this country. Farmers are saddled with a difficult dual responsibility: to supply primary agricultural produce in large enough quantities, safely,...
Healthcare Partners

Why companies need to evaluate long-term CSR partners for creating real impact

The Indian CSR sector, although active, is only now waking up to creating a sustainable and impactful presence. Especially in the case of healthcare CSR, which has received a lot of attention, post the pandemic. The past two years of COVID-19 have unfolded several loopholes in the Indian healthcare and medical infrastructure and have...

Creating a Sustainable Social Impact: An Inside Out Perspective on Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship is slowly evolving in small pockets in different parts of India. While most such ventures generally start with a lot of promise, only a few of them are able to survive and prosper. Many of them opt for funding to build the scale of operations, and sometimes even to keep the enterprise...

How can agriculture in India be improved by 2030?

India has a vast arable land area with 15 agro-climatic zones identified by ICAR, with all sorts of weather conditions, soil types, and the ability to cultivate a wide range of crops.  According to the second advance forecasts for 2019–20, total food grain output in the country would be a record 291.95 million tonnes....

The Importance of Collaboration in a Post-Pandemic World

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a detrimental impact on people and communities at large, disrupting the socio-economic landscape of the country and the gains made towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) over the last few years. Its sudden onset impacted how we see the world, conduct business, and go about our lives. During this...

Embracing Sustainability while Investing

In India, as is the case globally, investors use different strategies to build and diversify their asset portfolios to optimize financial gains. While multiple new-age assets have arrived for both short and long-term benefits, one emerging trend over the past decade has been sustainable investing. While sustainable investing is another proven method of growing one’s...

ESG in Clinical Research

What is ESG? ESG refers to the environmental, social, and governance factors of a company’s non-financial performance. It relates to the sustainability practices adopted for the long-term. Today, customers and stakeholders have an expectation from businesses to be cognizant of the environmental, social, and governance impact that an organization has through its operations. ESG is...

Why detailed ICU Mapping for Rural India is a Vital Step to Strengthening the Critical Healthcare Infrastructure?

More than 65% of our country’s population resides in rural areas. With more than half of the population concentrated in rural areas, one would naturally assume that the rural areas are well-equipped on the healthcare front. The stats, however, have a different story to tell. Rural India accounts for only 3.2 government hospital beds...

STEM education as an accelerator of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The right schooling is the foundational stepping stone to success in life.  Quality education in school promotes the development of the knowledge, skills and values required to create a sustainable world. It encourages environmental conservation and social equity and, at the same time, enables economic progress.  Schools across India are exploring innovative ways to...

Moving towards a decarbonized society: The Need of the hour

Today’s economic prosperity and infrastructural development has been built on numerous innovations and industrial revolutions. From the early industrial revolution in the late 1700s to the current 5G revolution, we have come a long way from our ancestors to improve our everyday lives. However, while kick starting this journey to prosperity, we forgot to...

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