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Heritage Conservation and Restoration

India is known for its rich and varied heritage and cultural diversity, yet much of it remains unknown to the vast majority of people, and in dire need of preservation and revival. Our belief, at InterGlobe Foundation, is that the promotion of art and culture through heritage conservation is directly linked to the well-being...
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Climate change and the 75% problem

By Bill Gates Quick: Think of some inventions that help fight climate change. What came to mind first? I bet you thought of solar panels and wind turbines. In my experience, that’s what people point to when they think about reducing greenhouse gas emissions. They’re not wrong. Renewables are getting cheaper and many countries are committing to...
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Manufacturing Industry Using Bamboo In Place of Plastic, Wood

By: Nicole Schlabach Bamboo has served as an alternative material to wood and plastic for years. Recently, the market has grown significantly in response to rising awareness about its uses and sustainable benefits. In fact, the global bamboo market will have a CAGR of 5% through 2025, according to Grand View Research. When held in your hand,...

The Growing Need For Sustainability And Social Responsibility in Businesses

We live in a rapidly changing world where the consequences of population growth, climate change, depletion of natural resources and pollution are of serious concern. Land, oceans, Polar Regions and the atmosphere are all being deeply affected by what we do. Mere economic development is not the solution and GDP, alone, is not a...

Sport – The second inning in life

Sport, just like life always offers us a second chance; a second innings to play out each time. You look at an athlete who has come back after an injury and you can’t help but appreciate their resilience. No one can understand this concept better than a sportsperson. They make mistakes, even fail, but...

The Never-Ending Drama Behind Section 135 of the Companies Act

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in a press conference held on 23rd August 2019, cleared all speculation regarding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) being a criminal offence. She announced that the government has no intention to go through the prosecution route, thereby, making Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 (Act) a civil offence only. Furthermore,...

How to Invest In Climate Resilience Without Overspending

By: Nicole Schlabach Resilient buildings are appealing more and more to CRE investors due to recent extreme weather events. A climate or disaster-resistant building will hold up under a serious storm's pressure, and it will require less costly maintenance work in the case of a disaster. But, do you really need to invest in these...

Rethinking Government School Education – A Transformation in The Making

Schools are the foundation for children to acquire knowledge and develop a personality. Inclusive and holistic growth of a child relies on various factors, even at the school level. For improved learning outcomes, a promising environment and method of teaching and learning have to be inculcated. Infrastructure, availability of space, learning methodology, availability of...

Mind or Muscle – What Matters More in Sport?

When Mahendra Singh Dhoni decided to hand over the ball to Joginder Sharma to bowl the penultimate over of the 2007 T20 World Cup, everyone watching the match was left in a state of uncertainty. A well-set Misbah belted the first couple of deliveries to the boundary and surely it felt that it was...

Incorporating CSR in your business

By Mr Harish Anchan Not too long ago, the social responsibility of businesses was to increase their profits. This saying has since evolved greatly, as employers, employees and customers these days, hold businesses to a higher standard and higher accountability. It is not enough for a business to just produce a desired product or service;...

How can we all do our own bit to protect the environment?

Today, there is an evident environmental crisis. Governments and institutions globally are doing their best to save the planet from further damage. This is because there has been a misuse of natural resources leading to depletion. The rise in air pollution caused by many factors including single-use plastics, deforestation, global warming, overpopulation, industrial waste...

Social Prescribing for the Elderly to Better Address Their Healthcare Needs

For all the political discourse about a “population explosion”, the truth is that India is witnessing a sharp slowdown in its population growth and is expected to start reversing its numbers over the next 2-3 decades. According to a 2017 report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) around 12.5 per cent of India’s...

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