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One Health for a Sustainable Future

The COVID-19 crisis has amplified attention to the interlinkages between health, the environment and human wellbeing, and is shifting how many governments, organizations and citizens around the world view biodiversity conservation.  As we strive to ‘build back better’ from the pandemic, there is a need for a holistic and well-coordinated system for prevention, early detection,...
trends in csr for 2022

Top 3 predictions for CSR and non-profits in 2022

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to heavily influence trends in the CSR industry. The emerging trends in 2022 are similar to the ones seen in 2021 owing to the recurring Covid waves leading to restricted movements and lockdowns in the country. This year, the focus is expected to be on directing the funds for recovery...
PPP model for a sustainable healthcare system

Public Private Partnerships for Sustainable Healthcare in Emerging Economies like Ours

The second wave of COVID-19 was a harsh reality check for our country's healthcare system. Starting from February 2021, we saw the loss of countless lives. This further compounded the social and economic devastation of several families. The sharp surge in cases saw people scrambling for ICU beds, critical medicine and urgent medical attention....
women in management

Are Women the Future of Management?

By Manuelle Malot , Director of Careers and Prospective at EDHEC Business School At a time when companies deplore the lack of enthusiasm for the managerial function and when the younger generations expect managers to behave differently from their predecessors, could women be the future of management? For the new generations, a manager whose authority is...
Climate Action

A Balanced, Post-Glasgow Climate Policy for India

India’s role in the recently concluded Glasgow Climate Summit was both progressive and a defence of the status quo. This has implications for the shape of its climate and energy policies. On the one hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced ambitious targets such as India achieving net zero emissions by 2070 and non-fossil fuel...

Aatmanirbhar Bharat: A Fresh New Opportunity for the Textile Industry to Expand its Domestic Footprint

India is as diverse as a nation can possibly be, with equally illustrious textile traditions, that span back more than two millennia. It is also the home of the great khadi movement, and as Aatmanirbhar Bharat re-ushers another glorious chapter of self-reliance, it will create boundless opportunities for domestic industries to bloom, flourish and...
recruiting trends

Recruiting Trends and Challenges that will shape 2022

Greek philosopher Socrates was possibly talking about the times we are living in when he said, “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” Business enterprises dealing with a world altered by the pandemic are coming to terms with this fact. The...
IDEMIA Greenpay

Sustainable Innovation and Conscious Customers are Changing the Rules in the Payment Industry

By favouring environmentally responsible solutions for the payment chain, banks can do their part to diminish the strain on our planet’s resources and better align with their customers’ expectations simultaneously. From linear to circular thinking For many years, the world’s economy has been dominated by a take/make/dispose paradigm, the ‘linear economy', in which our planet’s resources...

How Organisations Could Build Their Net-Zero Transition Plans

With multiple climate change pressures (and opportunities) starting to grow, it’s clear that organisations need to formulate a comprehensive new approach to the way they do business and also how they interact with their stakeholders. Companies need to consider how to undertake such a fundamental reshaping of business priorities and activities while remaining relevant...

Enabling Digitisation Among Microentrepreneurs in a post COVID-19 World

The Covid-19 pandemic necessitated a swift move to digital-focused business strategies and transactions due to safety, business discovery, marketing and logistical considerations. Even the informal and micro business segments, that traditionally relied on manual and face-to-face transactions, had to adapt to survive in one of the most arduous times in recent history. However, what...

Role of the Private Sector in Supporting Access to Primary Healthcare

By Aravindan Srinivasan and Akshat Garg, AVPN Tomorrow is Universal Health Coverage Day. ‘Health for all’ is a cherished global vision that was first formalized in 1978 through the Alma Ata Declaration. Under the current Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030, Goal 3 of “healthy lives and promotion of wellbeing for all at all ages”, forms...
human rights

Human Rights Day: Human rights through the lens of corporate governance

Human rights are fundamental rights and liberties based on dignity, justice, equality, and respect that safeguard us as we interact with other elements of society. One of these elements is business. Business is directly related to the world of work and the way we operate and manage our relationships with different stakeholders on a daily...

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