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How Green Is Your Home?

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make green home? Is it to plant a lot of greenery around your house or use renewables to power your home or have your home run on hi tech machines?

Systems Thinking At Work

In my first piece in this three-part series, I introduced systems thinking and discussed why it is so relevant for the development sector and CSR. In this second piece, I will talk about some prominent approaches, methodologies and tools for the on-ground application of systems thinking. Systems thinking has inspired several approaches and methodologies over...

The Evolution: Indian Sports at a Global Arena

The term paradigm shift is an interesting one. If you considered a dictionary meaning then it will reveal a paradigm shift as a shift in direction of any business or strategy of a nation from the past for the betterment of future, or something along those lines. If we keep the year 2000 as a starting point, what is that moment when you felt Indian sport made that shift?

Google Earth Is Aiding Rural Students To Explore The World In The Classroom

We know that an education model is deemed effective when students are provided with ample opportunities to access interactive content, information in multiple formats and visually appealing literature. Enhancing education outcomes requires mammoth efforts, one of which includes helping students to better monitor their learning through use of potent learning techniques. A part of...

Skilling India Through Combined Efforts

Creating opportunities for a million people, through skill training – this key initiative of Godrej Good & Green’s vision 2020 for enhancing livelihoods is a classic model of skilling the nation through a combined and collaborative effort. Even as we have skilled over 268,000 individuals across 23 states in partnership with more than 30...

6 Things The CEOs And Boards Must Know About Integrated Reporting

Businesses over time have realised that the conventional reporting is too complex, lacks relevance and wasn’t enabling the sufficient communication between businesses, stakeholders and investors. Traditional reporting has evolved to be more for regulators than for business itself.

The Livelihood Approach – Tackling Rural Development Holistically

Whilst India has experienced significant economic growth over the last 20 years, much of this wealth generation has been inequitable. On one hand, we have a 'Shining India' with 101 billionaires, and a rich and middle class of 160 million.  On the other, there is an India still struggling to earn a decent living, majority...

Systems Thinking For Development

To make interventions in the development sector work, we need more than attitude, legislation and participation. We need effective strategies, efficient execution and robust measurements.

Big Data for Non-Profits

Digitisation and automation have altered the way organisations function at every step. Cloud storage, data analytics and digital technologies have made sharing of ideas, data and information fairly commonplace. Business Intelligence is no longer a term associated only with the corporate sector. The development sector is gradually realising the potential of data and its ability...

Flushing Wealth Down The Drain

In a follow up to his earlier article – “Wealth in your waste”, Anirban Ghosh, Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra Group shares the ways in which cities can recycle their sewage water.  What is considered waste is often a concentrated form of nutrients that we haven’t considered useful so far! According to government data (2015) an...

Environmental Sensitivity Is An Integral Part Of Overall Business Strategy

According to the World Bank, India is emerging as a front runner in the global fight against climate change by consciously opting for solar power over coal to fuel its growth. The World Bank’s recent news report in particular, lauded the country for cancelling the installation of 14 GW of coal-fired power plants, given...

‘Mission Eleven Million’ And Its Role To Change The Football Landscape Of India

India had arrived finally at the international football scene and would be rubbing shoulders with the big players of the world.

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