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Only 7 Firms on the Sensex List Spend 2% on wp Initiatives

Most companies on the Sensex list failed to comply with the new Companies Act mandating spending 2% of their profits towards social activities.
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Smart Cities Don’t Work If They Don’t Work For Everyone

By 2030, 70% of the GDP and 70% of new jobs in India will come from cities. The Modi government’s ambitious “100 Smart Cities” plan is making urban planning sexy in a country challenged by rapid and chaotic urbanisation. Yet there is no single, universally accepted definition of a “smart city”. With massive investment expected to pour in, it...

Parle Products’ ‘Litter Free’ Campaign gets Boost from OOH

Parle Products has extended its countrywide ‘Litter Free’ project and launched an out-of-home campaign in Delhi-NCR on the back of its nationwide TV campaign, which was rolled out in January 2015. The initiative, developed by Havas Media Group’s OOH and activation brand Havas Media Active, seeks to take forward Parle’s anti-littering message in an...

Portfolio Management Has Little Consideration For Sustainability Issues

By theCSRjournal ThinkTank in International Stories The CSR Journal is committed to assimilate and bring together the best of thinkers and advocates in the wp & Sustainability community across the world. Under this initiative w Read More Sustainability is often discussed with reference to a single entity. For example, one would either talk about the sustainability...

Vedanta Recycles 34MN Cubic Meters Of Water in FY2015

MUMBAI: The water conservation efforts of Vedanta, the global diversified natural resources company, and its subsidiaries, led to recycling of nearly 34 MCM (34 billion liters) which is 22% of water used, during April 2014 – January 2015. “Water Conservation and its management is one of our top priorities and is considered pivotal in...

15 Insights From The Smarter Sustainability Reporting Conference

By thewpjournal ThinkTank in International Stories The wp Journal is committed to assimilate and bring together the best of thinkers and advocates in the wp & Sustainability community across the world. Under this initiative w Read More wp Consultant & author of ‘Understanding G4: the Concise Guide to Next Generation Sustainability Reporting’, Elaine Coehn shares the...

Makeover By CSR: Village to Eco Village

Alstom’s philanthropic arm Alstom Foundation recently adopted Moldanga village in association with Swami Vivekananda Vani Prachar Samiti. An extension of Alstom’s CSR activities the initiative is in line with the company’s focus on sustainable development for transforming villages intEcovillageses. Moldanga has a population of around 47 families, which belong to the Santhal tribe and is located close to...

Market Opportunity for Off-Grid Renewable Energy

NEW DELHI – A new report from The Climate Group, produced in partnership with Goldman Sachs Center for Environmental Markets, was launched at RE INVEST 2015, showing both how businesses can invest and support the renewable energy sector in India, and the added environmental and social benefits that this can bring. The report, The Business...

The Toilet Saga

  Bipasha Majumder shifted to the social sector after working in advertising and media for a decade. She loves traveling to the grassroot, talking to the communities, understanding. It was one of those impromptu conversations you end up having with random strangers, something I so love about Mumbai city. We were in a café in Bandra deeply...

Can wp Save The Gentle Giants of Rajasthan?

The camels are Rajasthan’s signatory animals, its former source of identity and pride, as well as the foundation for the globally unique camel culture of the Raika who once took care of the breeding herds owned by the Maharajas. In the last decades, a decline in demand for draught camels and a number of...

CEEW Climate Conference

NEW DELHI:  Speaking at a climate conference organised by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar said that India has already been demonstrating leadership in the fight against climate change. He elaborated, “Since the last half century, emissions across the world have...

Hindustan Coca-Cola Operationalises Sewage Treatment Project

HINDUSTAN Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd (HCCBPL) has successfully completed the ‘Sewage Water Treatment Plant’ (STP) project at Mahim Causeway Pumping Station under technical guidance of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM). Today, HCCBPL and MCGM dedicated the project. The work on inward reprocessing of the sewerage treatment plant having a capacity to treat 1 Million...

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