November 2013

Dr. Veerandra Heggade’s NGO proves how well-managed microfinance can make a big impact on sustainability outcomes at the grassroots level. There are several lessons here for ‘confused’ policy makers Amidst widespread despondency all around because of failure of several public …

Infosys Ltd, has won the ‘Corporate Sustainability Stewardship’ Award at the Parivarthan awards 2013. This Award recognizes organizations for implementing innovative sustainability solutions for efficient energy, waste and water management in their production processes and operations. In addition, Rohan Parikh, …

Bharti Airtel has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 11% per terabyte in network infrastructure in 2011-12. “The company has been constantly working along with its partners to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions in its operations. The report discloses an …

The Andhra Pradesh Government is planning to notify implementation of Building Code (ECBC) in the state in November 2013. ECBC, which aims at trimming down electricity bills through energy-efficient building designs, has been proposed for large buildings like shopping malls, …

Siemens and its partners are creating a “smart” city in Vienna, Austria — a living lab that tests designs and systems for intelligent cities of the future. “Intelligent traffic solutions, green buildings, water management and smart grid infrastructure are just …

The powerful software that big businesses use to rank themselves on the sustainability ladder doesn’t often apply to smaller companies. Now, however, a new mobile app targets small and midsize businesses seeking to measure their sustainability efforts. The CK Ranker …

When everyone thought that CEOs today are emerging as the champions and ambassadors of the sustainability movement, the findings of the latest UN Global Compact—Accenture CEO Study on Sustainability 2013, makes a shocking revelation Sixty seven percent of CEOs do …

With 2020 Legacy of Good plan, Dell has set aggressive targets to retain its leadership position as a responsible IT company. Ganesh Lakshminarayanan, VP, Commercial Sales Operations, Dell APJ & Executive Sponsor, Dell Giving Initiatives for India, shares Dell India’s …

by Satish V. Kailas Sustainability is the key to the future of this planet. If daily living is not made sustainable then the lifestyle that we are used to would not be sustainable. Are we leading a life that is …

TIDEE (TERI Information Digest on Energy and Environment) aims to keep policy makers, scientists, and technologists abreast of the latest developments in the fields of energy, local and global environment, and sustainable development. Each issue of TIDEE contains a few …

By Bradley Quinn Laurence King Publishers, 2013 Technologized textiles and sustainable fabrics are among the most innovative designed today, and together they are driving the rest of the industry dramatically forward. Many designers are now integrating hi-tech fabrics, such as …

By Peter Wells Edward Elgar Pub, 2013 With increasing awareness that innovative technology alone is insuf ficient to make sustainable lifestyles a reality, this book brings into sharp focus the need to cr eate radical new business models. This insightful …

By Kevin Wilhelm FT Press, 2013 This book highlights the risk of inaction for businesses when it comes to climate change, but also contains best practices to allow them to capitalize on the numerous business opportunities that climate change presents, …

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