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Outlining the many ways in which the world can move to a healthier, more sustainable way of living, UN Environment recently launched “Towards a pollution-free planet”, a report that serves as a call to action to governments, businesses, local authorities, …

India has made ambitious commitments in the Paris Climate Accord and organizations such as Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.) and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) are putting their best foot forward to ensure that the goals are met. EESL and M&M Ltd., …

The Indian industry has generated Rs. 11.62 crore of additional revenue during the first month of trading energy saving certificates. Energy Saving Certificates, or ESCerts, are issued by Ministry of Power to designated industries that surpass the energy saving targets …

A group of 11 global banks representing over $7 trillion, including ANZ, Barclays, Bradesco, Citi, Itaú, National Australia Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Santander, Standard Chartered, TD Bank Group and UBS have joined a UN Environment-led initiative to improve their …

IKEA Foundation has announced a unique design competition that aims to help families cope with the effects of climate change. The competition is supported by IKEA Foundation and Autodesk Foundation and is run by What Design Can Do <http://www.whatdesigncando.com/> (WDCD). …

The Indian Metal Ferro Alloys Ltd (IMFA) has won the “Economics Times-KPMG – 2 GOOD 4-GOOD” Corporate Social Responsibility Distinction in Corporate Governance. The Economic Times, along with KPMG in India as a knowledge partner has created “The ET 2 …

The Government of India’s revolutionary Farmer Producers Organization (FPO) idea of public-private partnerships for developing horticulture has new takers.  The Ooty-headquartered Lawrencedale Agro Processing (Leaf) recently tied up with Governments of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka and is in talks with …

Nand Ghar, the flagship CSR project of Vedanta Limited, a globally diversified natural resources company, was awarded the Best CSR practices Award by CMO Asia, a CSR body that supports practitioners and organizations globally to build responsible and sustainable business …

The much-awaited initiative to treat most sewage water for reuse is all set to take off in Bengaluru. This water will be diverted to fill up 65 lakes in Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural and Chikkaballapur districts. The foundation stone for …

Yuvraj, a 19-year old youth saw a 66-year old man on a wheelchair selling incense sticks (agarbathis) on a busy road in Pune to support his parents and also part-fund a medical student’s education. He picked him as his hero …

Contrary to popular perception and even that of the central and state government officials, a study finds Indian government school teachers as highly committed and that their absenteeism rate is highly exaggerated. As per the findings of the research group …

The Pune-based Treeni Sustainability Solutions has extended its ‘Resustain’ offering to mid-size and emerging firms. The offering handholds firms during their initial efforts in managing and reporting their sustainability performance Sustainability is increasingly becoming an important focus for SMEs as …

SANITECH is a pre-feasibility technology-choice decision-support tool. It has been validated in Warangal and through Project Tuymai. It is a part of the FSM Toolbox (www.fsmtoolbox.com), which is a one-stop knowledge and resource platform for Fecal Sludge Management projects, developed …

The German athletic gear giant Adidas is a long-running a leader in sustainable clothing, and is taking a closer look at how it can manufacture its popular sneakers more responsibly. The result is a partnership with the Parley for the …

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