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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 …

Grundfos Pumps India Pvt. Ltd. (Grundfos India), the leading manufacturer of energy efficient pumps, launched Smart Solarz, a solar pump for domestic use. The company note states that this solar powered self-priming pump was conceptualized, designed and manufactured in India …

Emirates Airlines has announced that its new dry wash cleaning program introduced in early 2016 is saving up to 11 million  liters of water every year to clean its fleet of more than 260 aircraft. It said it uses “little …

Over the years, there has been systematic change in cultivation and consumption of food. Though it is necessary to change to cash crops for economics of agriculture and to consume food which is easily and economically available, the overexposure to …

As part of its efforts to demonstrate that it is a responsible corporate citizen, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions (RBEI), the 100% subsidiary of the Bosch Group with 18,000 employees, has drawn up plans to support the government’s and …

Tata Motors and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) announced the launch of India’s first hydrogen-powered automobile bus. The bus was put on display at the Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, an Isro facility in Mahendragiri in Tamil Nadu on early …

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