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HDFC Ergo General Insurance Company has designed a solar energy shortfall insurance policy to insure bidders against the likely loss of business if the generation doesn’t meet the projected levels. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has proposed SRISTI …

Novozymes , a Danish biotechnology company is trying to fight climate change. Its secret weapon: mushrooms like those in a dormant forest outside Copenhagen, reports New York Times. Novozymes, which has its India operations in Bengaluru, is studying the enzymes …

Even as the tariff competitiveness of wind energy has improved as against the conventional energy sources, its viability continues to be a challenge, says ICRA. According to the rating agency, while the government’s wind power bidding program provides visibility to …

The faces of Gen Z, ‘millennials on steroids, born after 1998, may be glued to their smart phones, but don’t mistake that for disinterest in what’s happening in the world around them. A Cone Communications research has found that this …

The Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC) listed its first green bond at the London Stock Exchange recently. Nikhil Rathi, CEO, London Stock Exchange plc, said: “I am honored to celebrate this landmark transaction with the Managing Director and Director of …

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 …

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