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Grundfos Pumps India Pvt. Ltd and NDTV announced the launch of ‘Mission Energy’, a campaign to create awareness about the importance of saving energy and to provide ideas to conserve energy. The campaign aims to draw attention to the power …

Plastic pollution is quite literally an ever-growing problem. Waste bottles, bags and packaging can be seen littering most urban environments – but unlike other forms of waste, they can take anything from 50 to 1,000,000 years to decompose. In addition, …

IKEA and the UN are collaborating on the design and distribution of temporary shelters for those displaced by conflict and climate. Twenty-five of the flat-pack shelters are currently being tested in the Dollo Ado refugee camp in Ethiopia, home to …

E- waste from China, India, Brazil and South Africa are expected to surge 33 percent between 2012 and 2017. In just three years, the annual volume of e-waste will rise to 36.7 million tons in developing nations compared to 28.6 …

Kenya recently launched a large-scale e-waste recycling facility which many see as a model for waste collection and recycling in developing countries. Jointly developed by Kenya’s government, NGOs, IT companies and e-waste recyclers, it creates a business model that ensures …

19 countries have committed to developing an Africa Clean Energy Corridor to help the continent leap frog to renewable energy in the face of rising energy demand. Led by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), stakeholders believe a regional approach …

The Nachiket Mor committee report on financial inclusion has suggested that mobile wallet and mobile money companies be given the status of banks. This could revolutionize access to capital, which could have a cascading effect and increase the volume of …

Energy Alternatives India (EAI), a renewable energy research firm, has launched the country’s first sustainability museum in Chennai to create awareness among people about eco-friendly products and practices. Suseum (sustainability museum) exhibits a range of eco-friendly products and processes, including …

Amul chocolates will be manufactured with green technology. The Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers Union Limited (KDCMPUL), popularly known as Amul Dairy has adopted low carbon technology at the Amul chocolate plant at Mogar in Anand district. The technology, commissioned …

KPMG in India last week launched its nationwide initiative aimed at environmental sustainability at the Lady Sri Ram College in New Delhi. To celebrate 20 years of KPMG in India and keeping with their endeavor of working towards a sustainable …

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, …

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