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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, …

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 …

In a continuation of the educational partnership between India and the United States, the State Department announced eight institutional partnership projects for the second round of Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative awards. This initiative is meant to strengthen collaboration and …

Corporate Knights has launched CK Ranker, a mobile app that lets any company assess its sustainability performance and rank itself against the world’s biggest and best performing companies. CK Ranker, now available through Apple’s App Store and designed to work …

Marico Innovation Foundation has announced eight new finalists for its Social Innovation Acceleration Program, 2013. The finalists include Accion India, CLT India, Envirofit, Eram Scientific Solutions, Aglakadam, Safe Harvest, Sugha Vazhvu Healthcare and Society for Technology & Action for Rural …

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