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ArthImpact has announced the launch of on-tap loans to bring the benefi ts of India Stack and Jan Dhan to crores of families and small businesses in India. ArthImpact’s mission is to provide digital financial services, with credit as a …

arly Feb 2017, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) asked India’s top 500 listed companies to voluntarily commit to publishing Integrated Reports rather than only Sustainability Reports from the 2017-2018 financial year. Integrated reports include producing both financial …

This news didn’t come as a shock. India and China officially account for more than half of the world’s premature deaths due to air pollution. Noting that India’s lives lost to the tiny particulate matter (PM) is “approaching” China’s numbers, …

Early February 2017, TERI unveiled the findings of its study in a report titled “Transitions in the Indian Energy Sector – Macro Level Analysis of Demand and Supply Side Options”. This report was released alongside ETC’s report titled “ETC Electricity …

A new Centre for Science & Environment analysis finds solar rooftop power tariff is half the cost of power generated by DG sets. It has called for a ban on use of DG sets in multi-storied residential buildings and other …

Rainforest Alliance will launch a direct-to-consumer activation at the start of the Follow the Frog(#FollowTheFrog) campaign to deliver value to collaborating companies, individuals and the Rainforest Alliance, and also to engage consumers in our 30th anniversary celebration. During the Follow …

The IIT Madras (IITM) got itself a new centre called Gopalakrishnan-Deshpande Centre (GDC) for Innovation & Entrepreneurship on 11 January 2017, named after its alumni patrons. The centre is the brainchild of tech entrepreneur couple Gururaj Deshpande and Jaishree Deshpande …

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in partnership of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), Ministry of Urban Development and National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Ministry of Water Resources for River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India are supporting …

India’s first solar ferry called ‘Aditya’ sailed on Kerala’s backwaters in November 2016. The 2.5 km Vaikom-Thavanakadavu section in Alapuzha district is ready for commercial operation. The 75-seater solar boat was constructed at a cost of Rs. 2 crore by …

The pilot of the world’s first off-grid village is now open in Almere, The Netherlands. The plan is to house 100 homes, followed by sites across Northern Europe in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Germany. Further plans include the Kingdom of …

Arvind Limited, India’s leading lifestyle and fashion conglomerate, has won the Asia’s Best First Time Sustainability Report award at the recently concluded 2016 Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA) in Singapore. Arvind was also declared joint winner in the Asia’s Best …

Mahindra & Mahindra recently became the first Indian company to announce its internal Carbon Price of US $10 per ton of carbon emitted. Its carbon price is aligned with its commitment to reduce its Green House Gas emissions by 25% …

ShanSa, a Mumbai-based social enterprise that brings about eco-friendly and commercially viable solutions for toxic bio-medical waste disposal won the 2016 First Social Enterprise ‘Idea’ Challenge. The award is instituted by the Azim Premji University. The company works towards transforming …

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), a global industry coalition that is standardizing social and environmental sustainability performance measurement, launched a new and improved version of its Higg Materials Sustainability Index (Higg MSI) early November 2016. The Higg MSI is a …

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