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India’s aggressive energy policies and decisive action in the last two years are likely to result in the country surpassing its Paris Agreement NDC commitment ahead of schedule. Can it now set a more ambitious target for itself? The continuing …

This is an abstract from a presentation Ashwin Mahesh, Director, Lithium Urban Technologies, made at the EcoHour webinar of the Responsible Cities Foundation. For a fuller understanding visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlzreorLl0c India has the challenge of having to turn all cars and two-wheelers into …

We were invited to the World Climate Change Conference in Bonn Germany COP23 recently where we taught yoga to delegates of 196 countries in the Indian pavilion. It was quite a success. I told them how Yoga is not about …

After three years as Chief Sustainability Officer at the $3.4 billion Jindal Steel & Power Miniya Chatterji has launched Sustain Labs, a ‘sustainability incubator’ based in Paris and New Delhi. She is bringing to play her 14 years of experience …

Three green ratings options, volunteerism by industry leaders and apparent savings are resulting in very rapid growth in green-rated buildings in India. Hariharan Chandrashekar, Co-Chairman, CII-IGBC Bangalore, Chairperson of the National Green Building Congress, and Chairman of BCIL, India’s pioneering …

After the age of democratization of knowledge and information, the next big trend is democratization of data. Small firms and the so far unbankable people can now hope to use their data to raise loans. Excerpts from Nandan Nilekani’s talk …

India needs to invest much more on research if it is to make notable contribution to finding solutions for complex sustainability related problems. The current investments in Indian research are inadequate and stagnating resulting in a corresponding stagnation of India’s …

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In a landmark judgment in March 2017, the Uttarakhand High Court declared the Ganga and Yamuna rivers as living entities, bestowing on them same legal rights as a person. The judges were inspired by another, but first of its kind …

India has a third of world’s cattle population with nearly one livestock for three Indians. In contrast, only 20 Indians among 1000 own a car. Globally, cattle contribute to between 14% and 18% of harmful gases while automobile contribution is …

Integrating sustainability into finance and risk management strategies will help companies capture growth in the face of shifting customer, capital market and regulatory demands, says  Lucy Nottingham, Director, Global Risk Center, Marsh & McLennan Companies, in a new report titled …

The promise of the Indian start-up ecosystem is still holding, says Nasscom, India’s prominent body for promoting information technology. With 1400 new start-ups expected to register in 2016, 8 to 10% higher than in 2015, it appears the eco-system for …

M R Rangaswami, co-founder of Sand Hill Group was one of the senior organizers at the recent annual Nasscom Product Council conference in Bengaluru. Apart from mentoring and funding several tech start-ups, he runs a vibrant forum called the Corporate …

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