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Amol Chaphekar’s Pune-based Strata Enviro may have the answer for polluted Indian towns and cities. Three hundred of his outdoor air purifier devices have been successfully tested in schools, hospitals and toll booths in Maharashtra and Delhi. They are now …

India’s public healthcare sector has been in a self-created crisis for far too long. And if new governmental regulations are any indication, it is likely to get worse. That has not stopped a few intrepid doctor-entrepreneurs from imagining and transforming …

That most citizens have little faith in how governments deliver services is no secret but it’s shocking to know that that percentage is 80%. A recent McKinsey Center for Government report is based on a survey of nearly 3,000 public …

Gaur Gopal Das’s answer to the big question – What is the real purpose of business – at the inaugural edition of BRICS Alliance Business Forum, in Delhi recently, had a new believer.  Deepa Joshi, co-founder of Convexicon Software Solutions, …

Social scientists Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey, in their book The Waste of a Nation – Garbage and Growth in India, published by Harvard University Press, April 2018, go beyond the waste pile that is so common in India to …

The Circular Economy Club (CEC), the nonprofit international network of more than 2,600 circular economy professionals and organizations in more than 60 countries, recently launched the largest open-source database on circular economy-related initiatives in the world. The database is designed …

Bengaluru-based think tank CSTEP released a report titled “Implementation Plan for Electrification of Public Bus Transport in Bengaluru”. It identifies key barriers to large-scale electric vehicle (EV) penetration and prepared a long-term implementation plan for public e-bus transportation in Bengaluru. …

Subrahmanyam Ivatury, CEO & Co-Founder of Bengaluru-based Social Convergence, offers advice to executives who are considering joining the social sector about its highs and lows, with Benedict Paramanand, Editor of SustainabilityNext Purpose of Social Convergence Social Convergence tries to bring …

Deepa Vedavyas shows a glimpse of her rich learning and experience about true sustainability, how design and architecture can play a positive role in shaping the future of communities. Deepa is an architect, urban planner and founding principal of the …

India is predominantly an agrarian economy. Farming contributes about 17% to India’s GDP, and about 60% of the country’s rural households depend on agriculture and its associated industries. Despite having the second-largest arable land parcel—its 160 million hectares make it …

“When the Financial Stability Board (FSB) originally set up the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) in 2015, the idea that a group of experts on mainstream finance considered climate change a systemic threat for our financial markets took …

Catalyst for Women Entrepreneurship (CWE) and the Government of Karnataka jointly launched an incubator for women-led enterprises recently in Bengaluru. Ms. Champa E, General Manager, IT, BT and S&T – ‎Govt. of Karnataka did the honors. CWE is a platform serving 2,150 entrepreneurs …

LANXESS India Private Limited, the Indian subsidiary of the Euro 7.7 billion specialty chemical giant LANXESS AG with its significant investments in manufacturing facilities in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, has invested in various sustainability measures and CSR initiatives. The German …

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