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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 …

Kimberly-Clark and Deltares Launch Innovative Tool for Sustainable Water Management WaterLoupe dashboard to help stakeholders identify factors driving water risk across the entire watershed, and explore sustainable stewardship strategies On World Water Day, March 22, Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced launch of …

Amit Chandra, MD of Bain Capital Private Equity, was hard hitting about how only by leading through the head, not heart alone, can Indian social sector make a significant impact.  He said “ideas are overrated, perseverance and execution excellence make …

Gold Standard and the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) Switzerland have published a report, Business and the Sustainable Development Goals: Best practices to seize opportunity and maximize credibility to help the private sector define and deliver against ambitious strategies to help the …

India, and other countries, will burn coal far into the future. The question is what will they burn it for and how much will they burn? It is reasonable to accept that substantial amounts of hard, ‘metallurgical coal’ will still …

The experience of building more than 100,000 toilets in 28 years has taught the Tiruchirappalli –based Gramalaya that smart is better than volume. Here’s why our new toilet design is smart. Unlike septic tanks which require opening and emptying of …

Niti Ayog is finally serious about Methanol to fuel India’s transport sector which can double farm income and make Indian air cleaner. This can be achieved only if it is taken up on a mission mode. The powerful oil and …

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