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The Barefoot College has trained 250 illiterate rural grandmothers in 12 States to become solar engineers. With only six month’s training they have so far solar-electrified more than 20,000 houses. The college is doing the same in a few African countries …

The Global Commission on Business and Sustainable Development is setting out to articulate and quantify the compelling economic case for business to engage in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 The initiative aims to explore current and future …

Manoj Bhargava, 62, is an all action, no talk man. He doesn’t believe in doing what’s cool if it doesn’t add significant value. Looking at the variety and scale of what he is venturing into, he’s easily a philanthropist on …

B ill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, and pretty much every other crazy rich tech leader you can imagine have announced that they’re banding together to combat climate change with a new partnership called the Breakthrough Energy Coalition. …

A Reference Framework for India The report is expected to guide policy makers and urban practitioners in making critical decisions, in an accountable manner and spirit, which will truly make Indian cities smart The Government of India (GoI) initiated the ‘100 Smart Cities Mission’ …

World Has ‘Legitimate Hope’ United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s words “we can have legitimate hope that we will achieve our goals by 2030” appears to be the quiet confidence people across the world are beginning to feel looking at …

Demand for coal is declining everywhere including the United States and China but India will need coal for a long long time. Here’s a look at how the ‘dirty’ mineral is playing out and what India can do to reduce …

Willfully harming the ecology of Planet Earth will soon be a sin, says Pope Francis in his recent encyclical to Christians titled ‘ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’ OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME.’ With this, the …

The SustainablityNext e-magazine team is delighted that Mr. Pradeep Kashyap, Founder & CEO, MART, has agreed to join its Editorial Board. Late C K Prahalad called Mr. Kashyap the ‘Father of Rural Marketing’. Today, he is on a mission to …

So far, most CFOs have viewed sustainability as someone else’s job – a matter of compliance or philanthropy unrelated to the pressing concerns of business. However, a growing number of prominent CFOs are beginning to adopt a sharply different view …

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