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SN’s 11-Point Wishlist to NDA Government

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The Modi government has been too focused on green energy and electric vehicles in the last ten years. It is high time the new...

Bengaluru Aspires to Become BluGreen Uru

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Bengaluru is on an overdrive to reclaim its image as the garden city of India. Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar recently announced that...

Harvesting Humidity – Drinking Water from Air is Now Accessible

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Air-to-water technology converts atmospheric humidity into potable water through a process akin to natural dew formation. The system typically involves a series of cooling...

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India Urgently Needs a Water Vulnerability Index

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Top Recommendations Water-efficient crop cultivation (especially irrigation) techniques today cover less than 20% of the total cultivable area under food grains in India. This low...

Cheap Power Could Make Cooking More Affordable

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Greenway Grameen has been providing sustainable cooking solutions to rural communities since 2010. Founded by Ankit Mathur and Neha Juneja, the company designs and...

Generative AI Can Take Agriculture to the Next Level

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The agriculture sector is the most primitive when it comes to using technology. But Gen AI is going to change that big time. In...

Amazon Cuts Extra Delivery Packaging by 83%

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According to a recent study commissioned by Amazon, 69% of Indian consumers are content to receive their online purchases without extra packaging. This initiative...

2023 UNEP Earth Awards For Combatting Plastic Pollution

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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced a city mayor, a non-profit foundation, a social enterprise, a government initiative and a research council as...

ESG Demystified

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Globally, ESG has come under fire, which, experts say, is of its own making. Conceived a decade ago to rein in rogue companies from...

How Denial of Nature Deficit Disorder is Causing Bengaluru’s Water Crisis

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Amidst the vibrant allure of Bengaluru's verdant landscapes and abundant water reservoirs lies a city grappling with a dire water crisis. Rapid urbanisation, a...

Most Indian Companies Still View Sustainability as Cost

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A new study (March 2024) by global management consultancy Kearney has found that 72% of the Indian respondents view sustainability as a cost to...

Want to Take a Green Picture?

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According to photographers, artists, galleries and museums, a company press note states, the quality is outstanding - so why not print as sustainably as...

18% GST on Plastic Waste Should Go

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Sachin Sharma left lucrative jobs at Morgan Stanley, Rabo Bank and Edelweiss to work on plastic waste recycling in 2013. An engineer and an IIM...

Indian Philanthropy Needs to Become More Inclusive, Long-term Oriented

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Highlights Move from focussing heavily on health and education to supporting conservation, liberal arts, and sports.  American Indian youth contributions are getting bigger Philanthropy should be a...

Amazon Launches AI-guided Robot Recycling Startup

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The Climate Pledge Fund and New Enterprise Associates are leading Glacier’s $7.7 million round, bringing the company’s total raised to $13 million. Amazon’s participation marks the second...

How India Can Leverage its GST Model for Building a Sustainable Future

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Johan Rockstrom, recipient of the 2024 Tyler Prize, often dubbed the Nobel Prize in Environment, has warned that six of the nine planetary boundaries...

Mid-Day Meals That Educated Generations: Lessons from Tamil Nadu

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This is an excerpt from a chapter written by Chandra Mohan and A.R. Meyyammai in “Anchoring Change: Seventy-five years of Grassroots Interventions that Made...

Alt Carbon to Help Farmers’ Improve Productivity

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Shrey Agarwal, a 23-year-old Chemistry graduate from BITS Pilani, wants to permanently remove five million tons of CO2 durably and securely by 2030. His...

How AI Can Significantly Improve Farms’ 3Ps

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In a free-wheeling chat with Benedict Paramanand, Editor of SustainabilityNext, Sanjay Borkar, co-founder of the Pune-based FarmERP, delves deep into how his company is...

Why India Should Support Lithium Battery Recycling

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As the world transitions towards cleaner energy sources and electric mobility, the demand for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) has skyrocketed. In India, this trend is...

Energy Conservation Theme A Big Hit at IIT Madras’ Saarang 2024

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Saarang launched 'Urjam’. It emphasized the urgency of adopting sustainable practices in our daily lives. This campaign went beyond mere awareness creation, it actively...

Punjab and Haryana Farmers to Earn Carbon Credits for Sustainable Farming

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Farmers in Punjab and Haryana, two of India's major rice and wheat-producing states, are set to be awarded carbon credits for adopting environmentally friendly...

Apply for ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year – India Award 2024’

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Jubilant Bhartia Foundation and Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, a sister organisation of the World Economic Forum, invite applications for the 15th edition of...

A Toolkit for India’s Green Transition

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India, boasting over 1.4 billion people and representing a diverse culture with multiple languages, stands at a critical juncture. Surprisingly, the transition to net...

India Needs a Holistic Approach to Achieve Climate Goals

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In Brief Fragmented approach to climate goals needs to change Strategy and execution need equal importance Financial goals and climate goals can be achieved at the same...

Drinking Water Out of Thin Air

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Uravu, a deep-tech startup based in Bangalore, tackles the global water crisis with a unique solution: extracting clean, drinkable water directly from the air....

Why Social Sustainability Matters More

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There are several reasons behind the lack of focus on social sustainability. They are primarily related to the complexity of the concept itself and...

School for Climate Engineers

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In a chat with Benedict Paramanand, Editor of SustainabilityNext, Dr Rohan Dutta, an Associate Professor at the Anant School of Climate Action, shares interesting...

The ESG Enigma

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These days people often ask me questions like – what’s happening to ESG? Where is it headed? Which side are you on? I thought...

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How Environment Shapes Our Health

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There is clearly poor understanding of how the health of humans is closely connected to the well-being of everything else around them; that human...
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Exprovement – Exponential Improvement through Converging Parallels

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The case study method of teaching in most business schools is blamed for a lack of creativity, innovation, and a risk-averse mindset among most...

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In Pursuit of Zero-Waste Living, Practically

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Almost everyone today is aware that their consumption habits have a negative impact on the environment and are trying to do their bit in...
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Greenply’s 50 Million Saplings Bet

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The Indian plywood industry appears to be one of the most sustainable sectors in India. Most plywood makers have got themselves certified with Forest Stewardship...

India Urgently Needs a Water Vulnerability Index

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Top Recommendations Water-efficient crop cultivation (especially irrigation) techniques today cover less than 20% of the total cultivable area under food grains in India. This low...

LEADER INTERVIEWS / THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

How About a Lighter Version of BRSR for Smaller Firms?

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Highlights of Arjun’s chat with SustainabilityNext What is India's approach to ESG, and do you think there's a need for change? India's approach to ESG has...
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Green Cement Pioneer is Out to Capture Carbon in Tons

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Late management guru CK Prahalad famously said “Executives are constrained not by resources but by their imagination.” Mahendra Singhi has proved CK right. In...

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Redesign the World: A Global Call to Action

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The world was last designed seventy-five years ago, about the same time that Sam Pitroda was born. This design has outlived its utility. Hyperconnectivity...

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A Stranger Truth: Lessons in Love, Leadership and Courage from India’s...

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Bill Gates calls this book “A powerful story of hope that deserves to be widely read.” This book is an account of...
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Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative

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Amazon recently launched its Sustainability Data Initiative to provide access to large datasets in the cloud to help researchers and innovators address a wide...

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Good Data is a Big Problem in India

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BCT Digital, a market leader in Governance, Risk and Compliance management space, has got into ESG monitoring space recently with a strong 60-member team....
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Say What’s Truly On Your Mind

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John Elkington calls himself the Ambassador of the Future. Author, entrepreneur, publisher, advisor, John inaugurated Greenlitfest, India’s first green literature festival, on 8 December...
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Is Green Hydrogen a Hype or a Hope?

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India believes that green hydrogen could solve much of its fuel problems in the near future. Green hydrogen is no longer a dream or...
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KKR Launches Council to Drive ESG Strategy

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Global alternative asset and private equity investor KKR recently announced the launch of its Sustainability Expert Advisory Council (SEAC), a six-member independent council aimed...
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Bridging Funding Gaps Key to India Keeping Its COP26 Promises

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi made ambitious commitments at his speech at COP26 Summit, at Glasgow in November 2021, and spoke of India’s successful track...

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World Bee Day – How Green Startups Are Creating a Buzz

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On May 20 the World Bee Day, we commemorate the birth anniversary of Anton Janša, the pioneer of beekeeping. It is interesting to know...

Can Bengaluru be Water Positive in 2 Years?

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Yes, if you listen to a bunch of people driving a spirited campaign to turn the city's water woes around. Understandably, the current acute drinking...

How Denial of Nature Deficit Disorder is Causing Bengaluru’s Water Crisis

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Amidst the vibrant allure of Bengaluru's verdant landscapes and abundant water reservoirs lies a city grappling with a dire water crisis. Rapid urbanisation, a...

Amazon Launches AI-guided Robot Recycling Startup

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The Climate Pledge Fund and New Enterprise Associates are leading Glacier’s $7.7 million round, bringing the company’s total raised to $13 million. Amazon’s participation marks the second...

A Toolkit for India’s Green Transition

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India, boasting over 1.4 billion people and representing a diverse culture with multiple languages, stands at a critical juncture. Surprisingly, the transition to net...

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Where’s the Money?

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Darpan Jain, IAS, MD of KUIDFC discusses various challenges facing urban water resources management in India and offers possible solutions Studies have shown that there...

Efficiency First

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We all have heard this famous one liner since our school days ‘a watt saved is a watt earned.’ Looks like this line has...

The Responsible Investor Handbook Mobilizing Workers’ Capital for a Sustainable World

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ut, what constitutes responsible investment, and how can it be undertaken in practice? What is the impact of responsible investment strategies on investment performance? How can...

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Work Like Nature: Sustainability lessons from ecosystems for your job or...

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Do you want to take action at work that will benefi t you, your job and your community as much as it helps the environment?...

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Levi’s Has Largest Green Distribution Center

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Levi Strauss & Co.’s Sky Harbor Distribution Center in Nevada has received the U.S. Green Building Council platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design...

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Why India Needs Fewer Cattle Than Cars

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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...

How IoT Can Revolutionize Energy Efficiency in India

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Prabhu Ramachandran, director at WebNMS, a division of the ZOHO Corporation, India’s leading private product company, chats with SustainabilityNext about challenges and opportunities in...

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CIRCULAR ECONOMY CLUB LAUNCHES OPEN-SOURCED DATABASE

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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...
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