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By : Anonymous, Mar 26, 2013

This article by Sam Kimmins, Principal Sustainability Advisor & Network Partner Manager at Forum for the Future, takes a look at the impact of the shipping industry on world trade and the initiatives which have been undertaken to ensure its future sustainability. 

Shipping is...

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 21, 2013

The Antarctic is the one of the remote and pristine places left on Earth with large reserves of natural resources. The Inspire Antarctic Expedition (IEA) brings together corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and environmentalists to gather insights about the continent. This article by Bandanjot...

By : Anindita Chakraborty, Mar 7, 2013

HCL has come out with a new sustainability report which builds on 4Rs – Responsible Business, Redefine Workplace, Renew Ecosystem and Repay Society. This article takes a look at the objectives governing HCL’s sustainability journey, and how far the firm has come along on these.

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By : Anindita Chakraborty, Feb 27, 2013

It’s not just the budget allocation; the solar industry needs streamlining of operational policies as well. This article takes a look at the industry expectations and demands ahead of the Union Budget 2013. 

The Budget session has started and speculators are running amuck. With a...

By : Anindita Chakraborty, Feb 15, 2013

This article draws from Sustainability Outlook’s conversation with the CEO of Sopogy, a Micro CSP manufacturer and takes a look at the status of Micro CSP technology and its potential in India.

While the solar industry has seen a huge surge in recent years, the uptake of...

By : Pankaj Arora, Feb 13, 2013

Many know Seychelles as an exotic holiday destination. What many don’t know is that Seychelles is also one of the countries most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Just last week itself, the country was flooded.

Or look at Maldives. Another holiday locale for the Bollywood...

By : Anindita Chakraborty, Jan 31, 2013

Reckitt Benckiser launched a new sustainability strategy in 2012 upon early achievement of its successful Carbon20 programme. The new betterbusiness strategy is based on an analysis of key global trends of decreasing resources and was developed to integrate it with a new business vision and...

By : Anindita Chakraborty, Jan 18, 2013

The National Electric Mission Plan has recently been adopted in a bid to catalyze the growth of electric vehicles in the country. This article takes a look at the factors at play to energize the electric vehicles industry in India.

Electric vehicles have been present in Indian...

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By : Sustainability ..., Jan 16, 2013

This article by Dr Promode Kant and Dr Wu Shuirong reflects on pathways, building on the Chinese model, for creative involvement of private business in CO2 sequestration through forest vegetation.

At the recently concluded UNFCCC convention at Doha, countries...

By : Pankaj Arora, Jan 15, 2013

Do you think of the recent Companies Bill in India mandating companies of certain size to spend 2% of their net profits on CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activities will bring higher transparency, efficiency and responsibility among the Indian businesses?

While there is some merit...

By : Anonymous, Jan 7, 2013

This article takes a look at challenges of a water stressed India and the need for establishing knowledge transfer and collaborative frameworks to enhance water management practices in India. 

Water is an increasingly contested resource across India, with the country in the...

By : Anindita Chakraborty, Dec 24, 2012

The conversation around the result of COP18 vacillates around extreme verdicts of the same – with most hailing it an utter failure and a few celebrating its success. This article takes a look at what was hoped to be achieved at the conference, and what actually transpired. 

Much...

By : Anindita Chakraborty, Dec 18, 2012

Calling out for fiscal supports such as a lending body, a Renewable Energy collateral fund and public-private investment on research and development, Greenpeace’s latest report talks about the future of renewable energy and how renewable energy prices could be brought down to grid parity in...

By : Anindita Chakraborty, Dec 14, 2012

The transport sector is the second largest consumer of energy after the industry sector and one of the primary causes of air pollution. This article takes a look at how we can move from a dependency on mass scale private vehicles to a more sustainable form of urban mobility.

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By : Lydia Powell, Dec 11, 2012

This article reflects on the interface between policy questions on energy use in the Kyoto Protocol and  climate change mitigation strategies.

The close link between energy use and climate change needs no elaboration. As per the International Energy Agency (IEA) about 60 percent...