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By : Pawan Mehra, Oct 26, 2012

As India Inc. begins to adopt Sustainability reporting, investors are likely to be combing through it and select winners from the rest.

The number of corporates coming out with Sustainability reports in India is on the rise. In these reports businesses share about...

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 26, 2012

Driven by the fast emerging threat of water scarcity, Beverage giants are increasingly mainstreaming their water conservation practices though some observers remain cynical about the claims and the true accomplishments.

The beverage industry relies on water for its survival; making it...

By : Vijeta Rattani, Jul 10, 2012

Globally, a large number of international players have introduced green tires as an option for reduced carbon emission. Such initiatives also present a new opportunity that can be explored by Indian firms.

Last year in November 2011, the European Union operationalised a novel concept of ‘...

By : Dhanapal G, Jul 2, 2012

India is host to the eleventh Conference of Party on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) scheduled for October 2012. India became a Party to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in 1994; the three objectives of   the CBD are conservation of biodiversity, sustainable use of the...

By : Roselin Dey, Jun 28, 2012

With the concept of sustainable architecture catching up, Grundfos India reiterates its commitment to sustainability by investing in greening their factory premises and receiving Gold certification under IGBC Green Factories Rating System.

The movement of green buildings is slowly and...

By : Snehil Taparia, Jun 26, 2012

This article explores the different business prerogatives and the benefits that can be tapped into by adopting energy efficiency measures in the workplace.

Depleting energy resources, rising cost of energy and the threat of climate change have elevated the demand for sustainable energy...

By : Pranay Kumar, Jun 18, 2012

In this first of a series of article, the authors presents an overview of the underlying causes for water pollution in the country as also suggests remedial actions (in terms of best practices as also legal mandates) required for addressing the state of this extremely critical resource. “Aqua...

By : Amresh Deshpande, Jun 11, 2012

In this second installment of our three part series by the Energy Efficiency Influence Team at Schneider Electric India, the role of different stakeholders in the development of the market for green buildings in India is discussed.

Certain banks in India provide loans at subsidized rates...

By : Aparna Khandelwal, Jun 5, 2012

Its 5th of June and it’s the 40th anniversary of the World Environment Day (WED). This article provides an overview of what this year’s WED has in store for us.

UN selects a theme and a host country every year for World Environment Day in order to increase awareness about burgeoning...

By : Amresh Deshpande, Jun 4, 2012

In this three part series, the Energy Efficiency Influence Team at Schneider Electric India will discuss possible bottlenecks impacting the growth of the green building market in India. In the first part, we will introduce a new metric that we have developed– namely, square foot per accredited...

By : Jyoti Deka, May 22, 2012

As the market for energy efficiency evolves, new financing models involving third party lenders or investors are also emerging in order to address specific needs of the owners and service providers.

The market for energy efficiency products and services in India has gained momentum in the...

By : Ratnakar Gedam, May 17, 2012

Upcoming GOI plans for sustainable habitat have a significant emphasis on plans/initiatives related to mass transit. Transportation and mobility infrastructure that India requires in this next orbit of growth is best exemplified by the theme of the 12th five year plan (2012-17) - “Faster,...

By : Shradha Kapur, May 14, 2012

This article examines the landscape for sustainability reporting to determine if a policy framework is on the anvil. Can policy makers rise up to the challenge to meet the need of the hour?

Among the many activities and initiatives gaining steam in the run up to the Rio+20 summit in June...

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By : Vijeta Rattani, May 10, 2012

The article presents a synopsis of the discussions at the Durban COP, the potential implications for India’s position on climate change and stresses on the need for India to step up as a leader to safeguard the growth needs of the developing world.

Today, climate change is understood as a...

By : Roselin Dey, May 2, 2012

The E-waste Rules come into effect from May 2012, but the lack of binding targets and the unpreparedness of the Indian Industry paints a dismal picture for its meaningful adoption.
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