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GreenField bags software solution order from IDFC

By : Anonymous, Mar 25, 2012

GreenField Software has bagged a contract from IDFC for providing energy efficiency and sustainability management software solutions to the company.

"We are extremely confident that IDFC will see ample value of this implementation by improving their operational and...

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Cost escalation hits Jawaharnagar solid waste management project

By : Anonymous, Mar 25, 2012

Even as the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is struggling to mobilise funds for the Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) Project for scientific disposal of garbage, the project developer M/s Hyderabad Integrated MSW Ltd (earlier Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd)...

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Multiple sustainability standards make reporting an arduous task for India Inc.

By : Roselin Dey, Mar 22, 2012

This article is a reflection piece on the lack of a true business case for companies to take up an even strenuous exercise of reporting under product specific or domain specific standards in the absence of a policy mandate.


Two new corporate standards were...

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Waste-to-energy is a wonderful concept, but it is a costly affair

By : Roselin Dey, Mar 2, 2012

Atul Malhotra of Ramky Group shares about the group’s diverse activities, their foray into Municipal Solid Waste to Electricity space and the opportunity and challenges in waste management field in India.

The Ramky Group is a dynamic, large scale organization...

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Our sustainability focus is across the entire ecological footprint and shapes our daily business strategy, says Infosys

By : Roselin Dey, Feb 27, 2012

Rohan Parikh, Head of Green Initiatives and Infrastructure at Infosys, talks to Sustainability Outlook about the company’s efforts at shaping a holistic approach to sustainability.

Rohan M. Parikh heads the Green Initiatives and Infrastructure team at Infosys and...

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Corporates get wiser on Sustainability Reporting though nuts and bolts of Sustainability Assurance are still missing

By : Aparna Khandelwal, Feb 15, 2012

Sustainability Reporting is catching steam in India however external assurance for non-financial performance disclosures/sustainability reports remain in their infancy.

Assurance for financial data in term audits is very popular however external assurance for non-...

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Wide scope for Clean Production initiatives within Indian SMEs but policies required to catalyze critical mass of SMEs to adopt and sustain the implementation of CP technologies and practices

By : Pramita Sen, Feb 8, 2012

Ms. Ayumi Fujino, UNIDO Representative in India, provides insight into UNIDO’s work in Energy and Environment fields in India and also shares thoughts on policies proposed under the UNIDO Green Industry initiative. 

What are the key issues/domains...

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Integrated approach to Environmental Sustainability a must for pursuing industrial growth

By : Dhanapal G, Jan 30, 2012

Half of India’s existing 88 industrial clusters are critically polluted. With the country’s ambition to increase the percentage contribution of manufacturing sector to over 25% of GDP, it is important that an integrated approach to environmental sustainability is framed to...

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Environment minister jayanthi Natarajan 'cautiously optimistic' about Durban outcome

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 8, 2011

Working on a rapidly ticking clock, South Africa has made it clear that Durban is likely to see the linking of a second commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol with "balanced progress" with steps taken towards a "legally binding outcome" for all.

Environment minister...

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Act while you still can - Zuma

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 7, 2011

President Jacob Zuma and several world leaders delivered stirring speeches in Durban on Tuesday evening on the need to act quickly to “save the world” from climate change – despite clear signals that political negotiators will once again delay the solutions recommended by...

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