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Pharma cos lag behind rest of India Inc on sustainable development reporting

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 6, 2012

 When it comes to corporate social responsibility and environment, social and governance disclosures, pharmaceutical companies lag behind the rest of India Inc.

In contrast, the oil and gas, IT and metal and mining sectors have been leading adopters of a separate...

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Central Railways launches slew of green projects

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 1, 2012

 The Nagpur division of Central Railways seems to be going the green way. It has launched a slew of environment-friendly initiatives like rainwater harvesting, recycling waste water and planting trees.

After successful commissioning of a rainwater harvesting project at...

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Subject Tags: Human Interest

Ex-Im Approves $57.3 Million in Financing for Renewable-Energy Exports to India

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 18, 2012

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has authorized a pair of loans totaling $57.3 million to Solar Field Energy Two Private Ltd. and Mahindra Surya Prakash Private Ltd., respectively, to finance the export of American solar panels and ancillary services...

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Reliance Group enters into partnership with China Ming Yang

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 3, 2012

Anil Ambani's Reliance Group has entered into a strategic partnership with Chinese wind turbine maker China Ming Yang Wind Power Group for developing up to 2,500 MW clean energy projects in India as well as other South Asian countries.

Ming Yang Wind Power has inked...

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Syntel Sponsors SIFE India Sustainable Entrepreneurship Competitions

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 26, 2012

Syntel, Inc. a global information technology services and Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) firm, today announced it will sponsor two regional competitions in India organized by SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise), a global non-profit organization operating in 39 countries...

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A-B-C-D of the Business Case for Energy Efficiency

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...

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During 2011 40 GW of wind power was put into operation

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 18, 2012


 During 2011, an estimated 40 GW of wind energy capacity was put into operation, more than any other renewable technology, increasing global wind farm capacity by 20% to approximately 238 GW.

Around 50 countries added wind turbines capacity during 2011; at...

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Nationwide survey on e-waste soon

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 7, 2012

A nationwide survey to quantify the electronic waste (e-waste) generated in the country will be carried out by central and state agencies. The proposed exercise is expected to help government and private companies meet the challenge of managing the waste.

"The survey...

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Subject Tags: e-waste , Human Interest

Carbon dioxide hits 400 parts per million in Northern Hemisphere

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 3, 2012

Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have risen above 400 parts per million (ppm) in recording stations across the Arctic going as far south as Mongolia, reports the Associated Press. Such levels have not been seen in at least 800,000 years according to...

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Renewable power: Developing markets are a ray of sunshine

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 3, 2012

If the dominant global theme of the 21st century has been the shift in dynamism and capability towards emerging economies, then 2012 has been the year in which that trend has hit the renewable energy industry.

While many developed economies that led the way in...

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