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New company law to change CSR landscape

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 12, 2013

India’s firm nudge towards philanthropy in the new companies law, which replaces an outdated legislation with more streamlined rules, is being viewed with misgivings by some, but is likely to boost corporate charitable activity in the country.

The new law to govern...

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‘Commuters waste fuel worth Rs. 54 crore every year due to jams’

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 6, 2013

 As told by Chetan Agarwal, environmentalist and resident of Gurgaon, to HT. 

Tolls play an important role in financing highway projects but if traffic is beyond a certain level, then the externalities of toll plazas in terms of time wasted, fuel consumed and...

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First decide Hyderabad status, water sharing

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 6, 2013

Even as Telangana protagonists are opposing the very proposal of making Hyderabad a Union territory after bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, PCC chief Botcha Satyanarayana on Sunday joined chorus with Union minister Chiranjeevi and said issues like status of Hyderabad and sharing...

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Subject Tags: Business , Labor , Law , Politics

GM workers fudged Tavera test engines to meet emission norms

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 29, 2013

General Motors India, the Indian arm of the Detroit-headquartered automaker, has admitted to the government that an internal probe had revealed the company violated testing norms and its employees re-fitted already approved engines in new Tavera models sent for inspection in...

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Subject Tags: Business , GM , Labor , Law , Technology

Supply Chain Data Exchange: Enabling Global Collaboration to Manage Supply Chain Risk

By : Anonymous, Jul 26, 2013

Companies today are increasingly aware of their responsibility to effectively manage social and environmental risk in their global supply chains. Pressure from the media, investors, NGOs and other stakeholders continues to highlight that many of the highest risks lie hidden...

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Technology: en-route sustainability and innovation!

By : Anonymous, Jul 17, 2013

The term ‘Sustainability’ was widely-disseminated for the first time by a credible source in the Brundtland Report in 1987 by a commission established by the UN General Assembly. The report coined the well-known definition for sustainability as “development that meets the...

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Domestic users get uninterrupted power

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 29, 2013

Continous rain in the hill areas of Coimbatore and the Nilgiris along with the heavy wind flow have brought the much awaited relief to the power-starved western Tamil Nadu, especially for Coimbatore. With the increased power generation, Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution...

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India’s 100 eco-friendly MRI installations save Rs.3.6 cr of energy costs for hospitals compared to conventional versions

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 22, 2013

Indian hospitals which have installed the 100 eco-friendly MRI installations save energy costs of Rs.3.6 crore to hospitals annually. The green MRI systems use 34 per cent less energy than previous generation MRI systems while achieving outstanding image quality required for...

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Danfoss to invest $100mn in India by 2015

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 14, 2013

Danish company Danfoss will invest close to $100 million in India over the next two years.

The $6 billion company makes components that help improve energy-efficiency and are used in various industrial applications like air conditioning, heating buildings, controlling...

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Attero Launches Clean E-India Environment Month E-waste Collection Drives

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 7, 2013

While in 2011 urban infrastructure development was allocated 0.7% of GDP, some studies have shown that this spending needs to be increased to at least 1.1% by 2031-32 .Attero has launched a month long series of E-waste Collection Drives as part of its Environment Month...

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