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Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016: Heading on the right path but certain ambiguities remain

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 16, 2016

India is still struggling with managing its plastic wastes with about 15,342 tonne of plastic waste generated every day. The Government notified Plastic Waste Management (PWM) Rules, 2016 in...

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Policy primer for Zero Liquid Discharge: Outlook for the Indian Industry

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 29, 2015

In order to meet the continued growth of the industrial sector, water demand is going to increase. However with a multitude of competing uses of water, where water is required for food, drinking and other more basic purposes, little would remain for the industrial sector....

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Zero Liquid Discharge: Outlook for Indian Industry

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 16, 2015

Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) guidelines were recently introduced for four industrial sectors in India. These sectors would be required to set up systems which will treat the waste water as well as recover dissolved chemicals so that water can be again used in factory...

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ESG Score of India Inc

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 5, 2015

The India Responsible Investing Working Group has been tracking the ESG disclosure and performance of India Inc. since 2009. It was in the course of this period that the National Voluntary Guidelines for Social, Environmental and Economic Responsibilities...

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Subject Tags: Policy Tracker

ESG Action in Indian Businesses and Their Supply Chain

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 5, 2015

Influenced by global dialogues and stimulated by the Indian policy makers, the Indian business diaspora has been, for the past few years, increasingly engaging in conversation and action on management and measurement of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) parameters....

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ESG India Invest – A tool for Responsible Investors

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 5, 2015

The India Responsible Investment Working Group, under the aegis of the Sustainable Business Leadership Forum, has developed ESG India Invest- a unique and pioneering tool to enable Indian Companies/ investors investing in India to analyse, compare and assess...

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Top 5 Sustainability Watch-Outs for 2015

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 30, 2014
2014 for India was defined with Narendra Modi emerging center-stage post a historic election victory in May, and since then, the new government has been actively promoting certain schemes (with synonymous buzz-words like ‘Make in India’, ‘Namami Gange’, ‘...
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Infrastructure Development in India: A Transition in the Making

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 1, 2014

An analysis of the previous and present government plans reveal that Energy Security and Improving Connectivity (both physical and virtual) are emerging as the two major areas of infrastructure development in India. Recently, there has been a...

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The Dark Side of Green Lighting

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 18, 2014
In 2009, the Government of India found that the penetration of CFLs for household lighting was only about 5-10%, while over 70% of the remaining lights were incandescent bulbs1. In a bid to reduce electricity consumption in lighting, the government launched the...
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Using Educational Hubs as Incubators for Sustainability Action

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 29, 2014

There are key advantages in developing specialized technology in an educational institute including: easy access to R&D expertise, incubation support, contribution from students in design and testing phases, and ability to collaborate with multiple private partners at...

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