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Creating a market for clean energy products in rural India: lessons from smokeless chulas

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 2, 2013

Last-mile distribution and re-seller networks continue to be critical for actioning uptake of domestic clean energy products in rural India.  

Sustainability Outlook spoke to players in the clean cook-stoves sector and saw carbon financing was playing an increasingly...

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Enhancing brand value through sustainability

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 17, 2013

Consumer sentiment has been subdued in India. Perhaps for the first time, a fundamental energy resource constraint has driven a period of slow, volatile growth. Almost all sectors of consumption have experienced volatility and a decline in demand in the last 6 months. It...

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Consumers pay the price for the pollution caused by improper disposal of e-waste

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 17, 2013

India has been urbanizing at a rapid pace and the Indian agglomeration needs competent infrastructure and smart planning to move forward sustainably and meet the demands of the ever growing population. Today, every industry and business vertical is witnessing development but...

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Market Analysis: The case for electric and hybrid vehicles in India

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 27, 2013

India National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 envisages 5-7 million electric vehicles (EVs) will be on the roads by 2020. An opportunity for EVs in India exists in the nascent 4W market and it is driven by low hybrid/electric penetration, high oil price forecasts, and an...

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Drivers for change: how India’s ever-increasing car users could inspire sustainable infrastructure

By : Anonymous, Aug 6, 2013

To understand the challenges facing India’s infrastructure system one simply has to look at the statistics. 

Recent estimates suggest there are at least 103 million cars on the country’s roads. In Delhi alone, around 7.4 million vehicles are competing for space on the...

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Look for the label: Catalyzing Sustainable Consumer Behaviour

By : Seth Petchers, Nov 6, 2012

I’ve sat down at a Mumbai café to write a piece on labels and sustainable consumer behaviour. I should have done this several days ago and now the deadline I’ve been asked to meet is tomorrow. But there was Lakme Fashion Week, where my NGO Shop for Change Fair Trade...

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Sustainable Retail:The New Industry Buzzword

By : Roselin Dey, Nov 2, 2012

The sustainability coin has two sides: Sustainable production and sustainable consumption. Newer compliance mandates and regulations coupled with increased investor and client demands for responsible business behavior have led to the onset and acceptance of cleaner...

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Financing Sustainable Infrastructure: The Need and Challenges

By : Cherian Thomas, Nov 2, 2012

The challenges of achieving rapid and continuously high levels of economic growth as a means to poverty reduction include the need to balance development aspirations with minimal environmental impact. Given the global impetus to peg carbon emissions to 2005 levels over the...

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Look who’s reading your Sustainability Report

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...

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Green Tires as a new Business Tool to Address Climate Change

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...

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