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Sustainability leader appointed chairman of the Global Reporting Initiative

Nov 30, 2011 05:05 PM Sustainability leader and Worldconnector Herman Mulder has been appointed Chairman of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)'s Board of Directors.

UN Women organises a Men Say No blogathon

Nov 30, 2011 01:18 PM Multiple events are being organised in India and South Asia to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the 16 Days of Activism against gender violence.

CII Bio energy summit

Nov 29, 2011 02:33 PM Confederation of Indian Industry is organising the Bio Energy Summit 2011 to promote the use of bio energy for cooking/heating and transport.

Tata-BP solar plant for rural India

Nov 28, 2011 05:55 PM A new solar plant jointly commissioned by Tata Power and BP Solar, is lighting up rural Chhattisgarh. This is one of the few ventures to complete all projects on time, under India’s National Solar Mission plan.

Campaign to end violence against women

Nov 25, 2011 06:41 PM 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign kicked off today aiming at challenging militarism and its role in perpetuating violence against women and girls.
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Indian companies gear up to mainstream sustainability

Nov 25, 2011 06:17 PM At a recent summit in New Delhi, Indian government officials and corporate heads pushed for mainstreaming sustainability for business by highlighting opportunities for growth amidst global challenges.
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Renewable energy is empowering India: Greenpeace

Nov 24, 2011 07:00 PM Greenpeace India releases report establishing decentralised renewable energy as the future and not just a nice story.
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UBM India to host renewable energy expos

Nov 24, 2011 05:57 PM The series of Renewable Energy India Expos have been transferred to UBM India to leverage the global strength of the group in drawing global participation for the event.

Social service award for Chetan Sharma

Nov 24, 2011 04:11 PM Chetan Sharma, Founder of Datamation Foundation Trust& Datamation Group of Companies will receive the 'Karmaveer Puraskar' by iCONGO for his remarkable social work.
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Moser Baer gets green award

Nov 23, 2011 06:23 PM Moser Baer Solar Limited gets ‘Green leaf’ mark for its latest Max Series ‘Lead free’ solar PV modules. These modules conform to multiple environmental regulations.
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New UN report calls for action on climate-damaging HFCs

Nov 21, 2011 06:05 PM Recent Upsurge in use of Hydroflurocarbons (HFCs) will make it difficult to achieve the target of keeping global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius, finds out the latest UN Environment Programme report.
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Guidelines to protect children against violence

Nov 18, 2011 08:05 PM Safe You and Safe Me guide book released by Save The Children on the eve of the International Day for Prevention of Child Abuse, highlights the types of violence that children face and how they can protect themselves.

India needs to spend more on healthcare: WHO

Nov 17, 2011 08:00 PM Indian government should spend a large percentage of GDP on public health to become an economic superpower, says WHO.
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Climate change partnership to conserve Eastern Himalayan biodiversity

Nov 17, 2011 04:25 PM Regional adaptations to extreme weather conditions and impacts of climate change on endangered alpine species were the main focus at a WWF-led session in Bhutan.

UK government provides funds for Indian solar plans

Nov 16, 2011 06:05 PM The UK government is giving £6m to help India tackle climate change by bringing down the costs of solar power making the shift to a low carbon economy.

Public participation to shape corporate reporting

Nov 16, 2011 11:05 AM Sustainability experts at the Global Reporting Initiative have called upon all organisations and individuals to participate in an online survey and help shape the future of corporate reporting.

ACHR demands juvenile homes for Kashmiri girls

Nov 16, 2011 10:10 AM Juveniles in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir are detained without trial and girls compulsorily sent to prisons and police lock ups, reveals a latest report by Asian Commission for Human Rights.

Neelam Chhiber judged India's social entrepreneur of the year

Nov 15, 2011 11:06 AM The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship awarded Neelam Chhiber, Founder of Indus Tree Crafts Foundation, as social entrepreneur of the year 2011.
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Workshop to strengthen food security in Asia

Nov 14, 2011 06:19 PM An IFPRI workshop in Nepal brings together stakeholders in development to review and share knowledge about strategies to strengthening food security in Asia. The workshop will serve as a platform for the participants to address the challenges of population growth, climate change, food price instability.
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India-Switzerland tie up to build energy efficiency

Nov 09, 2011 05:39 PM India and Switzerland have signed an MoU for a joint project that aims at enhancing the energy efficiency of Indian buildings through Swiss expertise. It is estimated that 30-40% of world’s total energy is consumed by buildings.
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