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Furthering the green buildings agenda in India
May 07, 2013 The Indian Green Building Council has introduced a rating system for buildings in India, which will help owners and builders in implementing green building strategies more efficiently.
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India’s first Platinum rated Green Home
Apr 03, 2013 The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) has rated ‘Viswa Syamalam’ located in Chennai as India’s first platinum green home. Owned by UV Krishna Mohan Rao and Dr. Uma Devi, the house consumes the lowest energy loads and least carbon footprint.
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Asia's prosperity needs major change in energy use
Apr 10, 2013 By 2035, Asia will be eating up half of the worlds's energy supply. With the world's fastest growing cities in Asia, there is a need to ensure Asia grows in a sustainable way if the countries want sustained growth in the future, says a recent Asian Development Bank report.
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Indus Towers sponsors ‘Science Express – Biodiversity Special’ train
Apr 10, 2013 The SEBS 2013 edition is scheduled to be flagged-off from Delhi on 9th April, 2013 and during its journey it will travel to 62 locations across India.
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Smile Foundation kickstarts 'Empowering Grassroots'
Jul 10, 2013 Smile Foundation conducted the first day of its three-day workshop ‘Empowering Grassroots’. The workshop is a capacity building programme focused on guiding NGOs on avenues, sources and aspects of fundraising.
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Sankalp Forum promotes clean cooking solutions in India
Mar 18, 2013 The Sankalp Forum and Global Alliance for Clean Cook Stoves have announced cash grant of $15,000 for innovation in clean cooking solutions in India.
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TERI and Tetra Pak launch project to promote sustainability
Jul 19, 2013 TERI and Tetra Pak launch Project SEARCH in Goa to promote environmental sustainability. The project aims at creating awareness on recycling among the school community in 200 schools across India.
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UN to observe International Day of Forests on March 21
Mar 14, 2013 The United Nations General assembly has proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests. From 2013, the day will be observed each year to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of forests and trees to all life on earth.
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Report weighs perception vs reality in sustainability performance
Dec 20, 2012 Brandlogic and CRD Analytics, like last year, set out to examine 100 global companies to assess them on their sustainabiity performance and stakeholder perceptions.
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Sustainability must be at the heart of SDGs: Kofi Annan
Feb 06, 2014 Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan cautioned that by the year 2030 the world would need 30% more water, 40% more energy and 50% more food.
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Natural resources 'crucial' for peace in Afghanistan: study
Jun 26, 2013 Up to 80 per cent of Afghans are directly dependent on natural resources for income and sustenance.
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Towards sustainable mobility
Feb 08, 2013 Akshima Tejas Ghate, Research Fellow at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), highlights the significance of mass transportation. She said that the urban transport sector needs proper investment in terms of infrastructure, planning and budgeting.
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From tees to tigers, wildlife gets a new turf
Jul 29, 2015 A fashion e-commerce platform has released a special edition t-shirt to raise awareness on tiger conservation.
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Dr José bags Sustianable Development Leadership Award
Feb 09, 2015 The award recognizes Dr José Manuel Durão Barroso’s pioneering efforts to de-carbonize the European economy and promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.
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H&M talks making fashion sustainable
Apr 15, 2013 At a talk held recently by retail giant H&M, many big names from the fashion industry came together to discuss ways to make this million dollar industry more sustainable.
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EWP and UN Global Compact partner for the Water Action Hub
Mar 25, 2013 To mark the World Water Day, the European Water Partnership (EWP) and the UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate got together to create a platform which will bring together organisations to discuss water management issues.
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Wear organic to make a difference
Jan 15, 2013 With sustainability being the new mantra for business, organic clothing is a new and enduring trend in the garment industry, a win for both producers and consumers. And with leading organic clothing maker Do U Speak Green becoming the first to get carbon footprint mark from SGS, the organic clothing industry will only go bigger.
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Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd. awarded for sustainable business model
Jan 15, 2013 The CII-ITC Sustainability Awards have been honouring organisations who combine sustainability with their business. To this end, Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd. was honoured for their commitment to incorporating sustainability in their real estate and infrastructure projects.
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AkzoNobel tops global sustainability ranking
Mar 20, 2013 AkzoNobel bagged the top position as a sustainability leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indexes (DJSI) making it a consistent top rank holder in the ratings since 2007.
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L'Oréal's biggest challenge is making 'sustainability desirable'
Feb 25, 2013 Cosmetics giant L'Oréal at a recent conference talked about the need to find a balance between selling its products and making less impact on the environment.
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"There is a need to change conventional perspectives of business" Namita Vikas, CSO, YES BANK
Jan 30, 2013 Chief Sustainability Officer of YES BANK, Namita Vikas talks to OneWorld South Asia about her organisation's Responsible Banking initiative, and the many ways YES BANK is making sustainability its priority.
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Sustainable development makes for good business
Jan 31, 2013 The corporate world now wants a major shift in the way capitalism has been behaving till now and feel that renewable energy and resource efficiency are the way to go.
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If nations will not, provinces will fight climate extremes
Feb 02, 2013 Minister of International Relations, La Francophonie and External Trade, Quebec, Canada, Jean-Francois Lisee who was in Delhi to attend the TERI-organised conference, the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit-2013 (DSDS), tells OneWorld that leading by example is the key to ensuring every nation takes climate change seriously.
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Sachin Tendulkar to light up Indian villages
May 01, 2013 Star Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has joined hands with Schneider Electric India for an initiative to provide access to energy for households in Indian villages.
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Sustainability has to go beyond compliance tick-boxes: Seema Arora
Jul 23, 2013 Seema Arora, Executive Director at the CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development, is arguably one of those who have perhaps framed the dialogue of sustainability in India. Through almost two decades of work in the area, Arora has been helping corporate India understand the need for sustainability. In an interview with OneWorld South Asia, Arora talks about what she thinks of the Companies Bill, about her journey since the early talk of sustainability and her view of the future.
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India has Rs 5K cr market for offgrid solar products: Govt
Mar 20, 2015 More than five crore households in India need the offgrid products, said Tarun Kapoor, Joint Secretary of India’s Ministry of New & Renewable Energy.
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The business of sustainability and the sustainability of business are symbiotic in nature: Mahindra & Mahindra
Jan 09, 2013 A US $15.9 billion conglomerate, Mahindra & Mahindra are many companies united by a common purpose—to enable people to rise and prosper. The Mumbai- based company operates in many key industries, operating with the belief that it exists not just to run business and generate profits but also to fulfil its duties as a responsible corporate citizen. Beroz Rumie Gazdar, Senior Vice President – Group Sustainability, talks about all this to Rakesh Sood of OneWorld South Asia.
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Let's create platforms, converge and create bigger impact: Venkatesh Valluri, Ingersoll Rand
Feb 05, 2013 Talking at the DSDS 2013, Ingersoll Rand's Chairman & President, Venkatesh Valluri talks to Bushra Ahmed and Rajiv Tikoo of OneWorld South Asia about the sustainability challenges that industries face and how organisations must get together to make a bigger impact while giving back to society.
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Invista joins the Sustainable Apparel Coalition
Jan 22, 2013 INVISTA, famous for its ingenious LYCRA® that revolutionised clothing, has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). Other members of SAC include GAP, Adidas, Wal-Mart, Levi's.
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SDGs become the new love of development experts
Jan 30, 2013 With SGDs becoming the new buzzword for development ,TERI held the 'Designing Sustainable Development Goals' as a part of its DSDS 2013. The session gave some interesting insights into current development agenda and why the MDGs were inadequate in the first place.
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Clean technologies can cut South Asia's emissions
Mar 13, 2013 Five countries of South Asia – Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka - could slash greenhouse gas emissions by a fifth by 2020 at little long-term cost by introducing a variety of clean technologies, according to a new study from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
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