- The profit of sustainability
Nov 12, 2012
In collaboration with Accenture, the UN Global Compact produces a series of reports designed to help businesses enhance their support to the Sustainable Energy for All initiative.
[sustainable business practices] [Accenture] [sustainability] [UN Global Compact] [Business]
- Corporates need to realise long-term benefits of sustainability: Dr RK Pachauri
Oct 23, 2012
On the eve of the CEO Roundtable, TERI Director-General Dr RK Pachauri tells OneWorld South Asia on how the DSDS has changed the environmental discourse in India and how businesses are getting serious about sustainability issues. TERI also plans to launch a publication, India: Innovation Nation, during the DSDS 2013 which Dr Pachauri hopes will encourage businesses go the sustainable way.
[inclusive growth] [sustainability] [green economy] [TERI] [sustainable business practices]
- Peter Bakker launches Business Council for Sustainable Development Singapore
Nov 08, 2012
The Business Council for Sustainable Development will be a membership organisation and will look at fostering economic development with environmental harmony and social development.
[sustainability] [Business] [sustainable business practices]
- Punjab approves new renewable energy policy
Nov 27, 2012
New policy passed by the Government of Punjab aims at encouraging more and more renewable energy firms and entrepreneurs to set-up in the northern state of India.
[South Asia] [green economy] [sustainability] [India] [Renewable Energy]
- FedEx talks fuel economy, sustainability at Green Fleet Conference 2012
Oct 18, 2012
At the Green Fleet Conference this year , FedEx talked about its sustainability objectives and plans for attaining them.
[sustainability] [sustainable transportation] [Green Business] [Business] [CSR] [FedEx] [sustainable business practices]
- KPMG finds global corporate reporting needs to top up on Water Scarcity
Oct 19, 2012
The latest report by KPMG finds companies across the world lacking in their commitment to efficient water management especially in terms of a long-term strategy in their CSR plans.
[sustainability] [green economy] [Business] [CSR] [Water] [sustainable business practices]
- Using technology to make a difference
Oct 14, 2012
Subu Goparaju, Senior Vice President and Head-Infosys Labs talks to Bushra Ahmed of OneWorld South Asia about Infosys' association with the programme aimed at ending child diarrheal deaths in India by 2015.
[Infosys] [sustainable business practices] [Health] [CSR] [Business] [sustainability] [India] [Corporate social responsibilty] [South Asia]
- Cadillac to start making ELR plug-in hybrid in late 2013
Oct 19, 2012
Company exectives reveal GM luxury subsidiary's first plug-in hybrid electric car will hit forecourts soon
[Green Business] [green economy] [sustainability] [Auto Industry]
- Report says India needs concentrated solar power to achieve safer energy future
Oct 12, 2012
A new CEEW-NRDC report shows concentrated solar power is essential to meeting India's over-stressed energy demand.
[Renewable energy] [India] [solar energy] [South Asia] [Sustainable technology] [sustainability] [green economy]
- Safer stove developed for rural India by Greenway Grameen Infra
Nov 19, 2012
Having an open fire in your house is dangerous, and it’s not good to inhale the smoke. But it’s how billions of people cook and heat their houses. The Greenway Smart Stove aims to change that, with no moving parts and at a price anyone can afford.
[sustainability] [India] [Innovation]
- Eastman Chemical Company joins WBCSD
Oct 18, 2012
Eastman Chemical Company joins WBCSD as a member and will be working closely with the "Reaching Full Potential” project.
[sustainable business practices] [Chemical Industry] [sustainability] [WBCSD] [Business]
- OECD World Forum dwells on well being beyond GDP
Oct 17, 2012
The fourth OECD World Forum, in New Delhi, is looking forward to efficient use of statistics for a better understanding of policies for the well being of masses.
[South Asia] [Sustainable Development] [India] [sustainability] [Development] [Accountability] [Governance]
- Celebs unveil eco-friendly beauty products
Nov 01, 2012
Well-known models like Laxmi Rana and Gauhar Khan walked the ramp to promote environment friendly beauty products.
[South Asia] [sustainability] [Eco-friendly Beauty products] [Models India]
- New sustainable lighting device combines nature and technology
Oct 30, 2012
A new sustainable lighting device '3M Tubular Daylighting Device' created by 3M offers significant reduction of electrical energy bills effectively for 8 to 10 hours a day and is 100 per cent green.
[Business] [solar energy] [green economy] [Innovation] [sustainability]
- AIM Asian Awards felicitate companies from India, Singapore and Thailand
Oct 30, 2012
Various Asian companies were awarded for their corporate social responsibility initiatives and sustainable business agenda at a recent ceremony held at Bangkok by the AIM Asian CSR Awards Program.
[sustainable business practices] [Corporation] [Business] [sustainability]
- BDO India Chairman Shailesh Haribhakti joins Astonfield Renewables
Oct 31, 2012
Shailesh Haribhakti, Chairman of BDO Consulting Pvt Ltd. joins Astonfield Renewables Global Advisory Board. With the solar industry facing a gamut of challenges, Haribhakti brings to the table experience and a keen interest in promoting solar energy.
[Renewable energy] [Business] [solar energy] [green economy] [sustainability] [sustainable business practices]
- Wipro secures top spot in Greenpeace ranking for companies’ eco-friendliness
Nov 21, 2012
A new report by Greenpeace, Guide to Greener Electronics looked at supply chains and commitment to sustainability. The report also found that many electronics companies are yet to eliminate dirty energy from their supply chain and manage e-waste effectively.
[India] [sustainability] [sustainable business practices] [Greenpeace]
- DSDS will look at 'farm to fork' sustainability of palm oil industry: Darrel Webber, RSPO
Jan 29, 2013
Darrel Webber, Secretary General, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), talks about the importance the edible oil industry is putting on sustainable supply chains that do not damage the environment. Ahead of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2013 where global trends in the industry will be discussed, Webber talks about how organisations globally are helping the industry get over its challenges.
[supply chains] [sustainability] [Edible Oil industry] [RSPO]
- GAIL one of the first in India to formulate a CSR policy: SL Raina
Oct 09, 2012
GAIL, $ 7.2 billion conglomerate, has been a company that has been conducting its business responsibly since the last 11 years even before CSR came into the spotlight in India. GAIL's Director (HR) SL Raina talks to OneWorld's Rakesh Sood about the organisation.
[GAIL] [Corporate social responsibilty] [mid-day meals] [CSR] [Business] [inclusive growth] [sustainable business practices] [corporates] [sustainability]
- Marks & Spencer raises the bar on safe use of chemicals in textile production
Oct 31, 2012
Marks & Spencer took an important step recently in making its supply chain 'clean' and sustainable by ensuring safe use of chemicals in its daily operations.
[Marks & Spencer] [sustainable business practices] [Business] [CSR] [sustainability]
- Welspun Energy to invest Rs 1000 crores for Chhattisgarh's solar energy
Nov 06, 2012
In order to help the state of Chattigarh's energy portfolio de - carbonise by 2015, Wespun Energy has decided to invest Rs 1000 croroes to build 100 MW Solar PV Power project.
[energy efficiency] [Business] [CSR] [solar energy] [sustainability] [green economy]
- 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.
[Wildlife] [India] [sustainability] [Tiger] [Sustainability] [South Asia]
- Change education pattern for sustainable development: UNESCO chief
Nov 16, 2012
Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, talks to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia, at the launch of the UNESCO Chair at TERI University in New Delhi. Bokova explains how the gap between the knowledge and decision making is a big bottleneck in the path towards sustainable development globally.
[Environment] [Education] [India] [United Nations] [Pakistan] [UNESCO] [Education For All] [Irina Bokova] [Bangladesh] [Sustainable Development] [Gender] [Women empowerment] [Education Policy] [sustainability]
- PVR Nest launches campaign on ‘Water’ targeting school children
Oct 18, 2012
PVR Nest starts a campaign about water conservation by using the medium of films and music to encourage school children on the sustainable use of water.
[CSR] [Business] [Water] [PVR] [sustainability]
- We're here to pre-embed technology and tackle environmental issues: CEO, REFUsol
Nov 15, 2012
The Renewable Energy India Expo held at Noida, India last week gathered together companies from the renewable energy sector. In an exclusive interview with OneWorld, Thomas Wittek, CEO of REFUsol talks about the potential of alternative energy and India as a market for it.
[solar energy] [green economy] [wind energy] [sustainability]
- Chocolate giant sweetens supply chain with £400m sustainability push
Nov 20, 2012
Cadbury’s parent company, Mondelēz International launches major new 'Cocoa Life' sustainability programme.
[Cadbury] [sustainable business practices] [sustainability]
- Businesses urged to compete for growing Low Carbon Opportunities
Oct 21, 2012
Low carbon business opportunities in Brazil and South Korea stretch into billions of pounds, two reports published by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) reveal.
[sustainability] [sustainable business practices] [BRICS] [CSR] [Business] [green economy]
- Solar race ramps up in Africa and Asia
Nov 16, 2012
With accreditation of their Indigo product, Azuri Technologies is all set to amp up business opportunities in Asia and Africa.
[sustainability] [wind energy] [green economy] [solar energy] [Renewable Energy]
- ‘Petrol from air’ produced by UK company
Oct 23, 2012
In what might be an innovation with massive implications for the automobile sector, Air Fuel Syndication, a UK-based company claims to be able to produce a synthetic version of petrol from air.
[sustainable transportation] [Auto Industry] [Innovation] [sustainability] [Fuel]
- GM’s recycling division now generates $1billion annually
Oct 23, 2012
General Motor's waste recycling system, which now generates almost $ 1 billion, is a model that can be emulated within the industry by other major car makers as a way to attain their sustainability goals.
[sustainable business practices] [Auto Industry] [sustainability] [General Motors] [Waste]