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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.
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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.
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Institute for sustainable enterprise takes off
Sep 02, 2012 The kick-starting of the Indian Institute of Sustainable Business in the southern city of Bangalore, India will prove to be an innovative and much-needed space which will ensure future entrepreneurs work through sustainable business models and principles.
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General Motors installs 8.15 MW solar array in Germany
Sep 03, 2012 Continuing its responsible business agenda to become a company that is energy-friendly, car maker General Motors recently went ahead and installed a massive instalment of solar array in Germany, one that is equivalent to 32 football fields in size.
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Panasonic India releases its first Sustainability Report
Sep 05, 2012 Keeping in with the National Voluntary Guidelines and its shared-value approach to sustainability, Panasonic India releases its first-ever Sustainability Report.
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Sustainable development in India's foundry sector
Sep 07, 2012 The Indian economy owes a major part of its growth to the 26 million Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) that provide employment to 60 million people. There are around 5,500 foundry enterprises in India clustered in 47 urban locations, but the industry faces its own sustainability challenges.
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FICCI launches campaign for biodiversity
Oct 29, 2012 The COP 11 held at Hyderabad at the beginning of the month was a successful one for Indian businesses too. FICCI launched a campaign 'Sustainable Biodiversity Means Sustainable Business' for businesses to pledge to the cause of biodiversity.
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BSR launches ‘HERfinance’: financial inclusion programme for women in global supply chains
Nov 15, 2012 The new initiative by BSR will create a financial literacy curriculum for women factory workers in global supply chains as a way to educate them and make them more 'right-conscious'
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Nutrition for better literacy
Nov 15, 2012 IIT Madras partners with Smile Foundation and kicks off a campaign against Child Labour through better nutrition on Children’s Day
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New publication makes case for business to engage in water valuation
Nov 02, 2012 A new research publication by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) urges companies to engage more in water valuation in order to gauge true water values and aid in water sustainability.
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Levi’s announces Climate Change Strategy
Oct 23, 2012 Levi Strauss announces its 2012 Climate Change Strategy and aims at using 100 per cent renewable energy in its operations, a first for the company.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Microsoft building clean powered data center at waste water plant
Nov 23, 2012 Microsoft will soon start construction on an experimental micro data center at a waste water treatment plant in Wyoming. The concept could help Microsoft scale up clean power for its data centers.
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Businesses with a social conscience
Nov 16, 2012 A fame list compiled by Bloomberg honours outstanding work of business organisations in the social sphere.
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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.
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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.
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Agri Tourism India wins Wild Asia’s Responsible Tourism Award 2012
Oct 29, 2012 Agri Tourism India, a unique initiative which combines agriculture and tourism, was awarded the 2012 Asia Responsible Tourism Award.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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India and Germany join hands for more solar energy
Nov 05, 2012 At the ongoing Indo-German Urban Mela in New Delhi, India and Germany launched a web-based platform that will act as a guiding online source to propel the rapid development of the solar sector.
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