Let’s talk Materiality!

Let’s talk Materiality!

October 15, 2014

– Arvind Sharma Over the past few years, the term of materiality has gained much traction in the sustainability domain. While it has been around for quite some time, and has been the backbone of financial reporting for several decades. Its relevance and importance has dramatically improved in much recent times.Read More

An alternate approach to CSR strategy

An alternate approach to CSR strategy

September 30, 2014

– Ananda Kumar Do businesses have to use CSR as a proxy for philanthropy or use CSR as a means of extending their branding or can they look at using CSR to achieve both objectives? This is something we will evaluate further and explore. Lets look at a sample setRead More

Afforestation: Are we barking up the right tree?

Afforestation: Are we barking up the right tree?

October 4, 2014

– Pratima H If you ask Shubendu Sharma (founder Afforestt) as to who can make a big difference when it comes to our planet, our city’s green cover and other environmental concerns, he gives an intriguing reply: Corporates! His point of view feels that strongly and he argues that corporates,Read More

Sustainability, Matt Damon, Leonardo, and whole lot of coffee chitter-chatter

Sustainability, Matt Damon, Leonardo, and whole lot of coffee chitter-chatter

October 4, 2014

Disclaimer: These are excerpts from our staff’s coffee-break time so if you expect to find the usual wised-up and all-sophisticated talk on environmental issues on this messenger window, don’t say we did not warn you. Shash_CC: Tring! Prat_the brat: Hi..sup? Shash_CC: 5 pm n d works…jus wrapped sm headlines, watRead More

“Usage of solar water heaters is win-win for all the stakeholders involved”

“Usage of solar water heaters is win-win for all the stakeholders involved”

October 2, 2014

With a market size of nearly Rs. 500 Crores and growing at a clip of approximately 10 % p.a., the solar water heater pot is boiling even as it is being watched. It is hard to ignore the environment spillover of a product category like this but at the same time there areRead More

What joins a smelly diaper, a turkey & a cube of chocolate?

What joins a smelly diaper, a turkey & a cube of chocolate?

August 21, 2014

– Pratima H If we told you that almost everything that you eat, or drink out of, or poop into, or garnish for Thanksgiving can be whipped, churned and burned into something that powers your car, we know you would frown first and say the word ‘balderdash’ next. But whetherRead More

The epic ‘green’ gap on supercomputing roads

The epic ‘green’ gap on supercomputing roads

July 30, 2014

– Pratima H Sometimes one wonders if it would be easier or tougher for Van Damme if he had to stretch between a bus going forward and the other one going reverse? For quite some time, supercomputers, from the ones carrying the best lineage to those with really-impressive evolutionary DNA,Read More

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Best Eco-toons from across the world

Best Eco-toons from across the world

October 3, 2014 at 5:25 am 0 comments

A picture is worth a thousand words, but a cartoon is often worth much more. Here is a motley selection of some of the best cartoons on environment, climate change, global warming and the rest from India and across the world. If this does hit you, nothing else really can.

“Usage of solar water heaters is win-win for all the stakeholders involved”

“Usage of solar water heaters is win-win for all the stakeholders involved”

October 2, 2014 at 11:33 am 0 comments

With a market size of nearly Rs. 500 Crores and growing at a clip of approximately 10 % p.a., the solar water heater pot is boiling even as it is being watched. It is hard to ignore the environment spillover of a product category like this but at the same time there areRead More

How do you like your Apple(s); Red or Green?

How do you like your Apple(s); Red or Green?

October 1, 2014 at 12:07 pm 0 comments

– Pratima H Immortality becomes you, gasps Aro at Bella when she turns into one of his own ilk. She responds with a look that re-affirms the vital difference between the Cullens and the not-so-principled vampires – the former never hunt humans for blood. It’s not an easy principle toRead More

An alternate approach to CSR strategy

An alternate approach to CSR strategy

September 30, 2014 at 11:01 pm 0 comments

– Ananda Kumar Do businesses have to use CSR as a proxy for philanthropy or use CSR as a means of extending their branding or can they look at using CSR to achieve both objectives? This is something we will evaluate further and explore. Lets look at a sample setRead More

Akshaya Patra: Feeding the future of a nation

Akshaya Patra: Feeding the future of a nation

September 29, 2014 at 11:21 pm 0 comments

Out of the 8 MDG goals that had been agreed upon, India has performed exceedingly well on just one, namely, achieve universal primary education. In fact, on this one parameter, the progress in India would be among the very best in the world. Achieving universal primary education in a matterRead More