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CSR taking on a Taboo!

CSR taking on a Taboo!

Enough talk is centred around the victorious and dynamic shift of CSR from philanthropy to long term sustainable interventions, engineered to help society develop and flourish. India as a nation has one of the most evolved CSR laws that are strictly adhered to. Tremendous good has been achieved by several corporates in the societies they [...]
SBTi – Bringing Real Change in Real Estate!

SBTi – Bringing Real Change in Real Estate!

There is a massive difference in the amount of effort and thought being put into tackling emission reduction at government level, across the globe. With 11,000 scientists collectively declaring a climate emergency it is more than evident that we are snowballing into disastrous circumstances if we continue down the path of climate inaction. However, the [...]
The PTP – Pune Diaries

The PTP – Pune Diaries

The Plastic Takeback Program (#fantasticwithoutplastic) has successfully started at Azam Campus in Pune. Azam Campus is a beautiful green campus spread out over 26 acres and it houses 4 schools and 30 educational institutions! With the vision of achieving a Net Zero Campus they have effectively carried out water conservation, rainwater harvesting, vermi-composting land repurposing [...]
Benefits of a Net Zero World!

Benefits of a Net Zero World!

Net zero :  Cost Effective Solutions With Minimal Environmental Impact ENERGY BENEFITS Municipalities: Net zero planning will lead to a detailed assessment of the energy supply and demand. Consumers: By choosing renewable they can reduce energy costs by foregoing financial risks associated with fossil fuel pricing and supply volatility. Energy Sector: A cleaner energy sector can [...]
Know your INDCs!

Know your INDCs!

Policies shaping India’s Nationally Determined Contributions   Emissions: By 2020, reduce emissions intensity of GDP by 20-25% below the 2005 level. By 2030, reduce emissions intensity of GDP by 33-35% below the 2005 level. Forest Cover (Green India Mission):   long term goal to bring 33% of India’s geographic area under forest cover aim to [...]
A Business-First Approach to Sustainability

A Business-First Approach to Sustainability

What? The Bruntland report defines sustainable development as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Expanding upon that, sustainable practices are practices that: 1) At a basic minimum, do not damage the planet or its population and at best create value for […]

Clean Cooking: A Basic Right

Clean Cooking: A Basic Right

Many of us don’t realize it but the methods adopted by the global poor to cook their daily meals is one of the more serious public health and environmental problems in this world. The poor population are in dire need for better, efficient and less polluting energy sources. Some ground realities to consider, 1. More […]

Waste Management: A Market That Serves Everyone

Waste Management: A Market That Serves Everyone

By now it is a well-known fact that India is facing a massive garbage crisis; across the country, cities are drowning in piles of garbage. From Mumbai to Bengaluru to Delhi, the side effects are starting to show. From clogged waterways to running out of landfill space the repercussions are tremendous. In Delhi, just a […]

Net Zero – The Transformation the World Needs

Net Zero – The Transformation the World Needs

Over the last decade, the world has been swept by the ‘net zero’ or ‘net positive’ revolution. In 2019 India and most parts of the world sweltered in a record heatwave, climate scientists’ warnings are finally being paid attention to , 15 year old Greta Thunberg said it like it is and got over a […]