Nepal, which continues to be jolted by earthquake aftershocks since the big earthquake on 25th April 2015, is now working to put itself back on track. Countries around the world are pitching in and India has already played a major role and fulfilled the responsibility of a good neighbour. Individuals and corporate houses continue to pool in for ensuring more aid and speedier rehabilitation for the people of Nepal. In a bid to boost the ongoing rehabilitation and rebuilding efforts in Nepal, Bajaj Group has announced a contribution of ₹ 10 crore to the relief fund. The aid will be routed through the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund of India. Further, a sum of Rs 50 lakhs is also provided to SEWA, an NGO dedicated to needy & self-employed women workers in Nepal, mainly directed to
Malnutrition is a very real challenge being faced by both rural and urban India. Despite sincere efforts by the Government of India in addressing this issue, malnourishment continues to plague a large part of India. The most affected are the women and children and the number of citizens affected with malnourishment is well above a crore. The primary reason for such high rate of malnutrition in the country is definitely poverty and the inadequacy of Government's development policies reaching the masses. Another equally relevant reason for such high prevalence of malnutrition in India is lack of education and awareness. To address this issue, the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) in partnership with HealthPhone, today announced the formal launch of the IAP HealthPhone programme,...
Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services has now become the first Indian company to join RE100 - a global platform for major companies committing to 100% renewable power! RE100 is a global initiative that celebrates and supports major companies committed to 100% renewable power across their operations. Its goal is that 100 of the world’s most influential businesses commit to 100% renewable power in the near future. As part of its commitment to RE100, Infosys aims to become carbon neutral by 2018. The company is already working to reduce its per capita electricity consumption by 50 per cent from its 2007-2008 levels and source all its electricity from renewable resources by 2018. Speaking about the announcement, Ramadas Kam
Trojan Battery's Mat Segal and George Mathew from Team Sustain accepting the Intersolar India award. Intersolar India, one of India's largest exhibition and conference for the Solar Industry, concluded recently in Mumbai. The Intersolar AWARD for the best and most innovative Solar Projects in India category is one of the highlights of this exhibition. The Intersolar AWARDS for the present year 2014 were given to Bosch Ltd., Tata Power Solar Systems and Trojan Battery. We explore the Solar Project conceived by Trojan Battery and assess it for its innovation and social transformation ability. Trojan Battery, one of the world’s leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries, and its project partner, Team Sustain, were recognized at Intersolar India for their Remote Telecom project featuring
Actor Om Puri and Mr. Greesh Bindra (General Manager, Crowne Plaza, Greater NOIDA) planting a yellow rose for the environment. Hotel Crowne Plaza® Greater Noida, part of InterContinental Hotels Group's Global portfolio, recently celebrated its first ever Green Week. The celebration of the Green Week by Crowne Plaza was carried out as part of its philosophy underlined by their understanding that "Caring for the environment goes hand in hand with our purpose of creating Great Hotels Guests Love". In doing so, Hotel Crowne Plaza has indeed shown the way forward for other hotels and industries by accepting the responsibility of contributing positively to the environment and community. The Green Week celebrations at Crowne Plaza took place from 18th to 22nd August, 2014. The objectiv
An increasing number of business travellers are opting for green-certified hotels in an effort to curb the impact of their frequent travelling. A new survey (Global Business Traveler Survey 2013) by market research firm Timetric indicates that 47% of respondents confirmed that it is ‘important’ for them to stay in green-certified hotels during business trips. 7% of the respondents consider green certifications to be an ‘extremely important’ factor in their choice of hotel. This is indeed a healthy trend and the awareness on reducing individual footprint now seems to be having an impact! How are hotels going green? Survey results show that for a hotel to be considered green, respondents consider ‘low-energy light bulbs’ and ‘reduced use of plastic materials’ to be the main sustainab
Ford: Going Green with Every Launch The Ford Motor Company took yet another major step towards helping stabilize global carbon dioxide emissions by becoming the first automaker to join a voluntary greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting programme recently established in India. The company already participates in similar programs in the United States, China, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. Becoming the first automaker participant in the India programme on voluntary GHG emission reporting is a step further in establishing Ford’s leadership corporate sustainability in the country. Ford has set a goal for itself to reduce CO2 emissions from its global facilities, including two in Chennai, by 30 percent per vehicle by 2025. The voluntary reporting of GHG will provide an overall transparency
The development of a nation's economy and more comfortable lifestyles of the people of that nation go hand in hand. Economic development at the outset, is thus a required transition. However, enormous population growth worldwide in the second half of the twentieth century has aggravated the factors that threaten human health as well as the health of the Planet. Ozone depletion, climate change, depleting natural resources and extensive loss of biodiversity and habitat are all a direct result of the aforementioned. A key solution to all these problems is sustainable development. And it is indeed the corporate houses, who have the resources and the incentive, to adopt practices which cause minimal negative impact on the global or local environment. This World Environment Day, we bring you...
The CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development rewards Indian corporate houses that have developed sustainability strategies through tangible green initiatives and are creating real impact. The awards recognise the foresight of such companies which are driving an agenda that goes beyond incremental change, and also serves the purpose of motivating others. The awards are conferred to Indian business that demonstrate excellent performance in the area of Sustainable Development. The corporate greening Award ceremony for INDIA’S MOST SUSTAINABLE companies during the year 2012 took place in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on January 14, 2013. The ceremony was held in the presence of dignitaries and representative from the Government of India as well as leaders from the corporate worl
Union Minister for Law & Justice and Minority Affairs, Government of India Salman Khurshid speaking at the Sustainability Summit The CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development, an India-based apex body that creates a conducive, enabling climate for Indian businesses to pursue sustainability goals recently organized the sixth edition of the one-of-its-kind Annual Conference on sustainable development in the capital city. The two-day event called "Sustainability Solutions: Summit & Exhibition" was held at The Lalit Hotel on 25th and 26th November, 2011 and explored challenges, opportunities, and strategies for bringing sustainability solutions to Indian Businesses. The Summit was essentially a dialogue in a conference style where CEOs of leading organizations wer...