Taking care of the environment certainly comes with its inherent benefits. Cargill recently learnt this the profitable way by witnessing its best financial performance in 2018. The company recently launched its 2018 Annual Report which outlines a year of activating tomorrow’s solutions to nourish the world. Cargill has mapped 2.3 M hectares in their Cocoa supply chain with World Resources Institute to combat deforestation and more than 4,75,000 farmers have benefited this year from Cargill’s training in sustainable agricultural practices. Simultaneously, Cargill’s fortified oils and flour enriched with needed nutrients have now reached 100 M consumers in India. Nearly 30% of raw materials Cargill uses to make aqua feeds come from agricultural, industrial or fishery by-products thereb
Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of our Nation, is recognized the world over for his teachings on peace and non-violence. His birth anniversary, 2nd October, is observed as the International Day of Non-Violence by the United Nations. Gandhi's teachings on non-violence were not limited to conflicts between human beings but also highlighted the need for living in harmony with Nature and Natural Resources. His teachings are therefore even more relevant today, at a time when the world is grappling with an imminent environmental crisis in the form of global warming and climate change. Almost a century ago, in 1909, Mahatma Gandhi had already envisioned and identified the insatiable and unending pursuit of material pleasure and development in the Western Society as a threat to the Planet and it...
On World Environment Day 2017, Nestlé India took a stock of its environmental achievements and rededicates itself towards environmental sustainability. Nestlé India strengthened its commitment to protecting and preserving the environment and to continuously work towards sustainable use of natural and non-renewable resources. During the last 15 years, for every tonne of production, Nestlé India claims to have reduced energy usage by 47% and CO2 emissions by 55%. According to Mr. Sanjay Khajuria, Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs, Nestlé India, "We have always strived to improve operational efficiencies, use natural resources sustainably and reduce water, energy and CO2 emissions while doing business. Every effort to reduce, recycle and reuse natural resources can make a differe
Why are fishery subsidies so harmful to our Planet? Because they create a devastating domino effect that negatively impacts the environment and the world's most vulnerable people. Fishing subsidies are estimated to be as high as $35 billion worldwide, of which about $20 billion are estimated to be directly contributing to overfishing. The share of fish stocks within biologically sustainable levels continues to decline, falling from 90 percent in 1974 to 69 percent in 2013. Subsidies from wealthy governments encourage overfishing is perhaps also contributing to illegal and unregulated fishing. This is also creating food insecurity, unemployment and poverty for vulnerable people who rely on fish as their primary source of nourishment and livelihood. The United Nations Conference...
Earthwatch Institute India is looking to recruit freelancers and interns for its India office based in Gurgaon. Earthwatch Institute India (EII) is a premier Scientific Research & Educational and Skill Development institution in the Environment, Sustainable Agriculture and Energy Sector with considerable experience of working with world class institutions in India, UK, USA, Australia and Japan. Position: Freelance Assignment and Internship The position offered will provide an opportunity to work with EII on freelance basis or as intern for fresh and early career environment/management professionals looking to work in the development sector. The assignment will provide hands-on experience in various aspects of environment and development issues across the country ranging from
If I told you that each pair of jeans that you own drank 3,800 liters of water; and that on a daily basis millions of people do not have access to fresh drinking water, you would perhaps think twice before buying your next pair of jeans. If I also informed you that one pair of jeans is responsible for 33.4 kilograms of CO2 emission, you will certainly reconsider the wearing of jeans altogether! Likewise, if students are made aware about how much energy a single pencil or a piece of paper takes to be manufactured, they will learn to respect books even more. What is the real cost of the things that we are consuming? What is the cost Earth is paying? Clearly, what we need to be provided with, is information – how our every actions is manifesting itself on the global scale, and who
Mahindra World City Jaipur, one of India’s premier integrated business cities, has become the first project in Asia to receive Stage 2 Climate Positive Development certification from the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40). The Mahindra project, which is also the largest project in the world (by population) to reach this certification, is being recognized for its Climate Positive Roadmap detailing its plans and commitment to achieve a net-negative carbon emissions outcome. The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, now in its 10th year, connects more than 75 of the world’s greatest cities, representing 500+ million people and one quarter of the global economy. Its Climate Positive Development Programme is a performance-based framework designed to create models for how cities can
From the ASEF archive: Polish students learn how to cook Indonesian food, a great way to get to know Indonesian culture with Indonesia artists. The Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF) invites youth between the age of 18 and 30 years to explore the synergies between sustainable urbanisation and heritage preservation by joining a dynamic two-week ASEF Summer University programme which will include dialogue-sessions with leading experts, hands-on workshops and a hack-a-thon. The 19th ASEF Summer University will take place in Pune, India between 9 and 21 August, 2015 and is themed on Sustainable Urbanisation in Heritage Cities. The organisers, which include ASEF; Ministry of External Affairs (Government of India); INTACH and Symbiosis International University, will grant a financial subsid...
Singapore’s ‘The Holiday You Take Home with You’ campaign offers much to the evolved Indian traveller Singapore Tourism Board’s customised and differentiated marketing campaign for India: “Singapore - The Holiday You Take Home With You” recognises the travel habits of the sophisticated Indian traveller. In its latest phase, the campaign is now focusing on Singapore’s emergence as a City in a Garden and throws the spotlight on its latest attraction, the acclaimed Gardens by the Bay. It is now inviting visitors from India to “Go as parents, return as children” and is rooted in the attraction’s ability to engage, excite and captivate travellers of all age groups. Mr. Chang Chee Pey, Executive Director, South Asia, Middle East and Africa, Singapore Tourism Board, together with the r
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