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Latest Articles in sustainability

It Is Essential To Use Science & Technology To Increase Productivity: Prof Madhura Swaminathan

BW Businessworld's Neeta Misra catches up with the Chairperson of the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), Madhura Swaminathan on the foundations work and why young people need to get involved

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E-Waste In India

India will consume $400 billion worth of electronic goods by 2020 generating a huge growth in end of life products, known as electronic or E-Waste. Electronic Waste creates opportunities for jobs and reducing the country's dependency on imports of metals for manufacturing phones and computers by retaining recycled metals in the country. On the hand the processing of this E-Waste poses huge environmental and health hazards

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Electronic Waste India: Can We Learn From The European Experience?

Neeta Misra speaks with Dr Bernd Kopacek a global expert on E-Waste on the European experience and how India can draw on this at the country ramps up its efforts to responsibly manage electronic waste

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India Can Be A Low-Carbon Growth Model

The most damaging impacts of climate change have been extreme weather conditions, droughts and rising sea levels

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The Need For A Global Green Investment Bank

Managements of emerging technology companies currently spend two out of the first three years on the road raising money

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Opportunity For Transformation Is Not Yet Lost

we need to transform the energy market and replace fossil fuels with clean energy sources, improve energy and material efficiency, stop dumping our garbage in soil, rivers and oceans, but instead learn how to reuse materials in a circular economy and grow food in a way that does not destroy the soil and waters we depend on

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The Future of Sustainability And Climate Change

Investors, insurers and banks are already taking concrete steps to reduce their exposure to the opportunities of the past and investing in the opportunities of the future

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The Fate Of The Planet Is In Our Hands

Even though the damage done to the earth is more or less irreversible, sustained efforts to restore its ecology may avert Armageddon

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Jobs In Renewable Energy Surpass 10 Million Mark Globally

Renewable energy industry created more than 500,000 new jobs globally in 2017, a 5.3 percent increase from 2016

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Bottom-up Innovation For Sustainable Development And Green Credits

When it comes to environmental and social programs, India must design in order to forge its path towards sustainable development, more specifically an incentive framework

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Reimagining Sustainability Can Be Viewed As The Digital Transformation Of Sustainability: Ankush Patel, CEO & Co-Founder, Treeni Sustainability Solutions

Technology solutions make performance management and impact assessment of sustainability initiatives relatively easy and become a platform that provides data for strategic decision making, and making a sound business case for sustainability

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Your Choice Matters: The Hidden Cost Of Plastic Straws

In an exclusive interview with BW Businessworld, Priyanka Kalra, Umang Manchanda & Mallika Arya, co-founders of No Straws Attached discuss the environmental impact and ecological footprint of plastic straws, and how there is a need to shift to environmentally conscious consumer choices with respect to plastic straws

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Just Sustainabilities And Market Failure: Why Economic Theories Fail To Capture Environmental Issues

Even with recent policy shifts in India towards the achievement of the INDC targets of the 2015 Paris Agreements terms like ‘carbon intensity of production’ become integral statistical tools for policy-makers and executors to assess the progress of their policy achievements

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The Economics Of Sustainable Development: Hits And Misses

Herman Daly, a prominent advocate of the required shift in economic thinking required for sustainable development has critiqued growth-centric models of economics and defined biophysical limits to growth in his book, ‘Beyond Growth: The Economics of Sustainable Development’

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