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Employees For Sustainable Work: The Paradigm Shift Needed

A mix of education, sensitization and integration of sustainability into work can give employees the incentive and dedication to make the sociocultural shift we need in the world of work.

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‘Revive Soil-Friendly Agricultural Practices’

The Save Soil movement aims to bring about a global policy that there must be a minimum three to six per cent of organic content in agricultural land. In consultation with the top scientists in the world, we are preparing a soil policy document

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Editor's Letter: Taking Strides

The 2022 edition of the BW Businessworld Most Respected Companies (MRC) survey was conducted by our knowledge partner, TechSci Research, in the backdrop of the disruptions in economic activities caused by the restrictions and lockdowns imposed to contain the coronavirus pandemic

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Technology With Purpose

Technology is the fuel that is powering all kinds of businesses today but its true impact is seen only when it is put to use for making a difference for the larger good

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Municipal Finances: Test of States’ Governance

In its last released ‘State Finances 2021-22 report’ the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) noted that the urban local bodies and municipal corporations have “come under severe strain, forcing them to cut down expenditures and mobilise funding

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Franchising Basics Prospective Franchisees Should Know

From the perspective of a franchisee, it is important to understand what benefits he can expect and from the perspective of a franchisor, he must understand that he must be able to provide value to any potential franchisee

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Report On Inequality Highlights What India Is Getting Right

Social protection systems are envisaged as the pathway to growth, focusing on inclusive development and economic empowerment. In India, social protection has been envisioned as a mechanism to pay special attention to those sections of the society that have not been able to benefit from economic progress

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Tighter Economic Time Ahead

Inflation is like a headache; there is no point in finding solace that one’s headache is less severe than someone else’s ! With global issues impacting national economies, let us brace for some economic pain ahead

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Global Economic Meltdown

India must stop seeking validation from others, especially the West. The rich world is interested in India because of India’s large and growing consumer market and business potential

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Actionable Information For The Future Of Work

The pathway to a glorious, successful digital and professional leap for work is fidelity to actionable data. Extracting optimum value from information is the zeitgeist the professional world needs and must actualize for an extraordinary tomorrow

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Russian fiasco in Ukraine and the future of warfare

The performance of the Russian military is of particular consequence to Indian forces which use weaponry similar to all that has proved ineffective in Ukraine. To draw the right lessons, India must invest in the tools of new age warfare, its Defence spending must prioritise emerging technologies over legacy platforms, and its forces must transition to digital combat

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Ill-Conceived, Badly Executed M&A Deals Destroy Value

The Crux study highlights that a third of all mergers create shareholder value, whereas a third destroy value. Most others don’t meet expectations. However, these numbers are getting worse. In certain industries for example, over 80 per cent of the mergers have failed to achieve the stated purpose.

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Dressing Up and Dressing Down

All this controversy over uniforms, hijab and the like could possibly be ended by a “one country, one dress” formula. Will someone please take this up?

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Malaria, Doctors & Smart Cities

Cities will need to foster a coevolution between complex technology on the one hand, and effective systems on the other by investing, among other things, in quality human resources, procurement systems and building learning organisations

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Correlation Between Urbanisation And Economic Development

To understand the impact of urbanisation and economic development, it is necessary to understand the nature of urbanisation and whether urbanisation creates an enabling environment for economic development. There are several factors that determine whether urbanisation translates into economic development

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