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'Could COP26 signal the end of coal? Only if we invest in green jobs and training'

Fiona Duggan, (Nov 8, 2021)

COMMENT: If lower-income countries are to phase out fossil fuels the transition has to be economically and socially just, writes Fiona Duggan of sustainable energy charity Ashden

‘Sustainable solutions exist for the two billion people who lack access to cooling’

Giles Bristow, (Sep 14, 2021)

Comment: Giles Bristow of Ashden urges impact investors to back innovators in the Global South who have developed affordable and effective alternatives to air conditioning

Mahindra plots green revolution by tackling water stress in central India

Terry Slavin, (Nov 28, 2018)

Terry Slavin reports on how the giant conglomerate, which has set Science Based targets for its entire group, is using its mandatory 2% of profits to developing a watershed management programme in Madhya Pradesh

Overcoming barriers to microgrids key to achieving India's solar mission

Mike Scott, (Jul 24, 2018)

Village-level power systems are crucial if India is to bring electrification to 200 million people without energy access. Mike Scott reports

Can agri-tech sow a green revolution for India’s poorest farmers?

Eric Marx, (Feb 22, 2018)

Eric Marx reports on apps such as Plantix and the Sowing App, which are helping smallholders achieve optimal harvests in some of the harshest growing areas on the planet

Selling the poor on better sanitation

EC Newsdesk, (May 31, 2017)

Efforts to eradicate open defecation and unhygienic toilets in countries like India can succeed with a well-designed private-sector led approach, Scott Roy and W Roy Whitten argue

How impact investors are helping to educate girls in India

Ranajoy Basu, (Mar 7, 2017)

On International Women's Day, Ranajoy Basu of Reed Smith says the success of the world’s first development impact bond in boosting female literacy in Rajasthan shows that private capital can tackle critical social issues

Weekly Watch: 2 March 2017

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 1, 2017)

Coral rescue mission, Dell uses ocean plastics, Indian solar, Singapore carbon tax, sustainable Mango, Co-op Fairtrade cocoa, charities squeezed, California to go fossil-fuel free, Walgreens Boots CSR

Tata partners with Natural Capital Coalition to drive sustainability goals

Martin Wright, (Feb 27, 2017)

The giant Indian conglomerate is working to value natural and social capital as it moves beyond materiality issues

Circling back to India's ‘make do and mend’ culture to cut emissions

Martin Wright, (Feb 27, 2017)

Shifting to a circular economy could cut the country's greenhouse gases by 44%, says The Ellen Macarthur Foundation

Infosys’ passively cooled campus sparks green building bonanza

Martin Wright, (Feb 27, 2017)

The IT giant has proved that eco-efficient architecture is no more expensive than conventional building methods

Beyond philanthropy to real impact

Martin Wright, (Feb 27, 2017)

Mahindra, Aditya Birla and Godrej are among the big Indian companies that have set out ambitious sustainability goals as part of their CSR strategies

India turns its face to the sun

Martin Wright, (Feb 27, 2017)

The world’s fastest-growing country is betting on solar to power its future, but daunting sustainability challenges remain

PolicyWatch – September 2015

Stephen Gardner, (Sep 9, 2015)

Dutch climate ruling, EU fracking, Indian idols and vaping dangers

BrandWatch – September 2015

Nadine Hawa, (Sep 9, 2015)

Indian workplace diversity, APP peatland plans, Amazon investigation and Monsanto law-suit

Mobile networks: Apps for good

April Streeter, (Aug 4, 2015)

Mobile networks have shown great promise in spreading life-changing and sustainability-promoting applications. Now, mobile – and wearable – solutions – have moved from the philanthropic efforts of big companies to encompass the efforts of small, innovation-driven companies, too

Business school bulletin – July 2015

Oliver Balch, (Jul 14, 2015)

Family run companies and responsible tax payment

Asia column: Lessons from Nestlé’s crisis in India

Rajesh Chhabara, (Jul 8, 2015)

Nestlé has handled a product safety scare stunningly badly, appearing to have learnt little from its multinational experience over many decades

NGOWatch – June 2015

Nadine Hawa, (Jun 5, 2015)

Conflict mineral disclosure, birth certificates for street kids, India NGO crackdown and oceans valued

Business school bulletin – June 2015

Oliver Balch, (Jun 4, 2015)

Delivering social return and cross-sector partnerships