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Déjà Vu: Facebook’s Net-Neutrality Woes Continue in India

Remember when Facebook launched its free Internet.org application in Indonesia and India to waves of backlash from net neutrality activists? Now rebranded as…

A Long-Term Vision and Systems Thinking Can Fight Air Pollution in Delhi

Delhi needs Blue Zones Projects -- a community well-being improvement initiative designed to make healthy choices easier through permanent changes to environment, policy,…

Was COP21 The Final Nail in Coal’s Coffin?

Coal is slowly on its way out—not as fast as some advocates would like, but the evidence suggests this trend is indeed occurring…

Environmental Laws and Compliance in India Should Follow Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Humanist psychologist Abraham Maslow believed that people have an inborn desire to be self-actualized, to be all they can be. In order to…

The Fruits of Reverse Innovation

Reverse innovation is innovation that is first seen in emerging economies, before it is spread to the industrialized world. This post looks into…

What are the Perspectives of Developing Nations at COP21?

Some of the most interesting perspectives at the Paris climate conference will come from the leaders of developing nations. How will they delicately…

Vaccines Get a Booster from Real-Time Sensor and Texting Technology

Founded in 2009, Nexleaf Analytics is the brainchild of two UCLA alums who believe cell phone networks and sensors can be paired in…

India: 9 Steps to Becoming a Solar Super Power

India has already taken positive steps by announcing very aggressive goals to meet 40 percent of its energy needs through renewables by 2030.…

Saving Basmati and Other Endangered Grains

If you think you're buying basmati rice, think again. "Most of the rice sold as basmati in the United States is not the…

India Takes Tentative Steps Toward Palm Oil Sustainability

India now wants to cut back on palm oil imports by promoting oil palm cultivation on Indian soil. Will this happen at the…

Honest Tea: It Ain’t Easy Being Mission-Based

Honest Tea, based in Bethesda, Maryland, recently issued its annual sustainability report, touting the achievements and challenges faced by the 17-year-old tea and…

CSR, Darjeeling Tea and Multibillion-Dollar Markets

Many products command premiums due to their geographic origins and native know-how. Corporate social responsibility initiatives have a role to play in preserving…

Dharavi: Squalid Slum or Sustainable Industry?

I was conflicted before visiting Dharavi, India. As I prepared for my visit, I became part of an ongoing debate about the real…

SunSaluter Provides Clean Water as it Tracks the Sun

At just 22 years old, Eden Full is running a nonprofit that provides clean water and energy to communities around the world.

Toxic Lead: Nestle’s $100M Pot of Troubles in India

The Maggi brand is big business for Nestle, especially in India, where it is considered the go-to, inexpensive staple for many households. But…