india close ties to its parent company Facebook are a sign that it is another way to expand profits, not just bring internet access to millions who need it.

Why Facebook’s is so Controversial in Asia

Mark Zuckerberg's initiative has a noble stated goal to bring Internet access to the billions around the world currently lacking it. However,…
Unilever, Lifebuoy, handwashing, sanitation, India, Sustainable Living Plan, child mortality, early childhood mortality, diarrhea, Madhya Pradesh, Thesgora

Unilever’s Handwashing Campaign Goes Beyond CSR and Saves Lives

For several years running, India’s Unilever and Lifebuoy employees have been instrumental in running one of the country’s most successful social responsibility programs.…
Human trafficking, slavery, Tronie Foundation, human rights, Leon Kaye, supply chain, Freedom Seal, ethical certifications, Rani Hong, India

‘Freedom Seal’ Certifies Companies Committed to a World Free from Slavery

By eliminating the demand for goods and services produced with slave labor, the Freedom Seal aims to end human trafficking and slavery., Imagine H2O, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, water stewardship, financial sector, financial institutions, banks, India, Leon Kaye

Wells Fargo & Bank of America Launch $1M Water Grant Programs

Bank of America and Wells Fargo each announced US$1 million grants to NGOs that fund water innovation projects worldwide.

More Signs of Solar Energy’s Upside in India

A sea change is gathering in India as the country contemplates embracing the promise of solar-powered electricity. You can see it at the…

Emerging Markets and the Multi-Million Dollar Solar Boom

Jigar Shah describes the solar boom now happening in India.
Business and human rights center, human rights, garment industry, Brazil, India, corporate responsibility, Leon Kaye, supply chain, multinationals

New Platform Sheds Lights on Multinationals and Human Rights

Business and Human Rights Resource Center released an interactive platform that sheds light on the effects companies and governments have on human rights.
mahan forest

Indian Government Blocks Greenpeace Activist From Traveling

While the Indian government is very progressive in its policies regarding energy, there is a hard stop when there is a perceived threat…
Water scarcity,, Stella Artois, buy a lady a drink, Matt Damon, Leon Kaye, India, microfinance, cause marketing

Why Stella Artois Wants You to “Buy a Lady a Drink”

Stella Artois “Buy a Lady a Drink” campaign opened last week at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah in a partnership with
Abu Dhabi, Masdar, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, United Arab Emirates, Solar Impulse, Solar Impulse 2, solar, solar flight, Bertrand Piccard, André Borschberg, clean technology, ABB, Solvey, battery storage, India, China, clean energy, renewable energy, Leon Kaye

Path of First Round-the-World Solar Flight Now Public

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg of Switzerland announced the path of Solar Impulse 2, the first round-the-world solar flight that starts next month.
Imergy's ESP30

Move Over Lithium-Ion: Vanadium-Flow Batteries Gain Commercial Traction

Having closed its first sales contracts here in the U.S., Imergy Power Systems' vanadium-flow battery systems offer distinct advantages as compared to their…
India, climate change, Lima climate change conference, carbon emissions, Leon Kaye, Narendra Modi, climate talks, per capita carbon footprint, clean energy, solar

India Close to Announcing Big Climate Change Shift in Lima

The odds are high this week that India will make a big announcement this week regarding its climate change agenda at the Lima…
India, Bangalore, smart cities, rail, public transportation, information technology, multi-modal transportation, Leon Kaye

A Slow Smart City: Bangalore’s $6 Billion Traffic Headache

The annual cost to local IT and business process outsourcing (BPO) companies in Bangalore reaches as much as US$6.5 billion annually.
taj mahal

India’s Mandatory CSR Law Inspires Innovation

Carol Cone explains how India's CSR law is paving the way for sustainable communications.

Greenpeace India: Tea Leaves Show DDT Pesticide Residue

Here in the West, NGOs like Greenpeace are often equated with environmental stewardship. But its message can be controversial in India sometimes, especially…