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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…
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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.
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India’s Mandatory CSR Law Inspires Innovation

Carol Cone explains how India's CSR law is paving the way for sustainable communications.
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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…
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SOCAP14 Interview: Will Poole, Unitus Seed Fund

Will Poole is the co-founder of Unitus Seed Fund, a $20 million fund based in Bangalore and Seattle that invests in startups serving…
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Pepsi Bets Cashew Juice Can Change the Game

Pepsi launched a project in Maharashtra, India to source cashew juice as a new source for some local products. A new drink could…
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India Makes CSR A Requirement for Companies

India, the world's largest democracy has taken CSR to a new level: it's mandated it as a requirement for companies that meet certain…
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Redefining Gross Domestic Product to Account for Sustainability

GDP doesn’t actually tell us much about the value of natural capital, like clean air or healthy forests. Such natural goods and services,…
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Save the Children, IKEA Foundation Redouble Efforts Against Child Labor

Save the Children and partners Breakthrough, Pratham and the IKEA Foundation announced the €7 million second phase of their program to combat child…
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A Triple Play on Climate Change: China, India, U.S. Take Action

The coincidence of the leaders of the world's #1, #2 and #4 carbon emitters taking strong action to reduce CO2 emissions is the…
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Can India Go 100 Percent Renewable by 2050? 10 Strategies to Make it Happen

To reach the goal of 100 percent renewable energy by 2050 the following 10 steps are recommended.
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Can India Go 100 Percent Renewable by 2050?

In the coming years, India will face seemingly insurmountable challenges to its economy, environment and energy security. To overcome these challenges, India needs…
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MacArthur and Master Card Foundations Invest $24 Million in Secondary Education

At the Global Philanthropy Forum last week, MacArthur Foundation and MasterCard Foundation shared insights from the funder collaborative launched in 2012 that seeks…
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Gap Inc.’s P.A.C.E. Program Empowers Women on the Factory Floor

Gap Inc.'s highly successful P.A.C.E. program assists women in developing the foundational life skills to advance in their personal lives and the workplace.
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Unilever and UN Agency Team Up to Support Small Farmers

Unilever and IFAD ink an agreement to bring small farmers into the corporations supply chain. Is this more than just a great marketing…