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Urban Transport in India: Moving People Not Cars

By Juzer Rangoonwala In 2010, outdoor air pollution caused 620,000 premature deaths in Indian cities. Urban population in India is estimated to double in…
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Indian Government Commits to CSR with Companies Act

Last week, PwC India released a Handbook on Corporate Social Responsibility in India, providing guidelines to help industry to comply with CSR regulation.
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Business Case for Sustainability Reporting in India

While sustainability reporting remains a tool for companies to communicate their performance to stakeholders, the process itself calls for internalizing sustainability controls -…
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Tansa Clean Thinks the Future is in Sewage

Tansa Clean is a company on a mission to transform sanitation in India.
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Rural Indian Artisans Capitalize on E-Commerce to Boost Sales

By Shaina Shealy What if female artisans in rural areas could deliver embroidery to the market directly from their village homes?  Would acquiring…
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4 Partnership Lessons from Unilever’s Lifebuoy Handwashing Campaign

By the time you finish reading this article (let’s say 5 minutes from now) 20 children around the world will die because of…
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Task Force to Explore Use of Montreal Protocol to Phase-Down HFCs

On September 27, U.S. President Barack Obama met with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss how to improve ties on a number…
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Technology as a Tool to Engage Employees and Save Lives in India

Technology businesses are stepping in to fill in the gaps a dismissive government and overwhelmed NGOs cannot close, saving lives in India.
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Mainstreaming Innovations for Low-Income Markets in India

Innovations aimed at improving life for the low-income population in India could have a big impact, however, they need help with funding, industry…
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Fighting the Desert, One Farmer at a Time

Around the world, small-scale, bottom-up efforts to fight desertification are having an outsized impact. World Vision Australia has trained thousands of farmers to…
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Indian CSR Bill Promotes Environmental Management and Women’s Safety in the Workplace

In an effort to encourage socially responsible companies, a bill before the Indian legislature would require companies to spend two percent of their…
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We Review HP’s 2012 Sustainability Report

This week HP released its 2012 sustainability report, which covers the company's work on carbon reporting, social enterprise and supply chain transparency.
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Moringa – The Superfood That Could Alleviate Hunger in Developing Regions

Move over, Iron Man. A new kind of “superfood” is emerging that promises to save more lives than your high-tech armor ever could.…
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How World Health Partners Raises the Bar on Rural Indian Health

Government in India supports all kinds of health care systems -- public, private, informal, and those run by NGOs and social businesses --…
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Why is the American Health Care System So Expensive?

One of the biggest problems plaguing our economy is the high price of health care. According to Ezra Klein’s post on the Washington…