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Niramaya’s Uphill Struggle to Provide Health Care in Mumbai’s Poorest Neighborhoods

If there is one NGO that makes miracles of lemonade out of lemons, it would be the Niramaya Health Foundation in Mumbai, India.
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Unilever Promotes Handwashing Campaign Message Using Rotis

Flat roti bread spread an important message about a handwashing campaign in India thanks to Unilever and its bar soap brand, Lifebuoy.
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Interface Looks at Castor Beans for Source Materials

From castor oil to carpet tiles: an innovative approach promises new markets for one of India's most resilient crops.
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Davos Update: SAP Investing $6.6M in Entrepreneurship & Sustainability

Today, SAP made two announcements covering how the company will encourage both entrepreneurship and sustainability.
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New Report Offers 5 Lessons on the Perceptions of Manufacturers and Consumers

Based on interviews with manufacturers and consumers in the U.S., China, Germany and India, UL's new report covers a wide range of issues,…
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Indian Cell Phone Towers Move From Diesel to BioGas with NextGen

Although solar energy in India is quickly catching up, biogas may present a practical, cheap and quicker solution to the problem - especially…
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7 Things You Need to Know About Aspirational Consumers

A new study reveals a consumer segment, the aspirationals, which might also offer key to sustainable consumption. Here are seven things you need…
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Loss of Natural Capital is a Risk to Countries’ Credit Ratings

UNEP studied five countries and found that depleted natural capital could harm the financial long-term health and cause huge credit risks in the…
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1,200 Proposed Coal-Fired Plants in 59 Countries, Concentrated in India and China

Nearly 500 power companies are planning new coal-fired plants, lead by India and China.
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On the Environmental Frontlines: Waste Pickers

Over the last 20 years, waste pickers—workers in the informal economy who recover recyclable materials from trash—in Pune, India have transformed both their…
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Why the EU is Freezing its Airline Carbon Emissions Law

The EU explained that its decision to “stop the clock” on the regulation is nothing but “a gesture of good faith, giving ICAO…
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How Amul Turned India into the World’s Largest Milk Producer – Sustainably

Amul, India's largest dairy cooperative, is benefitting from SAP's information technology as it works to serve more than three million farmers in the…
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Asian Philanthropy Includes Social Entrepreneurship, Corporate Giving

Last week, Give2Asia, a $25-million-a-year international charity, celebrated ten years of philanthropy. Over its history, the charity has given out $201 million in…
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Advancing Entrepreneurship in India

I’ve just returned from a whirlwind trip to India (provided by SAP) to investigate how IT is helping address issues of sustainability –…
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Photo Essay: SAP Lab’s Sustainable Bangalore Campus

SAP Labs has all of that, but has taken a few extra measures that go well beyond the architectural to make certain environmental…