Place de la Bastille in Paris, France: one nation UNEP says faces long term credit risks due to natural capital depletion

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…

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.
waste pickers

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…
Up in the air

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…

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…
Milaap water grant beneficiaries

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…

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 –…
SAP's campus is "80% green" as measured by acreage.  (Not my finest photography)

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…
Safe Water Network, Amanda Gimble, Paul Newman, water scarcity, Ghana, India, Kenya, sustainability, partnerships, PepsiCo, Merck, IBM, Leon Kaye, Andhra Pradesh, hygiene education

How Safe Water Network’s Partnership With Companies Benefits the World’s Poor

Safe Water Network, which works with PepsiCo, IBM and Merck, takes a market-based approach to combat water scarcity in the developing world.

The Future of (Sustainable) Retail in India?

Under pressure to jump start the Indian economy, the country’s ruling collation recently announced...

5 Insights From Experts Behind the Scenes of the 2012 CDP Global 500 Report

The release of the new CDP report was accompanied by a global teleconference with some very interesting participants from around the world discussing…
World's Biggest Blackout - Image courtesy National Post, Canada

Ending India’s Massive Power Grid Outages

Massive Blackout in India - 700 Million with No Power - One More Example of Why Renewable Energy and Smart Grid’s Time has…
Store facade with pedal power bikes being shown

PUMA Launches First “Sustainable Store” in India

PUMA has been the frontrunner in sustainability innovation for many years now. They have been working towards a toxin-free line of products, compostable…

IKEA & UNICEF Partner to Give 74 Million Indian Children Better Lives

The partnership between IKEA and UNICEF has worked towards providing a better live for over 74 million children in India.
PepsiCo,, water stewardship, water crisis, water scarcity, Leon Kaye, world water week, Gary White, India

How Companies Can Move Beyond Philanthropy in Developing Countries

PepsiCo's work with in India is a compelling study of how community work and local engagement not only build trust but are also smart…