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Clean vs Dirty Energy: Learning From India’s Great Blackout

Over 400 million Indians lack access to modern energy. After the blackout in early August that left another 700 million Indians without energy…

World Water Week Opens With Somber Warnings to Business About Water Scarcity

The annual World Water Week opened here in rainy Stockholm over the weekend with a warning to business of the effect that the…
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Gibson Guitars Settles in Lawsuit Over Illegal Wood Sourcing

Gibson Guitars settled in a lawsuit claiming it used wood from illegal sources - but the story isn't over yet.
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Power to the People: The Impact of Off-Grid Renewable Energy

The recent power outages in India provided an encouraging reminder that off-grid renewable energy truly is playing a critical role in sustainable development…
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Can Ford Become The New Nike?

Ford has become much more than an automobile manufacturing giant: it is a design firm, a technology company and a lifestyle brand that…
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India’s Largest Tropical Forest Gains UNESCO Protection

India's most vulnerable tropical forest enters the UNESCO World Heritage Site list, hopefully giving it more protection than it has received in the…
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CSR Lessons from India: Interview with Andrew Bryson, Saatchi & Saatchi S

Adam Werbach and Andrew Bryson from Saatch & Saatchi S recently undertook a remarkable trip to India. Over the course of their journey…
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New Solar Program From SunEdison Aims to Eradicate Darkness in India

In rural India, more than 400 million go without electricity every day. SunEdison's new program, Eradication of Darkness, will design, install and manage…
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International Paper Sets New Sustainability Goals

Last week International Paper (IP), a $26 billion company with over 60,000 employees worldwide, issued its 2011 sustainability report, full of goals the…
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Mango Delayed Due to Climate Change

The people of India have a deep connection with mangoes. Every person claims to have at least one favorite kind but the Alphonso…
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Mobile Phones Create an Elephant Warning System

Human-elephant conflict is rising in areas where farmland meets forest. Here's one entrepreneur's low-tech fix.
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Dr. Bronner’s Audacious Activism Is Refreshingly Authentic

Dr. Bronner’s, like its founder, Emanuel Bronner, is a story of a company’s great highs and the lowest of lows.
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How a Humble Sanitary Pad is Changing the Lives of Rural Women in India

This post has been entered in TckTckTck’s contest to send a blogger to cover the Rio+20 summit. If you like what you see,…
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US Company Makes a Bang With Microgrid Power Generation in India

US company, Mera Gao Power's low energy solar panels provide electricity in remote Indian villages. They aim to electrify 100,000 by 2016.

TrendWatch 2012: The Rise of the Global Middle Class

A generation ago the economies in Latin America, Africa, India and China were stagnant and left billions in poverty and provided few opportunities…