By Pankaja BalajiJuly 03, 20150 Comments
This post originally appeared on the June 2015 issue of Apparel Magazine. Authored by Pankaja Balaji.
When people predicted the end of the world in December 2011, there was as much curiosity as there was disbelief. While the world is obviously still spinning on its imaginary axis, a few people continue to ponder about its impending doom. Sooner or later, this end is expected to come through a gradual but detectable poisoning called climate change.
THE CLIMATE STORY
Climate change is on everybody’s lips, especially since unseasonal rain and... Read this Post
By Stacy KotoracMarch 19, 20141 Comments
As India continues to experience the impacts of climate change in the form of changing rainfall patterns, heat waves, and coastal flooding, businesses are increasingly recognizing the need to mitigate and adapt. The problem is that many lack guidance on where to begin.
The India Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Program, launched in July 2013, aims to offer a meaningful starting place by providing a standardized method for companies to measure and manage their greenhouse gas emissions. Conceived in partnership with WRI, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), and the Confederation of Indian... Read this Post
By Karishma ShelarFebruary 09, 20140 Comments
Recognising the need to adapt and adopt to the changing socio-economic and political scenarios and policy developments, the India GHG Program hosted a summit on ‘The Business Case of Doing Inventories’ on January 10, 2014. The summit witnessed participation from about 98 participants from 43 businesses including – YES Bank, ACC Limited, Godrej and Boyce Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Jet Airways, Jain Irrigation, Ambuja Cement, NTPC and Mahindra. The Summit was co-hosted by CII, TERI and WRI India.
With the objective to capture the relevance and urgency for businesses to adopt a... Read this Post
By Vivek AdhiaDecember 20, 20130 Comments
Key environmental, sustainability and operational representatives from fourteen leading Indian businesses including Mahindra & Mahindra, Jet Airways, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, Mahindra Sanyo Special Steel Pvt. Ltd, Ambuja Cements, Shree Cements, GAIL, Godrej & Boyce, Secure Meters, Jain Irrigation, Pratibha Syntex etc. participated in the first ever GHG Clinic, i.e. capacity building and technical workshop on developing corporate inventories based on the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard and the Corporate Value Chain Standard.
One of the key features of the GHG Clinic... Read this Post
By Vivek AdhiaFebruary 06, 20130 Comments
The time for Business is to act now…
The recent COP outcomes have once again outlined the importance of “Business” and its role in bringing about tangible social and environmental change. Recently, Christiana Figures, Executive Secretary – UNFCCC summed up COP progress as, “Moving steady in the right direction….. But alarmingly slow”. She also acknowledged that, “The UN is the venue for global decision making, but not the driver for domestic decisions... And domestic or internal country interests in resource sustainability, energy stability and competitiveness are powerful drivers... Read this Post
By adminOctober 09, 20120 Comments
What do three leading chemical, automobile, and software companies have in common? All three – Honda, BASF, and SAP – are looking to curb risks and take advantage of opportunities across their global supply chains. They’re doing so by measuring their greenhouse gas emissions—not just in... Read this Post
By AnonymousOctober 03, 20120 Comments
“To tell the story of the corporation is to tell the story of a grand bargain gone awry,” says Pavan Sukhdev in his new book, Corporation 2020: Transforming Business for Tomorrow’s World. It’s a bold statement, but he backs up his claim persuasively. While many companies are reaching record profits, they’ve oftentimes come at the expense of ... Read this Post