YES BANK and TERI sign MoU to Promote Sustainable Development in India


Press Release New Delhi, January 10, 2014: YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector Bank, and TERI BCSD, an independent CEO-led industry body mainstreaming sustainability in business, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to accelerate momentum for sustainable development, environmental management, social responsibility and sustained economic performance, among Indian corporates. This MoU comes at an opportune […]

Event: Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2013


DSDS 2013: The Global Challenge of Resource Efficient Growth and Development Organizer: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), N Delhi, India Venue: Hotel Taj Palace, N Delhi Dates: Jan 31 -Feb 2 I am attending this 4 day event (including the World CEO Summit). I will be blogging about it live on the venue. Watch this […]

Rewarding multiple companies for a common sustainability goal


It is often said that sustainability’s major challenge is to bring various stakeholders together on the same table – biologists with designers, CEO’s with the workers, NGO’s with private sector etc. Sustainable development is a systems issue which can’t be treated in isolation. For example, just looking at the increasing financial bottom line is not […]

Video: Green Economy and Sustainable Development

UNRISD video

Here is one video I thought is particularly interesting. Though it’s a bit dated (created in the run-up to Rio+20), the video takes the viewer through a short history of sustainable development. This short 10 miniute clip brings back the social into the Green Economy, which is often missed out on these discussions. 1987 – Our […]

Cathay Pacific walked the talk


Cathay Pacific Airways has stopped shipping unsustainably sourced sharks and shark-related products as cargo. The airlines believes that it is inconsistent with its commitment to  sustainable development. So I digged in the company’s mission/vision statements. And guess what, one of the lines state: “We are a socially and environmentally responsible company” Saying no to business because of concern […]

Event: Sustainable Business Leadership Forum @ N Delhi


Sustainable Business Leadership Forum India’s only industry focused market development platform connecting thought-leadership, business know-how and innovation for enabling corporate transition towards sustainable business practices. An invitation-only forum equipping organizations, managers and industry stakeholders on the ‘how’ of sustainability through a unique programmatic approach comprising of round the year programs and ‘on-ground industry oriented’ work. Click […]

From cold war to sustainable world @ Partner Blog


-:Linked to partner blog: Sustainable Futures by Florian Kaefer:- What makes a sustainability leader? Probably someone with a future vision and the guts to fight against established thinking and unsustainable acting. Mikhail Gorbachev fills those criteria well. Without  him, the Berlin Wall might still stand and the Cold War still go on. So what is vision […]

Why some don’t like Sustainable development?

Ecodriving traffic

Taking a cue from the book, ‘Walking the Talk” by Holliday, Schmidheiny and Watts, published almost 10 years ago, about why no one likes sustainable development, I think it is more appropriate today to change it into why some don’t like sustainable development – although those ‘some’ do proliferate into those ‘all’!

5 Business cases for Sustainability


All the talk we hear about companies saving money due to various measures – be it through product innovation or improving efficiency or by generating own energy – here I think are the important questions: Q1. Should or shouldn’t those savings made by the company because of its sustainability efforts be passed down to the end […]

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