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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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-: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 […]
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’!
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 […]