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Renewable energy newsletter -October 2012

November 3, 2012 by

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Sustainable Development is Serious Business: Over the past decade, organizations worldwide have faced uncertain market conditions, declining natural resources, increasing cost of production and aggressive competition. This, coupled with rigorous regulatory and policy changes has added to the need for them to strengthen business foundations through sincere efforts at understanding and implementing business sustainability. As understanding […]

National Voluntary Guidelines on Social, Environmental and Economic responsibilities of Business from Ministry of Corporate Affairs

August 3, 2011 by

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The ministry of corporate affairs last month released the “National Voluntary Guidelines on Social, Environmental and Economic responsibilities of Business”. Though voluntary and not compliance driven, the step shows the significant interest at the highest levels in addressing the challenge of sustainable development. The ministry has earlier released “Voluntary Guidelines on CSR” as the first […]

China’s 5 year plan to focus on Environment

May 17, 2011 by

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Three of China’s major municipal administrative regions- Tianjin, Shanghai and Chongqing, have published their 12th Five Year Plans (2011-2015). While each region has specific agendas, the five year plans indicate a general focus on low-carbon development, environment quality improvement and conservation. Tianjin is set to focus on increasing energy efficiency, improving land conservation policies, building […]

GRI G3.1 launched

April 7, 2011 by

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Sustainability reporting recently got the most complete guidance ever in the form of GRI’s G3.1 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, launched on 23 March 2011. GRI has also launched guidance that will help companies in determining what to measure and report. The Technical Protocol will guide organizations in producing relevant reports more easily. The G3.1 Guidelines include […]

Sustainability reporting bracing for significant changes ahead

March 3, 2011 by

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In the small and growing world of sustaianability reporting, two significant changes can be expected in near future. They are (1) the GRI G4 guidelines and (2) the Integrated Reporting framework. GRI G4 – The next generation of Guidelines GRI G4 is the new and improved version of the comprehensive GRI framework. It is scheduled […]

Sustainability-driven management has benefits beyond profit

March 2, 2011 by

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan Management Review has recently reported that companies which actively adopt sustainability practices experience positive effects on their bottom lines. The report analyzed a 2010 BCG (Boston Consulting Group) survey of 3,000 business leaders across the world. The respondents who have implemented sustainability‑driven actions are classified into “embracers” or “cautious […]

Sustainability- A greener way

January 29, 2011 by

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Environmental sustainability is strategically managed program resulting in greener benefits and sustainable future of the organization. Being greener by branding activities and other strategically organized program requires following guidelines; Top management attitude Inclination of top corporate professional is mostly towards profitability of the organization. Sustainability is a key to the long-term success but it requires […]