Cement Industry leans on market based models for pan-sector recycling

By : Anindita Chakraborty, Jul 30, 2013

Sustainability Outlook spoke to Mr. V.P Sharma, COO of Dalmia Cement, about ways in which sustainability imperatives are catalyzing innovation in the Read more..

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India is at a real turning point in its water resource management moving from a reactive to a proactive engagement

By : Anindita Chakraborty, Apr 15, 2013

Sustainability Outlook spoke to Chris O’Neill, Director of Hydronumerics, an Australian water resource management company foraying into the Indian Read more..

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Tata Power plans to boost its clean-energy generation to one fourth of its targeted capacity of 26000 MW by 2020

By : Anindita Chakraborty, Apr 2, 2013

Sustainability Outlook spoke to Rahul Shah, Chief of Business Development, India Business and Renewables at Tata Power about the company’s progress on its clean energy capacity targets and the road ahead

Could you provide an overview of the current renewable energy Read more..

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It is our Stakeholders who have actually seeded our sustainability vision and driven us to reach beyond compliance

By : Anindita Chakraborty, Mar 20, 2013

Sustainability Outlook spoke to Mr. R. Shankar, Director of Safety, Health and Environment at Dr. Reddy’s about the drive for sustainability in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Our e-waste collection initiative includes other brands also, says Rothin Bhattacharya of HCL Infosystems

By : Roselin Dey, Feb 21, 2013

Sustainability Outlook spoke to Mr. Rothin Bhattacharya, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Strategy & Business Development at HCL Infosystems about Read more..

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Less than 10% of Indian Corporates are Working on Sustainability in a Structured Manner

By : Anindita Chakraborty, Jan 10, 2013

The manufacturing sector is known to be one of the most polluting sectors among all industries. Sustainability Outlook spoke to Nitin Kalothia, Read more..

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Kyoto Protocol has remained but the objective for which it was designed has failed

By : Anindita Chakraborty, Dec 17, 2012

Sustainability Outlook spoke to Sanjay Vashist, Director of Climate Action Network South Asia about the recently concluded Doha Conference on Climate Read more..

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Interview: Sustainability is a requirement for competitiveness in the long run

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 14, 2012

Sustainability Outlook spoke to Tuomas Haikka, VP-Sustainability and Environment at Outokumpu Oyj

Can you tell us something about Outokumpu operations in India? What are the current and prospective focus sectors for the organization in India?

We have sales offices in New Delhi and Mumbai, and we Read more..

Interview: Shaping investment in small-scale decentralized renewable energy projects

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 9, 2012

Sustainability Outlook spoke to Andrew Affleck, Managing Partner of Armstrong Asset Management

What has been Armstrong Asset Management's role in the Cleantech space? Could you elaborate on your new fund?

The Armstrong South East Asia Clean Energy Fund is a US$150 million private equity fund with a Read more..

Interview: Rising fuel prices combined with emissions norms would Catalyze innovative mobility solutions

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 31, 2012

Sustainability Outlook spoke to Arvind Goel, President & Business Head at TATA Autocomp Systems Ltd. about the impending compliance requirements in the Auto Industry

Is policy compliance always a constraint or can it also be viewed as an opportunity?

In my view, it is a mindset issue. If viewed Read more..

Interview: Green-leap needed to shape global leadership

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 30, 2012

Sustainability Outlook spoke to Prof. Stuart Hart, Professor of Management at the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University on the future and

development of  sustainability paradigm in India.

Your work on the implications of environment and poverty for business strategy is well known. Could you Read more..

Interview: NVGs are the litmus test for Indian businesses’ commitment to sustainability

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 29, 2012

Sustainability Outlook spoke to Bhaskar Chatterjee, Director General & CEO, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs to understand the current status and next steps of the adoption of the National Voluntary Guidelines on

Social, Environmental and Economical Responsibilities of Business (NVG – SEE).

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Interview: Water has been ignored globally as the engine for green growth, says Joppe Cramwinckel, Director Water, WBCSD

By : Aparna Khandelwal, Aug 3, 2012

Director Water at World Business Council for Sustainable Development talks about the low levels of awareness in businesses about the importance of water as a resource and the current roadblocks being faced in

solving water related challenges.

What are your thoughts on water being one of the main Read more..

Interview: Producer Responsibility for Electronic Waste is an important issue, says HCL

By : Roselin Dey, May 28, 2012

In light of the recent e-waste management rules rolled out, Mr Rothin Bhattacharya - EVP - Marketing, Strategy, Business Development & CEO - HCL Security shares the e-waste

management initiatives of HCL

Rothin joined HCL Infosystems in 2009 as the CEO of HCL Security and now is also responsible for Read more..

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Interview: “Nokia's environmental work is based on life cycle thinking"' says Head-Sustainability of Nokia-India

By : Pramita Sen, Dec 28, 2011

“Nokia's environmental work is based on life cycle thinking” – What are the focus areas and initiatives that Nokia has undertaken in-line with this philosophy? How has been the response so far?

Nokia bases its environmental sustainability initiatives considering the entire lifecycle of the product. We start right at the Read more..

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Interview: “India is amongst the front runners in the Green Building space”, says Head of CII-Godrej GBC, Hyderabad

By : Pramita Sen, Nov 28, 2011

Mr S Raghupathy, Executive Director of CII-Godrej GBC, Hyderabad shared his views on the transformation of the green building market and its future.

What do you feel about the status of the construction sector in India in terms of awareness regarding green practices and green buildings? Is the industry feeling the need for Read more..

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Interview: ROIs on energy efficiency will determine uptake on PAT

By : Pramita Sen, Nov 23, 2011

Dr. G.C. Datta Roy, CEO of Dalkia Energy Services shares his thoughts on the potential of the PAT scheme, current status and the future.

Can you give us an overview of Dalkia Energy Services and the core business areas that you are involved in?
We are a part of the global Dalkia family, a French company. Dalkia Read more..

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Interview: RF’s rural electrification program in India excites donors and private investors

By : Roselin Dey, Nov 1, 2011

Ashvin Dayal, Managing Director-Asia at Rockefeller Foundation talks about the SPEED Program for rural electrification in India, its current status and feedback received from the various stakeholders.

As the Managing Director- Asia of Rockefeller Foundation, Ashvin Dayal oversees work for strengthening and complementing the Foundation’s Read more..

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Interview: Carbon Markets can work for development, says World Bank Expert

By : Pramita Sen, Oct 20, 2011

Neeraj Prasad from World Bank Institute shares his views on the PAT scheme potential for India and international organizations.

Neeraj Prasad is Manager for the Climate Change Practice of the World Bank Institute. He counts morethan thirty-two years in a career spent in public Read more..

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Interview: Carbon-based mechanisms are here to stay

By : Pramita Sen, Oct 18, 2011

Dr. Ram Babu is the Chief Executive Officer at General Carbon and has participated in setting up many of the systems and processes of the Clean Development Mechanismand has also led some of the early transactions in the compliance and voluntary markets. R. P. Sharma is a Director at General Carbon and has over 35 years of experience in the Read more..

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Interview: Successful rollout of PAT requires low cost technology besides financing

By : Pramita Sen, Oct 14, 2011

Takashi Hongo from Japan Bank for International Cooperation talks about their mechanisms for financing projects focused at reduction of GHG emission and Indo-Japan potential collaboration opportunities.

Takashi Hongo is the Special Advisor for Environment Business Promotion at the Japan Bank for International Cooperation ( Read more..

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Interview: Sustainable agriculture – An evergreen revolution

By : Pramita Sen, Oct 4, 2011

The "Father of the Green Revolution in India", Prof. M S Swaminathan shares his views on the status of the National Mission of Sustainable Agriculture, and myriad opportunities for India to explore.

Professor M S Swaminathan has been acclaimed by the TIME magazine as one of the twenty most influential Asians of the 20th century. He Read more..

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Interview: ITC Hotels believes in being illustrative and not prescriptive in addressing ecological challenges

By : Roselin Dey, Sep 23, 2011

In this next interview in the ‘Corporate Sustainability Series’, Niranjan Khatri - General Manager of Welcomenviron Initiatives at the ITC hotels talks about the use of eco-designing concepts in their hotels, their sustainability initiatives and practices for greening their supply chain.

Niranjan Khatri is the General Manager, Read more..

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Interview: Indian firms would invest in sustainability if there is a clear return and favorable economics

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 9, 2011

Srivats Ram has been Managing Director of Wheels India Ltd. since May 1, 2008. Mr. Ram has over 3 decades of work experience in Vehicle and Component Industry and serves in various leadership roles across the TVS group including the Board of TVS & Co. and Axles India.

Green manufacturing and Read more..

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Interview: Tax incentives will catalyze corporate action on Sustainability, says senior industry expert

By : Roselin Dey, Aug 2, 2011

Dr. Uddesh Kohli, Chairman Emeritus – Construction Industry Development Council and Senior Advisor to the UN Global Compact shares his views on the role of policy and voluntary guidelines as a driver for sustainability amongst Indian corporates.

In addition to being Senior Advisor to the UN Global Compact, Dr. Uddesh Kohli is Read more..

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Interview: India’s tilt should be towards clean energy and energy security

By : Pramita Sen, Jul 11, 2011

Dr. Shalini Sharma is an environmental scientist currently working as the Head of Center for Climate Change at Engineering Staff College of India, Hyderabad. She is a trainer for working professionals, and works on national capacity building programs on climate change and environment.

What was the motivation to start a Department Read more..

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Interview: Saint Gobain committed to go the extra mile to create sustainable products

By : Pramita Sen, Jul 4, 2011

Hitesh Chawhan is an Applications Manager at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and his current responsibilities include developing new applications, project management, product design & validation, technical sales & trouble-shooting.

Chris Needes is an expert in process benchmarking, application development, costing, materials Read more..

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Interview: Dell’s sustainability goal is to help customers be green!

By : Roselin Dey, Jul 1, 2011

In this next interview under the ‘Corporate Sustainability Series’, Mahesh Bhalla, Executive Director of Consumer and SMB at Dell India talks about the e-waste problem in India and the various e-waste management initiatives of the company.

Mahesh Bhalla is the Executive Director & General Manager, Consumer & SMB, Dell India. He Read more..

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Interview: Cerebra plans India's first zero landfill e-waste management facility

By : Roselin Dey, Jun 15, 2011

In this next interview under the Sustainable Technologies Series, Gururaja K. Upadhya, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Cerebra Technologies talks about their plans of setting up an e-waste facility in India and their innovative mobile shredder technology.

Mr. Gururaja K. Upadhya is currently Director – Technical Support of Cerebra Read more..

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Interview: Innovative IT solution can cut desktop computing energy cost by 35-50%

By : Pramita Sen, May 24, 2011

In this next interview under the ‘Sustainable Technology Series’, V. K. Kripanand, Founder of See Beyond Technologies talks about InfraSecure, their innovative desktop energy reduction  product which was also recognized at the Parivartan Sustainability Summit earlier in the year.

V.K.Kripanand is one of the founders of See Beyond Read more..

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Interview: The future of supply chain management is sustainability, says Shell Foundation

By : Aparna Khandelwal, May 11, 2011

In this next article under the Corprorate Sustainability Series, Anuradha Bhavnani, Regional Director, Shell Foundation, talks about her views on the market based solutions approach of the foundation to tackle development challenges.

Anuradha Bhavnani is currently the Regional Director at the Shell Foundation. She has worked with Read more..

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Interview: Smart Water Grid innovations can tackle water problems in India, says IBM

By : Roselin Dey, May 5, 2011

In this first article under the ‘Sustainable Technology Series’, Dr. Cameron Brooks, Director-Smart Water Management, IBM talks about the existing water crisis, smart water grids and the smart water management solutions being offered by IBM.

Dr. Cameron Brooks is leading a worldwide team of technical experts as the director of Read more..

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Interview: Finance is central to the sustainability challenge, feels HSBC

By : Aparna Khandelwal, Apr 20, 2011

Nick Robins, Head of HSBC's Climate Change Centre of Excellence, talks about the strategic implications of low-carbon growth and climate resilience for finance and investment.

Nick Robins has worked on the policy, business and financial aspects of sustainability since the late 1980s, with time spent at the Economist Intelligence Unit Read more..

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Interview: Intertek feels buyers are now cognizant of product carbon footprint

By : Roselin Dey, Nov 25, 2010

In this interview under our “Corporate Sustainability” Series, David Horlock, VP Global Inspection and Auditing talks about sustainability- its drivers, role of consumers and their new 'Think Green Initiative' tool.

David Horlock is the Global Inspection and Auditing (Consumer Goods) in Intertek. He has 25 years of experience and is Read more..

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Interview: SMEs can power India’s growth with right incentives

By : Roselin Dey, Nov 4, 2010

Linus Lobo is the Chief Operating Officer of IPFonline- trade information and service provider of Industrial and Engineering Product reviews. The fundamental focus of  IPFonline Ltd is to offer industry information about various engineering products, related categories and their manufacturers, as well as services and their suppliers. Read more..

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Infosys Buildings turning Green

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 2, 2010

In an ambitious target of being a carbon neutral company by 2012, Infosys has undertaken a number of exemplary sustainability initiatives.

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Infosys Technologies Ltd. is a global leader in the IT consulting space with more than 100,000 employees worldwide and revenues of over US$ 4.8 Read more..

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Interview: Supply chain sustainability driven more by awareness than third party certifications

By : Roselin Dey, Oct 8, 2010

In this interview under our ‘Corporate Sustainability Series’, Sanjib Bezbaroa (Head, Corporate Environment Health & Safety at ITC Ltd.) talks about the drivers for sustainability, emission reduction targets and the status of green procurement in ITC.

Sanjib Bezbaroa heads the Corporate Environment Health & Safety department Read more..

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Interview: M&M feels engaging second and third tier suppliers essential for supply chain sustainability

By : Roselin Dey, Oct 5, 2010

In this next article in the "Corporate Sustainability Series", Beroz Gazdar, Vice President- Group Sustainability in Mahindra and Mahindra, talks about how the company percieves sustainability, their sustainability targets till 2015 and the supply chain initiatives of M&M.

Ms. Beroz Gazdar joined Mahindra Gesco as VP in the Read more..

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Bharti Airtel Makes its Buildings Sustainable

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 2, 2010

As a part of its sustainability initiatives, Bharti Airtel has used innovative ideas to make its buildings more energy efficient and eco friendly.

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Company Profile:  Bharti Enterprises is one of India's leading business groups with interests in telecom, agri Read more..

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Interview: India could be world leader in solar thermal with JNNSSM

By : Roselin Dey, Oct 1, 2010

Boris Westphal, Managing Director of Suntrace talks about the CSP focused work being done by his company, past and upcoming trends in the solar thermal industry in 2010 and the opportunities they  perceive in the Indian CSP market due to the National Solar Mission.

Boris Westphal heads Suntrace as Managing Director and founder since Read more..

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Interview: IBM believes responsible suppliers create business value

By : Roselin Dey, Sep 29, 2010

In this first article under the “Corporate Sustainability Series”, Reji K. Pillai (Head, Energy & Utilities Industry at IBM India/South Asia) talks about the drivers for sustainability, emission reduction targets and the status of green procurement in IBM.

Reji Pillai is a renowned expert in the power sector with over 28 years of Read more..

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Interview: Consumer demand necessary to push green products manufacturing in India

By : Roselin Dey, Sep 21, 2010

Mr. Patrick von Braunmühl is the Senior International Advisor to GTZ- ASEM in the project “Consumer Protection and Sustainable Consumption in India” and is heading a number of pilot initiatives for consumer awareness and protection programs in several states of India.

Can you tell us about the project “Consumer Read more..

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Maruti Suzuki Develops Fuel Efficient Car 'A-Star'

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 2, 2010

Using K Series technology, Maruti Suzuki has developed engines which have lower CO2 emissions than average European car emissions. 'A – star’, fitted with the K series engine is positioned as an environment friendly, fule efficient car.

Company Profile: Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL, formerly Maruti Udyog Read more..

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Interview- Waste pickers are climate warriors as well!

By : Roselin Dey, Aug 17, 2010

Bharati Chaturvedi- Director, Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group- shares her motivations behind setting up the organization, her views on the impact of the newly released e-waste guidelines on the informal waste sector, and also the impact of privatization and Commonwealth Games on the life of a common waste picker.

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Interview: Hoping for an integrated carbon market post 2012

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 9, 2010

Vinod Kala, MD, Emergent Ventures shares his thoughts on the current status, scope and future short term trends expected in the CDM market. He also comments on the post 2012 scenario for CDM and the relevance of imposing a carbon tax.

Vinod Kala is the founder and Managing Director of Emergent Ventures, a global climate change Read more..

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ITC launches one of its kind eco friendly paper

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 2, 2010

For the first time in India a new technology has been used by ITC to launch paper an eco friendly paper for office and home use.

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ITC is one of India's foremost private sector companies with a market capitalization of over US $ 22 billion and a turnover of over US $ 5 billion. It has a Read more..

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Interview: Way forward for Indian carbon economy

By : Akhil Choudhary, Aug 2, 2010

Nakul Zaveri , Senior Investment Officer, Climate Change Capital talks about recent and futuristic carbon market, carbon finance and Clean Development Mechanism activities with Indian perspective.

Nakul Zaveri has extensive experience in project creation and implementation in various sectors of CDM. He also has intensive experience Read more..

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Interview: International climate movement strenghthens ahead of Cancun Negotiations

By : Roselin Dey, Jul 28, 2010

International climate activist, Will Bates from talks about the strength, achievements and plans of the 350 campaign, and his opinion on the developed vs. developing country debate in terms of taking emission cuts.  

Will Bates got his start with the climate movement as a student in Middlebury College, Vermont, USA. He has Read more..

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Interview: Will India achieve its carbon intensity reduction targets?

By : Akhil Choudhary, Jun 11, 2010

Energy management expert, V. Raghuraman, talks about the position and its future ahead to achieve the Carbon Intensity reduction targets and National Missions on Enhanced Energy Efficiency goals.

V. Raghuraman has over 34 years of experience in the energy sector, energy management, energy conservation, industrial engineering and Read more..

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Interview: Solar Thermal in India- To be or not to be?

By : Roselin Dey, Apr 26, 2010

Lavleen Singhal talks about his initiatives in promoting solar thermal technologies in India, solar thermal vs. solar PV debate and his views on the National Solar Mission and the 2010 solar energy market for India.

Lavleen Singal is a serial entrepreneur and Founder of Acira Solar, a solar thermal power producer. Acira Solar has Read more..

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