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A vision, two drivers and three approaches for sustainable innovations A vision, two drivers and three approaches for sustainable innovations
Companies need to design such long-term measures and metrics, explaining to the external world why these are valid as indicators of sustainable value creation. How many people have they helped to move out of poverty and how have they provided solutions that reduce use of natural resources and improve quality of life? For innovation to work...
A sixfold path to sustainable and inclusive innovations A sixfold path to sustainable and inclusive innovations
So, what is the best strategy to go about doing ‘sustainable and inclusive innovations’, or SI2? There are six areas of strategic intervention, as discussed here.
Innovation rethought, redesigned, and reversed: To sustain and to include Innovation rethought, redesigned, and reversed: To sustain and to include
To develop a thriving innovation ecosystem requires a fundamental reorientation toward entrepreneurship, commercialization and collaboration on the parts of government, industry, not-for-profits, academia and investors. This could potentially reduce unnecessary duplication to some extent. Building a robust innovation ecosystem will pay off...
CSR 2010 in India: They talked about ‘responsibility’, ‘sustainable development’ and ‘business ethics’ CSR 2010 in India: They talked about ‘responsibility’, ‘sustainable development’ and ‘business ethics’
Why have there been so many symposiums, write-ups and talks around corporate social responsibility (CSR), business ethics, cause initiatives, sustainability, conservation, green... in 2010? Not rooting for any one view – neither optimistic nor pessimistic or cynical – CauseBecause revisits and highlights the significant developments of 2010.
Low carbon: Where do we begin? Low carbon: Where do we begin?
Sustainable development is defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The Living Planet Report reiterates that humanity is currently consuming renewable resources at a faster rate than ecosystems can regenerate them...
Avoid-shift-improve: The transport sector is in for a spin Avoid-shift-improve: The transport sector is in for a spin
Transport is responsible for an important and growing part of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions... The manner in which developing countries develop their transport systems in the period up to 2020 will greatly determine the extent to which such larger emission reductions in the period 2020-2050 can be achieved.
Private sector–NGO partnerships: Finding the right strategy and approach Private sector–NGO partnerships: Finding the right strategy and approach
Imagine a profit-driven multinational corporation mapping its next investment target and an impassioned non-governmental organization (NGO) championing a bold environmental agenda in the same boardroom – a recipe for disaster, you might say. For all the talk about partnerships between the private sector and NGOs, they do not really work out, do they?
Post-CWG cleanup: Government bank accounts made accessible to the common man; SMS alerts on withdrawals to keep check on corruption Post-CWG cleanup: Government bank accounts made accessible to the common man; SMS alerts on withdrawals to keep check on corruption
Imagine: Every time money is withdrawn from the home ministry’s or the railway department’s bank account, you will get an alert on your mobile. You can even check the purpose of the withdrawal and have a right to object to that.
Sustainable access: Correcting the wrongs of lopsided development Sustainable access: Correcting the wrongs of lopsided development
The traditional gauge of 'development' has been GNP or GDP. Lately, these have been discredited because of their inability to accurately reflect the quality of life. An equitable definition and measure of ‘development’ must reflect broad changes in the quality of life, not just the increase wealth of a privileged few...
Hindus and Muslims to build 'school of self-actualization' at Ayodhya site Hindus and Muslims to build 'school of self-actualization' at Ayodhya site
'It is time to look ahead and tell the world that, indeed, our country stands for unity in diversity. We believe in love and peace, and "humanism" is our biggest asset. The world will be amazed to hear that Hindus and Muslims together will build a first-of-its kind "school of music and fine arts" at the demolished Babri Masjid site...
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