Furthering the green buildings agenda in India
May 7, 2013

The Indian Green Building Council has introduced a rating system for buildings in India, which will help owners and builders in implementing green building strategies. In a bid…

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Weaving the road to women empowerment
April 30, 2013

Sally Holkar, founder of Women Weave, an NGO working to empower women from the marginalised sections, says that the occupation of weaving not only provides financial security to…

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Asian Development Outlook 2013: Asia’s Energy Challenge
April 25, 2013

ADO 2013 features a special chapter on Asia’s energy challenges. The region needs an ample supply of clean, affordable energy to continue its rapid growth in the coming…

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Will Asia fall into an energy gap?

Last week, the Asian Development Bank released its annual “Asian Development Outlook” report for 2013, with Asia’s success story of unprecedented growth in the last decades forecast to…

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Woodland and UNICEF renew partnership
April 18, 2013

UNICEF and Woodland renew their partnership with the launch of a new clothing line by celebrity designer Malini Ramani. All proceeds from this collection will go towards UNICEF’s…

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India for incentivising use of clean energy: Top Indian official

“We are interested in incentivising the use of clean energy,” said Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of India’s Planning Commission. He also talked about regulatory framework for shale…

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Sankalp Social Enterprise Award winners announced

Sankalp Enterprises has announced the winners of its social enterprise awards. Among the winners are enterprises like Barrix Agro Science, Green Power Systems, Banka Bio Loo and Awaz…

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SEDF commits $10 mil for India’s low-income people
April 16, 2013

Soros Economic Development Fund (SEDF) backs Aspada Investment Company with $10 million to benefit India’s low-income sector. Aspada Investment Company will commit $10 million to early stage businesses…

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Mobiles can promote financial inclusion: President, Dun & Bradstreet
April 2, 2013

Byron Vielehr, President, International and Global Operations of Dun & Bradstreet, the 171-year- old provider of business data and risk-management services, in an interview with OneWorld South Asia,…

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Orange Foundation and Tamana help schoolchildren
March 26, 2013

Orange Foundation and NGO Tamana launched an initiative called “Living with Dignity” to help mentally challenged and disabled children. As a part of its ongoing commitment to corporate…

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