India is one of the most "water stressed" countries in the world mostly due to the high demand and population, uncontrolled industrialization, and the exploitation of groundwater resources. What are the priority areas that the current government initiatives can consider? Do we need more fine-tuned water policy? Which are the inter-linkages and statistics that can add further value to the consolidated effort? Let us bubble-storm the ideas!
Do you know how to measure trust? This post will review the report that reveals the 2021 trust barometer. And the relation between the businesses and corporate responsibilities. The Barometer, which aims to survey trust and credibility, has a lot more to review and learn!
Two news articles caught my attention this January 2021. Kevadiya becomes the first railway station with green building certification in India. HDFC Ltd signed an MOU with the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) to promote green buildings. HDFC will work with IGBC to create awareness and provide finance for green buildings in the country. Can we hope that fair competition will create public awareness to demand standards along with other amenities?
The hydrogen economy is a new concept in India. That has its own added advantages, similar to the Circular Economy. Read the opinion and views of Prof. G. D Yadav, the recipient of the Padma Shri Award on the Indian hydrogen economy prospects, current challenges, and future opportunities.
Installed renewable power generation capacity has gained pace over the past few years, posting a CAGR of 17.33% between FY16–20. The government is aiming to achieve 225 GW of renewable energy capacity (including 114 GW of solar capacity addition and 67 GW of wind power capacity) by 2022, more than its 175 GW target as per the Paris Agreement. The government plans to establish a renewable energy capacity of 500 GW by 2030. Is Indian business ready for meeting expectations? Will the diversification of the business model lead to the positive uplift of the sector?
Products with sustainability claim on-pack accounted for 16.6% of the market in 2018. They increased share from 14.3% in 2013, delivered nearly $114 billion in sales, up 29% from 2013. Most important, products marketed as sustainable grew 5.6 times faster than those that were not. In more than 90% of the CPG categories, sustainability-marketed products grew faster than their conventional counterparts. But is sustainability just limited to product manufacturing, marketing, and branding? Here are some key points.
Cities across the world are looking into the circular economy concept, recognized as the driver for the much wanted green transition, simultaneously enabling high energy and material efficiency, lower pollution and GHG emissions, and job creation. Cities echo that it is time to accelerate the “reduce, reuse, recycle” mantra by rethinking the approach to development. With their high densities, cities hold the potential to adopt circular, restorative economies where we no longer consider anything to be wasted. Circular Cities, Smart Cities are we properly combining these terms while designing the future cities?
The global biogas market size was USD 25.50 billion in 2019 and projected to reach USD 31.69 billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 5.30% during the forecast period (2020-2027). The GOI is considering some firm decisions to increase energy production with all the strategic means like foreign investments. How can rural India and allied industries get the benefit and restructure the business models to convert this opportunity to financial income source?
The biofertilizers market is estimated to be valued at USD 2.3 billion in 2020 and projected to reach USD 3.9 billion by 2025, recording a CAGR of 11.6% during the forecast period. The market is driven primarily by the increasing organic farmland as well as the rising acceptance of biofertilizers among farmers. Can India aim to be a significant market driver?
I started looking for ways to deal effectively with the problem of solid waste in India, and I found that REVERSE LOGISTICS is the missing part of the puzzle. There were another few parts scattered on the desk! Let's see if we can complete the picture with APPROACH 2Cs and 15Rs.