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The time might be right to think about family-friendly workplaces

Linkedin Families have been at the core of every society, and the recent pandemic has strengthened the role of the family in ensuring an individual’s well-being. We, as social actors, have different roles and responsibilities. I am writing this piece as an employee of the organisation while my husband is in the other room registering …

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Inspiring, enabling and mobilizing action on Food loss and waste in India

Linkedin Reducing food loss and waste is good for the planet Food can be lost or wasted anywhere along the supply chain from farm to plate. Globally, one-third of all food is lost or wasted between production and our plates each year. Reducing this loss and wastage can close the food gap between 2010 and …

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Addressing the ‘triple crisis’ COVID-19, climate change and nature loss: a catalyst for business to increase its sustainability?

Linkedin The evidence that the world is facing a triple crisis of COVID, climate change and nature loss has continued to grow through 2021. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its 8th report in August with one stark message – we are running out of time to avert catastrophic climate change above 2 …

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Are we doing enough? Value chain-based solutions can address the world’s environmental and socio-economic crises

Linkedin The world is fighting three environmental crises simultaneously – climate change, nature degradation, and pollution. These crises are interlinked and arose from unsustainable consumption and production habits by industry and individuals alike. Therefore, the solution must challenge those habits and involve everyone to be impactful. The value chain approach offers a methodology to achieve …

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Sharing Risks, Sharing Responsibilities: An Agenda for Industrial Water Resources Management in India

Recent scourge of COVID-19 has strengthened the need for increasing global cooperation and crowding in private efforts for shaping a resilient, low carbon, resource efficient and prosperous pathway for our shared future. Recent scourge of COVID-19 has strengthened the need for increasing global cooperation and crowding in private efforts for shaping a resilient, low carbon, …

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Sustainability Standards Can Support Post-Pandemic Recovery and Build Resilience

As in many other countries, the COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating humanitarian and development concerns that affect the lives of millions of families, farmers, and agri-businesses in India. From limited essential healthcare services to harvest losses, labour shortages, reduced farm prices, and a lack of safety nets, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the vulnerability of economic …

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From insects to insets: the corporate sustainability shift

Twenty years ago, eight leading chocolate companies signed the Harkin- Engel protocol as a pledge to eliminate forced child on cocoa farms in West Africa. Entering into this voluntary agreement to prevent legislation requiring a certification of child-labour free chocolate, the companies began working together on an issue that had been brought into the public …

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How to make sustainable palm oil the norm in India?

People, planet and prosperity – three elements which must matter before making any big decisions today. As the world is gripped by the deadly second wave of COVID 19, it is vital to remind policy makers and businesses that without centering our vision for the planet, we will only make superficial attempts to ‘build back …

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