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2018

Is Sustainable Tourism a New Idea?

The World Tourism and Travel Council estimates that the tourism sector will grow at a rate of 7% annually over the next decade1, an estimate that may well be somewhat conservative. The sector can also generate significant demand for transportation, resource-heavy infrastructure and energy-intensive activities leading to undesirable ecological damage …

Financial Innovation for Inclusion

Over 30,000 young women and men enter the labour market each day in India, and the economy generates employment for less than half of this rapidly expanding workforce. In this race for jobs, only a small fraction finds formal sector employment, leaving more than 80 per cent in the informal …

India and Corporate Social Responsibility: 2018 Perspective

India made the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) provision mandatory through its Companies Act, 2013 and the CSR (Policy) Rules (the Act) from 1 April 2014. This has led to several businesses stepping forward, formulating their CSR policies and spending for social and environmental initiatives. Now in 2018, when we look …

Reducing our Plastic Footprint

Over the past three hundred years, technology has unquestionably enhanced the life and well-being of a greater portion of humanity than in all of the human history that went before.¬† Ordinary people can now live longer, healthier and more fulfilling lives than even the mightiest potentates of earlier times. Yet, …