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Resource Efficiency for Sustainable Wellbeing of All

For centuries, our development and economic prosperity has depended on production of more and more goods and services. This has led to an ever-growing consumption of natural resources, which in turn has required an ever-increasing extraction and depletion of these resources from Mother Earth. The emerging results are severe threats …

Local entrepreneurship : Seeds of hope in the times of corporate chaos

India, as most other countries, needs communities that are significantly more resilient, with less dependence on externally sourced products and services for basic needs fulfillment.¬† It is imperative, therefore, that transformation towards a truly sustainable society be driven through business models with distributed epicenters of local value creation. These models …

Hamara Gaon

Most of the rural communities in low-income countries are isolated from the mainstream national economy and suffer numerous deprivations that impact the quality of life of their inhabitants. Poor infrastructure, degraded local natural resources and inadequate linkage to markets combine to create a poverty trap which village economies usually find …