SDGs and ESG

SEZ Invoice Endorsements: An onerous burden that must go

Earlier this year, the Prime Minister made a very significant announcement on reducing compliances for industry and moving towards self-certification.  There is no denying that policy makers intend to make compliance easy and effective; however, the harsh reality on the ground is that these ideas rarely attain fruition.  A classic example of the chasm between … Read more

CSR Policy Amendment Rules 2021

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an ongoing and persistent commitment by businesses to integrate and achieve a balance of economic, social and environmental imperatives, while meeting the expectations of shareholders and stakeholders. Prior to the enactment of the Companies Act 2013, by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India, CSR in India had solely … Read more

Smart cities: A changing landscape in 2021 and beyond

In these pandemic stricken times, technology and sustainability have become key points of focus. There has been a heightened awareness about sustainability among the masses and even industry and commerce. When one thinks of smart cities, vistas of tech-enabled monoliths, automated vehicles, and mass IoT devices are conjured up. None of these technologies today are … Read more

Circular Economy: Why aluminium is winning in beverage packaging

The Indian beverage industry has come very far from the days of when Tea and Coffee were the two options for the commoners.  Later the Carbonated Soft Drinks (CSDs) entered market which was preferred by the youngsters.  Today right from alcoholic beverages to energy and health drinks the Indian beverage market is flooded with varieties … Read more

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