Zoonotic diseases
Aishwarya Krishnamurthy
Friday, 13 May 2022 / Published in Article, Blogs
Zoonotic diseases, or zoonoses, are infectious diseases that spread from animals to humans through food, water or the environment. There are over 200 zoonoses currently known to man, and a few of them include rabies, dengue, swine flu, and, most recently, COVID-19. While some are transmitted to humans through viruses, they can also spread due
Can we solve world hunger?
Apeksha Potdar
Tuesday, 10 May 2022 / Published in Blogs
Did you know that the world produces more than enough food to support the population? So why do human beings still suffer from a lack of food? The latest statistics indicate that nearly 690 million people go to bed hungry, and food insecurity is rising. According to the UN, this is only likely to be exacerbated
Sustainable healthcare
Aishwarya Krishnamurthy
Friday, 06 May 2022 / Published in Article, Blogs
The healthcare industry is obviously very important, and its contributions to society have especially come to the forefront during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the industry is not environment-friendly. It accounts for about 4% of global CO2 emissions – more than the emissions from the aviation and shipping industry. With this, it becomes all the more
What are the Equator Principles?
Apeksha Potdar
Tuesday, 03 May 2022 / Published in Article, Blogs
No project in the world can be executed without funds. So, financial institutions must appraise projects for sustainability before approving a loan. The Equator Principles are a framework to assess a proposed project’s social and environmental risk. The principles can be adopted by any financial institution that meets the stated requirements. These institutions can then
Principles for Responsible Investment
Aishwarya Krishnamurthy
Friday, 29 April 2022 / Published in Article, Blogs
The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) is a global network of institutional investors that work together to propagate and implement its six fundamental Principles. These Principles were founded on the notion that following the ESG criteria is vital to the financial success of every company and has an effect on the performance of investment portfolios.
World day for health and safety at work
Apeksha Potdar
Tuesday, 26 April 2022 / Published in Blogs
After two years of work-from-home, most companies are gearing up to return to the office. While this return to normalcy could be a welcome change, it does come with potential risks (both old and new). On World Day for Safety and Health at Work, it may be time to look at Occupational Health and Safety
ESG Criteria
Aishwarya Krishnamurthy
Friday, 22 April 2022 / Published in Article, Blogs
Over the last few years, investors (especially millennials) have become increasingly interested in investing in sustainable companies. But how do we term a company as sustainable, and even if it is, how do we determine exactly how sustainable they are? That’s where the ESG criteria come in. They measure how a company fares in each
World Creativity and Innovation Day
Apeksha Potdar
Tuesday, 19 April 2022 / Published in Article, Blogs
By its very nature, creativity is hard to define. It encompasses self-expression, problem-solving and a one-of-a-kind thinking process. With the UN’s 2030 deadline for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals fast approaching, out-of-the-box thinking is exactly what we need. In that spirit, April 21st is celebrated as World Creativity and Innovation Day.    The rise of the
Anushka Parmar
Wednesday, 22 September 2021 / Published in Blogs
1. The Evolution of the Internet The rise of the internet in the 1990s has revolutionized the way we humans work, learn, commute, communicate and commercialize with each other. In the 1990s, you had to go to a bank to transfer money, go to the supermarket to buy groceries, buy new products in stores and
Anushka Parmar
Thursday, 29 April 2021 / Published in Blogs
Globally, renewable energy is expected to overtake coal to become the largest source of electricity generation by 2025. It has already outpaced fossil fuel growth by a factor of 2.6 in 2019.   With the heightened urgency of climate change, this growth is definitely a step in the right direction. However, in the same year, renewable