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Bhushan B
Thursday, 10 September 2020 / Published in Blogs
This blog is the sixth in a series of ten on the topic of sustainability. The first five are listed at the bottom of the blog for easy access to you.  Learn more on sustainability on our free online learning platform: SDGPlus Hub In our featured video, we’ll explore how the right balance between social, environmental and economic aspects is crucial in the pursuit of
Sustainable Practices
Bhushan B
Tuesday, 08 September 2020 / Published in Blogs
This blog is the fifth in a series of ten, on the topic of sustainability; all readable on our e–learning platform SDG Plus, based in Switzerland. In our previous blog, we saw the importance being given to sustainability by nations across the globe. Let us now see the tangible effects of sustainability and a lack of it.   The last two centuries have exacerbated the global pollution situation. The industrial age caused
Air Pollution
Shruti Suresh
Monday, 07 September 2020 / Published in Blogs
International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies  The very first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies will be observed on September 7, 2020. It will be observed to stress the importance of having clean air to breathe. There is a dire need to address concerns around the increasing air pollution and the
Sustainable Development Goals
Bhushan B
Tuesday, 01 September 2020 / Published in Blogs
We keep hearing about Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs. What are they in reality?  This blog, the fourth in a series of ten, sheds some light on how SDGs were devised, their nature and purpose.  Why we need to learn about sustainability?  There are two aspects to this question: Nature & Human  The Earth is facing an alarming situation. Since the beginning of
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Himanshu Shukla
Thursday, 16 July 2020 / Published in Blogs
UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) has defined Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)  as a management concept through which organisations can incorporate social and environmental concerns in their business operations and interactions with their stakeholders. Through this, a company can achieve a balance of economic, environmental, and social imperatives. Also known as the “Triple-Bottom-Line-Approach”.    This definition
Sustainable Eating
Neha Singh
Wednesday, 15 July 2020 / Published in Blogs
“One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Neil Armstrong Thankfully you do not have to land on the moon, every time you wish to make a meaningful contribution to mankind. WEF 2020 at Davos, just proved this point.  An annual meet for business, governments, and civil society to discuss pressing global
Biodegradable Drip Irrigation
Himanshu Shukla
Monday, 29 June 2020 / Published in Blogs
Irrigation systems have become the backbone of agriculture. It can provide water for plant growth, maintain landscapes, and rejuvenate disturbed soils in areas that are historically dry and have less rainfall. There are different types of irrigation systems – Surface Irrigation, Sprinkler Irrigation, and Drip Irrigation. However, these days the most widely used irrigation system
Child Labour
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Thursday, 11 June 2020 / Published in Blogs
There are some topics you report on that just makes you angry and depressed. I will be talking about one such topic today – Child Labour. Just so that we are all on the same page, child labour is when children are routinely employed in paid/unpaid work that is harmful to their physical, mental, social
World Environment Day 2020
Prajeeth Sitherasenan
Friday, 05 June 2020 / Published in Blogs
I don’t think it is dramatic to say that we humans are at a dangerous crossroads because of the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 virus has brought our entire existence to a standstill.  Make no mistake, humans are the infection that gave rise to this virus. Our over-exploitation and complete disregard of the natural world is
International Labour Day
Himanshu Shukla
Thursday, 30 April 2020 / Published in Blogs, Fact-On!
We celebrate International labour day or Workers day to show gratitude towards our workers worldwide. Let us take this moment to look back at its history, how it all began and find out why this day became an iconic day.    During the industrial revolution, the exploitation of workers was very common. Labourers in the