UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon at the opening of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. (Credit: palinchak/Bigstock)

Sustainable development goals: Public good vs. private welfare

With the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) having expired at the end of 2015, the consultation process among countries regarding the post-2015 development agenda, is...

Rapid Metro: Infrastructure for Urban Mobility

Issues relating to the ‘last mile connectivity’ of suburban transport infrastructure, and reliable, dependable, and safe urban transportation continue to persist. This prompts a...

Corporate Social Responsibility: The Impact of Business on Society

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) in India is now being gauged through a new lens – public private partnership (PPP). Since the government introduced the...
Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century: Localising Global Goals

Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century: Localising Global Goals

There is now an increasing focus on issues of sustainability by businesses operating in India. The quest to re-define business processes occurs amidst an...
The days when profit was seen in oppositions to social progress are over. (Credit: carlosphotos/Bigstock)

Business as a force for good: New paradigms, new realities

More than ever before, there seems to be a growing consensus that in order to survive and be successful on a long-term basis, businesses...
Making Sustainability Work Through Business Transformation

Making Sustainability Work Through Business Transformation

A recent study found India’s economic growth to be at over seven percent, largely led by businesses pursuing innovation activities and automation initiatives that are aimed at sustainable, long-term...
Good governance is a priority for India's post-2015 development agenda. (Credit: fintastique/Bigstock)

Decoding the co-existence of growth and governance: The case of India

Good governance is at the core of improving economic growth in a country, as it provides a mechanism for linking inclusion, decision making, accountability,...
Statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Tavistock Square Gardens, not far from where he studied at London University. (Credit:

Branding exercises and corporate governance: Lessons for Indian universities

This article explores the importance of branding for high-level educational institutions, particularly newer players in the Indian educational context. Preceding this in terms of...
Solar power generated in the Nepalese Himalayas. (Credit: blas/Bigstock)

Lessons from the BRICS: India and China push solar diplomacy

The recent BRICS meeting, coming on the heels of the Dokhlam standoff, brought the Indian prime minister Modi and Chinese president Xi Jinjping together...


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