“ Designer Hakan GÃ¼rsu of Designnobis created Solar Taxi, an eco-vehicle powered by clean energy for urban use (Solar Taxis Offer a Clean Energy Solution for Environmentally Conscious Cities http://t.co/Q6MAAgn3lH...”;
Via Khushi Mittal
“There is no shortage of discussion on climate change; it seems almost pervasive these days. The media report extreme weather events, animal extinction (think polar bears floating off to sea), health problems, and the political push and pull around the issue. The problem is also prevalent in popular culture, with magazines running special issues, movies showing the end of our days, and video games that presenting post-apocalyptic scenarios. Yet, we have very little consensus about how to deal with it. Robert Redford recently wrote a blog post calling for more storytelling on “complicated, politically charged issues like our environment and the need for swift action to combat climate change.””
Via Karen Dietz
In an effort to reward programme makers for doing their bit for the planet, the BBC will soon start displaying a seal of approval on shows that are greener than most. In partnership with BAFTA, the Beeb will award TV ...
• Effective Date for CSR Applicability – Section 135 of the Companies Act 2013, Schedule VII and the relevant rules, namely Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014 have been notified to become effective from 01st April 2014 vide MCA notification dated 27.02.2014. • Amend...
• Effective Date for CSR Applicability – Section 135 of the Companies Act 2013, Schedule VII and the relevant rules, namely Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014 have been notified to become effective from 01st April 2014 vide MCA notification dated 27.02.2014.
• Amendment to Schedule VII - Schedule VII which contains list of activities which can be undertaken by a company as part of its CSR initiatives has been amended vide this notification and companies must refer to the new list for undertaking qualified CSR activities.
• Changes in CSR Rules – There are many welcome changes in the CSR Rules which have been notified now as compared to the draft rules which were issued for public comments previously. Many of the ambiguities in the Section and the draft rules have been addressed in the final notified rules.
• CSR Applicability – Every company including its holding or subsidiary, and a foreign company defined under clause (42) of section 2 of the Act having its branch office or project office in India, which fulfills the criteria given below:
• CSR Mandate (What should the above companies do?) –
IMPORTANT CLARIFICATIONS INTRODUCED VIA RULES
• Meaning of Net Profit for CSR Purpose – “Net profit” means the net profit of a company as per its financial statement.
• Requirement of atleast 1 independent director in CSR Committee – Unlisted public companies and private companies which are not required to appoint an independent director shall have its CSR Committee without such director
• Requirement of atleast 3 directors in CSR Committee – a private company having only two directors on its Board shall constitute its CSR Committee with two such directors
• CSR Expenditure –
a. Contribution of any amount directly or indirectly to any political party under section 182 of the Act, shall not be considered as CSR activity.
b. Companies may build CSR capacities of their own personnel as well as those of their Implementing agencies but such expenditure shall not exceed 5% of total CSR expenditure of the company in one financial year.
• CSR Implementation through Trust/Society- The Board of a company may decide to undertake its CSR activities approved by the CSR Committee, through a registered trust or a registered society or a company established by the company or its holding or subsidiary or associate company under section 8 of the Act or otherwise.
• Non applicability in subsequent years – Once a company falls within the ambit of CSR applicability, it has to comply with all the CSR provisions until the completion of 3 consecutive years for which CSR applicability does not arise.
Responsible travel also can be good for the bottom line. According to the World Tourism Organization's (UNWTO) 2012 Tourism in the Green Economy Report, tourist choices are increasingly influenced by sustainability considerations.
“They’re not just for global shipping anymore: These creative adaptations think inside the box.”
At this moment, there are more than 17 million steel intermodal shipping containers floating or riding across the globe—rectangular, bland engines of global commerce filled with anything and everything you can imagine. While there’s a certain fascination with all these small links in the global supply chain slowly making their way around the world—each identified with its own ISO 6346 number, an odd commercial shorthand—here at Dwell, we’re even more amazed by what happens when the trip ends and reconstruction and reuse begin. Here are ten more recent projects that give thiese 20-foot-long steel rectangles a second life.
Why sustainable startups choose creation over competition The Globe and Mail Building a sustainable startup means understanding why your company exists, and figuring out what drives you as the founder.
Can a very popular shoe company make strides to be more sustainable while continuing to grow? The latest Sustainable Business Performance Summary by Nike, Inc. proves that a company can grow while doing good for the ...
"Education for Sustainability (EfS) empowers students to make decisions that balance the need to preserve healthy ecosystems with the need to promote vibrant economies and equitable social systems for all generations to ...
When the wine bottle is empty, don't throw away the cork that came with it. If you've got a fireplace, wine corks can easily be turned into ready-to-use fire starters to warm you up in winter, says Mrs.
Recycling has never been more en vogue, but unfortunately, there is still a steep learning curve associated with the process - and since the regulations and technology keep evolving and changing, that learning curve isn't flattening out any time...
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