The Sustainability Sector Needs Niche digital and Communication Services.

Sustainability is now integral to various sectors like hospitality, healthcare, infrastructure, fashion, food, etc. We are also witnessing a boom in social and environmental startups extending low-carbon solutions and eco-friendly products. But, on the flip side, high-quality B2B services like communications, marketing or branding for such organisations are only sometimes available, which shows why there is low market/solution adoption in India.
The article expands on the above idea to show how the ecosystem/infrastructure needs to form to support ethical organisations.

Can Animal Products be Sustainable?

Can we consume animal-based products and still be sustainable? What happens when we boycott silk, wool or honey? Namrata has interviewed some small business owners who directly work with grassroots — so we analyse the questions through a rural Indian lens.

The Need for Care, Companionship & Comfort for Senior Citizens in India

oday, older adults are left feeling isolated and lonely while the young grapple with family and financial struggles. Moreover, there are hardly any vetted caretaker services.
Everyday cases of robbery, extortion, deception by fraud, and even murder create general distrust in senior citizens’ safety.
What can you, as children, do when parents who looked after you can no longer do the same for themselves?”
The increasing neglect of the needs of the elderly population in India is an issue that 60Plus India is solving. Find out more in this eye-opener

The UN’s SDGs and LGBTQIA Inclusion: Are We There Yet?

Pride Month is a time to pinkwash and sell more products in support of the LGBTQIA community. It’s also when we talk about inclusivity, equality and equity as part of sustainable development while discriminating against LGBTQIA members. At least, this is what we’ve been led to believe.
On this day, the first Gay parade happened one year after the Stonewall riots. It serves as a reminder that we would be again witnessing the uprising of various minorities, fighting for their rights, which we’ve so conventionally shut out.
While we are advocating for SDG2030 on fancier and non-controversial topics, we must focus on the goals of gender equality, reduced inequalities, and striving for peace, justice and strong institutions.
It’s time to cater to universally progressive and inclusive ideas if we want the world to grow as ONE.

Introduction to Sustainable Finance and the ESG Framework

Stakeholders and investors are increasingly considering a company’s performance on ESG concerns. These include cybersecurity, climate change, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Likewise, with many companies across the globe reporting on sustainability, a worldwide ESG framework is a question of ‘when’, not ‘if’.

Sustainable finance is the next big thing in the world engrossed in technological advancement and rapid digitisation. Besides, building a more sustainable future requires an all-hands-on-deck approach from most industries—finance foremost among them.

How Does the Baking Industry Spell Out ‘Sustainability’?

Sustainability is said to transcend industries, so how does the bakery /patisserie industry interpret and implement it?

From providing vegan/gluten-free organic products to eco-friendly and zero-waste production and packaging to increased transparency, the baking industry firms strive towards Sustainability in their unique ways. Read the article to know more.

The Hidden Problems of Sustainable Fashion

While we can all try to be sustainable as individuals on a small scale, the large-scale responsibility lies with clothing companies and Government entities. There are a number of solutions that are coming up, thanks to technological and scientific advances. We have curated a few ways in which a revolution can be brought when it comes to sustainable clothing. Give it a read!

Looking at Sustainability through
the Customer’s Lens

With eco-friendly products swiftly entering the Indian market, green marketing and green washing are on an alarming rise as well.

Sustainability communication becomes more important than ever at such a time. A couple of businesses persuade consumers by guilt-tripping them into buying their products. Most often, conscious consumers, regardless of their socioeconomic status, are forced to consider labels such as ‘vegan’, ‘eco-friendly’ , ‘organic’, ‘cruelty-free’ or ‘green’ while purchasing products.

Could green businesses use positive and healthier narratives when selling eco-friendly products?

Read this opinion piece by Manasa Sai Sekar to know more about this:

Bridge the Sustainability Gap for your Business

Are you a small business owner? Is sustainability, and the rising debates about it, challenging for you to move through?
For businesses, being conscious comes with its own set of difficulties. Even then, several small businesses are persevering. So, what are they doing right?
This article looks at Product Distribution and Business Development strategies that can help your business traverse the sustainability divide.