How environmental progress came from an unexpected source in India

You might be forgiven for missing the news that one of the most progressive emissions policies in the world was just enacted in India. After all, India is home to 14 of the world’s 15 most polluted cities. But, as Content Director Deepali Srivastava writes in her article for Next City, the nation just adopted stringent regulations governing the sulfur content of fuel and the automotive engines that burn it. The real story, she points out, is how the policy got enacted. For it wasn’t progressive legislators, the strong arm of the executive branch, forward-looking companies or charismatic activists who …
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How can communications boost sustainability programmes?

by Sophie Lambin and Larry Yu In June, the United States announced it would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. In response, US businesses from ExxonMobil to Microsoft reiterated their support for the accord. When government retreats from global challenges, can business save the world? Corporate leaders are taking that responsibility seriously. For the past few years, chief executives and other top corporate leaders globally have identified sustainability as a top global challenge or even a perennial strategic challenge, in the Conference Board’s CEO Challenge Survey. But even as companies execute their sustainability efforts, they aren’t communicating them effectively. A …
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