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Anurit Kanti

The author is correspondent at BW Businessworld, he has a keen interest in sustainability and environmental economics

Latest Articles By Anurit Kanti

Environment Minister Urges Scientists To Produce ‘Pollution-Free Crackers’- Is That Even Possible?

Anurit Kanti

Harsh Vardhan's statement came in the backdrop of a debate on pollution due to the bursting of firecrackers and the Supreme Court temporarily banning their sale in Delhi and the National Capital Region earlier this month

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Potential And Pitfalls Of Having A Green Credit System In The Indian Context

Anurit Kanti

With clear incentives in the form of redeemable cash or tax cuts, with a clear definition of a value of the Green Credit, it becomes easy for participants to adopt and adapt their behaviour as per the incentives to become more eco-conscious

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PwC India Foundation Has Sown The Seeds Of Change To Empower Local Communities: Jaivir Singh, Vice Chairman, PwC India Foundation

Anurit Kanti

With the Companies Act, 2013, every company, private limited or public limited, which either has a net worth of Rs 500 crore or a turnover of Rs 1,000 crore or net profit of Rs 5 crore, needs to spend at least 2% of its average net profit for the immediately preceding three financial years on corporate social responsibility activities. Big consultancies like PwC too, are a part of this CSR ambit, using their consultancy brainpower to drive social change. In an exclusive interview with BW Businessworld, Jaivir Singh, Vice Chairman of PwC India Foundation shares his vision of societal change, and PwC India Foundation’s attempt to use their consultancy brainpower to create blueprints for transformational changes across India. Edited excerpts:

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India, UK and Japan Lead The World In Human Rights Disclosure: KPMG Survey

Anurit Kanti

The four emerging trends the survey spotlights on CR reporting are reporting on climate-related financial risk, reporting on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), reporting on human rights and reporting on carbon reduction targets

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Each State Government Should Have Their Own CSR Policy: Harsha Mukherjee, IICSR

Anurit Kanti

One of the biggest impacts on companies across the public and private sector after coming in the ambit of mandatory CSR initiatives under the Companies Act has been to have “trained CSR professionals”

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Using Green Credits For Effective Waste Management

Anurit Kanti

The waste management system in India is defined by poverty, excess, inefficiencies, exploitation, caste-barriers and environmental degradation. From the existence of manual scavengers from lower caste-communities to rag-pickers in India who benefit from the black, underbelly market of Solid Waste Management, to the increasing number of landfills on the outskirts of cities fuelled by consumerism, there need to be incentives on a grass-root level for Waste Management like Green Credits for many reasons

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ITC Working On Programmes To Create 10 Million Sustainable Livelihoods By 2030

Anurit Kanti

The company is already carbon positive, water positive, recycling positive, and gets 48 per cent of its energy from renewable sources

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Collaboration Between Government, Corporates, NGOs- Key To Bringing Transformational Change: Piyush Goyal

Anurit Kanti

"We should also become whistle-blowers, if we see something wrong, we have got to talk about it, for example, if someone is evading taxes, it should be brought to notice rather than cribbing and crying that it is someone else’s responsibility.” Piyush Goyal

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Why Is Cyprus An Attractive Investment Destination For Indians?

Anurit Kanti

As the safest country in the European Union, and the fifth safest country in the world, Cyprus is an attractive place to do business and a unique place to reside

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