Access to solar microgrids reduced expenditures on kerosene fuel for thousands of rural households in India, and supporting this with finance and institutional support will make solar an enabler of improved socioeconomic conditions.
Jaideep Bansal –
Villages in rural India, Bangladesh and Africa may be racing ahead of cities when it comes to embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution and cutting-edge technology for their energy needs, says Global Himalayan Expedition's Jaideep Bansal.
Bowen Gu –
One might not think that the end of year holiday period, with its bright lights and gift exchanges, can be a sustainable time. Bowen Gu, CSR Asia project manager, shares ways to make the festive season more sustainable, ethical and pleasant.
Marina Bay Sands, which owns Singapore's largest hotel by number of rooms, has sustainability ingrained in employees since day one. Its efforts at reducing waste and energy use and instilling environmentally friendly values have won it not just accolades but also created a sustainable business.
Two leading approaches to enriching and enlarging the world’s food supply are genetic engineering and industrial processing with additives and chemicals. Now, a third solution is emerging: vertical farming, says Esther Dyson.
Jessica Cheam –
In the city of Eindhoven in the Netherlands, lighting giant Philips has built one of the world’s largest city farming research facility which grows thousands of vegetables, herbs and strawberries in multi-level racks fitted with state-of-the-art technology.
Medilyn Manibo –
Growing green and leafy vegetables in the future would require the help of innovation, says Toshiba, the latest electronics giant seeking to address threats of natural disasters in food security.