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Over 2500 citizens come together to protest against elevated corridor 18.3.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
A large coalition of citizen groups demanded more effective and economical alternatives to address Bengaluru's traffic problems.
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Why Bengaluru’s proposed mega elevated road corridor has sparked protests 16.3.2019 Scroll.in
Activists say the project won’t ease the city’s chronic traffic congestion or ensure inclusive mobility. It will only damage the environment.
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Church pressures firms on tax and with no women directors 4.3.2019 BBC: Business
It says it will vote against chairmen and women of boards of big companies which have poor polices on tax transparency and climate change.
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Rio Tinto posts best underlying earnings in four years, offloads cash 27.2.2019 Reuters: Money News
Rio Tinto on Wednesday beat expectations when it reported its highest annual underlying earnings since 2014 and announced a bumper dividend after a string of divestments.
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Trust in tailings? Vale dam disaster spurs investors into action 15.2.2019 Reuters: Money News
Seeking assurances from Brazilian miner Vale by phone after a second deadly dam disaster in three years is not enough for Sasja Beslik. He plans to fly there himself to get answers.
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Farmers or corporates: Who benefits from Andhra Pradesh’s natural farming project? 14.2.2019 Scroll.in
The government’s choice of partners has raised concerns.
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Corporate Front Group Smears List of Its Enemies as “Deniers for Hire” 2.2.2019 Truthout.com
The industry front group American Council on Science and Health has received funding from Monsanto.

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Quantum Advisors, ex-officials of Tata Group join hands to launch $1 billion ESG 30.1.2019 Financial Chronicle
Mumbai Quantum Advisors and former Tata Group officials have joined hands to launch $1 billion Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Fund. It will be third domestic ESG fund. “The joint venture will launch a $1 billion public equities fund with a distinctive style of engagement comparable to a private equity approach, to influence strategy and enhance ESG performance at India Inc. Quantum Advisors will direct the investment activities of the fund through a dedicated team of investment professionals, led by Ajit Dayal, founder of Quantum Advisors,” a joint statement said. Investing on the basis of ESG criteria is rapidly gaining ground in international capital markets, with over $20 trillion in assets under management. It will be third domestic ESG fund in Indian Market. SBI Mutual Fund launched first ESG fund called SBI Magnum Equity ESG Fund last year by revamping an existing fund and now has asset under management of Rs 2,111.34 crore as on December 31, 2018. Avendus Capital is also gearing up to ...
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Childline Guwahati recorded 640 cases in 2018 18.1.2019 The Assam Tribune
Childline Guwahati recorded 640 cases in 2018
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Here’s why BDA will display Bengaluru Mater Plan again for comments 31.12.2018 Citizen Matters
The public said there was no mention of elevated corridors in the master plan. The Bengaluru Development Authority figured out a way to set it right, and how! Seeking public comments isn't the real aim of displaying master plan.
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How garbage burning contributes to Bengaluru’s air quality crisis 28.12.2018 Citizen Matters
The mismanagement of solid waste continues in Bengaluru with incessant garbage burning. There are PILs filed in the High Court, but will they help reducing burning of garbage?
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AVPN hosts maiden India Policy Forum with action-oriented opportunities for collaboration between Public and Private Investors 14.12.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Dec 14 (NewsVoir): The Asian Venture Philanthropist Network (AVPN) the Pan-Asian social investment network, hosted its maiden India Policy Forum, themed Aspirational Districts: Roadmap for
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How Bengaluru’s garbage killed Mavallipura’s environment 8.12.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Mavallipura garbage dump got closed after the court order. It just led to a new 'scientific' landfill close by. That should technically help the village. What does a visit to Mavallipura reveal?
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Miners bear brunt of risk aversion as investors take fright 5.12.2018 Reuters: Money News
A two-year recovery in the mining industry has faltered, as trade tensions between China and the United States and concerns about economic growth weaken commodity prices and deter investment.
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Neev Fund invests in Blue Planet to advance sustainable development in Asia 27.11.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Nov 27 (ANI): Blue Planet Environmental Solutions, an end to end waste management solutions company has announced that State Bank of India (SBI) backed Neev Fund has made a strategic
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No system in Bengaluru to ensure people have their say in elevated corridors 5.10.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Projects like elevated corridors will continue to be implemented without discussion with civil society, unless people are empowered to question, suggest alternatives and become a part of the process. Why exactly are people not able to raise their voice to a level that's heard?
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'Dams played a major role in this flood' 27.8.2018 Rediff: Interviews
'The rivers that caused the maximum problem were the ones that had dams built on them.'
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'Water is not anybody's private property' 12.7.2018 Rediff: Interviews
'Water is not an economic resource, but we treat water as an economic resource meant for the benefit of human beings.'
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Making cities sustainable 22.6.2018 Hindu: Religion
Keeping in perspective the traditional fabric and engaging the local population in the planning process is the way forward, but this is missing in Bengaluru. Details from a seminar by Nandhini Sundar
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Making Bengaluru Greener through collective efforts 19.6.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
How can Bengaluru bring back the lost green glory? what can practically be done, and by whom? »
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