Business Today

Cover story | May 30, 2021

Towards a Low-carbon Future

Towards a Low-carbon Future

India is the third-largest emitter of CO2 globally. As businesses put in place measures to increase their green presence, policies need to meet economics to help the country become energy efficient

Editor's Note


Matching Ambition With Carbon Goals

The spotlight is now on the big emitters to get India to the goal of zero carbon by 2050. Tatas, Reliance Industries, Aditya Birla Group, Mahindras, ITC, Larsen and Toubro, Adani, JSW, Essar, Vedanta, ACC and others have already articulated their intention to achieve "net zero emission" by slashing greenhouse gases

Leadership Spotlight


"Finish Your Job Today Than Rely on the Possibility of Tomorrow"

JC Chaudhry, CMD, Aakash Educational Services



Shifting Focus to Total Stakeholder Return

When the future of capitalism is threatened, companies need to change gears from mere profit maximisation to profit with purpose



Band of Brothers

ShareChat and Moj, operated by Mohalla Tech, were founded by Farid Ahsan, Bhanu Pratap Singh and Ankush Sachdeva

The Maths in Music

Hailing from a family where music always played in the background, Jaya took to strings and the notes since birth

Venkataraman's Many Passions

"Because of the multiple things I spend time on, I am not thinking of Titan all the time. Therefore, the stress is dramatically reduced," says CK Venkataraman, MD, Titan Company



The Defenders

Corporate houses such as Tatas, Reliance, Aditya Birla Group, Adani, L&T and others are investing in green and carbon-free technologies to cut emissions drastically

Zero Carbon Challenge


Blend It to Fix It

Ethanol blending promises to open up a sizeable market for the domestic sugar industry to utilise excess production, without hurting farmer interest

Scrapping Pollutants Away

India's scrappage policy for automobiles has the potential to reduce pollution and the industry's carbon footprint while creating employment and demand. It's a $6-billion opportunity

Green Railways by 2030

In order to reduce its carbon footprint, the entire Indian Railways network will be electrified by 2023. It will also instal 20GW of solar power by 2030

The Tough Makeover

How oil giants plan to innovate for emission reduction and invest in clean energy

Recycled Gizmos

Companies offer a host of devices - from computers to cellphones and TVs to watches - made from repurposed materials. Here are some to choose from


Institutional investors, who always focussed on G (governance), are now increasingly engaging with investee companies on the E (environment) and the S (social) part

E-waste: A Growing Problem

The country's e-waste generation increased 43 per cent between FY18 and FY20. The pandemic-induced consumption of electronic devices is set to add to the problem in future

Coal Is Still Power-full

Despite its focus on reducing carbon emissions, India relies heavily on coal for power production. Here's how some of the country's biggest power producers are preparing for the fossil fuel-free power generation era

Clean and Green Alang

Notorious for environmental pollution and accidental death of workers in the yards till a decade ago, Alang in Gujarat is currently the greenest and safest ship-breaking hub globally. So, what changed?