Corporate Social Responsibility was described as a “social contract” between business and society in the year 1971 by the Committee for Economic Development, but for India, the concept of CSR is not unfamiliar. In the pre-industrialization period, up till 1850, traders helped the population through charity in times of Famine and pandemics by......

Supply chains are highly diverse and crucial to the success of businesses as a source of value creation and innovation. Socially responsible supply chains seek to combine both financial return and social good that creates the need for investors to make strategic decisions beyond financial......

Treeni Sustainability Solutions in association with Sonata Software conducted a webinar on 13th August 2020 on ‘Transforming ESG for a sustainable post-COVID world’, with an elite panel of speakers consisting of – Namita Vikas. Founder & Managing Partner, auctusESG LLP and Senior Advisor, Climate Bonds......

Addressing Supply Chain Risks Through the ESG Lens in a Post COVID Era The COVID -19 pandemic has brought to the fore, a host of unprecedented ambiguities for societies and businesses at large.  The last few months of social isolation and quarantine have impacted not......

Curious Case of Supply Chain Sustainability: How and Why? In today’s world, organisations cannot thrive solely based on product offerings and bottom lines. We’ve moved into a space where a holistic approach towards the community and environment plays a very important role in building and......

ESG: From Business Necessity to a Business Barometer In today’s world, the dynamics of everything around us, right from our ideologies and socio-political systems, to weather patterns, melting ice caps and rising sea level, rapid advancement in technology are evolving at a lightning speed. This......

Sustainability Means Business Investigating how sustainability directly impacts financial performance   Most decisions in business are directly or indirectly linked to the finances of the company. While many lines of business and business practices can easily be linked to the revenues and the bottom line,......

The concept of Circular Economy promises a new way of doing business. Such a framework provides very innovative perspectives to various industries. Currently it is a challenge. It may seem unattainable. But over a period of time, it can be seen as an emerging opportunity,......

Top 6 things CEOs must know about achieving Climate Leadership With the recent Paris agreement on combating climate change, and rising concerns over environmental degradation, there is an increased awareness for the need to track greenhouse gas emissions and implement emission reduction strategies.  Transparency and......

  Lets Make Sustainability An Attitude, Not Just a Function Sustainability needs to come from inside the heart and soul of a company, and not just a forced reporting function It is true that sustainability reporting has become increasingly prevalent amongst Indian companies. While the......

The Keys to Building A Strategic EHS Framework for Enterprises Risk cannot be overcome, at best it can be managed. Today, enterprises navigate in an environment of risks across each domain of their business. Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) risks are critical and need to......

Solving the urban air pollution and GHG challenge Urban air pollution and rising carbon footprints are the scourge of Indian cities. One of the key sources of urban air pollution is vehicular emission. In this context, the Indian government’s green initiatives are indeed laudable. They......

For all those who have read the book by Dr. Seuss “The Lorax” to their children know the heartfelt message this book brings. For those who are not familiar with this book – it chronicles the plight of the environment personified by “the Lorax”, who......

Climate change has been identified as the top global risk in Global Risk Report 2016 by World Economic Forum. Failure to mitigate and adapt to climate change is closely linked to natural catastrophes, extreme weather events, water and food crisis which in turn will result......

Last week I met a good friend for breakfast, after that he was to spend the rest of the day in a leadership workshop with a global industrial enterprise, on business strategy, innovation and digital transformation. I asked him if he ever met executives that......

It was an eventful day at the Mahindra & Mahindra “Waste to Wealth” Seminar, I was invited to speak about waste management best practices in 3 sectors – automotive, IT and hospitality. The audience from various group companies had folks with experience ranging from 3......

On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. For the goals to be reached, everyone needs......

  Renewable Energy in India: The Corporate Story Post COP21, India’s commitment to a low carbon economy has been demonstrated via several changes at policy level which have paved a path for quickening the pace of renewable energy adoption in India. India’s INDC outlines a......

Healthcare to get tech booster dose to turn democratic and cost-effective


March 23, 2018

Healthcare systems the world over is bound to become “democratic” and “cost effective” as the digital technology is set to revolutionize this vital sector, said experts at a panel discussion on the “digital future of health and sustainability” at the two-day global digital summit #Future here.

The best part of the digital technology is that it will make healthcare “predictive” rather than “reactive” and change it to patient-centric from provider-centric, said Dr Ajith Thomas, Professor, Harvard Medical School, setting the tone for a lively debate, moderated by Zakka Jacob, Deputy Executive Editor, CNN- News 18.

Reimagining Sustainability Can Be Viewed As The Digital Transformation Of Sustainability

Business World

March 20, 2018

In order to reimagine sustainability, technological solutions towards sustainability have to be harnessed to deliver good. In an exclusive interview with BW Businessworld, Ankush Patel, CEO and Co-founder, Treeni Sustainability Solutions, discusses the facets of reimagining sustainability.

How do technological solutions aid in reimagining sustainability goals?

Progressive companies around the globe do a great job in ensuring their values, culture, approach, and attitude, are ingrained in their strategy, policies, business plans and people. That said one of the critical elements of executing a sustainability strategy is the ability to effectively launch, manage and measure the results from any sustainability initiative which can be done seamlessly with the help of technology solutions. Technology solutions make performance management and impact assessment of sustainability initiatives relatively easy and become a platform that provides data for strategic decision making, and making a sound business case for sustainability.

Building Sustainable Value Chains

India CSR Network

January 10, 2018

According to a Bain & Company study, companies employing sophisticated supply chain methods enjoy 12x greater profit than companies with unstructured methods.

Some of the largest companies in the world understand that having an attitude of sustainability extend beyond the enterprise to the supply chain makes business sense. From a sustainability perspective, it is imperative that companies implement processes to assess the risk and opportunities in the entire supply chain.

Renewable energy: India’s next employment boom

The National

November 25, 2017

India’s renewable energy sector is expected to generate hundreds of thousands of jobs over the coming years, as the country strives to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels.

This could help transform India’s rural economy, but it also presents a major challenges, given the skills gap that exists in the country, analysts and renewable energy companies say.

“There is actually a gap where technical skills would be required,” says Sunita Purushottam, the head of consulting at Treeni Sustainability Solutions, based in Pune in western India. “We are relying more and more on renewable energy power, and it’s already having a huge impact on job creation.”

Role Of Technology Solutions For Monitoring SDGs

The CSR Journal

September 9, 2017

Exactly 2 years back countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and individuals. To make this happen technology plays an important role especially for enterprises giving them a pedestal strengthen their potential to contribute towards these ambitious goals.

Tata Motors & Treeni organise sustainability event to focus on Biodiversity

Automotive Products Finder

September 7, 2017

Treeni Sustainability Solutions, a software product company focused on sustainability & CSR, and Tata Motors recently jointly organised the 4th edition of Sustainability4Breakfast (S4B) in Mumbai to discuss, debate and form collaborative solutions to address the challenges of biodiversity.

Due to industrialisation and aggressive economic development, bio diversity has been impacted significantly leading to inefficient use and exploitation of natural resources. With consistent economic development, biodiversity will become an important criterion for industry to consider as they build and grow sustainable businesses. The aim of S4B was to understand this key area of focus from a sustainability perspective.

Reimagining CSR – spending vs making a difference

Deccan Herald

July 21, 2017

Long before the advent of government regulations, many organisations had their own social conscience. They realised that they were using raw material, labour, land etc, that belong to the society.

In some cases, they took voluntary resp­onsibility for the company’s effects on the environment and therefore felt the need to give back to the society through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) interventions.

In 2014, the CSR policy rules made it ma­ndatory for organisations (the norms apply to companies with at least Rs 5 crore net profit or Rs 1,000 crore turnover or Rs 500 crore net worth), to spend at least 2% of average net profit of the previous three years on specified socially beneficial projects.

Creating an attitude and culture of sustainability

Hindu Business Line

March 14, 2017

Treeni develops solutions to transform sustainability from being mere reporting centric to a business function focused on measuring real impact and performance. Resustain, a platform conceptualised and built by it, enables organisations to approach sustainability by collaborating with stakeholders and transforming the business mindset from reporting and green washing to strategy, performance and collaboration.