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Waste pooling collaboratives for profitable circular economy

Waste reduction is one of the key steps towards sustainability. Companies opt for recycle, reuse and refurbish waste to create value. Here, R Jayaraman explains the concept of waste pooling collaboratives (WPC) for profitable circular economy.Read more

India: An emerging manufacturing hub

The contribution of the ‘industry’ sector – which includes manufacturing, mining and quarrying and allied industries – has been consistently around 25 to 30 percent in the last ten years, says R Jayaraman.Read more

How to create a resilient supply chain

In today’s world, disruption can occur anywhere. In this article (which is the first part of the 3-part series), R Jayaraman explains the various dimensions to be considered while building a resilient supply chains (RSC).Read more

Indian auto industry is coming of age

Indian auto industry has come a long way; from the “permit” raj era to becoming the world's third largest automobile market today. R Jayaraman examines the key drivers behind this success.Read more

Circular economy for sustainability

For the circular economy to succeed there must be some value addition. While it is clear that most, if not all, companies will have to practice elements of CE in the near future, if not already doing so, says R Jayaraman.Read more

Towards building a sustainable economy with the ‘Triple Supply Chain’

The increased consciousness of corporate management of the harm done due to unbridled, uncontrolled growth has now put the brakes on waste and inefficiency. Overall, the sustainability movement has led to significant new developments in the handling of supply chains, as well as processes, says R Jayaraman.Read more

Induction of industry experts into MBA education

Over the years, India has developed a cadre of engineers and managers who have managed to keep the industrial map of India aflutter. In spite of the heavy criticism, Indian engineers have been successful in managing to run large scale factories, says R Jayaraman.Read more

Why was an E missed out from the ESG?

The Triple Bottom Line (TBL) accounting mentions three profits – economic profit, environmental profit and societal profit. In ESG, the economic profit has been ignored, and that’s taking the focus away from PE, says R Jayaraman.Read more

How can project managers improve their ESG build-ins?

Projects have a significant interface with the ESG (environmental, social and governance). Here, R Jayaraman explains five ways in which project managers can address the ESG concerns.Read more

Inequality in this world: What to do?

It is thus realised that ‘equality’ in many spheres of activities cannot be enforced, but can be enabled through mechanisms. To bring about greater income parity and to reduce the pay gaps in companies, R Jayaraman suggests creation of a ‘Income Equalisation Fund’ in every company.Read more

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