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DR. JEAN DREZE UNDERSCORED THE IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN NATION BUILDING AT THE 5TH ‘DR. VERGHESE KURIEN MEMORIAL ORATION ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT’ AT XLRI

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XLRI- Xavier School of Management recently organized the 5th “Dr Verghese Kurien Memorial Oration on Sustainable Development”. This year, Dr Jean Dreze, eminent development activist & economist delivered the oration on the topic “Economic Growth and Social Development” on 22nd September at XLRI Campus in Jamshedpur.

 

The event was also graced by Fr. E Abraham, S. J. Director of XLRI and Dr. Ashis K. Pani, Dean (Academics), XLRI and Dr. Madhukar Shukla, Chairperson, Fr. Arrupe Center for Ecology & Sustainability, XLRI.

 

In his address, Dr. Jean Dreze said, “Over four decades I have observed that India needs many more people’s scientists and people’s technicians like Dr. Kurien who take interest in everyday technology and people’s basic needs and not just sophisticated technology like biometrics and artificial intelligence. The consequence of this disinterest and lack of innovation in everyday technology is a remarkable stagnation of everyday technologies and correspondingly the existence of whole range of occupations that may be described as stagnant occupations because they are more or less the same functionality that used to be for many decades. The entire rural sector, for example in Jharkhand, is lost in that kind of stagnant occupation despite having so much local resources for example mushrooms, honey, tendu, mahua, etc. To improve people’s livelihood and well-being, without causing the sort of environmental destruction that we are witnessing today we need many more Dr. Kuriens”. Read more

XLRI TO ORGANISE 5th ‘DR. VERGHESE KURIEN MEMORIAL ORATION ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT’

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Fr. E Abraham, Director of XLRI

XLRI- Xavier School of Management is all set to organize the 5th ‘Dr Verghese Kurien Memorial Oration on Sustainable Development’ in memory of the Founder of AMUL Dr. Verghese Kurien, otherwise known as “the Milkman of India” on 22nd September, 2018 at XLRI Campus, Jamshedpur.

This year, the oration is to be delivered by Noted Development Activist & Economist, Dr. Jean Dreze. He would deliver the oration on the topic “Economic Growth and Social Development”.

Fr. E Abraham, S. J. Director of XLRI commented, “Dr. Verghese Kurien was a thinker, a revolutionary and a social entrepreneur who ideated the world’s biggest agricultural development programme. It was his “billion-litre idea” which made dairy farming India’s largest self-sustaining industry, with benefits of employment, incomes, credit, nutrition, education, heath, gender parity & empowerment, breaking down caste barriers and grassroots democracy and leadership. XLRI instituted the oration in his memory with the aim to commemorate his legacy through propagating and disseminating the idea of an empowered, equitable and sustainable society.” Read more

Natura &Co and The Body Shop Push Commitment to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals at High Level Political Forum

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Forever Against Animal Testing

Natura &Co, the global purpose-driven beauty group, and its ethical beauty brand The Body Shop, are this week advocating for change at the United Nations (UN) High Level Political Forum (HLPF), taking place in New York.

Natura &Co, Natura and The Body Shop are hosting and participating in events throughout the week with key UN missions and stakeholders to reinforce their commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their drive to build a fairer and more sustainable world.

In line with the HLPF theme of “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies,” The Body Shop will be enforcing its commitment to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Goal 12: responsible consumption and production. The goal is relevant to The Body Shop and Cruelty Free International’s current Forever Against Animal Testing Campaign, which aims to end animal testing in cosmetics globally. Seven million people around the world have signed the petition which will be presented to the UN later this year.

Natura is also fully committed to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted in 2015. Through initiatives relating to issues such as carbon, waste, women’s empowerment, education, water, biodiversity and the Amazon Rainforest, Natura contributes directly or indirectly to 16 of the 17 SDGs.

- The Body Shop and Cruelty Free International will host a private breakfast event to lobby missions and dignitaries at the UN of the importance of Goal 12 and its relevance to the joint campaign, by harnessing consumer support to achieve real change. Read more

Jaquar Group brings Responsible and Sustainable Design to the forefront with the 3rd edition of Jaquar Group’s Design Confab

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Jaquar Group Design Confab Bangalore

Jaquar Group, India’s leading complete bathroom and lighting solutions brand hosted the 3rd edition of Design Confab in Bangalore, following the overwhelming response received in Pune and Ahmedabad. The unique platform brought together the most creative and capable minds from the fields of architecture and design to share their thoughts and ideation process with the fraternity. Read more

EMBRACING SUSTAINABLE FASHION

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ETHICUS is an ethical, sustainable “Farm to Fashion” brand that connects everyone in the value chain, from the farmer right up to the end consumer. Launched in 2009, it is an initiative of the duo Vijayalakshmi Nachiar & Mani Chinnaswamy, wife & husband.  Beautifully designed & finished, Ethicus is a pioneer in slow & sustainable fashion. Ethicus works with 800 farmers, 50 weavers and a team of designers to create the theme-based saris using organic certified dyes. Read more