Richest 1 percent bagged 73 percent of wealth created last year - poorest half of India got 1 percent, says Oxfam India

73 percent of the wealth generated last year went to the richest one percent, while 67 crore Indians who comprise the poorest half of the population saw one percent increase in their wealth. In the last 12 months the wealth of this elite group increased by Rs 20,913 billion. This amount is...

Sustaining Development

Enlightened self-interest requires that the private sector must no longer shirk its responsibility with regard to the community or to the environment which sustains themStirring calls to "leave no one behind", to end poverty and hunger, ensure health for all and achieve gender equality: this...

‘It’s No Longer Funny': The Funding Wars That’ll Dictate Our Future

In the recently-concluded G20 Meet (15-16 November) in Brisbane, Australia, US President Barrack Obama and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe committed to $4.5 billion towards a Green Climate Fund (GCF), a U.N. fund to help developing nations cope with global warming that aims to collect $10 billion by early-...

A Look At The Year 2029: What Kind Of Legacy Will We Leave Behind For Our Future Generations?

It’s circa 2029: In an ongoing online symposium titled, “Sustainable Development as if People Mattered”, anguished voices post voice messages on revisiting the model of development that countries have adopted. The symposium is a eulogy to E.F. Schumacher’s 1973 path-breaking collection of essays, ‘...