Goenka's six-points to build a sustainable economy


The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted an urgent need to create sustainable economies —India can take a global lead in Earth-friendly business and consumer strategies

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In this scenario, India occupies a central position in any global effort towards building a sustainable future, both as a major manufacturing hub and a large consumer state. The pandemic has been traumatic, but it has also shown transformative opportunities to create a sustainable economy now.

In hindsight, Greta Thunberg being chosen ‘Time Person of the Year’ in 2019 was truly prescient. The 16-year-old climate activist’s powerful campaign against frenzied consumerism and the depletion of natural resources had captured the world’s attention — but while many of us were conscious of the serious consequences of climate change, none of us had realised how close to the brink of disaster we really were.Then, 2020 gave us a major jolt. The

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