Some numbers we define, some define us. And there are numbers that numb us.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. India Inc has had its share of contentions in the near past as well, remember Coal mines destroying tiger habitat?
In a world where economy presides over ecology, it’s time we take sustainability seriously. The resilience of earth shouldn’t be toyed with for the repercussions ─ripples, rage and eventual rampage would be just as real. A dog talking of dollars would hardly make your eyebrows twitch to seriousness yet believe you me, in a utopian business world, quarter results of corporate would focus upon the firm’s performance in societal and environmental arenas with an earnestness that it would give to revenues.
The future, fragile as a spider’s web, will look deep down into our eyes someday; let’s ensure that we find warmth and not wrath in those eyes. Here’s hoping for a green future.
PS Written for the sixth annual chapter of CII CECSD Sustainability Solutions Summit & Exhibition, New Delhi. Question the stakeholders; derive inspiration from green leaders on 25th-26th November 2011.