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Rajiv Ramchandra

Writer, Meditator, Sustainability Professional

Rajiv Ramchandra is an experienced sustainability professional having worked with organizations to make cost-effective and profitable environmentally conscious choices. His interests lie in the creation and development of conscious enterprises and organizations. Rajiv's formal education is in engineering and business management. He has spent time studying the works of Eckhart Tolle, Stephen Covey, Paulo Coelho, and Jiddu Krishnamurti.

The America I Know, The Humanity I

The America I Know, The Humanity I Kno

I start to write this as I sit in a coffee shop in a mall in India. It's early August. The monsoon is ending, but it feels like the beginning. The heavens have favoured this parched land, and the earth and leaves appear nourished, refreshed and renewed. It has been difficult to avoid another spectacular deluge taking place on the other side of the world -- the dissonant downpour of the US Presidential election. I am protected by a loyal umbrella: my unshakable faith in humanity.
29/08/2016 11:55 PM IST
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Stop Thinking About Sustainability

What is essentially a paradigm--sustainability-- has been commoditized. It has been turned into a product or service that we need to buy or need more of! This is patently false. I also sense that it has resulted in a lot of confusion and disenfranchisement regarding making everyday choices that are sustainable.
28/04/2016 8:11 AM IST
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Reframing Sustainability: Don't Be ‘Less Bad', Aspire To Flourish

Somewhere along the way vikas (development) became a one-dimensional concept for many, focused primarily on individual or organisational progress (profit) and the inherent interconnectedness of all things, of life, was forgotten. We are meant to be living in the age of sustainability, and in this regard, India is certainly in its infancy. In conversations I have had with business leaders in the private sector, it appears that the word sustainability is not fully understood, has lost its meaning. To many, it has come to mean being less bad.
22/10/2015 8:34 AM IST
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Demystifying The Sustainable Development Goals

An absence of a sense of ownership or understanding of these goals by individuals and institutions may become an impediment in the journey towards achieving them. So the question I found myself asking (as I'm sure many individuals and institutions have asked) is what do these SDGs (which are essentially vision statements) mean to me? What can I do? How does it align with me or my organisation's vision or commitment to sustainable development? Or, alternatively, how do I align myself or my organisation with these goals?
05/10/2015 8:01 AM IST