Naina Lal Kidwai is country head, HSBC India and former president, Ficci.
A national policy is in place; cities, state governments must operationalise it
The Swachh Bharat Mission has laid the foundations for a faster pace of change
Going ahead, success of India, China will hinge on urbanisation and energy. They must share lessons
Outdoor particulate matter pollution, from burning fossil fuels for power and transport, caused an estimated 6,30,000 premature deaths in India in 2010, and costs the equivalent of 5.5-7.5 per cent of GDP each year.
Smart businesses increasingly recognise that their bottomline requires climate action.