Building a Sustainable Corporate Culture-M.S. Srinivasan

(The corporate approach to sustainability involves mainly effluent treatment waste-recycling, energy conservation, stress on renewable energies and resources. And in a few organizations which have advanced further, there is an attempt to make the whole organizational or industrial process sustainable through environmental auditing and inventing greener and more sustainable alternatives for all materials. All these…

Steering our Sustainable Evolution

In our earlier articles we have made a brief review of the institutional and technological solutions to the present ecological crisis and also their limitations.  We have also indicated a third, evolutionary remedy as a more lasting solution to the problem.  This article presents a perspective, which can lead humanity safely and surely towards its…

The Impact of Biotechnology-M.S. Srinivasan

THE IMPACT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY Much has been said and written about the ethics of bio-technology.  Recently there was a lot of controversy and debate in India on genetically modified food products.  However biotechnology raises some fundamental questions on the ecological consequences of tampering the gene.  This chapter examines these deeper issues related to biotechnology in…

The Clean Energy and Green Technologies-M.S. Srinivasan

Science and Technology will be an important part of the solution to the present ecological crisis.  This article examines some of the prospects, possibilities and difficulties involved in developing sustainable technologies and the limitations of the technological approach to sustainability. Key Perspectives: energy imperatives; solar hopes; nuclear alternative; task ahead; green technologies; uncertainties of the…

The IT Revolution, Knowledge-Society And The Quality Of Life: A Deeper Perspective–M.S. Srinivasan

[Revised version of an article published in Sri Aurobindos Action] The advent of Information Technology (IT) was greeted with euphoria.  The techno-prophets and pundits all over the world predicted that “IT revolution” will “change everything” from economy and commerce to society and culture; it will completely revolutionise the way we think, live and work; it…

Learning From The Technology Of Nature-M.S. Srinivasan.

[Published in Fourth Dimension Inc. Towards Integral Management, Dec 2010 http://fdi.sriaurobindosociety.org.in/cms/index.php%5D Key Perspectives: learning from nature; eco-technology of the future; disciple of nature.  Learning from Nature Since the dawn of human civilization nature was always a source of learning and inspiration for human being.  Much of our art, poetry, literature, religion and science are inspired…

The Higher Purpose Of Technology–M.S. Srinivasan.

[Published in Quarterly Bulletin of the Association of Consulting Civil Engineers. (India)] Key Perspectives: three perspectives; integral view; towards a synergy of technologies;  The Three Perspectives There are many perspectives on the aims and values of technology.  The vision of hard-core techie doesn’t go beyond efficiency, productivity and innovation.  The humanist will argue that technology…

Towards Integral Sustainability—M.S. Srinivasan

Key Perspectives: dawn of deep ecology; neglected dimensions; ecology of  consciousness; integral aim. The concept of Sustainable Development is now universally accepted by all development thinkers.  However in a more integral perspective, the present concept and vision of sustainability is not complete because it doesn’t include all the dimensions of human development.  Attunement with physical…