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Monday, May 25, 2009
"THE PLANET DOES NOT ANSWER TO SHAREHOLDERS"
Harish Hande, co-founder and managing director of SELCO Solar Light, came out swinging with the declaration that most businesses have no clue because most businesses have not been affected by global warming.
"We make products for the rich, packaged for the rich."
Harish broke it down simply. 1.5 billion people do not have a voice. They cannot make choices because another 1.5 billion have the money to move the market in their direction. Most decisions, Harish contends, are made from glass offices at the top of buildings removed from the poor.