January 2022

Impact investing, Ethical Investing, Responsible investing etc these are various labels that are used to describe investments that consider ESG issues. ESG focuses more on sustainable investing rather than on traditional socially responsible investing which was more closely associated to morally questionable issues. ESG investments are made with an intent to create a positive and measurable social, environmental impact along with maximisation of wealth for the shareholders and...

Read More

My interest in the area of ESG dates back to the year 2008 when I completed my Phd thesis on Corporate Governance and Valuations. The findings of my study suggested that stakeholder value creation is the key driving factor for the financial performance of firms in India. Profit driven from strategies focusing on social and environmental aspects were coined as “ Shared Value” a few...

Read More

Modern technological advancements have allowed mankind to achieve great things, from the green revolution to changes in industrial processes. With the introduction of the UNSDG and global initiatives such as the Paris Agreement and Climate 100+, achieving sustainable growth in parallel with existing technologies is arguably the latest and most effective strategy adopted in today’s market. New emerging technology highlights a shift in the narrative where...

Read More

I am making an attempt here to apply my culinary arts analogy to the #Sustainability Reporting (SR) practices followed by corporates. Earlier, I used this analogy for manipulated corporate valuations by companies for raising capital. Out of all the SR frameworks around, the best SR recipe is defined by the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC- Chef Gordon Ramsey) in the form of ten principles and seventeen...

Read More