Author: Corpstage

Sustainable Initiatives- SDG 13 As going green grows in importance and popularity, companies are rushing to adopt strategies to become more sustainable. Such demand has led to new innovations and ideas that allow for a more multifaceted approach to this global issue, from investing in these new technologies to partnering with non-profits. BetaCarbon, a climate tech start-up, is representative of the increase in options for how...

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As sustainability is often associated with the environment, many have raised the concern that there hasn’t been enough focus on the social and governance aspects of ESG. Further, over time, we’ve realized that merely monetarily contributing to the cause is not enough; in order to make any tangible change we must come up with sustainable, long-term solutions. Therefore, the question becomes what the most effective...

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One of the main struggles scientists and environmentalists have faced in their fight against climate change is to encourage others to take action. Oftentimes, it is only climate activists that advocate for systemic changes, making the need for action seem less urgent.  SeaChain, a start-up social enterprise, has discovered a possible solution to this pertinent issue: building platforms that bring together various unrelated groups and environmentalists....

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Biodegradable, hydrophobic and flame-resistant The rapid rate of globalisation has been key to businesses securing lower-cost materials, reaching more customers, and increasing possibilities for overall expansion. Advances in technology and ideas have increased productivity, leading to growth and sales at unprecedented levels. However, this has not come without cost; this increased volume of packaged products accounts for around 40% of all plastic produced which is roughly 141...

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Linkedin Live, April 24,2022, 8-9 PM EDT Join us to know: -What are the current stages, obstacles of the business of sustainability?- What does it mean to businesses and individuals?- What is the best approach of tackle issues of sustainability while trying to overcome poverty which is also another building block of achieving SDG?- What can we do as individuals and businesses to overcome obstacles in...

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The word sustainability is being heard, written, and said all around the world. Both individuals and corporates seem to want to get involved and take part. However, what does sustainability actually mean? And how do companies become sustainable? - Well, to start with, firms have to change their business models to be able to capture and deliver value in a sustainable way in the economic,...

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Countries around the world have started taking climate action. Singapore is one of the first countries in South East Asia to implement a carbon tax and to have a designed strategy for becoming a net-zero country by 2050. KPMG has ranked Singapore 15th out of 25 countries surveyed around the world for its net-zero readiness. Combating global warming and reducing carbon pollution are key strategic...

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Sustainability is a growing trend embraced by all companies, countries, and institutions. Global companies are heavily investing capital towards sustainable initiatives, seeking to minimize their waste, carbon footprint, and alleviate today’s world damage for tomorrow's generations.  However, existing patterns of production, consumption, and supply chain still remain dangerously unsustainable. The rate at which we are consuming resources, the world will deplete many natural resources in the...

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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...

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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...

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