Charting course for a sustainable future
FE-ECube Study: How some trailblazing companies are unleashing a green tidal wave
India's Global Moment on Women and Climate
The good news is that we already have several women role models in India helping to transform the sustainability landscape.
Embracing ESG To Counter Plastic Pollution
World Environment Day 2023: Recycling is a preferred way to deal with plastic waste, but a key worry is the unsegregated waste that lies untreated in the environment.
Don‘t ignore the ‘S’ in ESG
With corporates controlling much of global assets, it is only fair they help curb inequalities in income.
Green Innovation, a major driving force
Creative Destruction refers to the way that new technologies and industries can replace existing ones, causing the destruction of the old while creating something new and better. In the early '90s, it was difficult to visualize the power of digitisation. The cycle of innovation in Sustainability is just getting started and the future looks bright.
ESG Investing is here to stay
Despite increasing criticism, ESG investing with a long-term sustainable strategy is beneficial to society. AUM under ESG Investing is expected to reach US$ 33.9 trillion by 2026.
ESG Investments: Gaps, Challenges And Way Forward
ESG is an idea whose time has come, and companies should consider incorporating ESG into their decision-making not only under investor pressure but also for self-interest.
Net Zero: The consumer angle
As the world tackles the threat of climate change and moves towards a net zero future, the critical role that consumers will play is becoming evident. As sustainable products emerge, consumers can accelerate the transition to Net Zero. Dr Mukund Rajan and Shail Vani have co-authored an article on the consumer angle in the transition to Net Zero.
Budget should energise green growth
The initiatives on funding, innovation, water security and behavioural change are noteworthy. But these must be executed well.
Towards a Purpose-based Sustainability Disclosures regime*
This millennium has seen a rash of sustainability disclosure frameworks like never before, much to the consternation of companies who are expected to report on! A few mandatory ones have emerged such as the EU’s Non-Financial Reporting Directive mandatory, while India’s Business Responsibility and Sustainability Report (BRSR) mandated for the top 1000 listed companies in India is an interesting example from the emerging economies.
How to use ESG to the benefit of business
Is ESG a mere buzzword or has cause-effect relationship? Experiences and implications of ESG depicted in the book: “Outlast: How ESG can benefit your business”.
Review: 'Outlast' offers counsel to businesses starting out on their ESG journeys
In 'Outlast: How ESG Can Benefit Your Business', authors Mukund Rajan and Col. Rajeev Kumar explain how defaulting on ESG criteria could lead to massive drops in market value for companies.
Why ESG needs to be at the forefront of corporate strategy
Concern for the planet and society was never on the corporate agenda in a big way; that will now seriously change
ESG I Can benefit your business I Increase Revenue
SABERA‘s main criteria for recognising Responsible and Promising Responsible Businesses in India is ESG. In fact, since inception, we have been highlighting research-based nominations of companies that rank high on their ESG commitments. A recent article authored by Dr Mukund Rajan, Chair eCube Investment Advisors Pvt Ltd (SABERA Speaker) and Dr (Col) Rajeev Kumar who are also co-authors of the book OUTLAST – How ESG Can Benefit Your Business stated “Boards need to be careful that they do not get accused of greenwashing in their external communication. Forward-looking boards will recognize that these can put the credibility and reputation of these organizations at risk and will ensure that there is no dissonance between their companies’ actions and their communication“ Intrigued, we reached out to Dr Rajan to know more. He shared his latest book, the third chapter specifically focuses on the influential role of the media in shaping attitudes towards corporate responsibility. It stressed the challenges of disinformation and propaganda that can arise from media bias. And leveraging media’s strengths to influence change, Responsibly. Here, we share the chapter wise summary of the book OUTLAST. SABERA recommends this as a ready reckoner for ALL business and Media owners. Here’s hoping that this year we see many more companies firming up their resolve committing to ESG best practices and qualifying to receive the SABERA 2022 trophy.
Outlast- How ESG can Benefit Your Business
Usually, blame for business failures is apportioned to external factors such as adverse business cycles, badly framed government regulations and lack of infrastructure. Often the causes lie within: from short term thinking to destruction of natural resources, and exploitation of labour. To outlast competition, build resilience, gain competitive advantage and achieve greater returns in the long run, businesses must improve their performance on material ESG metrics. Outlast: How ESG Can Benefit Your Business, co-authored by Dr Mukund Rajan is a clarion call to corporate leaders to follow the pathway of ESG.