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ESG funds: The Future Of Wealth Creation

History of ESG funds There are different interpretations of the origin of ethical investments, now popularly called Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) funds. One interpretation puts the origins of ethical investment back to the 19th century when the Quakers in Britain and Ireland refused to invest in arms. Then there’s the well-documented Pax Fund launched in 1971 by the Methodists, who …

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“ESG analysis is an extension of the existing security evaluation process” – Ruchit Mehta, SBI Magnum Equity ESG Fund

Ruchit Mehta, Fund Manager, SBI Magnum Equity ESG Fund speaks to us about the direct repercussions of ESG parameters on the Indian economy, rising appreciation of ESG funds among investors and evaluating sustainable business practices of companies. Why ESG parameters are critical for India? The issues covered under ESG analysis are universal and not just …

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Sustainable investing in India

Earning market-rate financial returns and dividends remain priorities for investors, but that isn’t their only goal. From global institutions to individuals, investors these days seek to align their decisions with the ESG values of companies. They want to have more responsible investment options with morality as a core consideration. This value-based investing, popularly called sustainable …

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ESG Ratings for India

ESG RATINGS FOR INDIA What does ESG mean?  Before diving into ESG ratings, let’s understand what is ESG? ESG stands for Environmental, Social & Governance practices that are referred to when measuring the sustainability & the ethical impact of a company or investment on the larger community. A large number of investors, companies & regulatory …

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Role of ESG reporting in sustainable economic development in India

ESG Webinar #1 : Mar 25, 2021 Role of ESG reporting in sustainable economic development in India https://youtu.be/cFuEw7230jU SESSION 1: How does corporate performance in the management of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks link to sustainable economic development? held on 25 March 2021 Key insights In a time where climate risks and pandemics affect …

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“ESG brings more transparency for both corporates and investors” – Amit Nigam, Invesco Mutual Fund

Amit Nigam, Fund Manager, Invesco Mutual Fund speaks to us about incorporating ESG aspects to facilitate India’s role as ‘responsible’ growth engine for the world, understanding ESG through the lens of risks and significance of ESG rating for corporates and investors. 1. Why ESG parameters are critical for India?  India is poised to be one …

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World is seeking ESG leaders; is India on track?

Through the Union Budget the government has shown the intent to accelerate the pace for ESG compliance at varied levels. The scrapping policy for vehicles 15 years or older, emphasis on the solar energy sector, and penal provision on corporates delaying payments to EPF are welcome moves to start with. Importantly, the finance minister touched …

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“ESG encourages investors to look beyond the traditional way of investing” – Sneha Joshi, Quantum Mutual Fund

Sneha Joshi, Associate Fund Manager – ESG at Quantum Mutual Fund, speaks to us about the ESG landscape for India. Read on to understand her perspective on the critical parameters, investors’ expectations from ESG funds, challenges in ESG compliance for companies and the importance of ESG rating. Why ESG parameters are critical for India?  The …

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