April 25, 2022
Are PSUs joining race for net zero?
Divestment in public sector undertakings (PSUs) is a conscious decision by the government to generate revenues, maximise value creation, and make theses enterprises more efficient. Its a step towards reform, but investors aren’t moved…
March 28, 2022
Challenges, strategies and way forward: ESG experts’ advice for banks
Large Indian banks have started incorporating ESG approaches for their operations, and the push for a sustainable economy will come from them, experts said, adding that an investment and lending framework will mitigate risks and leverage on market opportunities.
August 30, 2021
Environment, Social and Governance Rating: ESG Risk AI aims to expand coverage by 500 more listed cos before fiscal end
ESG Risk AI, the country’s first ESG Rating company, plans to bring by March 2022 another 500 listed companies under its rating universe for Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) assessment, Sankar Chakraborti, CEO, Acuite Group, has said.
Its ESG Rating service, which was launched in June this year, already covers top 500 listed companies, Chakraborti told BusinessLine. Going forward, next fiscal the company will look to do ESG rating of 2,000 overseas companies and thereby become a global service provider.
Looking for the Best ESG Rating Method? Good luck with that.
The spurt in data providers for such ratings stems from the fact that funding for companies is being increasingly tied to explicit ESG goals. Over $40 trillion has been pumped in globally in ESG-focused investments, according to ESG Risk Assessments & Insights Ltd. in India.
Interview of Mr. Sankar Chakraborti, Chairman, ESGRisk.ai published in ‘Dun & Bradstreet – India’s Top 500 companies 2021’
Mr. Sankar Chakraborti, Chairman- ESGRisk.ai and CEO- Acuité Group shares his views in an exclusive interview published in ‘Dun & Bradstreet – India’s Top 500 Companies 2021’. He speaks on how better ESG compliance can affect India Inc. positively in the long run, the use of technology to drive ESG, the status of ESG compliance in India, and ESGRisk.ai’s assessment and rating services.
13 June 2021
Disclosure norms for ESG funds, a step forward
12 June 2021
Acuité Group launches firm to provide ESG Ratings
Acuité Group has launched ESG Risk Assessments & Insights in order to assess a company’s ESG performance and assign a rating. ESG Risk AI will provide ESG ratings of the top 1000 Indian listed companies, by evaluating their performance on Environment, Social and Governance parameters as well as their reporting transparency. Its assessment approach includes identification of relevant risks, estimation of materiality and polarity of the risks, and evaluation of risk management framework.
3 June 2021
Interview of Sankar Chakraborty, Chairman, ESGRisk.ai | IIFL
Sankar Chakraborti, Chairman of ESGRisk.ai and CEO Acuité Group share his views in an exclusive interview with IIFL. In this interview, he speaks on the need for standardization and development of models in ESG Rating, implications of BRSR guidelines on the corporate sector and ESG Risk AI’s rating model.
26 May 2021
ESGRisk.ai unveils ESG Rating Methodology
ESGRisk.ai – an Acuité Group Company, has unveiled its ESG rating methodology and made it available to all stakeholders creating transparency in the ESG assessment process. The methodology will enable the key stakeholders including corporates, asset owners, asset managers, retail investors and banks to understand the evaluation and scoring process of ESG risk.
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14 May 2021
ESG funds: The irresistible combination of ‘do good’ and ‘do well’
Mr. S S Mundra, Non-executive Chairman of Acuité Ratings & Research Limited and Former Deputy Governor of RBI writes in today’s Mint on how ESG investment is becoming mainstream for investors and businesses
13 Apr 2021
Acuité Ratings is setting up a dedicated rating company for ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) opportunities. Christened as ESGRisk.ai it is supposed to be India’s first ESG rating company. It will cover a company’s ESG performance across three categories, 25 themes and 38 key issues.
12 Jan 2021
Acuité Group has launched ESG Risk Assessments & Insights in order to assess a company’s ESG performance and assign a rating. ESGRisk.ai will provide ESG ratings of the top 1000 Indian listed companies, by evaluating their performance on ESG parameters as well as their reporting transparency. Its assessment approach includes identification of relevant risks, estimation of materiality and polarity of the risks, and evaluation of risk management framework.
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28 Nov 2020