When it comes to corporate social responsibility, India's biggest companies are starting to take a more proactive approach than their US counterparts.
Top organizations with ESG have statistically shown more performance improvements than their counterparts, making it vital to evaluate them based on ESGs, and particularly the (S)ocial component.
Morningstar reported an inflow of $185.3 billion into sustainability funds in the first quarter of 2021, representing a significant increase of more than 17 percent from the fourth quarter of 2020. Through 243 equity transactions, a total of $2.63 billion in impact investment will be collected by the year 2020.
Focus should not only be placed solely on the issues that plague our country, such as climate change, post-pandemic recovery, and gender inequality, but also on innovative approaches to sustained skilling and workers' welfare only for the purpose of accelerating growth trajectory and achieving inclusive development.
Investors must pay close attention to the social aspects of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) in order to include worker welfare and skill development into their portfolio investments.
The Singapore-based Temasek Holdings Inc., for example, assists portfolio firms with their efforts to train and retrain its employees, which is referred to as an investment in Human Capital.
The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) views Human Capital as a clear driver of value in a firm and its operations.
Omnivore, India, with its impact investment philosophy, emphasizes the creation of direct job opportunities inside portfolio firms that are aligned with SDG–8 objectives. Read the Entire Article
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Dr. Rajiv Shah, the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) leads the U.S. government’s efforts to end extreme poverty. He chose to participate in the impact investing conference at the Vatican and met with Pope Francis directly to address world poverty, the future of impact investing, and promotion of resilient, vibrant democratic societies worldwide.