Greenwashing
Aishwarya Krishnamurthy
Saturday, 11 June 2022 / Published in Uncategorized
With sustainability becoming a buzzword over the last few years, more consumers than ever are becoming conscious about the companies they purchase from and the products they consume. However, this has also led to instances of greenwashing among companies. Greenwashing (or green sheen) is when companies try to deceive customers by portraying their products as
World Environment Day
Aishwarya Krishnamurthy
Saturday, 04 June 2022 / Published in Uncategorized
2022 is a landmark year – it marks 50 years since the Stockholm Conference, which led to 5 June being designated as World Environment Day. A lot has changed in the last 50 years – from our environmental priorities to the way we consume products. Let’s take a look at the good, the bad, and
Sustainability report
Aishwarya Krishnamurthy
Saturday, 28 May 2022 / Published in Uncategorized
With sustainability disclosures increasing and transforming rapidly over the last decade, SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) created a new format of a sustainability report in 2021. It is called the BRSR (Business Responsibility and Sustainability Reporting) and aims to link a company’s financial performance with its ESG performance. However, this is not the
Zoonotic diseases
Aishwarya Krishnamurthy
Friday, 13 May 2022 / Published in Uncategorized
Zoonotic diseases, or zoonoses, are infectious diseases that spread from animals to humans through food, water or the environment. There are over 200 zoonoses currently known to man, and a few of them include rabies, dengue, swine flu, and, most recently, COVID-19. While some are transmitted to humans through viruses, they can also spread due
Sustainable healthcare
Aishwarya Krishnamurthy
Friday, 06 May 2022 / Published in Uncategorized
The healthcare industry is obviously very important, and its contributions to society have especially come to the forefront during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the industry is not environment-friendly. It accounts for about 4% of global CO2 emissions – more than the emissions from the aviation and shipping industry. With this, it becomes all the more
What are the Equator Principles?
Apeksha Potdar
Tuesday, 03 May 2022 / Published in Uncategorized
No project in the world can be executed without funds. So, financial institutions must appraise projects for sustainability before approving a loan. The Equator Principles are a framework to assess a proposed project’s social and environmental risk. The principles can be adopted by any financial institution that meets the stated requirements. These institutions can then
Principles for Responsible Investment
Aishwarya Krishnamurthy
Friday, 29 April 2022 / Published in Uncategorized
The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) is a global network of institutional investors that work together to propagate and implement its six fundamental Principles. These Principles were founded on the notion that following the ESG criteria is vital to the financial success of every company and has an effect on the performance of investment portfolios.
ESG Criteria
Aishwarya Krishnamurthy
Friday, 22 April 2022 / Published in Uncategorized
Over the last few years, investors (especially millennials) have become increasingly interested in investing in sustainable companies. But how do we term a company as sustainable, and even if it is, how do we determine exactly how sustainable they are? That’s where the ESG criteria come in. They measure how a company fares in each
World Creativity and Innovation Day
Apeksha Potdar
Tuesday, 19 April 2022 / Published in Uncategorized
By its very nature, creativity is hard to define. It encompasses self-expression, problem-solving and a one-of-a-kind thinking process. With the UN’s 2030 deadline for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals fast approaching, out-of-the-box thinking is exactly what we need. In that spirit, April 21st is celebrated as World Creativity and Innovation Day.    The rise of the
Majuli Island
Subhrasmita Sandilya
Wednesday, 09 February 2022 / Published in Uncategorized
Majuli is one of the largest river islands in the world, located along the banks of the Brahmaputra River, Assam, Northeast India. This iconic island has been slowly disappearing. It has shrunk in size by 60%. Why is this happening? Well, if you want a short answer, you can check out our 2-minute video on