Apr 05, 2021 12:23 PM IST
ESG investing is taking off slowly and steadily in India, but we’re still a long way to go before all existing schemes invest in only ESG compliant companies. But fund houses, like Kotak AMC, have begun investing in ESG-focussed research
- Mar 28, 2021 05:33 PM IST
The idea of ESG is to add investments to companies that perform well on environmental, social and governance fronts and remove investments from those that don’t demonstrate competence in ESG reporting or management.
- Mar 16, 2021 09:55 AM IST
ESG is not exactly a specific investment strategy. It is more of an overlay applied to an underlying strategy.
- Jan 27, 2021 03:40 PM IST
For the first time, the steelmaker started giving quarterly updates no ESG standards. Jt Managing Director and Group CFO Seshagiri Rao explains.
- Dec 28, 2020 10:47 AM IST
As the Adani group acquires scale, it's stepping up focus on stakeholder communication and investor compliances such as ESG. While the strategy is helping it raise funds at competitive rates, more needs to be done
- Dec 15, 2020 10:28 AM IST
NTPC is stepping up its ESG focus, targeting green energy capacity additions and pollution control measures. But the company has much to deliver as the poor rating by Sustainalytics shows
- Dec 09, 2020 09:50 AM IST
Companies that have low ESG scores could lose prominence or importance in the investment horizon of institutions, even if they generate higher profits
- Nov 20, 2020 08:49 AM IST
Thirty eight investment firms, including JP Morgan Asset Management and Fidelity International, part of an industry coalition that has named itself the Institutional Investor Group on Climate Change, have sent a document to 36 ‘carbon heavy’ companies outlining what their expectations are
- Oct 30, 2020 09:35 AM IST
Unlike other ESG funds rolled out so far, Mirae Asset ESG Sector Leaders ETF is passively-managed. It will aim to deliver returns in line with the underlying index
- Oct 26, 2020 09:49 AM IST
Not only is the evidence that ESG outperforms over long periods inconclusive; the win-win argument doesn’t even make sense
- Oct 16, 2020 09:40 AM IST
If rules change under a Biden administration, it could accelerate capital flows into the sector
- Oct 10, 2020 01:59 PM IST
A significant proportion of companies today are looking beyond simple profit maximisation as their purpose and incorporating sustainability considerations amongst their core objectives.
- Sep 28, 2020 10:59 AM IST
A company with a superior ESG score is rewarded by the markets
- Aug 22, 2020 01:00 PM IST
The investment pool around the world is estimated to be about $45 trillion, of this $12 trillion comes under ESG, which is the environmental, social and governmental factors, according to Mukesh Aghi, president of US India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF), an India-centric American business advocacy group.
- Apr 13, 2020 01:14 PM IST
Timing the market is not possible. However, at this juncture, it is better to have a staggered approach. The choice of stocks vs mutual funds is always an individual choice. I will advise buying the Index fund right now.
- Jan 29, 2020 08:58 AM IST
Unlike most investment approaches, which focus only on returns, ESG investing focusses on risks
- Jan 22, 2020 05:36 PM IST
Axis Mutual Fund became the third fund house to launch an ESG fund. The new fund offer opened on Jan 22 and will remain open until Feb 5.
- Jan 20, 2020 07:41 PM IST
The scheme will exclude sectors/themes that are deemed harmful from a societal perspective.
- Jun 18, 2019 06:11 PM IST
ESG complaint companies have lower risk probability and are in a better position to deal with "possible negative externalities".