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  • ESG is a nascent concept in India, but it has already begun impacting stock prices and valuations, says Harsha Upadhyaya, President & CIO-Equity, Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company Apr 05, 2021 12:23 PM IST

    ESG is a nascent concept in India, but it has already begun impacting stock prices and valuations, says Harsha Upadhyaya, President & CIO-Equity, Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company

    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

  • NLP-based AI techniques help investors pick winners in ESG space, here’s how Mar 28, 2021 05:33 PM IST

    NLP-based AI techniques help investors pick winners in ESG space, here’s how

    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.

  • How to create your own ESG-driven investment portfolio Mar 16, 2021 09:55 AM IST

    How to create your own ESG-driven investment portfolio

    ESG is not exactly a specific investment strategy. It is more of an overlay applied to an underlying strategy.

  • JSW Steel's Seshagiri Rao on ESG, and why it is important for investors Jan 27, 2021 03:40 PM IST

    JSW Steel's Seshagiri Rao on ESG, and why it is important for investors

    For the first time, the steelmaker started giving quarterly updates no ESG standards. Jt Managing Director and Group CFO Seshagiri Rao explains.

  • How savvy financial management is propelling the Adani group Dec 28, 2020 10:47 AM IST

    How savvy financial management is propelling the Adani group

    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

  • NTPC has a long way to go on ESG despite its focus on renewable energy Dec 15, 2020 10:28 AM IST

    NTPC has a long way to go on ESG despite its focus on renewable energy

    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

  • Can you make money from ESG investing? Dec 09, 2020 09:50 AM IST

    Can you make money from ESG investing?

    Companies that have low ESG scores could lose prominence or importance in the investment horizon of institutions, even if they generate higher profits

  • Corporate investors mean business on fighting climate change Nov 20, 2020 08:49 AM IST

    Corporate investors mean business on fighting climate change

    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  

  • Mirae Asset ESG Sector Leaders ETF: Should you invest in the NFO? Oct 30, 2020 09:35 AM IST

    Mirae Asset ESG Sector Leaders ETF: Should you invest in the NFO?

    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

  • The fallacy of ESG investing Oct 26, 2020 09:49 AM IST

    The fallacy of ESG investing

    Not only is the evidence that ESG outperforms over long periods inconclusive; the win-win argument doesn’t even make sense

  • Investors should watch the transatlantic split on ESG closely Oct 16, 2020 09:40 AM IST

    Investors should watch the transatlantic split on ESG closely

    If rules change under a Biden administration, it could accelerate capital flows into the sector

  • Why ESG Funds are best positioned to provide long-term sustainable returns Oct 10, 2020 01:59 PM IST

    Why ESG Funds are best positioned to provide long-term sustainable returns

    A significant proportion of companies today are looking beyond simple profit maximisation as their purpose and incorporating sustainability considerations amongst their core objectives.

  • Is socially responsible investing more resilient during downturns? Sep 28, 2020 10:59 AM IST

    Is socially responsible investing more resilient during downturns?

    A company with a superior ESG score is rewarded by the markets

  • India needs to look at ESG factors to attract major FDI investment: Mukesh Aghi Aug 22, 2020 01:00 PM IST

    India needs to look at ESG factors to attract major FDI investment: Mukesh Aghi

    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.

  • Timing the market is not possible, but investors could look at buying index funds Apr 13, 2020 01:14 PM IST

    Timing the market is not possible, but investors could look at buying index funds

    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.

  • ESG funds: Limited track record, but a well-diversified theme Jan 29, 2020 08:58 AM IST

    ESG funds: Limited track record, but a well-diversified theme

    Unlike most investment approaches, which focus only on returns, ESG investing focusses on risks

  • Here's why mutual fund houses are looking at ESG funds Jan 22, 2020 05:36 PM IST

    Here's why mutual fund houses are looking at ESG funds

    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.

  • Axis MF becomes third fund house to launch ESG fund Jan 20, 2020 07:41 PM IST

    Axis MF becomes third fund house to launch ESG fund

    The scheme will exclude sectors/themes that are deemed harmful from a societal perspective.

  • India to witness launch of second ESG Fund from MF industry Jun 18, 2019 06:11 PM IST

    India to witness launch of second ESG Fund from MF industry

    ESG complaint companies have lower risk probability and are in a better position to deal with "possible negative externalities".

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