Impact Investing: Global and Indian Perspective

You can also read the article here. Impact Investing is fast becoming a rising phenomenon of delivering social good globally and in India. The term “Impact Investing” was coined in 2007 by the Rockefeller Foundation to distinguish investments for generating both social/environmental impact and financial return. In the recent years, with the rise of Generation X in leadership positions and millennial entrepreneurs primarily in private and public companies along with a sustained thrust by UN through its ambitious collection of 17 SDGs has boosted awareness on social and environmental causes. The set of SDGs forms the central thesis of social equality and economic betterment today and includes removing extreme poverty, driving economic growth, quality education, healthcare, and sanitation for all along with increased use of alternative energy by 2030.  This is republished from Publication page. Continue reading “Impact Investing: Global and Indian Perspective”

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Sustainable Development Goals: Pioneering Solutions for India

The 14th Edition of Global Compact Network India’s (GCNI) National Convention on Sustainable Development Goals: Pioneering Solutions for India recently concluded at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai. The Convention attracted more than 500 delegates and was well represented by various actors including government, UN agencies, non-profits, academic and civic societies committed to driving sustainable development solutions within the Indian social ecosystem. For the first time, an exhibition was showcased on Best Practices of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). GCNI and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) co-hosted a Round table on ‘Human Rights for Corporate Responsibility’ on 30th May 2019 as a curtain raiser to the convention. This is my final comprehensive article on the GCNI Convention and includes many videos to encompass the essence of the event. Continue reading “Sustainable Development Goals: Pioneering Solutions for India”

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