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IRIS getting started guide

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Creating Sustainable Apparel Value Chains - A Primer on Industry Transformation

The global textile and garment industry is at a crossroads. It is a three trillion dollar industry that encompasses the manufacturing and selling of textiles and garments, and has long been considered a source of economic progress around the world, historically serving as a catalyst for national development and industrialization. The flipside of this growth and the accelerating production of fashion has been a broadening and deepening track record of poor working conditions and heavy pollution. The collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in April 2013 in Dhaka, Bangladesh jolted to life widespread and increasingly prolonged scrutiny of the industry. This incident has brought longstanding questions to the forefront over how to bridge the gap between economic viability and social and environmental performance. Read more »
Agriculture Products

Seasonal Effects of Water Quality: The Hidden Costs of the Green Revolution to Infant and Child Health in India

India is expected to cross 260 million metric tonnes of food grain production this year - a record but at the same time the issue of non sustainability of current chemical agriculture is becoming more evident. The study shows that the child mortality can be linked with chemical levels in water. India has been struggling to bring down neonatal mortality rate which accounts for 75% of infant deaths in the country. A paper published in the Journal of Development Economics indicates that the high mortality of neonates (babies less than 29 days old) might be due to the exposure to fertilizer chemicals in water, especially in rural areas where agriculture is the main occupation for women. Read more »

Markets for Good Selected Readings: Making Sense of Data and Information in the Social Sector

New compendium of blog posts from Markets For Good captures discussion and debate around how to strengthen the “information infrastructure” of the social sector. Read more »

Impact Measurement - Brief note by Ennovent

For any enterprise intent on making a social, environmental and/or economic impact, describing the impact created by its operations and services is a necessary part of demonstrating what it is achieving. Consequently, enterprises are increasingly undertaking the task of monitoring and measuring the impact of their ventures as a part of the pursuit of their respective organisational missions. This brief note describes the definition, barriers, benefits and tools of impact measurement currently being employed by enterprises. Read more »

Handbook on Corporate Social Responsibility in India

The handbook builds a common understanding of the concept of CSR, based on global practices, Indian tradition, and the intent and provisions of the Companies Act, 2013. It highlights important aspects of Clause 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 and its implications on companies. A major part of the handbook focuses on the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of strategising, planning, executing and monitoring these CSR activities. Read more »

Toniic E-Guide

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The Emerging Landscape of ESG Action in Indian Businesses and their Supply Chains

Influenced by global dialogues and stimulated by the Indian policy makers, the Indian business diaspora has been, for the past few years, increasingly engaging in conversation and action on management and measurement of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) parameters. This shift in focus towards non-financial metrics comes amidst an increasing demand from global customers and investors for ESG disclosure along with the launch of the National Voluntary Guidelines for Social, Environmental and Economic Responsibilities of Businesses (NVG-SEE) which is applicable for all Indian businesses. In 2012, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) mandated the filing of an annual Business Responsibility Report (BRR), which focuses on ESG performance, for the 100 largest publicly traded firms. Read more »
Financial Services

Privcap Special Reports

Each month Privcap focuses on a critical theme and produces a “bundle” of thought-leadership content in multiple formats – a digital report, video interviews and panel discussions, and audio programs. We capture the market intelligence of leading authorities, whose expertise forms the core of each report. Privcap Special Reports help market participants better understand opportunities and practices in private capital, as well as gain deep insights into the people with whom they may become long-term investment partners. Read more »

Impact Investments in India

Impact investments, which aim to generate financial returns while creating measurable social and environmental benefits to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges, have attained significant traction in India. J P Morgan estimates that global assets under management through impact investment strategies were ~ $50 billion in 2010, with projections of between $400 billion and $1 trillion and profit opportunity of between $183 billion and $667 billion over the next decade.1 The Rockefeller Foundation reports that impact investing is set to grow at an annual pace of 30 percent. India is the second-largest market for impact investing after the US, with USD 500 million worth of investments made in 2012 alone.2 However according to the Planning Commission of India, though many global and local funds have presence in the country, investments to the tune of only Rs 1,200 crore (around $260 million) have been made in India in the last five years.3 Despite the discrepancy in terms of the total investment numbers reported, India is definitely one of the key markets in the impact investing landscape - given the enormous requirement, potential and opportunities across sectors, which requires market-based solutions to address many social situations. The literature on this topic and research on the Indian industry has, however, been quite limited so far. Read more »