SROI: Tackling the Measurement Challenge

The concept of Social Return on Investment (SROI) emerged from the work done by the Roberts Enterprise Development Foundation (REDF). Originally intended for large social enterprises, over time it has been fine-tuned to meet the requirements of various types of organisations. SROI is an outcomes-based measurement tool that helps organisations to understand and quantify theContinue reading “SROI: Tackling the Measurement Challenge”

Blockchains and responsible business

Contracts, transaction and their record form the foundation of our economic, legal and political systems. They help protect assets and set boundaries of an organisation. They are critical to establishing the and verifying identities and chronicling events. They govern interactions among organisations, communities, and individuals. And, they guide managerial and social action. The digital transformationContinue reading “Blockchains and responsible business”

ABB uses smart tech to solve humanity’s most pressing challenges

Carbon emissions are a significant cause of worry for India and the world. To solve this we need renewable energy. But, that’s not all, significant savings in emissions can be achieved with the help of energy efficiency. ABB is an interesting company because 57% of its product portfolio is based on renewable energy and energyContinue reading “ABB uses smart tech to solve humanity’s most pressing challenges”

“Competitiveness is at the heart of sustainability”: Vikram Kirloskar, Vice-Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motors

Toyota, one of the world’s largest car brands, and its Indian operations Toyota Kirloskar Motors (TKM), has been at the forefront of sustainable action. Toyota’s hybrid electric car, Prius, was the first mass-produced electric vehicle. TKM has an ambitious programme to tackle environmental challenges – the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050. TKM’s actions have resulted inContinue reading ““Competitiveness is at the heart of sustainability”: Vikram Kirloskar, Vice-Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motors”

Impact Investing 101: Finance for humanity

Consider the hard facts. Two billion people on this planet do not have access to safe water, heath care, or financial services. A billion people do not have access to electricity. Two hundred and fifty million children do not have access to education or childhood immunization. The problems are immense and need speedy solutions. WithContinue reading “Impact Investing 101: Finance for humanity”