Basics of Social Cost of Carbon

Governments have many policy options to curb carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and slow down global warming. There are a wide range of estimates of costs that these policies will impose on governments and taxpayers. If the government doesn’t do anything or do much, society will inevitably pay the price. According to a study by theContinue reading “Basics of Social Cost of Carbon”

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”

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”