In December 2018, ERM India in association with RobecoSAM and the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) organized a collaborative thought leadership forum entitled “Uncovering the Value of ESG in Business: Connecting the Dots with DJSI” in Mumbai. This is the first-of-its-kind multi-stakeholder forum in India to share ideas and experiences of bridging the gap between environmental, social and governance (ESG) and investment fundamentals.

The key intent of this forum is to explore how leading companies in India are proactively improving their performance on ESG aspects so that they deliver enhanced business value. Business leaders and subject matter experts discussed:

  • What are the business-critical impacts of non-technical/ESG risks and how have they created project delays;
  • How RobecoSAM’s corporate sustainability assessment prepares companies to make the business case for ESG proactively in their discussions with investors; and
  • Sharing of best practices of Indian companies outperforming global peers based on their ESG performances, and are they making the right use of this critical business aspect in their discussions with international investors?