Bhubaneswar: With an aim to facilitate greater interaction between students, academia and the industry leaders, Xavier School of Sustainability (XSoS) will be hosting its annual business conclave Parivartan August 31.
The conclave intends to induce the students of sustainability management to deliberate over the theme for the event— “Sustainability: Investment or Financial Liability?”
Sustainable investing enables individuals to select investments based on values and personal priorities. Initially, sustainable investing negatively screened companies and industries, which often led investors to sacrifice returns for value-aligned investment choices. In recent years, however, investors have used positive screening of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risk factors to create a modern ‘best-in-class’ investment approach that generates performance that is in line with and often exceeds market benchmarks. This shift towards market outperformance in several sustainable investing products has contributed to the increase in demand for these products as fiduciaries look to serve their clients by not only generating returns, but also assessing impact. Providing sustainable investing opportunities enables firms to not only capture financial returns for clients, but also to realize intrinsic returns not replicated elsewhere.
The conclave will be graced by several eminent industry veterans who will be addressing this issue and sharing their perspective with the students. The speakers include Anita Rajan Chief Operating Officer, Tata STRIVE and Sandeep Roy Choudhury, Co-Founder, VNV Advisory Services among several others.