The State of Sustainable Investing in 2020

During the past decade, governments across the world have promulgated more than 500 new measures that seek to promote the use of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria in making investment decisions. A comprehensive report from global public accounting and consulting firm KPMG International explores these three broad issues related to sustainable investing and its impact on the alternative investment industry: the rate of progress in implementing sustainable investing, the barriers to more rapid progress, and responses to these barriers.1 Study Participants The KPMG report was produced in collaboration with CREATE-Research, “an independent research…

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China’s tech services are a top investment pick amid decoupling with the US, says CITIC Capital CEO

Consumption, healthcare and technology are three sector picks for investing in China, said CITIC Capital’s top executive on Tuesday. “For us, the top priority … is still on consumption, because it’s still growing at a higher rate than GDP growth,” said Zhang Yichen, chairman and CEO at CITIC Capital, the flagship investment arm of Chinese state-owned conglomerate CITIC Group. China’s GDP growth was 6.1%, down from 6.6% in 2018 as the economy took a hit from its bitter trade war with the U.S. Speaking to CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Zhang said health care is…

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Why we need government schools: They are the only educational lifeline for 60% of India’s children

There is change in our government schools if one cares to look for it. In a survey my colleagues conducted in 2005 in northeast Karnataka, only four out of ten schools had obtained uniforms and books in time for the start of the academic year. Today, this number has more than doubled. Nearly every school I visited had planned and procured books and uniforms well in time, even if it meant that their teachers had to sacrifice some holidays. In most schools that we visited, attendance was over 90 per…

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Livingfoodz.com rises in the ComScore India report for Lifestyle

livingfoodz.com, the digital arm of LF -India’s premium multi-platform lifestyle brand from the Essel Group with presence in TV, Digital and Events has hit the 2. 4 Mn users mark in December, 2019. Securing the top 10 position (excluding food ecommerce) in comScore has placed livingfoodz.com ahead in lifestyle over many legacy players owing to its unique content, its distinctive focus on trends and Tv catch up. Speaking to the curious at heart who love to explore, travel and live life to the fullest; livingfoodz.com caters to the adventurous foodie,…

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The pros and cons of keto cycling, according to health and medical experts

Fans of the high fat, low-carb keto diet praise its appetite-crushing benefit, which is why keto dieting is so popular for weight loss. But since we don’t live in a keto-friendly world, the call of carb-rich fare — from healthy options, like fruit, yogurt and oatmeal to less healthy foods, like pizza, French fries and dessert — can make it hard to stick with the keto diet. Even if you’re not craving carbs, a normal social activity, like dinner at a friend’s house, can pose problems. Enter keto cycling. In this fairly new approach, you cycle on and…

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Saw more merit in holding Raymond brand in the new lifestyle co, says CMD Gautam Singhania

A month after announcing demerger plans, Raymond has decided to modify its brand royalty policy and do away with any inter-company brand royalty contracts. “Originally the plan was that the new company, the lifestyle company would pay a royalty to the old company for the use of the brand name. However, we got feedback from investors and from various well-wishers that if we let the new company own the Raymond brand for its product categories, in perpetuity it would be more better for the new company,” said Gautam Singhania, CMD,…

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