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Impact investing is a growing field in the investment landscape that seeks to generate not only financial returns but also measurable social and environmental benefits. This dual-purpose approach is transforming how investors think about their capital, moving beyond traditional philanthropy and socially responsible investing (SRI) to integrate deep, systemic change…

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are the lifeblood of India’s economy, driving innovation, creating jobs, and fostering regional growth. SMEs frequently encounter major obstacles when trying to obtain timely and sufficient financing, despite their crucial role in society. It is not only practical to address this crucial issue; it is…

India has set an ambitious target of becoming a prosperous country by 2047. At the recent Annual Business Summit, CII charted the course for Indian Industry in 2024-25 under the theme ‘Co-creating the Future Responsibly: Role of Business’. This year, the Summit brought together leaders and key stakeholders for deliberations…

India stands as the world’s fastest-growing major economy and is well poised to reach US$9 trillion milestone by 2030. States hold the key to achieving this vision, as they drive India’s economic growth and development trajectory. However, regional disparities loom large in India’s economic performance, stemming from diverse geography and varying state-level economic growth. Five states – Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh are the major…

Financial Inclusion plays a pivotal role in fostering Economic Empowerment, creating a symbiotic relationship. Innovative financial products, such as cash-flow-based lending rather than traditional collateral-based lending, can greatly expand access to capital for underserved segments like Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), women, and farmers. Financial offerings that prioritize privacy…