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The costs of ESG reporting provided by various consulting firms currently is inflated. To counter this Sustain Labs offers its services to startups at a zero-profit basis to encourage and scale up sustainable businesses.

INVESTMENTS AND IMPACTS

Investors are putting their money in impact investment firms who invest in companies within these and other impactful sectors.

Impact investors are growing in India

Source: Impact Investors Council India

GREATER FOCUS GLOBALLY ON ESG INVESTING
  1. Focus on ESG matters in recent years has been driven by large asset management firms and pension funds

  2. Internationally, over $100 trillion worth of investments are based on ESG principles and these assets are growing significantly.

  3. Global inflows into sustainable funds were up 88% in the fourth quarter of 2020 to $152.3 billion compared to previous quarter. Europe accounted for almost 80% of these inflows.

  4. Starting March 2021, it is mandatory for all European Union (EU) investment firms and non-European firms marketing in Europe to include Environment-Social-Government (ESG) factors in their investment decisions.

INCREASED REGULATIONS IN INDIA ARE PRESSURING LENDERS TO PAY ATTENTION TO ESG

  1. There is no company whose business model won’t be profoundly affected by the transition to a net zero economy by 2050.

  2. SEBI's Business Responsibility and Sustainability Reporting (BRSR) is proposed to be applicable for top-1,000 listed entities by market capitalisation, on a voluntary basis for financial year 2020-21 and on mandatory basis thereafter.

  3. India is adopting a growth and ESG-intense Budget with the announcement of the clean hydrogen mission.

  4. There is greater focus to exceed the Paris agreement targets by committing to 450GW of renewable energy by 2030.

WHY YOU NEED THE SACR?

  • The SACR offers impact investment firms and ESG funds the relevant information that they would need to invest in you.

  • Your company will need a ESG report, which is included in the SACR, to avail of any funds from the EU.

  • The SACR will provide you with the data necessary to prove the social and environmental impact of your business for grants.

  • The SACR provides you with specific data to be fact based in your communication to others about your impact, as well as internally set scientific targets and continuously improve your sustainability performance.

WHY DO WE OFFER YOU THE SACR?

The costs of ESG reporting provided by various consulting firms currently is inflated. To counter this we offer our services at cost price to encourage and scale up sustainable businesses.

COST

This amounts to a maximum of INR 1,00,000 depending on the location, scope, industry, size of the startup.

TIME

1 - 5 months depending on size and industry of the company.

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