India has made rapid strides recently in developing its regulatory frameworks around topics related to responsible investment, in particular relating to sustainability reporting.

June 3, 2022

India: Trends in ESG Practices and Transparency

Below is an excerpt from ISS ESG’s recently released paper “India: Trends in ESG Practices and Transparency”. The full paper is available for download from the Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) online library.


  • India has been strengthening its regulatory requirements around environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria, especially since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Regulators are making it mandatory for larger corporations to disclose on ESG standards.
  • Institutional investors have been placing greater emphasis on responsible investment practices in recent years.
  • Investors in India are welcoming progress made on the UN-backed Sustainable Development Goals, particularly in the areas of energy, water, and sanitation.

Source: ISS ESG Research

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By: Diya Sengupta, Vice President, Data Strategy, ISS ESG.

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