It is now more than a year since the Social Stock Exchange was announced by the Union Finance Minister and SEBI was mandated with the responsibility of setting it up. While the Exchange is a good idea of mobilising resources that the Social sector desperately needs, what is to be seen are the operational details of making it work.… Continue reading
The Indian parliament recently passed three acts codifying the plethora of laws that related to Labour laws. While labour is on the concurrent list and the National Govt and the States can make their own laws, this was a long overdue reform that we needed.… Continue reading
Watching television is now an ordeal. One hears a lot more noise than anything else. Whether it is news or current event shows, the media seems to be obsess over the death of an actor of the demolition of the office of the other and the consequent political drama that plays out.… Continue reading
Countries around the world are struggling with the economy slowing down drastically due to the COVID crisis. While lockdowns are being gradually lifted, one is still unsure when there will be light at the end of the economic tunnel. While there is no single solution framework that exists, countries including India will have to chart their own contextual response.… Continue reading
Ms Nirmala Sitharaman announced the setting up a Social Stock Exchange (SSE) in her budget speech of July 2019 and SEBI was the nodal agency to help set it up. SEBI set up a working group with the mandate of framing the norms for it.… Continue reading
While so much has been written about the COVID crisis and how life will never be the same again, there is little or no attention on a sector that is considered as one of India’s largest employers. It has been estimated that there are more than 3 million NGOs of all sizes and shapes that exist and that close to 30% of them will be shut down or rendered irrelevant by the end of this financial year 20-21.… Continue reading
The current Coronavirus pandemic has tested the health systems and economies of most countries and, beyond the general concerns on the development of a vaccine, all are grappling with two major issues: containing the crisis and initiating economic recovery.
There is talk globally about the falling GDP and the impending collapse of the economies of several nations.… Continue reading