Green Competition: Adopting A Flexible Regulatory Framework

[Oorja Newatia is a second-year law school student at NLSIU, Bengaluru. An earlier version of this post was first published with the Centre for Business and Commercial Laws] Recently, on the sidelines of the BRICS Competition Conference, the Competition Commission of India’s (‘CCI’) chairperson has declared that the CCI is looking at ways to integrate sustainability dimensions into the...

Navigating India’s Green Taxonomy: Charting a Course for the Future

[Manvi Khanna is a Research Fellow at Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy and Hitoishi Sarkar a fifth-year law student at Gujarat National Law University. This post first appeared as an article in the Deccan Herald] The G20’s Sustainable Finance Working Group’s recent emphasis on the need to establish a green finance ecosystem has brought to the limelight the challenges that impede India’s green...

Directors’ Liability and Climate Risk in India

Climate change has garnered significant attention given that it poses a serious challenge to sustainable development. No longer is it merely within the domain of voluntary conduct on the part of corporations. Instead, it is a material financial risk that corporations encounter, thereby imposing duties on the boards of directors of corporations to recognise and address climate risk. In “Directors’...

Sustainability-Linked Bonds: The Next Frontier in Sustainable Finance?

[Umang Bhat Nair and Vedant Kashyap are fourth year BA. LL.B.(Hons.) students at the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad] Earlier this year, India witnessed its first issue of a Sustainability-Linked Bond (‘SLB’) by UltraTech Cement. This is in line with India’s endeavour to achieve all of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. India also wishes to achieve a robust 175 gigawatt of renewable...

Climate Change – A Ticking Clock for Investors?

[Insaf Ahmad TK and Mathangi K are third-year undergraduate law students at Gujarat National Law University, India] The year 2019 witnessed the bankruptcy of Pacific Gas and Electric Corporation which the Wall Street Journal described as a “climate change bankruptcy”. The investors in Pacific Gas and Electric Corporation incurred losses worth millions of dollars due to a series of wildfires in...

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