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A brief history of ESG and ESG reporting in India

Beginning 2011, the National Voluntary Guidelines on Social, Environmental and Economic Responsibilities of Business (NVGs) notified by the Government, and the nine broad principles to be adopted by companies as part of their business practices were spelt out. In 2012  Business Responsibility Reporting (BRR) in line with NVG’s introduced by SEBI. This was made mandatory for top 500 listed companies

Recent years have seen more dvelopments.

2019

•The NVG structure was revised and replaced by the National Guidelines on Responsible Business Conduct (NGRBC)

•The principles remain broadly the same but the guidelines now articulate core elements for each principle which are essential to the actualization of the principle

•Allows reporting flexibility: companies may map the BRR requirements with an existing internationally accepted sustainability reporting frameworkNational Voluntary Guidelines on Social, Environmental and Economic

•Further, the NGRBC puts the responsibility on the board for adoption of the principles

2020

August, SEBI floats discussion paper seeking feedback on ESG disclosure by companies

yse remuneration data for 500+ 

How does one interpret the dtata? How does this compare with report standards across the globe? How serious are company's when pursuing ESG?

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