ESG Stands For Future-Proofing Business: Dipankar Ghosh
Concepts of sustainable finance or responsible investment are here to stay, and, increasingly, businesses need to demonstrate their ESG quotient to attract money. Capital markets, globally, are networked like never before, and alternatives will be difficult if red flags are raised about a business by any investor
Dipankar Ghosh - March 28, 2023
‘Access To Customer Service Is New For Indian Buyers’
Value ecommerce has emerged as the one-stop solution for consumers looking for value for time and money while shopping. Himanshu Chakrawarti, chief executive officer of Snapdeal Marketplace and Stellaro Brands, talks about five ways in which ecommerce has changed the Indian shopper’s behaviour forever
March 29, 2023
Corporate Governance Begins And Ends In The Founder’s Head: Sanjeev Bikhchandani
Corporate governance and its relevance at a start-up depend on the founder, according to Sanjeev Bikhchandani, co-founder of Info Edge, a pure play internet company. Both the credit for the success and accountability for failures in a start-up lie with the management. When investors trust a start-up enough to invest in it, wanting the latter to be honest and responsible with their money is a fair expectation, he tells Outlook Business
Outlook Business Team - February 27, 2023
Govt Wants To Remove All Tax Exemptions: P. Chidambaram
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s budget for 2023–24 may have promised further momentum to the economy through a push on infrastructure, but, according to the opposition, it has failed to address the needs of the poor and the middle class. Congress leader and former finance minister P. Chidambaram tells Pragatti Oberoi how the government’s claims on allocations for infra projects could be exaggerated and the budget could push the middle class away from saving money. Edited excerpts:
Pragatti Oberoi - February 27, 2023
When Digital Disrupts Only VC Books
The country’s digital journey started almost two decades ago. Over 100 unicorns later and consuming billions of dollars in VC money, Indian digital companies are still looking for viable profit routes. How big is the failure of India’s digital copycat start-ups?
Nishant - December 31, 2022
Services Done, Indian IT Products Need Indian Money To Fly
Neither the Indian capitalist class nor India’s large companies are investing adequately in innovation
T.V. Mohandas Pai - October 31, 2022
Vandana Tolani: A Model Woman Entrepreneur
A woman entrepreneur, Vandana Tolani , is redefining the consulting industry with a boutique investment bank, convanto. Convanto advises small, medium, and large enterprises on raising capital, finding their product-market fit, branding strategy and brand positioning. Vandana Tolani, in her path-breaking efforts is bringing money, creating value, and driving growth for her clients. Ms Tolani speaks to Outlook Business.
August 13, 2022
‘As Soon As You Raise Money, You Get Into The Rat Race’
Nithin Kamath, founder and CEO of Zerodha, talks about why founders must first understand the business and market they are getting into, refrain from joining the rat race of growth, focus on profitability and stay away from overdependence on VCs
Pallavi Chakravorty - June 29, 2022
“The issue with unwinding of low interest rates is well understood but the outcome is not"
When everyone seems to be watching new economy rising stars, HDFC AMC's Prashant Jain is betting his money on old economy strong businesses
N Mahalakshmi - August 04, 2021
Who will break the EV jinx? Carmakers or the buyers?
Globally, carmakers are driving into an electric age. In India, companies are waiting for customers to buy and customers are waiting for value for money
Shruti Sonal - July 06, 2021