The temperature has been dropping all morning, so by the time we reach Adam Chappell’s cornfield at the edge of the tiny town of Cotton Plant, Arkansas, it’s in the 30s. Cold for the Delta. Heavy clouds press down on a border of maple and oak trees. I follow Chappell into the field, where we pause […]
Climate Focussed Lending
Create a pioneering climate focussed lending company to support the adoption of climate-friendly business practices by Indian companies.
Manage investments in public and private markets, typically through active engagement strategies while taking minority stakes in investee firms.
Advocacy & Engagement
Advocates and change agents for higher ESG standards through in-depth research, advocacy and engagement in policy debates and discussions.
About Our Logo
ECube stands for “Engage and Empower for ESG” – the 3 Es have yielded ECube, our name, and summarise our Vision.
The colors in our logo represent what we stand for - Green for protecting the Environment, Brown indicating our concern for the Earth and our focus on Society, and Blue representing Water.
The unfolding and upwardly directional leaves represent the growth that we seek to achieve in our endeavours. The cube is a three dimensional square representing stability and permanence.
The logo represents our firm’s rootedness in seeking inclusive and rapid growth in our drive towards profit with purpose, underlined by the core values of trust and integrity.
Co-Founder, ECube. First Brand Custodian of the Tata Group. Till 2018, Chief Ethics Officer and Chairman, Tata Global Sustainability Council. Earlier, led private equity at Tata Capital.LinkedIn
Dr Mukund RajanChairman
Co-Founder, ECube. Deep Indian and international management experience over 35 years. Non-Executive Director of a number of public and private companies in India, Europe and the US.LinkedIn
Co-Founder, ECube. Founding COO and CFO of Tata Capital. Served on various Tata boards, and as Chief Operating Officer, Retail Business and Housing Finance at Tata Capital.LinkedIn
Govind SankaranarayananDirector & Managing Partner
Until recently Partner, India Leadership Team at Grant Thornton. Over 31 years of experience in corporate finance and consulting.LinkedIn
Harish HVManaging Partner
Served till May 2019 as the India Country Manager of MSCI, an NYSE listed global firm which assists institutional investors across the world with tools and analysis.LinkedIn
Chandru BadrinarayananManaging Partner
Chairman of Oxfam India. Till 2017, Chief, Tata Sustainability Group. Spent over a decade advising companies on mainstreaming sustainability into their core business.LinkedIn
Shankar VenkateswaranOperating Partner
Till recently President (Foods) at Tata Consumer. Over 30 years consumer goods experience in strategy, marketing & operations. Served on Tata Unistore & Tata NourishCo boardsLinkedIn
Ms Richa AroraManaging Partner & Chief Executive – ESG Stewardship Services
Board of Advisors
The Fund has an Advisory Board of people with commitment and are leaders in this field globally.
Prof. George Serafeim
is a Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and a leading expert in ESG investment. He has taught courses in the MBA, executive education and doctoral programs, and is currently teaching the elective course “Reimagining Capitalism: Business and Big Problems” in the MBA curriculum.
Prof. Nick Robins
is Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance at the Grantham Research Institute at the LSE. He is working on the transformations needed in both financial practice and financial policy to deliver the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. He is also Special Adviser on Sustainable Finance for UN Environment (UNEP). From 2014 to 2018.
Kiran Karnik’s career has combined roles in government, business and civil society. He is currently Chair of Oxfam India, HelpAge India and Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology. He was earlier on the Board of the Reserve Bank of India, the Prime Minister’s Scientific Advisory Council and the National Innovation Council.
ECF Advisory Board.
Sir Suma Chakraborti
Sir Suma Chakrabarti was the sixth President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Sir Suma served two terms as President, having been elected to the posts by the EBRD’s Board of Governors in 2012 and again in 2016.
Ms Anjuly Chib Duggal
Member of the Indian Administrative Service from 1981-2017. Served in ministries and departments of the Government of India including Industrial Policy and Promotion, Expenditure, Corporate Affairs and Financial Services
Press & Media
Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Laureate 2006 Founder, Grameen Bank, The Bank for the Poor Extent of damage that Corona pandemic is causing the world is just mind boggling. However despite this massive damage it offers us an unparalleled opportunity. Right now the whole world has to address a big question. It is not about how […]
By building SDG-compliant enclaves, the country can boost manufacturing and get investments, too India has the potential, but has not been able to scale up the share of manufacturing to its target of 25 per cent. It is blessed with natural resources, human resource and a history of manufacturing everything, from pins to planes. Growth […]