ECube: TRANSFORMING THE CLIMATE AND ESG LANDSCAPE IN INDIA

ECube, founded by a team with deep corporate and operating experience, is an Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) focused financial services platform. ECube is well positioned to launch a pioneering climate finance company, ECube Climate Finance (ECF). ECF’s vision is to build India’s premier climate finance institution that will address the country’s contribution to global warming and climate change, in accordance with the expectations outlined by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. ECube has also outlined plans to launch India’s first active engagement ESG Fund focused on mid-market listed equities.

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About us

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Climate Focussed Lending

Create a pioneering climate focussed lending company to support the adoption of climate-friendly business practices by Indian companies.

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Strategic Investment

Manage investments in public and private markets, typically through active engagement strategies while taking minority stakes in investee firms.

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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.

The Team

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.

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Dr Mukund Rajan

Chairman

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.

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Alan Rosling

Director

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.

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Govind Sankaranarayanan

Director & Managing Partner

Until recently Partner, India Leadership Team at Grant Thornton. Over 31 years of experience in corporate finance and consulting.

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Harish HV

Managing 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.

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Chandru Badrinarayanan

Managing Partner

Chairman of Oxfam India. Till 2017, Chief, Tata Sustainability Group. Spent over a decade advising companies on mainstreaming sustainability into their core business.

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Shankar Venkateswaran

Operating Partner

Till recently President (Foods) at Tata Consumer. Over 30 years consumer goods experience in strategy, marketing & operations. Served on Tata Unistore & Tata NourishCo boards

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Ms Richa Arora

Managing 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

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.

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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

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