ECube: Transforming the future of investing

ECube, founded by a team with deep corporate and operating experience, is an Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) focused financial services platform. Our strategy is to enhance investor and stakeholder value, combining purpose and profit, generating returns by enhancing the ESG performance of the companies in which we invest or to which we lend. We will specifically minimise the adverse climate impact of companies that we engage with through our investments and lending operations.

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About us

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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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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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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 & Operating Partner

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 & Operating Partner

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 & Head of ESG Engagement

Actively involved in the Responsible Investment/ESG space in the UK and India over the last ten years.

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Joslyn Chittilapally

Assistant Vice President

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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