The first to analyse Asia's social finance market Published and written by: Avantage Ventures
Ideas for Tomorrow - 2011
At a recent Hong Kong forum attended by socially responsible investors a non-executive director at one of the world’s biggest banks concluded that a high price had been paid for rapid growth in the BRICS. He quoted the relatively high Gini coefficients of Russia (39.9%), China (46.9%) and Brazil (55%) to underpin his argument, suggesting that inequity in these countries is higher than in the “civilized” countries of the world. This conclusion is unsound. The reality is that a number of the riche…
Chandran Nair argues for Asia to develop its own energy strategy to prevent the continent from falling headlong into an environmental crisis. He was invited to contribute his thoughts as part of CNBC's initiative called Energy Opportunities, in association with Shell and the Harvard Business Review.
The shifting of economic and political power eastwards means the West must wake up to the fact that promoting consumption-led growth to Asia is not a viable option when natural resources are being so rapidly exhausted. Chandran Nair outlines how Asia should abandon Western-style economic practices to achieve a sustainably prosperous future on its own terms.
In conversation with David Zweig at Asia Society New York, Chandran Nair argues that the Western model of consumption-driven economic growth cannot be replicated in Asia.
Countries across Asia, including China, India, Indonesia and Vietnam, are fighting to curb soaring food prices. Chandran Nair writes a compelling piece in Asia's leading literary journal and argues for a rethinking of agricultural practices.
This investor conference marks the finale of GIFT's 23rd Global Young Leaders Programme. It includes the unveiling of a pioneering new investment model: PARTICIPATIVE CAPITAL. The forum will be co-chaired by Stan Thekaekara, Founder, Just Change and Chandran Nair, CEO of GIFT.
Click here to download the complete discussion on resource strategy and management. Click here to download the complete Thrive magazine, magazine of the Global Economic Symposium (GES) 2011. Are growth-oriented economics still in keeping with the needs of the times? How can we redress exploitation of resources and achieve ecological and social justice - or at least attempt to do so? Chandran Nair, GIFT founder and CEO, is convinced that much would be gained if the biggest global emitters of C…
Chinese media has praised the booming demand for luxury goods. Yet the country still faces great challenges in providing basic services for a majority of its people, particularly migrants. Eric Stryson, Director at GIFT writes about this glaring contradiction and how the government should be responding.
Chandran Nair is among several global commentators invited by BBC World News to comment on the state of Western capitalism. Please follow the read more link to listen to the recording and read the accompanying letter. The recording is available to download as a podcast from BBC iPlayer.