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Identifying and Disseminating ESG Best Practices: Route Map to Strengthening Sustainability Ecosystem

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P. Shravan Kumar, Vaishali Shree (Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development, ISSN: 2456- 6470, Volume-8 | Issue-3, June 2024)

In the richly diverse and dynamic landscape of India, the integration of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices has emerged as a pivotal force shaping corporate strategies and societal well-being. This paper endeavors to illuminate the pathways toward strengthening sustainability endeavors across various sectors by highlighting ESG best practices from an Indian perspective. At its core lies a detailed examination of the sustainability journey of Hindustan Unilever Limited , a stalwart in India's corporate landscape renowned for its pioneering efforts in sustainability. Through a meticulous analysis of HUL's Sustainable Living Plan, this paper delves into the origins, constituent elements, implementation strategies, and the profound impact it has had on India's socioeconomic fabric. By sharing HUL's sustainability journey within the broader narrative of India's socio-economic landscape, this study underscores the transformative potential of indigenous ESG initiatives. From addressing environmental degradation and resource scarcity to tackling societal disparities and fostering inclusive growth, HUL's journey serves as a beacon of inspiration for Indian corporations navigating the intricate terrain of sustainability. In a country marked by stark socio-economic disparities, challenges, and governance complexities, the pursuit of sustainable business assumes heightened significance. Through collaboration, innovation, stakeholder engagement, and a relentless pursuit of excellence, HUL exemplifies how Indian corporations can drive positive change while simultaneously enhancing their competitive edge in a rapidly evolving market. As we traverse the vast expanse of India's ESG landscape, it becomes apparent that the quest for sustainability transcends mere corporate responsibility—it embodies a strategic imperative for long-term prosperity and resilience. By identifying and disseminating ESG best practices deeply rooted in India's socio-cultural ethos, we pave the way for a more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable future for the nation and its people. This research underscores the multifaceted endeavor of identifying and disseminating Environmental, Social, and Governance best practices, with far-reaching implications for businesses, investors, and society as a whole. The comprehensive integration of environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and robust governance principles into business strategies, operations, and decision-making processes ultimately contributes to long-term value creation, sustainable development, and stakeholder well-being.

 

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Keywords: ESG best practices, Sustainability ecosystem, Corporate sustainability, Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), Socio-economic impact



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