Wielding Finance, Innovation And Policy To Make An Impact In Climate Change

Developed countries and policy tools like the Green Climate Fund will play a critical catalytic role in financing green, climate friendly growth. Public financing need to be designed with private finance mobilization in mind blending small amounts of public funds with the flexibility and accountability that will create investor confidence, make for attractive investments, and ensure maximum impact for the public finance that is allocated. We have learned from the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) and other tools how to blend public and private finance effectively, and now need to build the GCF and other solutions with these lessons in mind. What character and approach do you think new institutions in this space will need to take in order to be effective, both as investors and as part of the international community?

GE Capital Retail Finance Celebrates 80 Years of Consumer Financing

Last September, the government permitted foreign supermarkets in India by allowing up to 51 per cent FDI, subject to government approval. The cabinet is set to review FDI norms in multi-brand retail on Thursday. On July 24, commenting on the cabinet note moved by the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), the finance ministry proposed that FDI up to 49 per cent is allowed on automatic route. The DIPP has declined to tweak the cabinet proposal saying this was not on the agenda of the July 16 meeting chaired by the Prime Minister, at which fresh FDI limits were decided. It was also not part of the suggestions put forward by the Arvind Mayaram committee.

Finance moots 49% multi-brand retail FDI by automatic route

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