Social stock exchanges offer us a chance to invest in our future
Our Sebi-proposed SSE can enable the funding of meaningful projects if launched in the right spirit
The lure of financial markets can be tempting. Investments that offer immediate financial returns are considered important to economic growth and have many backers. However, the stable and healthy social and ecological foundations that permit this to happen and have longer term impacts often find little support, increasingly even from governments. A mechanism that allows for structured investments in the country’s long-term future would be great, wouldn’t it?