Mirai Chatterjee, Director of Social Security at India's Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA) discusses the important role grassroot social organisations and cooperatives have on tackling issues of climate change and social equity.


We start our conversation with Dr. Chatterjee with an overview of India's informal economy and the big role women play in this important sector without much of the basic social security safety net provisions taken for granted by other sections of society.


We learn about informal enterprises and how these are green and sustainable by their nature. Collectives and women collectives offer global institutional investors a major opportunity to fund socially impactful causes in a way that offers low economic and investment risks, as its noted that pandemic demonstrated that a fixation on GDP growth won't address systemic social risks to the wider economy.


Explore other India Impact Challenge issues and interviews:


Introducing the India Impact Challenge with Ajit Dayal, Founder of Quantum Advisors.


Responsible Investing in India with Arvind Chari, Chief Investment Officer at Quantum Advisors.


Climate Change and Ecology, Environmental Risks: interview with Bittu Sahgal, Founder of Sanctuary Nature Foundation.


Climate Change Impact and India: interview with Aarti Khosla, Founder and Director of Climate Trends and Carbon Copy.


Climate Change and Risk to Water Resources: interview with Dr. Tushar Shah, Professor Emeritus Institute of Rural Management and Research Consultant for International Water Management Institute.


Climate Change and Air Pollution: interview with Jyoti Pande Lavakare, Co-Founder of Care for Air.


Triple P – People, Planet, Profit with Ajit Dayal, Founder of Quantum Advisors.

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