Demographic shift of India

A Note On Our Culture And My Purpose

Reading Time: 2 minutes The golden age for India (2020 – 2050) started in 2020 with a billion-strong resident workforce by 2030. At the same time, Europe’s population will drop to 700M in 2050 with more than 40% of people super-aged (above 64). Statistically, a whopping 24% of the global workforce will come from India in the next decade 1. Until now, academics and economists have studied the cause and effects of this demographic shift extensively to aid public policies and more so to justify their own employment. More recently, I am beginning to notice it in dinner table conversations with my global counterparts and …

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women empowerment

‘S- Social’ Aspect Of ESG

Reading Time: 3 minutes The positive impact of quotas promoting women’s representation across regions and countries is well documented. For instance, in April 1993, the United Nations dubbed the 33% quota for women in village council’s leadership as “one of the best innovations in grassroots democracy in the world”. Subsequent studies on the impact of the quotas showed that (a) the service delivery model improved, (b) political and civic participation of women increased, (c) attitude, specifically subconscious bias towards women changed and (d) aspirations of rural parents increased. Though the quota for women’s representation created a cadre of village-level leaders, it is a shame that …

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