"Green" Stocks/ Investing in sustainable businesses


(oneplustwous) #1

Hi,

I am a new member of this forum, and have been trying to do some research to identify a “green” basis of stock identification. The intent is to identify companies which operate in avenues that will benefit from the growing focus on environmental issues (Which some may debate that this is actually getting lesser focus as “Ease of doing business” drives lesser norms in environmental laws). Despite that, i’d like to hear from other members on this topic.

I have identified the following industries (And done some minor investment for purposes of tracking) in:

  1. Plastic alternatives (like Jute)
  2. Green energy : Hydel and Wind, I cannot find a good solar (or allied component) pick; Hydel and wind do have other environmental repurcusions, solar would be the better bet esp. in India
  3. Recycling/ Waste management : VA Tech Wabag , Eco Reco (haven’t tracked it).
  4. Organic food/agri based: Have not identified any options here!

Do add on any other industries, carbon neutral companies that qualify in this category… Would be great to eventually have a green portfolio.

Thanks!


(Alphin) #2

I had researched on ganesha ecosphere but could not invest in same at lower levels.


(Abhishek Basumallick) #3

Ion Exchange is another company engaged in water treatment.


(Ritz) #4

you can research about Ducon Infratech --> pollution reduction theme


(ValueInvestor_1) #5

This is a major interest for me as well. From what I know, sustainability investors are looking for companies in some of the following categories globally:

  1. Companies who have a strong sustainability roadmap which is global and long term: Walmart and Unilever come to mind - even though their products, packaging, etc is nowhere near green as of now.

  2. Companies who are doing triple bottom line accounting where environmental and social impact is also given a preference

  3. Companies who have actual green or alternative products e.g. solar, LEDs (?), jute, organic food etc that you mentioned.

Coming to the Indian markets, apart from the sustainability mantra percolating to MNCs from their HQ, and some preliminary or naam ke waste initiatives (e.g. Godrej’s green building initiative, or sustainability reports of Wipro, etc), I have NOT seen any major thrust on green from any Indian companies.

Yes, companies are trying to be energy efficient and reduce carbon footprint, but I know of no company that does extensive carbon accounting and aggressively tries to reduce it.

Would love to keep exchaging notes on this.


(phreak) #6

I have a fairly green portfolio with these stocks - Suzlon Energy (Wind power), Ujaas Energy (Solar power), VA Tech Wabag (water treatment), Cerebra Integrated Technologies (e-Waste). Picked all of them cheap at the bottom of the curve last year.


(Jignesh Vayda) #7

Dear all,

There is more than Rs.1 trillion opportunity in flue gas desulphurisation opportunity in thermal power plants to be completed before 2022.

Request the seniors to throw some light on the companies in this business apart from Ducon infratechnologies.

There has been a run up in Ducon after the promoter has pledged his shares to infuse capital in the company to bid for more contracts.


(Darkwanderer79) #8

Green stocks need the regulatory push to become attractive…

Cerebra Integrated (e-waste)…tracking position
Yash Papers - bio-degradable eating ware range
Vikas Ecotech (lead free pipes)…let go with losses post q4fy18 results