Golden Peacock Award For

Golden Peacock Awards Secretariat has great pleasure in inviting applications for the Golden Peacock Award for ESG (GPAESG). The Award Scheme for ESG has been instituted to encourage initiatives in promoting activities relating to ESG.

Not a day passes without us hearing or reading about ESG. It has become an all-pervasive topic today. In 1980s, there was a feeble and sporadic awakening on the damage we humans were doing to the planet. It was like suddenly someone realized that we do not have a Planet B. It is thus being recognized that an excessive focus on profits to the neglect of communities, nature and environment can be self-defeating in the long run. (This has also been reinforced by the COVID pandemic.) Investors also started realizing that the performance of a company must be measured not only on the return to shareholders, but also on how it achieves its environmental, social, and good governance objectives. In recent years, investors have been increasingly factoring the environmental and social footprint of companies in their investment decisions. This stems from a growing awareness that sustainability issues can put the performance of companies at risk. Companies looking to be seen as highly valued are now keen to demonstrate their ESG performance.

Over a period of time, institutional investors started getting vocal on the impact and responsibilities of companies as well as nations on ESG issues — they started advocating for changes, emission reductions, and social issues such as diversity and equality. The concept of ESG then started taking wings.

The Golden Peacock Award on ESG serve as a powerful catalyst for positive change, encouraging organizations to embed sustainability into their core values, strategies, and operations. By celebrating these outstanding achievements, we foster a culture of responsible business practices that benefit not only the organizations themselves but also the wider society and the planet as a whole.

Application Fees

The Application Fee is Rs. 59,500/- + 18% GST, as applicable.

All entries should be addressed to:

Director General
Golden Peacock Awards Secretariat
Institute of Directors
M-56 A, Greater Kailash – II (Market), New Delhi – 110048
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