Investing in India’s Green Economy – New Publication Out Now

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Investing in India’s Green Economy, the latest publication from Dezan Shira & Associates is out now and available for free download through the Asia Briefing Publication Store.

In the dynamic landscape of India’s evolving economy, sustainable growth is not just a choice; it’s a strategic imperative. Embracing equitable resource distribution and cutting-edge technologies like renewables, electric vehicles, and less carbon-intensive infrastructure is increasingly viewed as a positive investment towards climate action, branding, and to meet compliance requirements. Green deals are now understood to bring in higher returns on investment. Foreign enterprises that can provide necessary technology and expertise in these areas will enjoy government support and a wealth of opportunities across the breadth of India’s agriculture, manufacturing, service, and trade sectors. Rohit Kapur, Managing Director, Dezan Shira & Associates India

In this issue:

  • The Scope for Foreign Investment in India’s Green Growth Challenge P. 04
  • Business Opportunities in the Green Tech Market P. 10
  • Environmental Compliance for Companies: Key Legislation and Reporting Norms P. 14

Amid mounting concerns about climate change and environmental impact, policymakers and investors are increasingly prioritizing sustainability goals. These factors not only impact pollution indices and the availability of clean resources but also influence workforce productivity.

Robust economic growth and high-quality development rely on equitable resource distribution and the adoption of emerging technologies, especially as India seeks to achieve net-zero emissions by 2070. Renewables, electric vehicles, resource-efficient buildings, low-carbon transport, and waste management facilities are at the forefront of this paradigm shift, poised to drive future economic expansion.

In this edition of India Briefing Magazine, we offer a comprehensive overview of India’s green economy, showcasing business opportunities and associated challenges. We discuss India’s major environmental goals and opportunities for solution-driven investments as well as the legal and compliance landscape.

Leveraging our extensive experience in supporting foreign companies in Asia, Dezan Shira & Associates is well-positioned to assist your company in attaining its growth in green sectors. With strategically located offices across India, we offer invaluable local insights and expertise. For more information, please contact us at

Investing in India’s Green Economy: Excerpts

Chapter 1

India offers compelling opportunities for foreign investment in its sustainability, environmental, and clean energy sectors. The country has actively entered into several international MoUs aiming to foster collaboration in areas such as renewable energy, water management, waste reduction, and climate change mitigation.

These partnerships, such as those with European countries like Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, and France create avenues for businesses to engage in projects related to preventing air and water pollution, developing smart water resources, and promoting sustainable urban development. Foreign investors can explore collaborations in India’s rapidly growing market, contributing to the country’s sustainable development goals and
capitalizing on diverse opportunities in cleantech and environmental conservation.

Chapter 2

India’s green technology market presents a dynamic and promising investment landscape. As the country continues its journey towards a sustainable future, early investments in innovative and scalable green technologies and the renewables market can provide investors with substantial returns while contributing to India’s environmental goals. However, it is crucial for investors to conduct thorough due diligence, stay informed about market trends, and collaborate with strategic partners to capitalize on the vast opportunities that India presents.

Chapter 3

Businesses aiming to achieve compliance with India’s environmental laws should start by thoroughly understanding and identifying the applicable regulations at national, regional, and local levels. Conducting environmental impact assessments helps in identifying and addressing potential environmental risks associated with operations, especially if planned investments are in industries regarded as hazardous or polluting. Developing and communicating clear environmental policies, along with training employees on these policies, establishes a culture of responsibility. Monitoring and reporting mechanisms, including those tracking ESG compliance, should be established to track key
environmental metrics regularly.

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India Briefing is produced by Dezan Shira & Associates. The firm assists foreign investors throughout Asia from offices across the world, including in Delhi and Mumbai. Readers may write to for more support on doing business in India.

We also maintain offices or have alliance partners assisting foreign investors in Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Italy, Germany, and the United States, in addition to practices in Bangladesh and Russia.