The Value Reporting Foundation is pleased to announce that Rajib Basu has joined the organization as a senior advisor on a volunteer basis from India. In his professional capacity he is engaged with PwC in India, where he is currently serving as a Partner.
Working closely with the Value Reporting Foundation’s Director of Corporate Outreach and Head of Asia Pacific Outreach, Mr. Basu will reach out to companies, membership organizations and other intermediaries such as consultants, communicate with issuers and others and participate in VRF’s corporate contact events for prospective adopters and other third-party events in the region.
Mr. Basu is a renowned Chartered Accountant and post Graduate Diploma holder from the Indian Institute of Management with specialisation in Finance and Valuation. With 24 years’ experience and a resume including KPMG and most recently PwC, his sector experience includes Power and Utilities, Metal and Mining, Consumer and Retail Sector, Pharma, IT and ITeS.
In his professional engagements, Mr. Basu advises Audit Committees, CEOs and Executive Management on risk management, financial control systems and impact of governance on enterprise value. He specializes in advising on metrics, systems and processes that support the business strategy and financial reporting of his clients. He also interacts with various Chambers of Commerce and industry bodies on contemporary topics in governance, compliance, managing enterprise risks and ESG.
He has been a Chevening Gurukul Fellow from the University of Oxford.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Basu said: “I am indeed privileged to be associated with the Value Reporting Foundation (VRF) in the capacity of their volunteer India Senior Advisor.
Globally, large investors are demanding standardised, comparable and industry-relevant data for evaluating the sustainability factors of their investment options. Consequently, adoption of sustainability disclosure is picking up pace across the globe and the VRF has been doing leading-edge work in this rapidly evolving domain.
The Indian corporate sector, which has been a preferred investment destination for global investors, will need to quickly adapt to this change. I see my role as a great opportunity for exchanging knowledge with corporates and other professionals about the VRF, and the guidance that it provides through its standards and other resources, while they embrace this change,” he says.
The Value Reporting Foundation welcomes Mr. Basu and looks forward to collaborating with him.