3 trends shaping corporate renewable energy buying

Driven by both societal and customer demands, companies around the world are increasingly acting on sustainability issues. Buying renewable energy is perhaps the most important method for corporate leaders to reduce emissions impacting climate. Read on as we explore three ways renewable energy can be purchased and outline the key …

All you need to know about Vietnam’s Decree 80 for SMEs

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) comprise a huge part of Vietnam’s economy – accounting for 50% of all employment and 98% of all enterprises. The 2018 Law on Support for Small and Medium Enterprises No 04/2017/QH14 did well to increase support for SMEs through government, organisation, and private-funded programs. However, …

A guide to the economy of Malaysia

Malaysia has evolved from an economy that focused on natural resources into one of Southeast Asia’s biggest economic powerhouses over the course of a few decades. Originally known for its rich natural commodities such as petroleum and palm oil, Malaysia has moved beyond these industries and branched into the world …

What can businesses do to create a successful CSR strategy?

CSR, or corporate social responsibility, is a business model or strategy that helps a company to become socially responsible and accountable. According to one study, nearly half of consumers are looking for brands that are leading the way to make the world a better place. However, while many companies talk …

What is greenwashing? And how to avoid it.

Greenwashing is a marketing strategy that allows companies to cash in on the popularity of sustainability by making themselves appear more eco-friendly than they really are. Greenwashing is a common tactic employed in many sectors, which results in customers and consumers mistakenly believing that they are investing in a company, …

India pledges net zero emissions by 2070

At the recent global climate talks at COP26 in Glasgow, India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, announced the country’s target for net-zero carbon emissions He stated that India would cut emissions to net-zero by the year 2070, overstepping the goal set by 20 years. Important points on India’s stance: After the …

Relationship revealed between capital and a sustainable future

A recent report issued by the World Bank states that economic growth is unsustainable unless natural and human capital are considered alongside traditional measures, such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Report highlights Natural and human capital must be evaluated, not just GDP. The report aims to inform policymakers. Human capital …

Understanding HR policies in India

Having good HR practices and policies is essential to any successful business. However, when opening a business in a new country, it is even more critical to ensure that your company operates within the political and cultural HR norms. Not doing so risks alienating potential talent in the labour market …

Five ways the UK plans to meet its net-zero goals by 2050

The UK government has revealed an economy-wide strategy to meet its 2050 net-zero emissions goal. This comes after the Climate Change Committee alerted the government earlier this year that the country was behind on its target to meet its net-zero goals. The new strategy focuses more heavily on green public …

New amendments: UAE Commercial Companies Law of 2015

The landscape of how business is founded looks to be changing across the UAE following some major amendments to the Commercial Companies Law of 2015. Companies in the UAE can now be 100 per cent owned by a foreign national. Following a slew of amendments to the policy, foreign ownership …

Labour Codes in India – An Overview Code on Social Security

The year 2019 and 2020 saw the unification of the Indian labour laws into 4 labour codes segregating 29 central laws into 4 segments This consolidation of laws as we know aims at bringing in ease of doing business. As India nears the implementation of the codes in the coming …

Labour Codes in India – An overview Code on Wages

The year 2019 and 2020 saw the unification of the Indian labour laws into 4 labour codes segregating 29 central laws into 4 segments This consolidation of laws as we know aims at bringing in ease of doing business. As India nears the implementation of the codes in the coming …

Union Budget 2021

On 30th January, Economic Survey 2020-21 was tabled by India’s Hon’ble Finance Minister (FM), Nirmala Sitharaman. PREFACE On 30th January, Economic Survey 2020-21 was tabled by India’s Hon’ble Finance Minister (FM), Nirmala Sitharaman. Dedicated to the immortal human spirit of grit and compassion of India’s frontline COVID-19 warriors, the Survey …

Labour Code Reforms – A Synopsis

The Indian government had decided to condense 44 existing labour laws into four codes, in June last year The codes involved social security, occupational safety, health and working conditions and industrial relation, of which, the Code on Wages Bill, 2019, has already been passed in the past year. The Rajya …

A Market Overview of Vietnam

Country Indexing and Entity Structure Economic Overview Vietnam has been ranked 8th amongst the 29 best economies to invest in, as per World Bank Strong economic growth is being led by the services sector and industrial activities contributing 75% to the GDP The percentage of trained workers was 77.5% in …

Economic Overview of Indonesia Market

Indonesia’s economic freedom rank is 11 out of 43 countries in the APAC region. Its overall score is above regional and global averages Indonesia is the 2nd largest tin exporter and one of the world’s leading thermal coal exporters Around 50% of the Indonesian population is below the age of …

Can CSR Help India Achieve its Development Goals?

Washington, D.C. India’s philanthropic landscape has seen remarkable change and growth in the last 6 years, due to the amendment to the Companies Act which made India the first country in the world to mandate Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The amendment, passed in 2014, mandates companies with either a net …

Sannam S4 expands to Gurugram

We are proud to announce that our fifth Business Centre was launched this morning in Gurugram, India. The Centre was inaugurated by Stephen Harvey, Non-Executive Director at Sannam S4. On the occasion, Steve said “I’m proud, delighted and excited to be here today, with my colleagues, to declare our fifth …

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce joins forces with Sannam S4

Award winning India market specialist Sannam S4 has finalised a partnership with Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce As part of this partnership, Sannam S4 will be supporting members of Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce as they look to work with India, thereby supporting the Chamber’s efforts to support members as …

Sannam S4 Supports U.S.-India Small Business Forum

Sannam S4 supports U.S. Department of Commerce, Government of India and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to boost U.S.-India trade and investment between small and medium-sized businesses With a long standing commitment to supporting the target of achieving $500bn of two-way trade and investment between India and the United …