A graduate of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Jason Vij Bajaj studied finance and Japanese. Following graduation, Jason Bajaj joined the Osiris Group, a private equity firm. Jason Bajaj’s firm deals mainly with impact investing, an area of finance dedicated to benevolence and social change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently published the first of three volumes of its fifth Assessment Report, which discussed the impact of investing, as well as government policy response and leadership. Topics included the Green Movement and public opinion regarding the practice of impact investing to reduce the effects of climate change. In terms of corporate impact on climate change, large multinational companies need to respond to new regulations that will stem from the new IPCC report, most importantly the need to meet green profiles during operations. Sustainability is becoming a core value in the corporate world of the United States, and reduced carbon emissions will be the main focus of companies nationwide. This tool to combat climate change is sure to attract the attention of impact investing both in the United States and around the world.
An experienced investment professional, Jason Vij Bajaj sits on the board of directors of the Osiris Group. Jason Bajaj serves in this position after accumulating extensive experience in the Asian market. At the Osiris Group, globalization is seen as an opportunity for investors to positively impact emerging markets in Asia. Noting that the most successful Asian economies have grown by importing world knowledge and using that knowledge to fill a need, firm leaders have created a platform for individuals and organizations to support this process in current developing economies. This process, known in the industry as “impact investing,” seeks to effect positive change by providing the resources needed to encourage the growth of high-potential companies. To accomplish this end, the Osiris Group has taken a multifaceted approach, which involves balanced portfolio building, strategic asset allocation, and incorporation of strong government frameworks. As a result, the firm has created not only a resource for risk-adjusted investment returns but also a growing global business infrastructure based on information sharing. The firm thus works toward a financial future where these investments have grown not only the target nations' economies and the businesses themselves, but also a worldwide business system that makes positive use of government institutions and corporate activity.