Dr. Kaushik Sridhar

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How do you know someone’s true personality

Reading Time: 3 minutes We’ve all been there: struck by someone’s charm or charisma, only to be left confused by a later display of coldness or selfishness. This disconnect between initial impression and true nature is a common human experience. So, how do we see past the carefully curated facade and glimpse the authentic person beneath? While there’s no […]

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Greenwashing’s Sly Cousin: The Rise of Sustainability Laundering

Reading Time: 3 minutes First published on WION News. Over the last decade, there has been a surge in consumer interest in sustainability, driven by growing awareness of environmental and social issues. Companies, eager to capitalise on this trend, have increasingly adopted the language of environmental and social responsibility. However, alongside this trend, a concerning practice has emerged: sustainability

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The year of compliance: Mandatory disclosures ignite a sustainability reporting revolution

Reading Time: 4 minutes First published on WION News. The winds of change are howling through the corporate landscape, and sustainability is no longer a whisper in the boardroom but a booming clarion call. 2023 witnessed a surge in demands for greater transparency, particularly around environmental impact and climate-related risks. This tide is now cresting in the form of

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BlackRock’s ESG Enigma: Pragmatism or Pivot in Larry Fink’s 2024 Letter?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Larry Fink, the influential CEO of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, sent ripples through the financial world with his recently released 2024 annual letter to investors.  Fink’s pronouncements are dissected by analysts and investors alike, given BlackRock’s immense control over trillions of dollars in global investment.  However, this year’s letter sparked a particular intrigue

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Deeper integration with company balance sheet: Where ESG meets finance in the age of climate action

Reading Time: 4 minutes First published in WION News (March 2024). The traditional balance sheet, while valuable, offers a limited perspective in today’s dynamic context. Integrating ESG considerations compels companies to move beyond purely financial metrics and embrace a holistic valuation framework. This framework factors in the company’s impact on the environment, its social responsibility, and its governance practices.

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Shedding Light on Shadows: Supply Chain Transparency and the Looming Lens of Scope 3 Emissions

Reading Time: 4 minutes For years, corporate climate reports have resembled neatly framed portraits, carefully cropped to exclude the messy tangle of their supply chains. This intentional blind spot, aptly known as Scope 3 emissions, encompasses the vast majority – often exceeding 90% – of a company’s greenhouse gas footprint. But whispers of discontent are swelling into demands for

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2024: When ESG sheds its baby teeth and takes a bionic bite

Reading Time: 4 minutes First published on Wion News: 31 January 2024 Year 2023 served as a crucible for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles. Amidst the roar of mainstream media scrutiny and scepticism, whispers of greenwashing and accusations of hypocrisy swirled. Yet, under this intense heat, something remarkable happened: ESG emerged stronger, its core essence solidified. Year 2024,

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The Profound Significance of Pronouncing Someone’s Name Correctly

Reading Time: 2 minutes Names are more than just a combination of letters; they hold profound cultural, social, and personal significance. Pronouncing someone’s name correctly is an essential act of respect and validation. It demonstrates that we value their identity, embrace diversity, and fosters a sense of belonging. In this article, we will delve into the importance of pronouncing

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Small Details, Big Impact: The Power of Tiny Actions

Reading Time: 4 minutes In a world where grand gestures and monumental achievements often steal the spotlight, it’s easy to underestimate the impact of small things. We’re conditioned to celebrate big wins, major milestones, and grand acts of heroism while overlooking the subtle, seemingly insignificant details that shape our daily lives. However, when we take a closer look, we

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