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Is inequality the new risk benchmark?

Reading Time: 3 minutes First published on Pro Bono News. Disclosing, assessing and ultimately taking action to tackle climate and nature risk has steadily marched into the mainstream of the financial and corporate world in recent years. Guidelines set out by the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and Task Force on Nature-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) widely regarded as …

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ESG: what’s in a name?

Reading Time: 3 minutes First published in Pro Bono News. In a field replete with acronyms, one, ESG, has quickly become part of the lexicon of long-term investors. From an investment perspective, ESG presents a win-win proposition for institutional investors and companies. But while there is more awareness of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues these days, there is …

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ESG: a material advantage

Reading Time: 3 minutes First published in Pro Bono News. ESG investing is all the rage. However, aspects can polarise opinion. One of the most heated corners of the debate is the thorny and slippery subject of performance: does ESG investing result in better performance? A seemingly simple question but sadly there isn’t a simple answer. As ESG considerations …

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The ESG Obligation

Reading Time: 3 minutes First published on Pro Bono News. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) norms have moved from the margin to centre-stage. At the same time, ESG compliance has become an increasingly complex and challenging regulatory environment for companies to navigate. Inadequate or substandard data does not suffice. When businesses consider a new investment, product, or service provider, …

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Elon Musk vs ESG

Reading Time: 4 minutes First published in Pro Bono News. In late May, Tesla was removed from the S&P 500 ESG index. In a blog post, Standard & Poors (S&P) explained that Tesla’s “lack of a low-carbon strategy” and “codes of business conduct”, along with racism and poor working conditions reported at Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California, affected its overall …

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Delivering that “Knockout” Presentation

Reading Time: 5 minutes “The two most important sentences in any presentation are the first and the last.” In both formal and informal settings you are always presenting, that is, attempting to change someone’s viewpoint by speaking. To prepare your presentation, precisely follow this sequence of steps: 1. Decide What Your “Knockout Result” Would Be This is the absolutely ideal …

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