Dr. Kaushik Sridhar

ESG analysis is important, but not the holy grail

Reading Time: 3 minutes First Published in Pro Bono News. As environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and ratings continue to gain momentum among mainstream asset owners and managers,  it’s important to recognise that comparing different companies’ ESG credentials is akin to comparing apples and pears. Evidence of momentum can be seen in the actions of big investment research and …

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10 Tips to Improved Time Management

Reading Time: 4 minutes “Successful people take immediate action on almost every item they encounter. They know that to be efficient, they want to expend the least possible amount of time and mental energy processing things.” 1. “Time Is Your Most Valuable and Scarcest Resource” As a CEO irked by constant interruptions, author Kevin Kruse posted a large sign …

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ESG: In it for the Long Haul

Reading Time: 3 minutes First published on Pro Bono News Pursuing the meaningful but long-term work in the ESG field can be a difficult journey. It is undeniable that “ESG” is an amorphous concept that is dominating conversations in financial markets. As a broad umbrella term “ESG” refers to the environmental, social and governance factors which contribute to a …

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The Emotional Life of Your Brain

Reading Time: 2 minutes Every person’s “Emotional Style” is unique, like fingerprints or snowflakes. Your style determines how you react  (mental health) to what life throws at you. Developing areas of expertise by repetition – such as playing the piano or navigating city streets as a taxi driver – increases activity and patterns in corresponding areas of the brain. …

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The impacts of greater ESG performance

Reading Time: 3 minutes First published on Pro Bono News Environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis can be complex. When taking ESG considerations into account, it is not just a case of evaluating the products and services provided by a company, but also its behaviour, conduct, supply chain and other considerations in running the business. ESG analysis must also …

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ESG – a groundswell that’s here to stay

Reading Time: 3 minutes First published on Pro Bono News Ten years ago, ESG was a grassroots initiative. Today, it is top-down. Ten years ago, issues of corporate social responsibility (CSR) – such as measuring carbon footprints, socially responsive company policies, or ethical supply chains – might have been championed by activist employees or customers, but they were not …

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