Dr. Kaushik Sridhar

The Importance of Nature in ESG

Reading Time: 2 minutes As the world continues to face significant environmental challenges, there has been a growing focus on the importance of nature as a key component of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) factors. Nature, including biodiversity and ecosystem health, is now being recognized as the next big thing in ESG. In this article, we will explore why […]

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Detach to Elevate

Reading Time: 3 minutes In our fast-paced world, we’re constantly bombarded with stimuli. We chase deadlines, juggle obligations, and strive for control. This relentless pursuit can leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and ultimately, stagnant. However, there’s a powerful counterintuitive approach that can unlock a new level of peace, productivity, and fulfillment: detaching to elevate. Detachment doesn’t imply apathy or

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The Power of Showing Up: Embracing Imperfection and Owning Your Journey

Reading Time: 3 minutes In a world obsessed with hustle culture and the illusion of overnight success, one essential element often gets overlooked: showing up. It may sound simple, but in reality, showing up is a powerful act of courage, commitment, and self-belief. It’s about putting yourself out there, imperfections and all, and actively participating in your own life.

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Being Good Enough Is Good Enough: Embracing Progress Over Perfection

Reading Time: 3 minutes We live in a world obsessed with excellence. From social media feeds showcasing filtered perfection to the relentless pursuit of peak performance, the pressure to be the best can feel constant and crushing. But what if the key to a happier, more fulfilling life lies not in striving for an unattainable ideal, but in embracing

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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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