Dr. Kaushik Sridhar

ESG – What does it mean?

Reading Time: 3 minutes First published on Pro Bono News What does it mean? ESG refers to the environmental, social, and governance practices of an investment that may have a material impact on the performance of that investment. The integration of ESG factors is used to enhance traditional financial analysis by identifying potential risks and opportunities beyond technical valuations. …

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What can I do in 90 seconds that will be useful for the rest of my life?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Think about the last time you were angry? If you’re like most, it probably went something like this… That’s not right, how can they do that? You begin thinking about it. It makes you angry. You feel slighted, irritated and mad. Your heart rate rises, you begin feeling an impulse to yell or argue; you …

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Though We Are Oceans Apart, Our Hearts Are Connected

Reading Time: 3 minutes COVID-19 affects every aspect of life. Even if you haven’t lost your job or taken a pay cut, your personal life is still affected in one way or another. Long distance relationships and globalisation go hand-in-hand. A married couple might be divided by jobs in two different countries. Parents and their child/children might be divided …

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Surrender to the experience: 14 emotions during 14 days in quarantine

Reading Time: 5 minutes Quarantine is often an unpleasant experience for those who undergo it. Separation from loved ones, the loss of freedom, uncertainty over disease status, and boredom can, on occasion, create dramatic effects. Suicide has been reported, substantial anger generated, and lawsuits brought following the imposition of quarantine in previous outbreaks. The potential benefits of mandatory mass …

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How to embed sustainability across a business effectively

Reading Time: 4 minutes Companies usually take on and achieve sustainability goals in three stages: Complying with regulations – Companies have no choice in this area; they must obey the law. Regulations are often the impetus behind sustainability initiatives. Achieving competitive advantage – This is necessary if you want your business operations to make a profit. Social, economic and …

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Threat to the Ecosystem and “Human System”

Reading Time: 2 minutes Threats to the Ecosystem The public often learns about the potential impacts of climate change through “photogenic species such as coral and polar bears,” but scientists know the damage to ecosystems is much more far-reaching in its potential impact. A 2°-3°C [3.6°-5.4°F] rise in temperature puts nearly one-third of all plants and animals at “high …

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What is the Business Case for Sustainability?

Reading Time: 6 minutes People and institutions want their work, their investments and their patronage to align with their values. Making that level of sustainability an integral part of your culture requires infusing every business practice and process with an awareness of your environmental and social responsibility. Sustainably oriented businesses do better than their less sustainably minded competitors. To …

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