ESG – What does it mean?

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.Continue reading “ESG – What does it mean?”

“Lives or Livelihoods” – The social cost of COVID-19

Theodore Roosevelt once said, “The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created a moral crisis for policy-makers struggling to choose between “lives” and “livelihoods”, “mortality or poverty” i.e. between mitigating the public health fallout and averting an economic depression. This article isContinue reading ““Lives or Livelihoods” – The social cost of COVID-19″

Money Makes the World Go Round, or Does It?

Comparing rates of happiness across countries can be tricky, given cultural, economic and social differences that testing may not capture. However, while some “outliers” defy the idea that wealthier nations are happier – Nigeria is very happy; Japan, not so much – other factors, such as age, marriage and jobs, regularly show up in happinessContinue reading “Money Makes the World Go Round, or Does It?”