Dr. Kaushik Sridhar

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Year 2024 is when Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles shed baby teeth and take bionic bite

Reading Time: 4 minutes First published on Wion News: 31 January 2024 Year 2023 served as a crucible for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles. Amidst the roar of mainstream media scrutiny and scepticism, whispers of greenwashing and accusations of hypocrisy swirled. Yet, under this intense heat, something remarkable happened: ESG emerged stronger, its core essence solidified. Year 2024, […]

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Has ESG always been important or has something changed?

Reading Time: 2 minutes ESG factors have always been important to some extent, but their significance and recognition have evolved over time. Initially, companies primarily focused on financial performance and shareholder returns, paying relatively less attention to environmental and social impacts. However, several factors have contributed to the increased importance of ESG in recent years: Growing Awareness and Concerns:

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What are ESG communications?

Reading Time: 2 minutes First published on Pro Bono News. When it comes to talking about “sustainability,” different people use multiple names and terms to mean many different things, which is a bit confusing. So to be clear, when we use the terms “environmental, social and governance,” or  “ESG,” and “corporate social responsibility,” or “CSR,” we essentially mean communications

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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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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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