Dr. Kaushik Sridhar

ESG

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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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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2024: When ESG sheds its baby teeth and takes a 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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Unveiling the True Definition of “Responsible” in Responsible Investing

Reading Time: 2 minutes In recent years, responsible investing has gained significant traction as investors seek to align their financial goals with their ethical and sustainability values. This approach to investing goes beyond traditional financial metrics and takes into account environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors. Central to the concept of responsible investing is the idea of being “responsible.”

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You Can Be What You Can’t See: Embracing the Power of Imagination and Creativity

Reading Time: 3 minutes In a world inundated with visual representations and role models, it is easy to believe that success and achievement are bound by the examples set by those who came before us. We often look to visible figures who have accomplished great feats, hoping to emulate their paths to success. However, there lies a profound truth

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What you need to know when going into an ESG discussion

Reading Time: 3 minutes In recent years, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues have gained significant prominence in the business world. ESG criteria are used to assess a company’s performance and sustainability in areas such as climate change, diversity, human rights, and corporate governance. As stakeholders increasingly demand greater transparency and accountability from organizations, it is crucial for individuals

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