Dr. Kaushik Sridhar

ESG

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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The impacts of greater ESG performance

Reading Time: 3 minutes First published on Pro Bono News Environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis can be complex. When taking ESG considerations into account, it is not just a case of evaluating the products and services provided by a company, but also its behaviour, conduct, supply chain and other considerations in running the business. ESG analysis must also …

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ESG – a groundswell that’s here to stay

Reading Time: 3 minutes First published on Pro Bono News Ten years ago, ESG was a grassroots initiative. Today, it is top-down. Ten years ago, issues of corporate social responsibility (CSR) – such as measuring carbon footprints, socially responsive company policies, or ethical supply chains – might have been championed by activist employees or customers, but they were not …

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From Sustainability & CSR to ESG

Reading Time: 2 minutes First published on Pro Bono News ESG vs Sustainability You’ll often hear environmental, social and governance (ESG) and sustainability in the same sentence — in some cases, you might even see them used interchangeably. But they are not the same thing. When it comes to disclosing and benchmarking data, there’s actually a remarkable difference between …

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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 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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