Dr. Kaushik Sridhar

ESG

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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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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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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Green Hushing: The Deceptive Silence

Reading Time: 2 minutes In recent years, there has been a growing trend of corporations embracing environmentalism and showcasing their commitment to sustainability. This shift, known as “greenwashing,” involves companies presenting themselves as environmentally responsible while often failing to back up their claims with substantial actions. However, a more insidious phenomenon has emerged alongside greenwashing, called “green hushing.” Green

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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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Risks or Realities?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ready for the word of 2023? Polycrisis (a cluster of related global risks with compounding impacts and unpredictable consequences). Not a new word (I know) but one that can be spun out of control (by you know who…). Crises have always rippled out into the world around them, creating far-off and sometimes unanticipated effects. However,

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