Dr. Kaushik Sridhar

sustainability

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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Elon Musk vs ESG

Reading Time: 4 minutes First published in Pro Bono News. In late May, Tesla was removed from the S&P 500 ESG index. In a blog post, Standard & Poors (S&P) explained that Tesla’s “lack of a low-carbon strategy” and “codes of business conduct”, along with racism and poor working conditions reported at Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California, affected its overall …

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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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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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The 1st Week at COP26 – ‘News’worthy or ‘Noise’worthy

Reading Time: 5 minutes The United Nations has held the “Conference of the Parties,” or COP, for almost three decades, including the landmark 2015 Paris climate summit. This year is the 26th meeting. In that time, urgency has ramped up over greenhouse gas emissions, global warming and human-caused climate change. Some key statistics driving the conversations include: Earth has …

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