Few would disagree with the fact that ESG concerns have rarely garnered more attention than right now, yet the ‘social’ aspect of risk remains the least referenced and measured aspect of the ESG discipline.
With the very welcome and intensifying public interest in climate change and the risks it presents to businesses large and small, I have received numerous questions covering the entire spectrum of climate-related risks. This piece was developed to facilitate and expedite understanding of climate change and climate-related risks, intended for those seeking an entry-level understanding of the subject for their business needs or those with a general interest in the subject.
Burning platform? Tipping Point? Code red for humanity? Mutual suicide pact? It doesn’t really matter how you choose to describe this week’s report from the IPCC. It is the starkest warning yet about climate change.
What will it take to convince the world that we are on the brink? How many more scenes of devastation and destruction will it take to persuade us of the impending reality of a possibly unlivable planet, caused by extreme weather events? Whether it be the record temperatures and recent wildfires in the northwest of…
As planet earth retreated into phase one lockdown last year, the global consulting firm Bain, very presciently pronounced “Covid-19 was a dress rehearsal for climate change”. While this remains true and will be an enduring headline, 2020 will also be remembered as the year that the Environmental, Social and Governance (or ESG) agenda took center stage in boardrooms and businesses around the world.
The latest move to require suppliers to develop Science Based Targets (SBTi) could have a profound impact on reducing corporate Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors are being used increasingly by the investor and finance communities to assess the sustainability and risk profile of companies.
There is increasing pressure on organizations to demonstrate and display their social credentials, underscored in 2020 when the pandemic highlighted both known and unknown social inequalities.
Strong company governance structures drive value-creation
Governance covers a range of matters including tax strategy, corporate risk management, executive compensation, donations and political lobbying, corruption and disclosure.