In our ESG Quick Takes podcast hosted by Isabel Verkes we feature experts from various backgrounds; getting the Quick Take on specific topics that captured our attention related to sustainable finance, climate and business.
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Tom Gosling: sometimes being virtuous costs money
What interests and incentives can distinguish greenwashing from “ESG as a sidebar to the main business”, from real progress? Tom is an expert in practice and theory, having been a senior partner with PwC, and currently an executive fellow at London Business School. Isabel speaks with Tom about the behavioral economics behind implementing sustainability by corporates and investors. Tom covers a broad range of topics: from aligning fiduciary duty with climate action, to sustainability-linked executive pay practices, the role of the government, as well as how pollution can be internalized. Listen to the podcast to get his refreshing take on sustainability in finance.See more of Tom’s work here.
The next ESG reporting challenge: emerging markets and multi-national conglomerates
In this latest ESG Quick Takes podcast episode, ESG Book’s Isabel Verkes speaks to Tata Consultancy Service’s Navin Rauniar about how multi-sector and emerging market companies approach ESG differently. How can sustainability data be more standardized? What are the limits to that standardization – given the different business environments across the globe? Nav shares his observations, including those based on his work leading sustainability within TCS and the Tata Group.
The role of nature in the corporate climate transition: with WWF-UK CEO Tanya Steele
In this latest ESG Quick Takes podcast episode, ESG Book’s Isabel Verkes speaks to WWF’s Tanya Steele on the role of nature in the corporate climate transition. In the podcast, Tanya discusses the work of WWF UK, and how companies can integrate nature in their net-zero planning.
ESG as common sense: Georg Kell on the future of ESG
In this latest ESG Quick Takes podcast episode, ESG Book’s Isabel Verkes speaks to Georg Kell, Founding Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact. In this episode, Georg tells the story of the creation of the Global Compact, which he established as the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative, and discusses the evolution of ESG as well as the trends that will shape the future of the sustainability and net-zero transition. https://www.forbes.com/sites/georgkell/2023/04/06/the-role-of-voluntary-business-initiatives-in-an-era-of-political-fragmentation/
The ESG Data Market: A US Perspective
As the ESG debate has been heating up in the US, Dow Jones’ Angela Pavlos gives us the perspective of a global media firm with US headquarters. Angela is a product manager and leads the development of ESG data products aiming to help CSOs and investors. Where will the ESG data market go? What role does the media have in this? Tune in to learn more.
Sustainable investing: According to UBS’ Amantia Muhedini
Amantia is the Executive Director of Sustainable and Impact Investing at the UBS Global Wealth Management Chief Investment Office. Prior to UBS, Amantia worked at Morgan Stanley’s Investing with Impact team focusing on impact measurement and product development.