Labour and ESG reporting

While much of the focus on ESG in recent times has centred around the environment, labour has not received the kind of attention it deserves. While Health and Safety has been a common theme in most sustainability/ESG reporting, several other issues deserve a closer look. Much of the corporate reporting on these issues tend toContinue reading “Labour and ESG reporting”

Corporate Boards and Net Zero

The shift to net zero is urgent, and boards have a critical role in guiding companies. Yet many of the board members have little training or background in sustainability. The boards need to reskill – something that we highlight in our book Shift: Decisions for a Net Zero World. The table below presents a worryingContinue reading “Corporate Boards and Net Zero”

A Balance Sheet tells a Net Zero Story

Banks and financial institutions have almost zero emissions. So do most companies in the service industry. Their balance sheet can guide them in their journey towards net zero. Let us take the case of an insurance company (hypothetical, of course). An insurance company collects money from its policyholders by way of a premium. The companyContinue reading “A Balance Sheet tells a Net Zero Story”

Green Transition Metals and Net Zero

There are several metals critical to green technologies. Copper and nickel are called established metals. Trading in these metals has been taking place for over a century. Then, there are rising metals like lithium and cobalt where there is no established trading on exchanges.  However, they have become crucial for their role in green transitionContinue reading “Green Transition Metals and Net Zero”

Agriculture and Net Zero

Manufacturing industries have been a focus for reducing carbon emissions. However, agriculture also has its fair share of emissions. Agriculture contributes up to 24% of GHG emissions worldwide. Moreover, the contribution of agriculture in methane emissions is 25-30% — the highest in any human-related activity. Hence reducing emissions in agriculture becomes critical. 49% of emissionsContinue reading “Agriculture and Net Zero”