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The Investor Relations Officer for a Net Zero World

Companies are facing a brutal assault from many fronts: Activist investors like Engine no. 1 has brought oil majors to its knees. Large institutional investors like BlackRock, Vanguard are pushing companies to up their ESG game. Customers are up in arms and are pushing companies through their role as shareholders in making their products andContinue reading “The Investor Relations Officer for a Net Zero World”

The Evolution of Materiality: Double to Dynamic

Materiality is a fundamental concept in accounting. A piece of information is material if it influences someone’s decision. According to the US SEC, if the information on a company is material, it should be disclosed if a reasonable person considers it important.Information that is material in one setting may not be material in another. Typically,Continue reading “The Evolution of Materiality: Double to Dynamic”

Linking Executive Compensation and ESG: Navigating a Minefield

ESG issues are shaking up boards and CEOs. As a result, companies are increasingly considering tying CEO compensation to ESG issues. Some of the marquee companies that link executive compensation to ESG include Apple, McDonald’s, Rio Tinto, Royal Dutch Shell, and Unilever. European and British companies have taken the lead. According to a survey byContinue reading “Linking Executive Compensation and ESG: Navigating a Minefield”

SROI: Tackling the Measurement Challenge

The concept of Social Return on Investment (SROI) emerged from the work done by the Roberts Enterprise Development Foundation (REDF). Originally intended for large social enterprises, over time it has been fine-tuned to meet the requirements of various types of organisations. SROI is an outcomes-based measurement tool that helps organisations to understand and quantify theContinue reading “SROI: Tackling the Measurement Challenge”

Blockchains and responsible business

Contracts, transaction and their record form the foundation of our economic, legal and political systems. They help protect assets and set boundaries of an organisation. They are critical to establishing the and verifying identities and chronicling events. They govern interactions among organisations, communities, and individuals. And, they guide managerial and social action. The digital transformationContinue reading “Blockchains and responsible business”

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