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”

Climate Bad Banks for Stranded Assets

Stranded assets are becoming a reality. Take the case of thermal coal. It is widely recognised that thermal coal is no longer a growth opportunity. This is coupled with the fact that debt financing grew sharply and leverage ratios have skyrocketed. A bulk of financing for thermal power plants has come from debt. With thermal power plantsContinue reading “Climate Bad Banks for Stranded Assets”

Basics of Social Cost of Carbon

Governments have many policy options to curb carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and slow down global warming. There are a wide range of estimates of costs that these policies will impose on governments and taxpayers. If the government doesn’t do anything or do much, society will inevitably pay the price. According to a study by theContinue reading “Basics of Social Cost of Carbon”