War and ESG

The Russia-Ukraine war has thrown up several issues around ESG. Given that the EU is neighbour to the warring parties, the impact of war is direct. But the war also has ramifications around the world. So let us look at some implications for ESG. Emissions: The recent IPCC report highlighted the urgency to reduce GHGContinue reading “War and ESG”

Green Methanol and Shift to Net Zero

China, the United States and India are amongst the largest greenhouse gas emitters and their efforts to mitigate climate change come under great scrutiny. India, for instance, plans to become carbon neutral by 2070 and projects carbon emission reduction by one billion tonnes by 2030. China has somewhat similar goals. However, newer technologies are requiredContinue reading “Green Methanol and Shift to Net Zero”

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”