Profit and Purpose

In the movie Other People’s Money, an exciting debate between Larry the Liquidator (Danny Devito) and Andrew Jorgensen (Gregory Peck) highlights the current discussion of the trade-offs between profit and purpose. Larry the Liquidator insists that the prime objective of business is to make money, while Andrew Jorgensen stresses the needs of the stakeholders. CompaniesContinue reading “Profit and Purpose”

Deep-Sea Mining, Renewables and Sustainability

The ocean bed holds the key to many of the world’s challenges. For example, some of the materials used in clean-energy technology come from the deep sea bed. The world population is increasing and likely to reach 9.6 billion by 2050. The increased population will have higher energy requirements. The climate crisis that we faceContinue reading “Deep-Sea Mining, Renewables and Sustainability”

Regenerative Agriculture for Fashion

Fashion consumers are increasingly becoming inclined towards sustainable fashion. This trend requires designers, product developers, merchandisers and buyers to decide on sustainable origin materials. Regenerative agriculture provides a solution. Regenerative agriculture is a system of farming principles and practices that seeks to rehabilitate and enhance the farm’s entire ecosystem by placing a heavy premium onContinue reading “Regenerative Agriculture for Fashion”

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”

Recycling Cosmetics

Every household has a cabinet in the bathroom that is overflowing with cosmetics. Earlier cosmetics were the preserve of women. However, increasingly men are taking to cosmetics leading to competition for the space in that cabinet.  The global cosmetics market was valued at $380.2 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach $463.5 billion byContinue reading “Recycling Cosmetics”