Tag Archive for: ESG

Business and Human Rights: Key Challenges for 2023

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In the United States and worldwide, events in the last year have eroded protections of human rights, creating greater responsibilities for leading global companies.

Breaking the Fever: A Conversation with Wall Street Veteran and Whistleblower Desiree Fixler

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In this episode of our Breaking the Fever podcast, we speak with Desiree Fixler about her time at DWS and her experience as a whistleblower, as well as the evolution of Wall Street culture over two decades, and being a woman in finance.

A Virtual Dialogue on the Future of ESG

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In June, r3.0, a global common good not-for-profit platform (“Redesign for Resilience and Regeneration”) held an asynchronous dialogue with people they see as “positive mavericks” in the ESG space. The event, you could say, was…

Sustainability, Professional Responsibility, and Business Ethics with Alison Taylor

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In this episode of the Sustainable Minds podcast, hosts Gary Baker and Roxanne "Rocket" White are joined by Alison Taylor.

What The Economist Gets Wrong About ESG

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The Economist published an eight-part series last month on ESG investing.

The Most Egregious Failure in ESG

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A major stock index that tracks sustainable investments dropped electric vehicle-maker Tesla from its list in May 2022—but it kept oil giant ExxonMobil.

Compliance Officers as “Ministers for the Future”

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In The Ministry for the Future, science-fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson draws a truly harrowing picture of the cataclysmic harm that climate change could inflict on our planet in the not-so-distant future. His tale is also about…

Does Tesla Deserve to Be Treated as an ESG Champion?

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If ESG investing is to fulfill its promise of encouraging better corporate behavior, it needs a better “S” framework. In January, Tesla, a company with a market capitalization of more than $1 trillion, announced “breakthrough” 2021…

ESG and the Risk of Moral Licensing

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One study on consumer behavior suggested that shoppers who brought their own bags felt licensed to buy more junk food. We are entering an era of unprecedented Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) imperatives, which will hopefully…

Any True ESG Focus on Executive Pay Needs a Link to Employee Engagement

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Too often “of material value to shareholders” is used as the great duck out on fundamental questions of human values. More than half of the 100 Financial Times Stock Exchange CEOs have had their salaries frozen this year. The news comes…