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Lesley Booth

Goldman Sachs

One Million Black Women

This initiative will commit $10 billion in direct investment capital and $100 million in philanthropic support to address the dual disproportionate gender and racial biases that Black women have faced for generations, which have only been exacerbated by the pandemic.
May 8, 2021
Julia Magaud, Graduate Intern – Governance researcher, The ESG Foundation and Rebecca Munro, Graduate Intern – Environmental researcher, The ESG Foundation

How can COVID-19 be an opportunity to boost your ESG performance?

Though COVID-19 pandemic has caused various obstacles for businesses, some companies saw an opportunity to rethink their models and work towards environmental, social and good governance objectives. Drawing on such examples, The ESG Foundation invites you to reflect on 6 ways you too could enhance your businesses’ ESG performance.
May 4, 2021
Whitney Love, Durham University geography graduate, graduate intern in environmental research

Why ESG is here to stay: Moving towards sustainable and ethical business.

Environmental and social governance (ESG) is a set of criteria used in the evaluation of how a company functions, concerning both its people and planet. Incorporating ESG factors in company strategy and objectives is becoming commonplace, particularly with the increasing threat of the climate crisis prompting socially and environmentally conscious behaviour by all.
April 25, 2021
World Economic Forum

Is Chinese business on the cusp of a ‘leapfrog moment’ in ESG reporting?

ESG reporting is now a global trend. China’s ambition to reach peak carbon before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060 will require Chinese companies to start transitioning to a lower-carbon business now. Corporate reporting of a complete set of environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics, including making emission data visible and comparable, will be a key ingredient to help regulators make timely policy decisions, guide capital flows, and enable customers to make informed decisions.
April 21, 2021
Oona Farchy Cambridge graduate and graduate intern in environmental research

Missing ESG reports: The Travel and Tourism Sector

The rising attention given to Environmental, Social Impact and Governance (ESG) criteria within the corporate world is proving to investors that sustainable trends may in fact be profitable. Due in large part to a more ethically-driven generation coming of age, millennial investors want to put their money where their values are and companies are having to (finally) prove their worth through ESG reports.
April 9, 2021