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.
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.
Lesley BoothMay 4, 2021
A global water crisis is looming, and wherever you work we must act now. California is approaching drought yet again - only four years after the state’s last drought ended in 2017.
Lesley BoothMay 3, 2021
In November, the UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). The summit will bring together climate experts, campaigners, and the 197 Parties who form the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). The conference, which was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was to mark 5 years after the Paris Climate Agreement.
Lesley BoothMay 2, 2021
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.
Lesley BoothApril 25, 2021
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.
Lesley BoothApril 21, 2021
Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta’s masterful analysis of how an economic value could be ascribed to nature will surely earn him this year’s Nobel prize for Economics. In the meantime, even if you haven’t the energy to read all 610 pages, Gov.UK has helpfully provided a synopsis here, of the main headlines.
Lesley BoothApril 17, 2021
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.
Lesley BoothApril 9, 2021