Keeping Current

Ahila Ganesan, Director of Strategy and Development for Think City, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

ESG and it’s alphabet soup of acronyms

ESG has moved into the mainstream with significant urgency in recent years. However, the alphabet soup of acronyms, GRI, SASB, CDSB, IIRC, TCFD to name a few, in sustainability initiatives and options puts a damper in socialising its very need. This in turn leads to confusion while intimidating and overwhelming anyone wanting to grasp the basics.
January 7, 2022
Ella McCaffrey, Graduate Intern – Researcher, ESG Foundation

Covid-19, Information Technology and Carbon: an insight into the environmental impact of remote and digitalised working patterns

To reduce the transmission of Covid-19, many people and organisations have adopted remote and digitalised styles of communication and work. The daily usage of smartphones, laptops, TVs and tablets has soared since the start of the pandemic. Research by the Statistica Research Department (2021) quantifies these trends, calculating that smartphone and laptop usage have both increased by 46% since Covid-19 hit the United Kingdom.
November 6, 2021
ESG Foundation

ESG Foundation Special Adviser joins Project Wild Gambia

Sarah Neill, a marine biologist and one of the ESG Foundation’s Special Advisors, has recently been appointed the Marine Life Species Leader for Project Wild Gambia. In her new role she will oversee their marine research and feed back to the team on any latest developments in her specialist area, which includes the Atlantic humpback dolphin and sea turtle rehabilitation.
November 6, 2021
Steve Earl

What does ‘green’ really mean?

With COP26 almost upon us, the thoughts of some of the greatest minds of the planet will no doubt be all over our screens in the coming days. Which makes it slightly strange to be quoting hip hop legends Public Enemy in an ESG column. But few assessments would better sum up the state of the greenwashing issue at the moment than “Don’t believe the hype”.
November 6, 2021
Green Party

Greens call on government to bring in carbon tax at COP26

The Green Party is calling on the UK to announce a carbon tax at COP26, describing it as one of the greatest levers to drive change in society. The tax yield will help deliver a social dividend by funding cheap and accessible transport, free home insulation, and a basic income. They are proposing a carbon tax of £100 per tonne of carbon dioxideThe Green Party is calling on the UK to announce a carbon tax at COP26, describing it as one of the greatest levers to drive change in society. The tax yield will help deliver a social dividend by funding cheap and…
October 13, 2021