Sustainability transformation: how to do well, but also do good

Alice is the CEO of a well-established telecommunications company. Last year, the board of directors decided unanimously that it was time to join the wave of companies making strong statements about their commitment to achieve net zero by 2030. The truth is that making such statements can be daunting. While …

How green are your portfolios? What the Green Asset Ratio is trying to achieve

Banks are increasingly reporting on their future contribution towards sustainability. The most common public commitment is their ambition to redirect capital flows towards sustainable investments as part of the lending business. This is where the green asset ratio comes into place as it shows how green banks’ portfolios are. But …

It’s now or never: Convergence of the ESG Reporting Ecosystem and calls to action

The world needs globally accepted sustainability reporting standards to ensure transparent, comparable information for all stakeholders – businesses, investors, customers, employees, suppliers, regulators and governments. The quality of ESG reporting should be as high as it is for financial reporting and should be capable of being assured. This ensures a …

The importance of materiality when assessing sustainability risks

There is no one single definition for sustainability risks but most experts  agree on two facts: sustainability risks aren’t simple to address and the scarcity and reliability of data to assess them are a common issue. According to the SFDR (sustainable finance disclosure regulation), “Sustainability risk means an environmental, social …

“Tax”, a much needed prefix for our greener future

Everlasting growth has been the panacea of the socio-economic model we live in today, a logic not unlike the big bang theory expansion. However, this single idea is increasingly blamed for fueling the latest global economic crises and for aggravating the climate issues we face today. This criticism comes at …

The corporate responsibility of technology

Think of corporate responsibility. Then, situations linked to people, nature, pollution, climate change and philanthropy come to your mind. Now, think of technology, and smartphones, drones, virtual reality and, almost unavoidably, artificial intelligence are recalled. We tend to dissociate them because, in principle, they belong to different dimensions, the real …

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