The Sustainability Business Case: Changing the Conversation between Companies and Investors

Companies and investors are increasingly engaging on sustainability. The recent moves on climate issues made by Royal Dutch Shell, Glencore, and BP show how investor pressure (and in particular the Climate Action 100+ investor group) is helping shape corporate behavior. Last month, for the first time in its 30-year history, the nonprofit sustainability organization Ceres

The New Age of Corporate Scandals

Is corporate America more ‘scandal-prone’ than Europe? An interesting piece by the Economist suggests this is the case, and thus far the ‘financial cost’ to the companies involved has been limited. “The total market value of American firms involved in big incidents that have become public since 2016 is $1.54trn. At least 200m consumers have

Inherent Innovation: Financing Education via Pursuit Bonds

Inherent Foundation helped create and invested in an innovative financing structure called Pursuit Bonds, which are helping provide workforce training to those with great potential and great need via the Pursuit organization. ‘So far, the graduate placement rate exceeds Inherent’s assumptions, the default rate is lower, and the average salary of the repaying graduates is