Patrick Healy
October 27, 2022

UN Emissions Gap Report 2022

As growing climate change impacts are experienced across the globe, the message that greenhouse gas emissions must fall is unambiguous. Yet the Emissions Gap Report 2022: The Closing Window – Climate crisis calls for rapid transformation of societies finds that the international community is falling far short of the Paris goals, with no credible pathway to 1.5°C in

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Patrick Healy
October 10, 2022

The Climate Economy Is About to Explode

A new Credit Suisse report suggests that the Inflation Reduction Act (“IRA”) could be even bigger than Congress thinks. The IRA will “will have a profound effect across industries in the next decade and beyond” and could ultimately shape the direction of the American economy, the bank said. The report shows how even after the

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Patrick Healy
September 21, 2022

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Report 2022

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed

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Patrick Healy
September 21, 2022

UN Report: Urgent nature action needed to salvage Sustainable Development Goals

The climate crisis, COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine are threatening to stall progress on several key environmental targets under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), humanity’s blueprint for a better future, warns a new report from the United Nations. The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2022, released last week, details how a series of global crises have hampered

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Patrick Healy
September 21, 2022

Does global development have an SDG talent gap?

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, we need to close a financing gap estimated to be over $4 trillion per year. It’s a staggering figure. But if we’re to make real progress on the 2030 Agenda, there may be another hidden gap that very few seem to be talking about: the SDG talent gap. Click below

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Patrick Healy
September 12, 2022

The Power of Healthy Relationships at Work

Research shows that leaders who prioritize relationships with their employees and lead from a place of positivity and kindness simply do better, and company culture has a bigger influence on employee well-being than salary and benefits. When it comes to cultivating happiness at work, it comes down to fostering positive relationships at work.

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Jamie Mitchell
November 4, 2021

Sustainability Principles and Objectives (SPO) Framework

The Sustainability Principles and Objectives (SPO) Framework is an ESG framework for late-stage private companies, companies preparing to go public, and early-stage public companies. The SPO Framework is designed to ensure that a company at this stage of development takes into consideration positive ESG outcomes, as well as the need to mitigate negative ESG factors,

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Jamie Mitchell
November 2, 2021

Net Zero Asset Managers initiative Progress Report

Net Zero Asset Manager Signatories now total 220 managing more than USD 57 trillion in assets under management. This means that more than half the world’s assets are now committed to achieving net zero by 2050 or sooner. Read the full progress report below, including Inherent’s commitment of 74% AUM to be managed in line

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Jamie Mitchell
October 28, 2021

2021 Global Investor Statement to Governments on the Climate Crisis

We stand at the beginning of a pivotal decade in which institutional investors and government leaders worldwide have the power to raise ambition and accelerate action to tackle the climate crisis. If we do not meet this challenge and change course immediately, the world could heat in excess of 3-degrees Celsius this century. To achieve

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Jamie Mitchell
August 12, 2021

AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis

This report addresses the most up-to-date physical understanding of the climate system and climate change, bringing together the latest advances in climate science, and combining multiple lines of evidence from paleoclimate, observations, process understanding, and global and regional climate simulations.

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Jamie Mitchell
August 6, 2021

Distressed Credit And The ESG Opportunity

Driving change is not always possible. The conventional wisdom regarding distressed credit investing is that the complex negotiations and fast pace of transactions at companies under duress thwart transitions toward sustainability and inclusion. Negotiating haircuts and covenants is already challenging, and the urgency of corporate distress amplifies the myriad difficulties of evaluating ESG, including inconsistency

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Jamie Mitchell
March 25, 2021

World Economic Forum Op-Ed

Investors: the time for net zero is now As investors, we are making our own commitments to reach net-zero emissions in our portfolios. We do so not only because of the climate emergency, but also after considering the incredible investment opportunities offered by a decarbonized global economy. In 2020 alone, the market capitalization of clean

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Jamie Mitchell
March 24, 2021

Tony Davis discusses Inherent’s ESG approach on White Collar Briefly

Perkins Coie Partner Kevin Feldis discusses Inherent Group’s ESG approach and framework on episode 25 of White Collar Briefly. Key topics include measuring ESG, assessing corporate culture, improved disclosure and the SEC’s increased focus on ESG within the division of enforcement. Click here to listen.

Jamie Mitchell
February 8, 2021

Boards Are Obstructing ESG — at Their Own Peril

In a recent Harvard Business Review article, Inherent Group Advisor Tensie Whelan, Clinical Professor for Business and Society at NYU Stern School of Business, posits that many boards have little ESG-related expertise and many do not even recognize the need to pay attention to material sustainability issues.   She concludes stating that ensuring good performance on

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