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
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
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
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
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
Understanding two frameworks, ‘ESG integration’ and ‘impact measuring and management,’ can accelerate sustainability impact. The long-held maxim of “what gets measured, gets done” holds true for any entrepreneur and is especially true for those who seek to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while making a financial return.
At the heart of the attacks on climate-smart investing lies a blatant fiction: that climate-smart business practices are somehow a secondary, ideologically driven sideshow to the real financial concerns facing investors and companies. Read why Mindy Lubber says there is naked interference with the free market playing out in certain parts of the U.S.
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.
A recent paper written by in part Inherent Group Advisory Council Member George Serafeim presents some new ideas about living wages. Currently the accounting system records employee wages as an expense in the income statement. However, paying below living wages can expose an organization to reputational and operational risks. In this paper, we offer an
First, more than a decade ago, severe weather bankrupted an electric company in New Orleans. Then it helped take down one in Houston. Now, in California, it has pushed PG&E Corp. to the brink, in the biggest warning yet about the financial risks of climate change.
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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,
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
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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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.
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
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
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.
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