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
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.
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,
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The PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment) works with investors, industry associations and service providers to innovate and educate in incorporating environmental, social and governance factors into the investment decision-making process. As part of PRI’s hedge fund investment case study initiative, Inherent Group profiled an example of how we use the Sustainable Development Goals to source
Asked by Bloomberg Markets what will be the next big ESG issue, Inherent Group PM Nikhil Mirchandani suggested: “While incorporating ESG into public and private equity investing has gained considerable momentum, we expect to see it adopted more broadly in public credit investing next year. We believe otherwise diligent and thoughtful credit investors often omit
In July 2020 Inherent Group CEO/CIO Tony Davis wrote to Assistant Secretary Wilson regarding the proposed Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration’s rule, Financial Factors in Selecting Plan Investments, Regulatory Identifier Number (RIN) number 1210-AB95. He expressed concern that the proposed rule would dissuade fiduciaries from assessing ESG risks and opportunities in their investments.
At Inherent Group, we integrate an ESG framework throughout our investment process in pursuit of superior risk-adjusted returns. This article for the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance offers a detailed look at why we take this approach and how it works in practice. The article was originally published in the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance