Can Growth And Lower Absolute Carbon Emissions Co-Exist?
A "governance gap" exists between the Fortune 500 and smaller companies, a Yale Law Journal article finds | Retention and promotion - a challenge for DEI, BlackRock finds | Microsoft tries to reduce and emissions and grow at the same time
At CERAWeek, the commitment to the energy transition seemed to be losing, rather than gathering, strength | Oil and gas in Alaska | IRA's bold vision vs regulation and labor constraints | SVB's failure | Proxy season preview
Political realities of climate change | Diversity in PE
Federal action leads with IRA but cities and states working to do more | Environmental justice stymied by ownership requirements for EV school bus transitions | PE has a retention/promotion problem not a pipeline problem
An update to the 2015 meta-study of 2000 earlier articles by NYU Stern | Rockefeller looks at Leaders and Improvers | London Business School looks at ESG disclosure in private equity | Investment Metrics on diverse teams, and Fidelity on the investment results of their retail clients, by gender
A Carbon Tracker chart to show….world is off track for mitigation targets | Progress in power generation, among other places, means 4 degrees by 2100 could be a maximum | Public complacency is still a risk - as public concern may have peaked | The case for climate reparations
A stronger focus on sustainability (environmental and social) is linked to stronger financial performance - especially at the level of individual companies. The evidence is less clear that investment products marketed as ESG-aligned outperform broader market benchmarks. At least three things help explain this inconsistency.
Flows data suggest ESG assets are stickier | US Strategic Petroleum Reserve's replenishment plan: a boon to the oil industry | The fashion industry's giant water habit | Slowing VC activity in alternative proteins
The key to EVs: sourcing key metals directly can help with traceability | The tradeoffs of divest vs. invest | Shell's partnership with ABB: 2.5 million chargers by 2030 | Tesla's plan to source EV metals directly from mines...and it's now more profitable than GM or Ford | Google's Earth Day images of Greenland over time
Quantifying the ‘S’: Gender Equity Metrics in the Workplace
What metrics can companies use to measure the experience of women in the workplace more consistently? We take stock of the current state of measurement by evaluating the current parties involved in reporting, and then present a suite of metrics, drawn from Wharton’s Four for Women initiative, that companies can use to collect and report.