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What caught our eye - three key stories (week 15, 2024)

Here are three stories that we found particularly interesting this week and why. We also give our lateral thought on each one. Read in full by clicking on the link below. 'What caught our eye' like all of our blogs are free to read. You just need to

Steven Bowen
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Sunday Brunch: Sustainability disclosures matter for traditional investors as well

"ESG doesn't need a specialized term, as that implies it's niche. Considering long-term factors isn't ESG investing; it's investing". Alex Edmans - The end of ESG December 2022 When I talk with many investors about sustainability disclosures, one common response

Sandy Jayaraj
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The allure of consensus

We all know that building consensus is the best way to drive change - but is it really? What if the consensus building approach is not the best way after all? Are there some cases where having a narrower but stronger support base is better? And what read across might

Steven Bowen
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Industrial decarbonisation - it's not just about cheesemaking

The US Biden administration has recently announced up to $6 billion in funding for 33 projects intended to curb carbon pollution from industrial facilities, including steel mills, cement plants and an Illinois factory where Kraft Heinz makes its well known, at least in the US, Mac & Cheese (for some

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Clean ammonia - the decarbonised future of fertiliser

We know we need to decarbonise ammonia production. There are already technical solutions, including electrification, and the use of green hydrogen as a feedstock. In most cases they are not yet financially comparable, but they seem to be getting closer. But in many situations decentralisation can also be a practical

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What caught our eye - three key stories (week 14, 2024)

Clean ammonia; industrial decarbonisation; the allure of consensus

Dr Mimi Ajibade / Sandy Jayaraj
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Sunday Brunch: the Post Office scandal - a failure of operational governance

Governance starts with the board in setting the culture of the company. But execution is key.

Steven Bowen
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Buying ethical and affordable chocolate is really hard

Those of you who celebrate Easter will have noticed that your easter egg has either got smaller or more expensive. But spare a thought for those who want to buy ethical chocolate - they have a different problem. How do you know your chocolate is ethical, and how much extra

Steven Bowen
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Coal's (very) long goodbye

Bloomberg (republished in various newspapers) recently highlighted coal's recent period of resurgence, on the back of China's energy insecurity, rising Indian demand, the fallout of the Ukraine war, and "faltering international programs to wean developing economies off fossil fuels". If we go back a

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Has Britain's diversity drive backfired?

We have recently seen 'DEI' come under fire, particularly in North America, but also in Europe. "Britain's diversity drive has backfired?" was the headline of a recent Telegraph article that caught our eye via a LinkedIn post from Paul Sesay. On 20 March 2024,

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What caught our eye - three key stories (week 13, 2024)

UK's diversity drive backfired?; coal's very long goodbye; buying affordable ethical chocolate is hard

Sandy Jayaraj
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Temperature control is a key electricity demand driver

In Hannah Ritchie's recent Sustainability by numbers blog, she asks the question "what do American households use electricity for?" As many of you will know, Hannah is a data scientist and deputy editor and lead researcher at Our World in Data. She dives into data from




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