New writing… Pleased to say I have had another article published in The Times newspaper, as part of a special Raconteur report on the Future of Infrastructure.
The piece explores how rising interest in responsible investment, which considers environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors , has transformed the conversation in the infrastructure sector. For major projects seeking funding it pays to get ESG right – in fact, getting it wrong can prove highly problematic, maybe even fatal. Whilst the importance of the new criteria might be clear in principle, the issue for infrastructure is understanding what actually constitutes ESG in practice. Positive engagement with the issues calls for more than just a box-ticking exercise, if values are to be truly aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To read the article in full, complete with expert insights, comment and analysis, please click the following link:
• ‘Infrastructure investors making ESG a priority’.
The full 16-page Future of Infastructure report is available to view/download here.
New writing…. Pleased to say I have had another article published in The Times newspaper, as part of a special Raconteur report on Asset Management.
Good or bad, asset management has an effect on the environment and is also affected by it. The impacts and implications are inescapable – the risk is real. So too is the opportunity real, however. There are clear potential gains and benefits to come from business and industry adopting a more systemic approach to environmental issues. From climate change and ESG, via circular economy and whole-life logic, to locking-in carbon, my article looks at the drivers of change in the asset management field and the trends shaping its sustainability, now and in the future:
• ‘Integrating Asset Management and Sustainability’.
The full 16-page Asset Management report is available to view/download here.
New writing… My recent piece for Guardian Sustainable Business is now live. Running in their paid-content section on Rethinking business, sponsored by ING, the article explores how sustainable investment is moving mainstream and an ESG-based collaborative ethos now underscores a new breed of funder. Supporting everything eco, from multi-party circular economy initiatives to rooftop solar leasing for SMEs, this approach signals ‘What green finance could (and should) look like in 2017 and beyond.’