Winter is coming

The impact of the energy crisis has already started showing, and it’s not even winter yet. The Bank of England recently issued a warning that the UK will fall into recession, having had a record interest rate increase for the last 27 years. Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez published new rules for businesses limiting their a/c…

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Is ESG the new GDPR?

GDPR came into force in 2018 in what felt like an overnight change of data protection regulation. The European Commission, however, brought up the need for regulatory changes in data protection (last updated in 1995) as early as 2012 and GDPR was adopted in 2016, leaving companies 2 years to prepare for its enforcement. Yet…

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4 reasons sustainability is important for small businesses

Smaller companies may find it difficult to become more sustainable or to contribute to a sustainable future. At the same time, we quite often fall into the trap of thinking of our impact on an individual level: what is the impact of a small business compared to large multinationals? Sustainability, however, is very relevant and…

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Essentials: Why ESG?

Even though the term ESG has been around for a while, during the pandemic it started gaining momentum among policymakers, regulators and investors. This in turn led to an increasing number of businesses looking into incorporating ESG into their strategy and with good reason. The framework allows companies to be more resilient in the face…

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What ESG lending means for your business

ESG discussions seem to be ramping up these days, making Environmental, Sustainability and Governance considerations one of the most important themes in business across industries and sectors. This comes with a considerable amount of pressure to put ESG at the forefront of decision-making. We have recently published content explaining what ESG is and why it…

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What are SDGs and why are they important for your business?

The UN Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs, as they are widely referred to, were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 and provide a framework for sustainable development that aims to bring peace and prosperity for people and the planet now and into the future. This agenda consists of 17 goals, such as…

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Essentials: What ESG?

In 2005 a conference titled “Who Cares Wins” took place in Zurich bringing together investors, consultants, asset managers, research analysts, government bodies and regulators to explore the environmental, social and governance value drivers in asset management and financial research. This is when the term ESG was used for the first time. This corporate social responsibility…

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Earth Day: A Code Red from the 70s

Fifty-two years ago today, April 22, the first Earth Day was celebrated, following Senator Gaylord Nelson’s initiative and efforts in a world very different to the one we are living in now, but, still, with many of the same environmental challenges. The first Earth Day came as most people around the globe were oblivious to environmental…

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