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Indranil Ghosh shares an article that expands the concept of ESG and asks if this is the way forward for the future of business.  Last week, Shelley Goldberg and I talked about ESG investing’s lack of impact. In Part II of this series, we focus on a model of partnership between investors, businesses, and governments working together as ‘Engaged Societal Guardians’—a paradigm for the ‘New ESG’. The Covid-19 crisis has put societal repair on a critical path to survival for…
Indranil Ghosh shares an article and podcast from his newsletter that focuses on the racial wealth gap.  This weekly newsletter looks at issues relating to the Global Economic Transition that will play out over the coming 20-30 years (see my April 13 introductory article on LinkedIn for additional context). This week we are focused on closing the racial wealth gap. The Covid pandemic has highlighted and magnified deeply rooted inequalities in societies across the world. In the US, Black and…
Indranil Ghosh shares a podcast from the Impact Unicorn series where he interviews Robert Hokin from Greenbackers Investment Capital on how to build a sustainable climate impact investment platform. This week, I speak to Robert Hokin from Greenbackers Investment Capital about how to build a sustainable climate impact investment platform. Robert also outlines how Greenbackers is helping COP26 to accomplish its 4 key goals in tackling climate change: 1)  Secure global net-zero by mid-century and keep 1.5 degrees within reach 2)…
From his podcast, Powering Prosperity, Indranil Ghosh is interviewed by Julianne Sloane, co-founder of Nossa Data. He shares his background and what led him to write his book.   In this week’s newsletter, I share some of my ideas on how to achieve sustainable economic development via an interview with Julianne Sloane, co-Founder of Nossa Data—the company which helps organisations reduce the time it takes to carry out ESG reporting. In the interview we discuss how governments can be a catalyst…
Indranil Ghosh has launched a new podcast where he unpacks the success stories from his network of champions in impact business. For over a decade, I have been working companies which have made a material impact on the environment, on human health, and on social equality—while also returning extraordinary financial returns to shareholders along the way. Each week starting August 10th, I will unpack the success stories of entrepreneurial champions from my network, digging deep to find the winning practices…
  Norbert Paddags co-wrote this article that explains why private banking can grow and become more profitable, in a good way. Sustainable investments continue to gain in importance, driven by investor expectations and regulation. This creates challenges for portfolio management and the pricing of cost-intensive ESG services. If these are mastered, one can do good and earn money in the process. On March 10, 2021, the “Regulation on Sustainability-Related Disclosure Obligations in the Financial Services Sector”, or Disclosure Regulation for…
  Indranil Ghosh shares the latest episode of Powering Prosperity Weekly. In this post, he shares an interview with Rachel Ziemba of The Street where they discuss the fiscal and infrastructure proposals in Biden’s US congressional address. Welcome to this week’s edition of Powering Prosperity Weekly. This newsletter looks at issues relating to the Global Economic Transition that will play out over the coming 20-30 years (see my introductory article on LinkedIn for additional context).  As President Biden completed his…
  Indranil Ghosh takes the pulse of the future and delivers it through the podcast Powering Prosperity Weekly. This week, he interviews Louis Ferro, vertical farming entrepreneur, on vertical farming and the inevitable transformation of agriculture.  You know by now that I’m passionate about companies that are addressing the planet’s major issues, including the climate crisis, population growth and food and water scarcity. My book, Powering Prosperity (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Powering-Prosperity-Citizens-Shaping-Century/dp/1642933082), outlines my thoughts on these matters – as do my vlog and…
  Indranil Ghosh shares an article and interview from Powering Prosperity Weekly that explains how clean energy is one way to help prevent Africa from backsliding into poverty.   This week Matt Lomas discusses with the NGO Energy 4 Impact how energy access is critical to helping people escape poverty. Matt is joined by Ben Good and Godfrey Sanga, CEO and Director—East Africa respectively of Energy 4 Impact. Energy 4 Impact helps businesses and markets deliver access to energy in Africa,…
  Indranil Ghosh shares the second instalment of a two-part series on hydrogen power and how it can help countries meet Net Zero targets. Before we get into the topic of hydrogen again, I’d like to invite you to listen to my webinar on “The Future of ESG Investing” tomorrow at 10am EST. The webinar is hosted by GlobalWonks, a global research network headquartered in Washington DC. The details are in the flyer below. In Part 2 of our series…
  Ian Tidswell and Norbert Paddags co-wrote this article on what bankers should learn about innovative pricing approaches to increase profitability. Pricing – What private bankers can learn from Porsche Banks have learned a lot from industries like the automotive sector in the past, but they still have some catching up to do. This includes innovative pricing approaches to increase profitability. Imagine you want to buy a sports car, for example a Porsche. Maybe a 911. You call a dealer…
  Indranil Ghosh shares part one in a two part series that makes a case for the hydrogen economy, and links to an interview with Hervé Touati, Executive Director at Available Power, and Frank Wouters, Global Lead Green Hydrogen at Worley. Welcome to this week’s edition of Powering Prosperity Weekly. This weekly newsletter looks at issues relating to the Global Economic Transition that will play out over the coming 20-30 years (see my  introductory article on LinkedIn for additional context)….