ESG

Are ESG ratings a true reflection of a robust ESG strategy?

by Daphne Biliouri-Grant There is no question that environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings are an important part of the implementation process of ESG considerations. ESG ratings have been established in order to measure how a company is perceived to be performing on a range of ESG issues both for internal reporting purposes, as well …

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Accountability and Transparency: why integrity should be in the core of your business

by Daphne Biliouri-Grant Defining integrity within a corporate context is not that different from what people understand it to be on a personal level. Integrity is about having a strong moral compass and within an organisation this translates in adherence to a moral code that is reflected through accountability and transparency. Both accountability and transparency …

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How a robust ESG strategy can help win the war

by Daphne Biliouri-Grant The international community has condemned Ukraine’s invasion by Russia and over the past week there has been a furore of actions from governments and international organisations demonstrating solidarity with Ukraine. While the implementation of economic sanctions has been perceived as the preferred foreign policy tool to apply pressure on Russia and Belarus …

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Discussing the importance of ESG integration in the strategy of an organisation

An interview with our ESG Senior Advisor, Daphne Biliouri-Grant Q: There are three core pillars comprising ESG, but is there one key pillar that is more important and/or easier to include in your corporate strategy, especially if you are just starting your ESG journey? When we are discussing the three pillars of ESG, it is …

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Beijing 2022: Politics, Covid and Public Perception

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean As China kicks off the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games with what is promised to be a “very different” opening ceremony from the one 14 years ago, the context under which the Winter Games are held also could not be more contrasting to that of the 2008 Summer Olympics. …

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Discussing the Escalating Conflict Between Saudi-led Coalition Forces and Iran-backed Houthi Rebels in Yemen

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean In this week’s podcast, join Valeria Scuto, our Middle East, North Africa and Turkey Analyst, along with Anastasia Chisholm and Rhiannon Phillips, our Associate Analysts, to discuss that in recent weeks we have witnessed an escalation in the conflict between Saudi-led Coalition forces and Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen’s …

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Discussing the Importance of ESG Integration into Corporate Strategy

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean In this week’s podcast, join Jocelyn Spottiswoode, our Senior Case Manager for BI&I and Daphne Biliouri-Grant our Senior Adviser on ESG, as they discuss the importance of Environmental, Social and Governance issues being integrated into Corporate Strategy, and how best to get started on what can sometimes feel like …

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Recognising the need for ESG oversight at board level

by Daphne Biliouri-Grant There is no doubt that 2021 has seen an increased emphasis in the importance of ESG considerations for the business community and the significance of integrating ESG policies and practices within the business strategy of companies. However, despite the growing interest and the increased need for strong ESG knowledge base and expertise, …

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ESG – A driver for transformational change

by Daphne Biliouri-Grant Interest in sustainability has been growing for decades and terms, such as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) and more recently Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) issues, have been gaining momentum over the past couple of years within the business community. Today ESG issues are considered mainstream concerns due to …

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Strong ESG performance minimises risk: the unquestionable link between security and ESG

by Daphne Biliouri-Grant Traditionally, making the connection between ESG considerations and security was not at the forefront of how security professionals dealt with managing risk. ESG concerns were not a priority within risk assessments as they were often perceived as long-term risks with no material impact on the current security level of a company. However, …

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