ESG is an acronym with all the charisma of a concrete block. And yet it should conjure up images of blooming flowers, happy children and wise leaders.
ESG is the idea that companies and projects should adhere to high standards when it comes to concerns about the environment, society and governance.
You hear quite often at financial conferences how investing in projects, assets and people according to ESG principles not only makes you feel good, but is better for your financial returns too. Now, I suspect a big reason for that is : you’re simply doing a bit of extra due diligence before getting involved. But, if you do it right, many businesses point to a big boost to the bottom line.
And for some, ESG is a key reason for their existence…
It was great to see Eyal Cohen again at a gathering for asset owners in Geneva the other day.
His company acts as a link between some of the smartest minds in academia, and the businesses which can turn theory and research into practical and sellable solutions in the real world.
Without Eyal and his team, neither side might meet - and if they did : they might not work well with each other.