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ESG Naysayers – Check Out The 1 Billion Dollar ESG Rating Agency

EcoVadis is the 1 billion pound gorilla in the Environmental Social Governance (ESG) ratings world. EcoVadis has many companies in a bind because they gave them a low ESG rating. A low ESG rating that more and more upstream buyers are using to justify switching...

100 years of ESG – We Are Not Perfect but Always Improving

By Roy Snell Before I start, I want to clarify a point.  It is my belief that ESG has been around for 100 years.  Some claim that the earliest environmentalists are reported to be people who practiced the Jainism religion from ancient India 2,500 years ago.  One could...

Lithium and Cobalt Mining is a continuum of ESG challenges

The US government is considering blocking Lithium mining In Nevada because of a flower called Tiehm’s buckwheat.  The flower is found nowhere else in the world than on a 10-acre plot in Nevada which is owned by an Australian company that wants to mine for lithium. ...

ESG Madness – How to Find Strong ESG Resources and Education

by Roy Snell Reefer Madness, SCCE, The IIA, Musk, DeSantis, and Jane Fonda There was a movie that was shown in schools, a long time ago, called Reefer Madness.  The short movie claimed that smoking marijuana would cause you to lose your mind.  It was intended to get...

How Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX Put the G in ESG

Sam Bankman-Fried just lost his job as CEO of FTX because he allegedly lost billions of dollars.  The real problem is that it was his investor’s money and there is evidence Sam is going to unseat Bernie Madoff as the biggest corporate crook in the history of planet...

How Political Derangement Syndrome Impacts ESG

So today I went fishing for ESG post ideas on Twitter and as is often the case… I hit the jackpot in seconds. The first thing that showed up on my ESG search was a video by Glenn Beck, of all people, talking about ESG and conspiracy theories.  For those of you who do...

Can You Look at ESG as an Equation – Part 2?

I was asked a question by a long-time compliance colleague, Andra Popa, “Can you look at ESG as an equation?” I answered the question on a post for the Soul of ESG on Osprey’s website. I showed my first post to Andra and she said she looked at it a different way. I...

ESG 101 – Finding Problems & Anonymous ESG Reporting

by Roy Snell I am going to go live in a shack in the woods of Northwest Ontario if I hear one more investment advisor, activist, or an “I hate ESG business leader” describe what ESG is.  They are not in the ballpark of being remotely helpful about understanding ESG. ...

Can you look at an ESG program as an equation?

From Roy Snell Andra Popa and I have been exchanging ideas in the field of compliance for years.  I asked her to send me some questions about ESG.  This is the first one I have turned into a blog post. I love this question.  “Do you ever think of ESG as an equation?...

McKinsey’s Fabulous ESG article

By Roy Snell Lucy Pérez, Vivian Hunt, Hamid Samandari, Robin Nuttall, and Krysta Biniek have written an excellent article on ESG for McKinsey.  You can find it here…ESG is essential for companies to maintain their social license | McKinsey It is an excellent article...
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