The Top 6 Barriers to Better ESG Data (and What To Do About Them)

It’s becoming an all too familiar refrain: Investors need better data on companies’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. And that refrain is typically followed by the litany of problems that exist with the current sources of ESG data.   A recent Wall Street Journal article  — “Providing Timely ESG Information Is Becoming More Crucial for CFOs” — […]

February 13 / 2021
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The top 5 takeaways from BlackRock head Larry Fink’s 2021 letter to CEOs

What the giant investment management firm is looking at in 2021: “The climate transition presents a historic investment opportunity.” It has become an annual tradition. For years now, investment management company BlackRock’s CEO Larry Fink writes a letter an annual letter, aimed at other business leaders that is eagerly anticipated by investors, companies—and increasingly—the global […]

January 27 / 2021
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“We have one of those rare moments of hope”

“We have one of those rare moments of hope,” said Tim Mohin of the carbon accounting start-up Persefoni, who has seen climate risks go from a fringe notion to mainstream over 30 years working on sustainability in government and at companies like Apple and Intel. “There is no reason to go slow.” Read the full […]

January 23 / 2021
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Can we finally standardize ESG standards?

Most GreenBiz readers are well aware of the complex sustainability reporting landscape. It seems like every year new reporting standards or frameworks are added to the overstuffed workload of the corporate sustainability professional. As the former chief executive of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), I had a role in the ongoing movement to “standardize the […]

January 19 / 2021
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Can business step up as trust in government crumbles?

US-based Persefoni made a splash at the beginning of the year hiring Tim Mohin, the former chief executive of the Global Reporting Initiative, which is one of the heaviest hitters in the ESG data market. Persefoni is also working with private equity company TPG to help ascertain the carbon impact of its portfolio companies. Read the […]

January 14 / 2021
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Energy Transition Is Leading To Industrial Transition: Are You Ready?

Energy transition is well underway as the world shifts to a net-zero development pathway. Market disruption seems to be happening overnight but it is the result of a concerted policy, investment and strategic effort. The same thing is happening behind the scenes in the wider economy: is your company ready for the net-zero industrial transition? […]

January 05 / 2021
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Why I joined a carbon management startup

As the former Chief Executive of GRI, I worked on establishing global ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) disclosure standards. After stepping down, I have joined a carbon management startup company – Persefoni AI.  While I continue to be active across a broad range of sustainability issues, this move requires some explanation. Startups are fun and can be […]

January 04 / 2021
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We mustn’t miss this crucial moment to create a global Sustainability Standards Board

The same degree of rigour is needed as standards for reporting on a company’s financial performance, argue Tim Mohin and Bob Eccles The time has come for mandated reporting of a company’s sustainability performance based on a common set of global standards that have the same degree of rigor as standards for reporting on a […]

November 26 / 2020
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Taking the next great leap…

Dear friends and colleagues, Today I stepped down from my position as Chief Executive of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) after nearly four years.  GRI is a unique institution that has a rich history of driving impact across the world, and that will continue. It is time for me to take the next great leap […]

October 08 / 2020
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Transparency brings corporate response to Black Lives Matter into focus

(News of The South) -“In recent weeks we have seen a tipping point reached – and passed – in the Black Lives Matter movement. As protests have spread around the world, they have ignited demands for equality and an end to systemic racial bias in all its forms. Organizations are rightly being pressed to set […]

June 19 / 2020
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