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These are the 5 things you should not miss this week:




  • Harvard will start to publish the impact cost of products providing a complete picture of the impact companies create-

  • The Impact-Weighted Accounts Initiative (IWAI) at Harvard Business School will start being published in the next couple of months

  • Materiality of environmental, social and governance factors means ESG issues “need to be measured, the risk needs to be underwritten, and the opportunity needs to be identified.” said Harvard Business School’s George Serafeim and Sir Ronald Cohen in a Harvard Business Review article

  • Source: https://hbr.org/2020/09/how-to-measure-a-companys-real-impact



  • New energy order—how clean power is fuelling geopolitical changes-

  • The Economist analyses the changing geopolitics of energy, how will US domination of oil and gas be affected by China’s growing dominance as an exporter of renewable technology?

  • Being an importer of fossil fuels and an exporter of renewable technology is not so bad

  • Oil fuelled the 20th century—its cars, its wars, its economy, and its geopolitics; now the world is in the midst of an energy shock that is speeding up the shift to a new world order

  • Source: https://www.economist.com/leaders/2020/09/17/is-it-the-end-of-the-oil-age

One more thing: For the United Nation’s 75th anniversary, the UN made this high-quality 30-minute video discussing 4 key areas of global issues (with great data points):

  1. Climate and Planet

  2. Poverty and Inequality

  3. Justice and Human Rights

  4. Gender Equality

Watch the video here- Nations United: Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVWHuJOmaEk



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