TOM GOSLING - What If ESG Targets Are Actually Causing More Harm Than Good?
This episode's guest is Tom Gosling. After nearly twenty-five years at PriceWaterhouseCoopers as an expert on executive pay and board policy, he set out to create a new portfolio career with ESG at the centre.
He is currently Executive Fellow in the Department of Finance at London Business School, and holds fellowships, advisory and consulting positions at a number of other major organisations, including the FCA and The Purposeful Company.
Tom bridges high-level experience and deep thinking across a fascinating range of subjects, making this a conversation not to be missed.
Are CEOs really overpaid
Do ESG Targets work
Are stock markets too short-termist
Is climate change truly a 'shareholder value' concern
Do we need to get business out of politics - or the opposite
'...So what's absolutely clear is that individuals can't solve this by themselves. And I think it's wrong to entirely put the emphasis on individuals. And that is part of the reason why I haven't taken an excessively harsh approach to this...But on the other hand, I think the idea that Governments have got to solve this, say, let's just wait for governments to act is kind of for the birds as well. That's not how politics works...'
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We talk about how the scope of the challenge before us is beyond that of any one individual or any one solution. We listen to thinkers, researchers, policymakers, and business leaders. They discuss a diversity of ideas and solutions to global climate and environmental issues and why they matter.
Season 2 is presented by Chris Caldwell and produced by UNITED RENEWABLES in association with LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL, ALUMNI ENERGY CLUB.