Braden Kempthorne

Braden Kempthorne

Braden Kempthorne
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Tomorrows Value Rating (TVR) is an annual assessment of companies CSR practices - run by corporate sustainability agency Two Tomorrows. Unilever topped the results, interesting findings included leaders using "sustainability innovations to drive future growth and competitive advantage." - links to business case, as well as the idea that "companies are still failing to integrate sustainability risks and opportunities into their risk management approaches." - links to ExonnMobil.

Tomorrows Value Rating (TVR) is an annual assessment of companies CSR practices - run by corporate sustainability agency Two Tomorrows. Unilever topped the results, interesting findings included leaders using "sustainability innovations to drive future growth and competitive advantage." - links to business case, as well as the idea that "companies are still failing to integrate sustainability risks and opportunities into their risk management approaches." - links to ExonnMobil.

"better CSR = more money." In relation to your pitch - Goldman Sachs advocating “more capital is now focused on sustainable business models..market rewarding leaders and new entrants in ways scarcely predicted even 15 years ago." Deloitte stated “sustainability is a critical business issue that is quickly becoming a mandatory requirement." I wonder how much these big players will influence global business? Will it become a significant competitive disadvantage to not partake. I hope so!

"better CSR = more money." In relation to your pitch - Goldman Sachs advocating “more capital is now focused on sustainable business models..market rewarding leaders and new entrants in ways scarcely predicted even 15 years ago." Deloitte stated “sustainability is a critical business issue that is quickly becoming a mandatory requirement." I wonder how much these big players will influence global business? Will it become a significant competitive disadvantage to not partake. I hope so!

A fantastic discussion around the hypocrisy from big business and climate change. "ecological amnesia. - deny because we fear that letting in the full reality of this crisis will change everything. greenhouse gas concerns date back to 88' – year that marked dawn of "globalisation".  Branson: $3bn pledge, $230m reality. Gates: concern about climate change -$1.2bn invested - BP and ExxonMobil. The NEED for big business to come up with a silver bullet, but the current model is just too…

A fantastic discussion around the hypocrisy from big business and climate change. "ecological amnesia. - deny because we fear that letting in the full reality of this crisis will change everything. greenhouse gas concerns date back to 88' – year that marked dawn of "globalisation". Branson: $3bn pledge, $230m reality. Gates: concern about climate change -$1.2bn invested - BP and ExxonMobil. The NEED for big business to come up with a silver bullet, but the current model is just too…

I find this extremely disturbing. UN HQ in New York is hosting the largest gathering of world leaders ever to address climate change, aiming to catalyse action ahead of next year’s Paris conference. The summit has made an unbelievable omission: the OCEAN, over two-thirds of the planet, is completely absent from the programme. This is particularly shocking coming at the end of a year in which the ocean has been consistently listed among the most critical elements of the climate change…

I find this extremely disturbing. UN HQ in New York is hosting the largest gathering of world leaders ever to address climate change, aiming to catalyse action ahead of next year’s Paris conference. The summit has made an unbelievable omission: the OCEAN, over two-thirds of the planet, is completely absent from the programme. This is particularly shocking coming at the end of a year in which the ocean has been consistently listed among the most critical elements of the climate change…

A Fantastic Ted talk from Economist Lord Nicholas Stern outlines where we are — and what we could do next. Stern talks about the negative outcomes should issues be dealt with in "a negligent and short sighted way", as well as pressure on "the relationship between human beings and the planet". In relation to our discussion about tipping points yesterday, Stern suggests we are near a tipping point, With the climate summit beginning today, I wonder how profound the summits transformations will…

A Fantastic Ted talk from Economist Lord Nicholas Stern outlines where we are — and what we could do next. Stern talks about the negative outcomes should issues be dealt with in "a negligent and short sighted way", as well as pressure on "the relationship between human beings and the planet". In relation to our discussion about tipping points yesterday, Stern suggests we are near a tipping point, With the climate summit beginning today, I wonder how profound the summits transformations will…

Amarchand & Mangaldas, a leading law firm, has stated "foreign companies’ are not bound to undertake corporate social responsibility (CSR) activity in India", on grounds of "inconsistency between the rules and the main statute", as well as Section 135 only applying to domestic companies. These claims are supported by another chartered accountancy firm stating "Companies Act talks only about Indian companies when it came to CSR." A recent development (16/9) this will be interesting to…

Amarchand & Mangaldas, a leading law firm, has stated "foreign companies’ are not bound to undertake corporate social responsibility (CSR) activity in India", on grounds of "inconsistency between the rules and the main statute", as well as Section 135 only applying to domestic companies. These claims are supported by another chartered accountancy firm stating "Companies Act talks only about Indian companies when it came to CSR." A recent development (16/9) this will be interesting to…

India is the first country to have CSR legislation, mandating that companies give 2% of their net profits to charitable causes. Applying to companies generating revenues over a specific size ($80m). A report of implications by Grant Thornton, has illustrated issues for enforcement, as well as issues around the requirement of a CSR board. There are also concerns around clarification for what is perceived as "CSR" giving - illustrated by ZMQ's model for creating technological tools

India is the first country to have CSR legislation, mandating that companies give 2% of their net profits to charitable causes. Applying to companies generating revenues over a specific size ($80m). A report of implications by Grant Thornton, has illustrated issues for enforcement, as well as issues around the requirement of a CSR board. There are also concerns around clarification for what is perceived as "CSR" giving - illustrated by ZMQ's model for creating technological tools

National had an unprecedented victory and the first majority government since MMP was introduced in 1996. Interestingly, only 48% of voters chose National, with the MMP system resulting in 61 seats - 41 electorate and 20 list seats. This outcome caused me to read over Nagel's article on MMP, this outcome challenges a lot of major factors that had previously supported the MMP system, such as denying the smaller parties the power to bargain, or the unlikeliness of a single party majority.

National had an unprecedented victory and the first majority government since MMP was introduced in 1996. Interestingly, only 48% of voters chose National, with the MMP system resulting in 61 seats - 41 electorate and 20 list seats. This outcome caused me to read over Nagel's article on MMP, this outcome challenges a lot of major factors that had previously supported the MMP system, such as denying the smaller parties the power to bargain, or the unlikeliness of a single party majority.

The Smartest Guys in the room - highlighted ~$1 million/week payouts and the shredding of thousands of Enron files, the downfall of Arthur Anderson. A group of former employees formed WTAS, a tax only firm that soared to $145 million in annual sales. September 2 - announced they are re-branding to AndersonTax (I wish I could underline and bold this). "CEO Mark Vorsatz said he knows how crazy the move sounds...also points to research that found Andersen’s name is still held in high esteem."

The Smartest Guys in the room - highlighted ~$1 million/week payouts and the shredding of thousands of Enron files, the downfall of Arthur Anderson. A group of former employees formed WTAS, a tax only firm that soared to $145 million in annual sales. September 2 - announced they are re-branding to AndersonTax (I wish I could underline and bold this). "CEO Mark Vorsatz said he knows how crazy the move sounds...also points to research that found Andersen’s name is still held in high esteem."

After watching a doco about oil in the Amazon. A BGS scenario where the economy needs oil, the businesses have the $$ to fund extraction, society is desperate for the jobs and money, but on the other having their land destroyed beneath them. This image related to Oil Giant Chevron "drilled and operated 356 oil wells and opened 1,000 pits without any type of coating" "spilling at 71 million L of waste oil and 64 million L of crude oil on more than 2 million ha of Amazon. Legal?! Ethical?!

After watching a doco about oil in the Amazon. A BGS scenario where the economy needs oil, the businesses have the $$ to fund extraction, society is desperate for the jobs and money, but on the other having their land destroyed beneath them. This image related to Oil Giant Chevron "drilled and operated 356 oil wells and opened 1,000 pits without any type of coating" "spilling at 71 million L of waste oil and 64 million L of crude oil on more than 2 million ha of Amazon. Legal?! Ethical?!