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The price of meeting net zero is estimated to be between $100-150 trillion over the next 30 years. Regardless of this cost, we need to reach net zero before climate change does irreversible damage to the environment and the economy. This video helps us understand the need to reach net zero, outlines the cost of reaching net zero and finally explains where the money will come from.
Mark Carney • 10:18
In the first video to this new series on Leadership, Mandy highlights the importance of storytelling as one of the most powerful means that leaders have to influence, teach, and inspire, and discusses why it is so effective for learning.
Mandy Hickson • 02:58
ESG Financial Markets
The purpose of this two-part video series is to explore the scope and challenges of creating and implementing a market-leading ESG practice or offering. In this video, Alex introduces some of the potential benefits of ESG integration for investors and investees, including achieving superior returns and lengthening the performance cycle.
Alex Struc • 09:20
In the first video of the 'stress and productivity management' series, Vix explains why the notion that we somehow 'need stress to be effective’ is misleading and how stress negatively impacts productivity and hinders our performance.
Vix Anderton • 02:18
In the world of complex systems, simplistic measures can be worse than being a waste of time. In the third video of his series on “Culture Change in Practice”, Roger explains what should we be trying to measure in the context of behavioural science and why is measurement so difficult. He further highlights how measurement helps us to understand and control our environment and some of the pitfalls associated with it.
Roger Noon • 12:23
Disclosure & Reporting
The purpose of this video by Stephanie is to introduce the EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy. She also explains how it was developed, why is it important, and what will be its implications for market participants.
Stephanie Sfakianos • 09:05
Energy from the wind has been used by mankind for thousands of years, but has become outdated since the early twentieth century. Join Colin as he explains why there was a revival in wind energy in the 1907s and how the industry developed. He further talks about the square-cube law and its relevance to wind turbines.
Colin Palmer • 15:41
Disclosure & Reporting
In this video, Rebecca talks about the history of B Corp and why the two founders felt driven to create B Lab in 2015. She also explains what a B Corp is and the values core to becoming one.
Rebecca Wetten • 17:35
The focus of this video is specifically on environmental, social and governance considerations and how the "old" approach to ESG can be addressed. This video will outline why telling an 'ESG' story to clients and investors is no longer sufficient. Hans explains how we can embed ESG into both risk and strategy processes to ensure that we manage the risk of not meeting expectations.
Hans-Kristian Bryn • 12:07
In this video, Karina talks about the emergence of ‘S’ or the ‘social’ component in the commonly used ESG acronym and how it has become central to governance and stewardship.
Karina Robinson • 09:02
The Bank of England launched the Bank’s Climate Biennial Exploratory Scenario exercise (CBES) in June 2019 to collaborate with the largest UK banks and insurers to gain a better understanding of climate risks. This video highlights the key aims of the CBES, helps understand the macroeconomic impacts of the shift to net zero and the implications of monetary policy.
Sarah Breeden • 09:56
In the last two videos on this series, Amit explained how human behaviour is directly responsible for climate change and the need for government intervention to tackle the climate change crisis. In this video he quantifies the link between human activity and emissions by building a simple scenario model known as Kaya identity.
Amit Kara • 13:28
We have the right to know what good and what harm companies are creating on people and the environment in their search for profit. In this video Sir Ronald discusses how we can bring this about effectively.
Sir Ronald Cohen • 13:29
In this second video of this two-part video series, Nisrin outlines what diversity is and why it is important. She also discusses the lack of diversity and adequate data in the financial services industry.
Nisrin Abouelezz • 06:23
In this video, Lachlan will explore the different document types, often referred to as "project documents," that are typically used for renewable energy projects, as well as look at how they influence bankability.
Lachlan Tait • 09:46
In this video, Kemar explores the effects of a rise in carbon tax accompanied by a temporary rise in global credit constraints. Kemar will guide you through the two key aspects of a carbon tax shock and the anticipated economic knock-on effects.
Kemar Whyte • 09:38
In the first video of her series on active listening, Debbie introduces the characteristics of great listening and why some people may struggle to listen effectively. She also outlines some shortcuts to becoming a more active listener.
Debbie Taylor • 06:55
Disclosure & Reporting
Corporate sustainability reporting is a journey. Companies often focus on enhancing the coverage and quality of their data, setting targets, expanding the breadth of their reporting, and developing actions to improve performance after establishing a baseline. Join David as he explains us the meaning of sustainability data and and it's importance, through a corporate reporting lens.
David Wynn • 12:55
In this video, James introduces the five key questions that must be considered when exploring natural capital. He defines what natural capital is, why it is important and what implications the decline of natural capital is already having and will have in the near future. He delves into why natural capital is currently misvalued and finally, what we can do to move to a more nature positive economy.
James Clifton • 11:51
We’ve all heard of ethics and have an intuitive sense of what it is - but could you define it clearly and precisely? In this introductory video, Christian walks us through why ethics matter to us personally, and even more so to businesses.
Christian Hunt • 09:44