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Private Banker International: Filling the void - ESG reporting and the evolution of a universal standard

Date published: Friday, 29 January 2021

Richard Burrett speaks with Private Banker International on how the lack of universal standard for reporting on ESG themes creates space for issues such as greenwashing and what Earth Capital are doing to avoid this.

“The Earth Dividend™ looks holistically at everything we do and provides a consistent measure of the contribution of our investments to sustainable development. We repeat the Earth Dividend™ process on an annual basis to identify areas where we can improve what our portfolio companies are doing. We only invest in businesses that have a positive impact overall. We want to understand both positive and negative impacts and be prepared to report on them. Unless you’re transparent on everything you do, it can easily lead to greenwashing.”


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