The aspect of ‘S’ or the community of stakeholders of the business ecosystem enables the sustainability of operations with carbon and beyond. Carbon is quantifiable and can be benchmarked with peers albeit S needs some degree of measurement of impact, social value of initiatives is a good metric, as your consumers (scope one in social terms) is the primary agenda of business.
Some sectors such as resource extraction and manufacturing supply chains will always have a greater focus on social factors than others. Material conditions of businesses are the starting point of any ESG conversation.
People will deliver the emissions transition. Whether to insert the ‘Just’ prefix is dependent on the compliance pressures of the business.
Wish I had the confidence of a middle-aged fashionista food blogger who barges into a cafe, in a terribly entitled way throwing off air (I am a Food Blogger!), along with an assistant on a Thursday afternoon packed with office goers with no places to sit in.
Somewhere between purity and neatness is life. Treating people with dignity is not being left or right, it is being human.
The year started with me being interviewed by Al Monitor on Oman’s Environmental Governance in the aftermath of a new Sultan to speaking on a Club House session on the Qatar fracas in June to moderating a couple of leading ESG industry events to sharing on ‘S’ in ESG Supply Chains.
The surprising highlight of the year when I was interviewed by India Narrative on the history of Indian Labour Migration to the Khaleej.
Grateful to all mentors and friends who have offered precious touch points to share and engage my two cents on issues of the day.
Please do let me know if I can share, comment or moderate on ESG, and Labor in the Gulf or SE Asia.