The aviation industry: onwards and upwards?

It seems like investment in the aviation sector is flying high, as 69% of private equity and venture capital professionals expect the amount of money their industries invest in the sector to increase throughout 2019 and 2020. But while the upwards interest in investing in an industry that could pose many risks. Risks including those of an ESG and regulatory...

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Charlotte Stockton 12th Mar, 2019 Insight
environment , ESG , Investor
2 min read

Procurement and Social Value : ESG in 2019

2019 will present new challenges for companies in terms of ensuring they have the right ESG (environmental, social and governance) credentials to win tenders. Procurement is an ESG issue that is strongly affected by political and institutional agendas. It’s  important then that companies and investors ensure that the ESG criteria they use reflect this rapidly changing environment. GK’s ESG due diligence and advisory services reflect such changes. One of the biggest developments in 2018...

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Martin Summers 9th Jan, 2019 Insight
environment , ESG
3 min read

Four Scenarios for Sustainability – How to Respond

One of the world’s leading sustainability organisations, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), recently outlined how business could respond under four possible futures by 2030 – with each scenario illustrating very different levels of centralisation or decentralisation, coordination or fragmentation in politics, economics and society. Each of the scenarios is plausible, and the...

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Martin Summers 5th Dec, 2018 Impact , Strategy
due diligence , environment , ESG
3 min read

How far are we along the Road to Zero?

Like France, the Netherlands, Norway and many more countries, the UK has announced its commitment to end petrol car sales. As a part of its Modern Industrial Strategy, Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport, launched a white paper named ‘Road to Zero Strategy’ on July 9th 2018. This paper confirmed the government’s ambitious...