I announced earlier that the 2022 revision/update of my 2018 book Killing Sustainability was completed. The update covered a lot of ground – increasing the number of pages by 50% over the original. Even so, it was hard to stop writing because meaningful and credible ESG developments and news kept coming.
Here is an overview of a few of the topics explored in the book and some recent related news items.
- Fossil fuels financing not abating.
- Reality defies COP26 exuberance.
- Net zero really isn’t.
- Offsets continue to be extremely popular – and risky.
- Divestiture as a carbon strategy? Meh. (subscription may be required)
- Scope 3 staying at 0.
- Threats to carbon management: global inflation and energy cost.
- The importance of validating sustainability certifications.
- Sustainability Linked Bonds – good or not?
Other topics covered include:
- Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs) – qualifications, organizational placement, and when they hurt more than help
- How ESG can get the “traditional risk management” secret handshake and be let into the club
- Making ESG reports effective by eliminating jargon and being honest
- Cost of capital – shareholder reward or ESG punishment?
- Why and how to focus on ESG-based revenue (it’s far more powerful than “sprinkling ESG fairy dust on stock”)
The revised book is currently available only as an exclusive benefit for PracticalESG.com members – downloadable in the Guidebooks section. The original version continues to be available for purchase from Amazon.