Lighthouse Keeper Edition 15

Lighthouse Keeper Edition 15

ESG Mirage … Brutal Honesty … Funding Governance for Systemic Transformation … Organising a free conference … Sunday Thoughts   Edition 15 | September 2022 This Lighthouse Keeper comes to you one day before the start of the 9th International r3.0 Conference,...
Lighthouse Keeper Edition 14

Lighthouse Keeper Edition 14

Collapse Awareness … ‘Pure ESG’​ Standards … UNRISD To The Rescue … Anti-Woke ESG … Turmoil In #ESGLaLaLand … More Sunday Thoughts Edition 14 | July 2022 A good three months without a Lighthouse Keeper. Various times I thought that now would be the...
Lighthouse Keeper Edition 13

Lighthouse Keeper Edition 13

From ESG to ‘True Sustainability’ in Oslo … Do sustainability standard setters have a moral obligation to deliver sustainability? +++ April 2022 | Edition 13 I am back at home after an exciting trip to Oslo, where I keynoted and added opinions to two workshops at the...
Lighthouse Keeper Edition 12

Lighthouse Keeper Edition 12

From an era of change to a change of era – The role of ESG and Sustainability in times of rapid and brutal disruption Edition 12 | March 2022 (Special Edition) The sh*t hits the fan… The Climate Crisis, Corona, now the #PutinWarAgainstUkraine. Why is it that we...
Lighthouse Keeper Edition 11

Lighthouse Keeper Edition 11

How on Earth? … #ESGLalaland Obfuscation … Third Way Solutions     Edition 11 | February 2022 Another chock-full Lighthouse Keeper at a day after Europe went into deep shock as Russia declared war on Ukraine! Quite hard to focus attention on anything else, but...
Lighthouse Keeper Edition 10

Lighthouse Keeper Edition 10

Don’t Look Up … The Big EU Taxonomy Betrayal … ’Fink’enstein’s Letter … Transcending Incrementalism … Remembering Lost Giants     Edition 1 | January 2022 What a month this has been since we celebrated the start of the next solar cycle of Gaia! There was ‘Don’t Look...
Lighthouse Keeper Edition 9

Lighthouse Keeper Edition 9

Investor Sustainability or Human-Planetary Regeneration – ESG LaLaLand at the crossroads! A Year-End Reflection     Edition 9 | December 2021 As 2021 comes to a close and we look at the precursors of 2022, a big question starts to present itself: as we are...
Lighthouse Keeper Edition 8

Lighthouse Keeper Edition 8

The Technological, Financial, Political Pipe Dream called COP 26 … A Retrospect November 2021 | Edition 8 So, COP 26 is over, and while incremental steps are sold as successes (‘never before we had’ … blahblahblah, ‘so far we didn’t...
Lighthouse Keeper Edition 7

Lighthouse Keeper Edition 7

FLOP 26 … why Net Zero as used and abused is a sham … and why Glasgow can’t deliver what’s ‘necessary’     November 2021 | Edition 7 | COP 26 is just around the corner, the biggest assembly of governmental delegations, lobbyists, NGOs, activist groups, and not to...
Lighthouse Keeper Edition 6

Lighthouse Keeper Edition 6

ESG LaLa Land is burning – how to leave and where to go!   As many of you return from vacation and scroll through inboxes and social media, one is amazed of the dynamics of the last months. A lot has to do with the climate and political events of this summer....
Lighthouse Keeper Edition 5

Lighthouse Keeper Edition 5

CODE RED … Undisputable Facts Confirm Human-Made Climate Change … 10 YEARS Left To Respond … It’s finally there, the 6th IPCC WG 1 Report, and for those of us reading these reports, it’s no surprise, we knew it all along, but now there is simply more...
Lighthouse Keeper Edition 4

Lighthouse Keeper Edition 4

Will the WBCSD Vision 2050 deliver (and what, actually)? … the EU Package on Sustainable Finance … the Corona Chronicles develop a ‘New Normal’​ …   April and May 2021, at least so far, have created a lot of excitement in the ESG Bubble. The World Business...
Lighthouse Keeper Edition 3

Lighthouse Keeper Edition 3

Black’rocked’ for ESG shortcomings … the EU TaxoNOmy … the DaNOne conundrum … The ‘Big Sustainability Illusion’ as a booklet … The Lighthouse Keeper is back from a couple of days of celebrating Easter. But well, what’s Easter really with no family around, no Easter...
Lighthouse Keeper Edition 2

Lighthouse Keeper Edition 2

Mapping the Sustainability Standards Niche … IFRS vs. EFRAG … ESG vs. Doing Good … and why do we think that arsonists are good firefighters? Thank you all for great feedback on the first edition of the ‘Lighthouse Keeper’. There is lots of interest for a ‘compass that...
Lighthouse Keeper Edition 1

Lighthouse Keeper Edition 1

SBTI … Net Zero Targets … TCFD … ESG Investment … resistance bubbles up that ‘trust us, we’re big’​ is not sufficient any longer   Preamble – Inspired by enthusiastic support of the series ‘The Big...
The Big Sustainability Illusion – Part 4

The Big Sustainability Illusion – Part 4

The Big Sustainability Illusion – goodbye ‘ESG LaLaLand’ and hello to the ‘New World’ of a regenerative & distributive economy!     This is the last part of this mini-series. The links to parts 1-3 can be found at the end of the article. Welcome to part...
The Big Sustainability Illusion – Part 3

The Big Sustainability Illusion – Part 3

The Big Sustainability Illusion – how to escape the ESG bubble and finally deliver on sustainability!   Part three of a mini-series, see link to earlier parts at the end. When I wrote the first and second part of ‘The Big Sustainability Illusion’ I had...

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