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What happens to the lost generation?

Fifteen million people between the ages of fifteen and twenty four are out of work in North America and Europe at the moment. Italy and France have 25% youth unemployment while, in Spain, 45% of the young people are jobless. At these levels, there is grave...

Privacy and trust: is the tech industry losing the plot?

Privacy, security and freedom of expression have become significant challenges for the technology industry, not just because governments seek this information but also because the industry's own business models increasingly seem to need a "Big Brother"...

Rio+20: Action, please, on sustainability reporting

Bloomberg reports that 75% of over 20,000 companies worldwide do not report their sustainability impacts. As a result, such impacts have minimal effects on the practice of incorporating sustainability data into company valuations. The Rio+20 meeting is...

A new narrative for the post-carbon era

We don't think today's industrial framework can continue as before. But what comes next? Some are exploring new forms of capitalism. Jyoti Banerjee explores the post-carbon framework laid out in Jeremy Rifkin's Third Industrial Revolution. Basic...

Tesco carbon story

Accountants are always asking if a factor is material to the performance of a company. Carbon happens to be just one of literally hundreds of non-financial measures that Tesco tracks.  The company has set itself stiff targets to lower carbon emissions, but...

Common and not so common sustainability themes

How can companies and stakeholders easily identify those sustainability issues that are hot and those that are not? Fronesys offers a materiality hit parade. The sustainability press today is filled with coverage of a wide range of non-economic issues and...

Knowledge is power: the case for a new reporting model

Company reports often fail to take into account the key issues that are now crucial for future business success, write Cary Krosinsky & Jyoti Banerjee. Today's corporate reporting model is no longer fit for purpose. It is dominated by a compliance mindset,...

Times article references Fronesys materiality report

In today's Times supplement on Sustainable Investments, Cary Krosinsky and Jyoti Banerjee have analysed how company reports often fail to take into account the key issues that are now crucial for future business success. Here's an excerpt from the article,...

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