ESG INTELLIGENCE BLOG
Thought leadership articles and updates from the ESG intelligence team.
As blockchain technology continues to evolve, calls for clarity surrounding technical, regulatory, and governance models have intensified. GSMI is an unprecedented effort to map and analyze the current landscape of technical and regulatory standards aimed at inspiring responsible innovation.
The tally of 48 new consortia in the first seven months of 2020 is impressive. The visible slack compared to last year can be attributed to the COVID-induced disruptions that have rocked the IT-spending across sectors.
Forming consortia has been a strategy of many enterprises that are experimenting with blockchain technology because, for the successful implementation of blockchain, a number of stakeholders must be on-board.
At the beginning of the year, industry giants such as Coca Cola and Starbucks gave a vote of confidence to this technology by rolling out their pilot projects, and it was soon followed by widespread adoption by small and medium-sized companies.
Healthcare is one of the sectors where governments and private enterprises co-exist in many countries. In this article, we explore how various governments are embracing the blockchain technology to address industry issues and drive efficiencies.
It’s no surprise, then, that the application of distributed ledger technology (blockchain) in trade finance has become an important focal point for financial institutions around the world. This application has the capacity to make the overall trade flow – currently hampered by outdated processes, faster and more cost-effective.
The insurance industry is largely process-driven and many of these processes require a significant human intervention. These processes include selling, evaluating, analyzing, processing, and activating, policies; customer service and management; receiving, validating,...
Annual General Meetings are supposed to be an ornament of transparency that is associated with publicly listed companies. Important decisions that influence business and sustainability performance of the company are put to vote in front of all shareholders,...
Bond issuance and trading platforms built on blockchain can benefit several stakeholders in the bond market. The list of stakeholders includes enterprises, SMEs, investors, stock exchanges, regulators, treasuries, banks, insurance companies among others. Some of the...