In the last two years, we have experienced quite a period of disruption, and more than ever, the business environment needs to rethink its ”business as usual”.
We collectively realized the need to build a more inclusive and resilient society to the digital transformation and the urgency of conserving limited resources and protecting nature.
The way out of the current crisis cannot be more of the same: the COVID-19 pandemic requires to move towards responsible business, with more emphasis on sustainability and circularity and accelerating the necessary transition to a low carbon economy.
At TPIG, we believe that adopting responsible investing principles and promoting through the business community the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) standards is an essential part of the long-term success of any business.
In line with this belief, we are announcing our podcast Re:Think - Talks That Matter: thought-leadership, insight, and debate alongside best practices and innovation, presenting solutions and inspiring sustainable development action with local and global insights. Our mission is to inspire action and accelerate transitions to sustainable business models after the COVID-19 pandemic.
With each guest, we want to inspire action and provoke talks that matter. The first episode of the podcast is dedicated to topics such as sustainable business, sustainable investment, and ESG.
About the guest: Obediah AYTON, Chief Operating Officer for The Private Investment Group. With 7 years of private wealth experience, Obediah has a proven ability to successfully build and grow a business platform across sovereign wealth funds, government, corporate, and local family offices in all regions of the world.
” We live in a society today where we have news, we have PR, we have information but it's hard to know if it's true or not, so the best thing about podcasts is you hear the voice and you see the people behind what matters. You can talk and talk and talk…but it's the ones that act on what matters are making the difference.”
Why do investors look at sustainability?
” Venture capital is already quite heavy. You must take a risk; you must take a risk on a founder and an idea that may become fruitful in the future. With private equity investment, you typically invest in a company that's already generating returns it already has customers, so on private equity, you're going to see you already see these
sustainability goals, these ESG requirements within businesses. Venture doesn't have that. Now, the big question around the world is that we now implement a checklist into the venture, how do we invest in companies at an early stage? Do they have diversity across the investment across the team? Do they have a certain offset that is satisfying the local regulator? Does their technology deploy into certain fundamentals within a city to help lower the CO2 or increase jobs?
I think that the real question is where, across the whole of the investment world, and just growing as a business, is there going to be a checklist that we all must satisfy a global kind of regulation or a checklist that we all must satisfy.”
” We live in a society today where we have news, we have PR, we have information, but it's hard to know if it's true or not, so the best thing about podcasts is you hear the voice you see the people behind what matters. You can talk and talk and talk…but it's the ones that act on what matters are making the difference.” says Obediah Ayton.