ESG comms explained
Hello, my name is Gihan A.M. Hyde, and I am the CEO and founder of CommUnique.
We are a team of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) corporate communication specialists. Our mission is to help you boost the value of your ESG story so that you can attract the right employees, the right customers and the right investors. Simple as that!
My team is a diverse group of ESG communication specialists from ‘underdeveloped’ countries and under-represented communities in all corners of the globe.
In this column, I will be providing you with my thoughts regarding ESG “do’s and don’ts”, latest trends in the space and updates that will impact you as a fintech company.
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Why you should care about your organisation’s ESG materiality assessment
Materiality assessments help firms identify ESG priorities and improve the design of their comms campaigns.
It’s not all evil, crypto can also do good
Consumers, regulators and investors are all interested in solving this technology’s climate impact.
Fintech and its impact on the agricultural sector
Fintech can help connect farmers with finance and boost financial inclusion.
The role of the payments industry in saving people and planet
Changing the way we make payments can have a substantial positive impact on our society’s carbon emissions.
How to make your fintech a solutionary organisation and not a problem-solving one
Imagine the change you could cause simply by taking a solutionary approach to your fintech’s ESG policies.
Climate anxiety is a real threat to the financial industry
Fostering positivity will be what helps your stakeholders (and you!) maintain positive mental health.
How education plays a key role in embedding an ESG mindset
ESG education is necessary, and the time to start learning is now.
How to get investors on board with your ESG journey
I recently spoke with Delta Capita's Leeya Hendricks to get her perspective on all things ESG investing.
What is social impact and how can you measure it?
Focusing on your social impact can help build strong community links and boost brand loyalty.
Eight fintech firms with impressive people and planet initiatives
Fintechs are in a unique position to build ESG criteria into the foundations of their businesses.
How to tell if an organisation is greenwashing – and how to avoid doing it yourself
Learning to market ethically is a journey you need to own.
How to write your first ‘people and planet’ policies as a fintech organisation
A good ‘people and planet’ ESG policy should make it clear how you're pushing for positive change.
Communicating climate change: a laughing matter for fintechs?
Like the court jesters of previous ages, being funny and communicating effectively can be compatible.
How fintech can help women and girls solve the climate crisis
If you want to help save the planet, gender equality should be at the heart of climate action.
How important is language when it comes to communicating climate change?
Climate change has a global audience, and your communications need to reflect this.
How will the Green Claims Code affect you as a fintech?
The Green Claims Code legislation aims to eradicate greenwashing once and for all.
It’s a matter of comms | Episode 9 | Demystifying scope 1, 2 & 3 emissions
What are scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions and how can businesses start recording and reporting on them?
It’s a matter of comms | Episode 8 | ESG and new talent
New talent in the fintech industry consider ESG to be an important factor when accepting new roles.
It’s a matter of comms | Episode 7 | Carbon
Carbon neutral vs net zero vs zero carbon; and how to embed them within your business model.
It’s a matter of comms | Episode 6 | DEI
In this #itsamatterofcomms vlog, we discuss how D&I is incorporated within ESG reporting and initiatives.
It’s a matter of comms | Episode 5 | B Corp
This week's #itsamatterofcomms vlog features Hannah Cox, founder of betternotstop.
It’s a matter of comms | Episode 4 | Funding
This week's #itsamatterofcomms vlog features Hannah Forbes, founder of The Funding Crowd.
It’s a matter of comms | Episode 3 | ESG
This week's #itsamatterofcomms vlog features Dave Wallace, founder of NMD+.
It’s a matter of comms | Episode 2 | Strategy
The corporate comms strategy is the spine that would hold start-ups accountable to their investors.
Introducing “it’s a matter of comms”
Welcome to #itsamatterofcomms! A new bi-weekly vlog!
Carbonplace lands $45m seed funding, names new CEO
With the new funding, Carbonplace plans to scale its platform, expand its team and forge partnerships.
Nokia aligns growth and financing strategy with ESG targets
The firm is aiming to maintain its growth in data traffic while reducing its energy consumption.
UK fintech Raylo bags £110m debt financing facility
Raylo provides consumers with “affordable” access to tech products on a monthly subscription basis.
Fujitsu and Mizuho Bank partner for ESG data management project
The new service will visualise CO2 emissions across supply chains and help customers move towards de-carbonisation.
What the FinTech? | S.4 Episode 1 | Bankers like us
In this episode, we’re joined by Leda Glyptis of 10x Banking to chat about her new book – Bankers Like Us.
PayTech Awards call for nominations
The PayTech Awards 2023 will take place on 30 June at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London.
New digital bank greenpenny opts for Jack Henry’s tech
Greenpenny is a start-up bank in the US focused on sustainable energy and powered by Decorah Bank & Trust.
Aussie start-ups Alii and Bloom raise funds
Alii and Bloom Impact Investing, two start-ups based in Brisbane, have reported cash injections.
PayTech Awards 2023 now open for nominations
PayTech Awards are open to banks, financial institutions, paytech software & services providers worldwide.
Twig acquires banking services provider Vybe
With Vybe’s acquisition, Twig plans to expand its Gen Z market footprint.