Article: Blockchain is the Panacea for ESG Data Woes

Blockchain, Governance, Innovation

Blockchain is the Panacea for ESG Data Woes

An oft noted major challenge lies in consistent ESG reporting or score uniformity across variegated frameworks and standards such as the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) —  with others still being formed. Talk of a uniform set of standards to garner “apples to apples” comparisons is increasing in focus. Yet this obstacle is a bit of a red herring: disparate score cards.

Instead of such hefty focus on frameworks, bandwidth needs to go toward companies’ ability to capture real-time sustainability data to then power environmental performance strategies. Proving traction against carbon-neutrality goals will require an external metric, yes, but most importantly will be reliant on technology that can generate accurate, auditable and accountable sustainability measurements, reporting and, thus, records to track against. The technology that will fulfill this pivotal role is blockchain.

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Article: DeFi’s money markets are finally luring in institutional investors

Blockchain, Decentralized Internet

DeFi’s money markets are finally luring in institutional investorsDeFi’s money markets are finally luring in institutional investors

The three main factors solidifying institutional interest in Bitcoin are the current historically low interest rates, the inflation rate and geopolitical instability. With near-zero interest rates expected for the foreseeable future, investors are gearing up to move their funds into alternative locations for securing wealth.

The United States Federal Reserve’s 2% inflation target has incited concern in investors fearing devaluation, and with tensions between the U.S. and China on a precarious edge, portfolios denominated in U.S. dollars are becoming riskier by the day.

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