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Getting real about measuring environmental impact
Episode 326th January 2023 • Oxford Policy Pod • Students at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University
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Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting has been garnering more attention in recent years – especially the environmental component. But how reliable is a reporting method that is not auditable or verifiable?

Our host, Benjamin Weiser, is joined by Professor Karthik Ramanna. Professor Karthik Ramanna is a Professor of Business and Public Policy, and Chair of the Master of Public Policy Program at the Blavatnik School of Government. He is also the founder and co-director of the Oxford Case Centre for Public Leadership. 

They discuss the origins of the E-Liability Method (01:30), an auditable method of tracking carbon emissions through multitier supply and distribution chains. There are currently 18 companies in the Fortune 500 in various stages of E-Liability pilots, we discuss the catalyzing role of the E-Liability Institute in bringing in new adopters and supporting the ongoing pilot programs for both organizations of all sizes (~07:00). We conclude with an overview of what the program’s success would look like in the coming years (16:50). 

The episode is hosted by Benjamin Weiser, a candidate for the Master of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. It is produced by Annelisse Escobar, Vitor Tomaz and Gloria Wawira. To keep up with our latest episodes, follow us on Twitter @oxfordpolicypod and on Instagram @oxfordpolicypod_.