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Winning without win-win: recommendations on financial market strategies for Biodiversity and Nature

Preventable Surprises is pleased to release Winning without win-win: recommendations on financial market strategies for Biodiversity and Nature. Switching gears on Nature The biosphere supports life. Soon it may...
18 July 2021
Positive Mavericks, Biodiversity loss, Publications

Align and Conquer: two things to do right away – from the Corporate Lobbying Alignment Project

Some of the world’s largest asset managers are beginning to address corporate policy capture risk, but it’s too slow. This blog post shares a selection of key lessons from...
3 June 2021
Positive Mavericks, Corporate political capture

Moving beyond Modern Portfolio Theory: 3 questions to Jon Lukomnik and Jim Hawley

Three Key Questions for Jon Lukomnik and Jim Hawley, authors of a really important new book, “Moving Beyond Modern Portfolio Theory: Investing That Matters”.  As you’ll see, this book...
29 April 2021
Positive Mavericks, Institutions, Forceful stewardship

Q&A with Emily Claire Goldman: divesting from for-profit prisons in America

The responsible investment world’s most entrenched habit might be debating the merits of divestment versus engagement. While not here to settle the debate (Preventable Surprises has generally supported forceful...
28 July 2020
Positive Mavericks, Corporate political capture, Reports

Changing minds in the insurance industry: a conversation

Preventable Surprises invites perspectives from positive mavericks across economic sectors. Who are the agents of transformation? What do they think? Today, New Yorker Walter Murphy (WM) & Mumbaikar Praveen...
16 February 2020
Positive Mavericks, Institutions

“But you are so different … no one would take the career risks you have taken!”

By Raj Thamotheram Founder and co-chair, Preventable Surprises This is a refrain I hear quite often when I invite ESG professionals to consider how they could be a bigger...
13 June 2017
Positive Mavericks, Forceful stewardship

When scientific realities and career risk clash…what should professionals do?

Leading climate scientist, Kevin Anderson published a “must read” article in “Nature Geosciences” (12 Oct 2015). The full article is behind a paywall, but most of it is on Anderson’s...
26 November 2015
Positive Mavericks

An epidemic of self censorship?

A core idea behind the Preventable Surprises project is that they aren’t surprises. Someone generally knows but is often too frightened to raise their concerns. Our focus is on the...
17 February 2015
Positive Mavericks