The financialization of civil society activism: Interview with Prof. Tomaso Ferrando
We have interviewed Prof Tomaso Ferrando (University of Antwerp Law and Institute of Policy Development) on his paper (co-authored with Dr. Davide Cerrato) 'The financialization1 of civil society activism: sustainable finance and the shrinking of bottom-up engagement'.
Our main questions to Tomaso:
1. In your paper you adopt a novel approach to environmental, social, and governance reporting, can you tell us a bit more about ESG reporting in general?
2. What are the novelties introduced by the EU legal framework? (14:13)
3. Does the EU directive promote the participation of civil society in the process of 'ideation'? (26:17)
4. Are these measures effective to achieve the promised sustainability objectives? (39:44)
We took the conversation from there to touch upon many other issues related to ESG reporting. Thank you Tomaso for your brilliant insights!