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A beginner’s guide to ‘green’ hydrogen

In Insight by Simon Hudson

The world has committed to fighting climate change through reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases.  This will mean decarbonising energy, transport, heat and industrial processes.  In our lifetimes.  What is underway now is an energy transition every bit as significant and far-reaching as the move from wood to coal and from coal to petrol and diesel. In the past twelve …

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How do investors assess companies for ESG?

In Insight by James Verstringhe

With more companies than ever stating their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) credentials, how do institutional investors assess investee companies for ESG factors? What are they really interested in? How do they sort the material ESG initiatives from the greenwashing? With these questions in mind, we decided to go direct to the source and invited Suresh Mistry, a veteran in …

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Tavistock IR: investor relations and going virtual during the Covid-19 pandemic

In Insight by Heather Armstrong

The latest in our investor relations series looks at the extraordinary trading volumes since lockdown, and ‘going virtual’ in the middle of a reporting and AGM season. In times of crisis it can be tempting to batten down the hatches. For public companies, however, there is nothing more important than continuing to communicate with investors and other key stakeholders during …

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My first week at Tavistock… And Coronavirus

In Insight by Katie Hopkins

Well, what a first week at Tavistock. Definitely a week I will never forget! I joined the TMT team at Tavistock on the 16 March 2020 and I can tell you, when people refer to this “uncertain time”, I understand. I really do. Starting a new job, in a new field of work, in a new place was always going …

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Communicating in a low oil price environment

In Insight by Nick Elwes

When the oil price crashes as it has this year, it is often tempting for oil and gas companies to batten down the hatches and withdraw into themselves in order to weather the storm, coming out the other side when the price recovers.  Whilst this option may often be seen as easiest and simplest route it is not necessarily the …

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Tavistock through CV-19

In Insight by Tavistock Resources

As many of our clients and friends will know, Tavistock was founded three decades ago. During this time, our partners and staff have operated through some astonishing economic shocks that have redefined financial markets and economies, bringing us valuable insight. Like many businesses, we have taken the responsible step to advise our team to work from home, an approach made …

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Breakfast with the Financial Times “Behind the scenes of its award winning FT Investigations”

In Insight by Jos Simson

With thanks to the FT’s Paul Murphy who together with Tavistock’s David Cracknell, hosted a highly interesting breakfast discussing the FT Investigations desk and the increasing profile of short sellers in Europe. Paul is the FT’s Investigations Editor and co-founder of FT Alphaville, the newspaper’s award winning investigations division. Founded in 2008, Alphaville has become the leading voice on breaking …

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Trusting Bernard to deliver BP’s zero carbon future

In Insight by Nick Elwes

BP’s new Chief Executive, Bernard Looney, set out his vision to reduce the Company’s carbon footprint to zero by 2050 heralding a new era for the company that pumped 2.7 billion barrels of oil and gas per day last year. In the Company’s own words BP is aiming to: “To be a net zero company by 2050 or sooner. And …

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Day Two

In Insight by Tavistock Resources

Some slow starts to the day today as the first official night of networking events took place on Monday. Speaking of which, thank you to all those that were able to attend our own event at the new venue yesterday evening, we hope you had fun, given it went two hours over the scheduled close, it seems like you did. …

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Day one

In Insight by Tavistock Resources

The sun is shining, the weather is sweet, and Indaba has officially kicked off. Before we get to conference nitty gritty, let’s talk about the weekend. The English cricket players have been spotted in town ahead of the one-day game at Newlands tomorrow. Despite being rested for the one-day series, Ben Stokes was also seen in and around Cape Town …