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GLOSSARY: Latham’s Book of Jargon

Given that ESG – Environmental, Social & Governance – is the acronym du jour, it’s kind of sad that we need a lexicon to tell us what it all means. Yet we do, and Latham’s Book of Jargon, which the firm has turned into an enduring franchise, is a welcome companion. The firm describes the Book, which is also an app, as an “interactive glossary of acronyms, slang, and terminology.” It launched in March 2012 with Restructuring & Special Situations and now extends across 14 areas ranging from Cryptocurrency & Blockchain to Corporate & Bank Finance. That includes the latest edition, Environmental, Social & Governance, a squishy amalgam of disciplines where an explainer is welcome. Maybe that’s why this edition needed a co-presenter, Rodney Irwin, managing director of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Redefining Value and Education programs. Great stuff.


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