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Jan 25, 2023
Erol Hoke - ESG, why does it matter to me?
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The Bits & Bytes Series - Erol Hoke

Hosted by Olivia Coletti

Erol Hoke, is an entrepreneur with a passion for finding ways of using technology to improve

society at large. Erol does everything from using machines to better understand the climate

impact of various businesses to making it easier for companies to drive value for all of their

stakeholders. 📚 Erol got his masters at LSE and believes that we need to leverage every tool we

have to make a better future. 🌍

What is Apiday?

Apiday is a leading sustainability reporting platform helping investors easily prepare their ESG

reporting, drive change across their investments, comply with SFDR and boost their fundraising

efforts with LPs. 🤑🤝

From ESG data collection to reporting and certification, they help companies achieve their

sustainability goals. The Apiday platform helps companies easily collect all ESG data in one

place, automate ESG reporting and certification processes, and collaborate with third parties,

such as specialized ESG consultants, to improve ESG scores or make specific ESG


Apidays Mission: to make sustainability easy, measurable and affordable for companies.

The world is changing. Focusing exclusively on financial performance is not enough for

companies anymore. Tracking and reporting on environmental, social and governance (ESG)

metrics is now a must-have. 🚀


1:45 - How did you find your time at the LSE?
3:00 - Why did you choose the LSE and choose to pivot away from finance?
4:40 - How did you come to create Apiday?
7:20 - What services does Apiday offer?
10:15 - ESG framework fragility and Elon Musk
14:00 - Greenwashing and the reality of ESG
17:30 - How hard is it to gage a CEO’s ESG intentions from the outside looking in?
20:45 - What have you learned from Apiday?
26:40 - The significance of de-growth
35:10 - ESG online backlash 
37:05 - The importance and future of ESG

Special shoutout to Humzah Rahman for producing this episode! 👏

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