coal-fired power station, sustainable finance

21 July, 2017

Investors need carbon exposure stress-test, says think-tank

Financial institutions should be stress-tested for their exposure to "carbon-intensive assets", according to a report from the Brussels-based think-tank Bruegel. In a report based on the work of th...
sustainable investment, EU, ESG, sustainable finance, sustainable economy

20 July, 2017

Sustainable Finance report: implications for investors and directors

Potential avenues for reform of the financial system towards a low-carbon, resource-efficient and sustainable economy have been mapped out in an
Alice Steenland, AXA

18 July, 2017

A partner for society: Alice Steenland

Mention the phrase “corporate responsibility” and most people in the know will immediately think of AXA, the world’s largest insurance company. Alice Steenland, the company’s chief corporat...
Halfords

17 July, 2017

Halfords faces opposition to reappointment of auditor

Halfords, the car carts and bicycle retailer, faces opposition to the reappointment of Big Four firm KPMG as auditor over concerns about independence.
EU flag, EU sustainability, Sustainable Finance

14 July, 2017

Fiduciary duties must include ‘sustainability risk’, says EU group

The fiduciary duties of directors should include a responsibility to manage long-term sustainability risks, according to the
Burberry, Burberry shareholders

14 July, 2017

Burberry shareholders revolt against executive pay report

Close to one-third of shareholders voted against the remuneration report of global fashion brand Burberry at its AGM this week. The vote came after
banks, Bank of England, regulation

11 July, 2017

Boards should be keeping banks to ‘spirit of regulation’, says regulator

One of the most senior figures at the Bank of England has warned that some banks are involved in accounting practices that amount to "pure regulatory arbitrage". Sam Woods, deputy governor and chie...
Burberry London

10 July, 2017

Burberry faces remuneration opposition from shareholders

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7 July, 2017

A fair gamble: Alex Gersh

Don’t ask Alex Gersh about his betting record. The 53-year-old finance director of Paddy Power Betfair doesn’t gamble much—his first ever flutter was when he joined the company four and a half y...
The Beehive Building – Parliament of NZ, Wellington

7 July, 2017

New Zealand announces new anti-money laundering initiatives

New Zealand’s foreign minister Gerry Brownlee has said he will boost funding for anti-money laundering (AML) initiatives across the Pacific.