Environmental regulations make common sense. Laws which ensure sustainable development, taking into consideration the needs of both present and future generations, bring benefits not only to the environment but to the economy as a whole.
With recent studies identifying the most significant long-term risks faced by the world today as environmental, corporations are embedding in their mission or values statements a commitment to reducing their footprint. It makes sense that governments should support this and that existing regulations and standards be met, if not strengthened.
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The UK's financial watchdog has released its anticipated report on corporate culture. It concludes non-executives have a significant role but reveals concerns that they often fail to access the right information.
Comment: The EU’s revised Shareholder Rights Directive comes into force this week. But while some investment managers are embracing the opportunity to engage boards on ESG issues, there are warnings that others appear to be hoping they will go away.
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