2020 has been a pivotal year in which even sceptical leaders have been forced to reckon with ESG’s vital role in business strategy.
While we can all agree that the word “unprecedented” is overused today, this year has seen several distressing events take place on a global scale—bushfires destroying homes and wildlife in Australia, a series of wildfires in the US, a global pandemic affecting all of us, and civil unrest on racial inequality ignited by the unjust killing of George Floyd.
Despite the fact that world economies ground to a halt as a result of Covid-19, investors have not slowed down their efforts to engage and improve the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices and disclosures of their portfolio companies. In fact, 2020 has been a pivotal
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The use of shared service centres (SSCs) has grown over the decades. They offer many benefits to finance and accounting departments, but the rise in automation and digitisation will bring a radical shakeup of the SSC business model, which has implications for the companies using them.