BlackRock building

30 October, 2020

BlackRock backs global sustainability reporting standards

BlackRock, the world’s biggest fund manager, has put its shoulder behind the creation of a single set of global sustainability reporting standards. The support is timely. If implemented, new stan...
BlackRock building

15 January, 2020

BlackRock CEO letter issues warning on sustainability disclosures

Boards and directors have been placed on notice that the world’s biggest fund manager will vote against if they fail to adapt to making sustainability disclosures. The warning to act or lose the ...
heart on an office window, workplace relationships

10 January, 2020

Heartache to headache: why workplace relationships are a problem

Late last year workplace relationships hit the headlines with a bang. First global fast-food chain McDonald’s
BlackRock building

18 December, 2019

BlackRock challenged to provide details of stakeholder pledge

You can’t talk the talk without having to walk the walk. BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, is being held to account for signing up to a major reset of corporate values. At the end o...
VW, Volkswagen

21 January, 2019

Culture and intangibles top list of engagement concerns

It’s culture, stupid! Whichever way you look at the annual letters from two of the world’s biggest investment managers, it all comes down to a concern for corporate culture. Culture was either ...
BlackRock

26 October, 2018

BlackRock’s sustainable investment ambition

It was probably inevitable, but the fact that the world’s largest fund manager has thrown its weight behind sustainable investing really puts down a marker. [pull-left]“Sustainable investing wi...
Larry Fink, BlackRock

23 May, 2018

Asset managers devise questions for “purpose-led” companies

A group of ten asset managers have formulated questions for boards to assess whether their businesses are “genuinely purpose-led”. Investors with assets worth $8trn, including BlackRock, Legal ...
Mazars, investors, responsible investment, sustainability

18 May, 2018

Sustainable expectations: how the ESG investment agenda is shifting

It’s a perennial debate, but one that refuses to go away. Companies need to plan for the long term but are concerned that demands from investors create a short-term attitude that will drive focus aw...
Larry Fink, BlackRock

19 March, 2018

BlackRock reveals more details on its engagement priorities

BlackRock, the world's largest investor, has attempted to put flesh on the bones of its CEO's statement in January about the topics it expects to prioritise for engagement this year. In a
Larry Fink, BlackRock

17 January, 2018

Larry Fink: companies must make a ‘positive contribution’ to society

Larry Fink, chief executive of BlackRock, the world's biggest asset manager, has said companies must make a "positive contribution to society" and benefit all of their stakeholders. The views come ...