climate change

17 October, 2018

Regulators make climate demands of financial services

It’s little more than a week since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Chang...
carbon-free economy, digital tech, transition

16 October, 2018

Prepare for the transition to a zero-carbon, digital economy

Over the next few decades, the labour force is in for a bumpy ride, as the transition to a low-carbon environment and the rise of new technologies converge to change the current employme...
global warming, carbon emissions

10 October, 2018

Global warming: business on the front line

Sometimes it takes a blast of cold air to wake someone up. Policymakers and business leaders received such a shock this week with the publication of a report, which demanded drastic action if the worl...
climate change, drought

28 September, 2018

Governance shaped by climate, tech and demographics

If boards need a reminder of the importance of climate change, it came this week in two reports. Firstly, the Bank of England released a document highlighting that banks and other financial institu...
New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street

18 July, 2018

Shareholder proposals gain ‘traction’ during US proxy season

The number of shareholder proposals faced by companies in the 2018 US proxy season decreased overall, but research reveals that the average support during a vote lifted. Meanwhile, climate remains ...
climate change, sustainability

19 June, 2018

Pension fund trustees to report on climate change policies

UK pension fund trustees will be required to publish reports explaining how their investment policies integrate sustainability concerns. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) yesterday announc...
China Construction Bank

12 June, 2018

LGIM names companies performing badly on climate change

Companies considered to be "laggards" in their efforts to address climate change have been named and shamed by Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM). The investment manager said it had d...
Drax power station, carbon emissions, coal

7 June, 2018

Why serious investors demand more than just climate disclosure

In 2014, when I first started engaging pension funds on the issue of climate change, a worrying number would respond that they could not take savers’ “ethical concerns” into account. Not only a ...
climate change

4 June, 2018

Corporate and pension schemes must report climate change risk

New climate change law will be foisted onto companies if regulators fail to help them follow best practice on reporting. The House of Commons’ Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) today said that ...