BlackRock

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 ...

14 January, 2020

Hong Kong companies ‘failing to integrate ESG’ into policies and planning

Hong Kong markets often draw the eye of global observers, but this time it's for the wrong reasons. A report says that companies in the territory have yet to integrate environmental, social and govern...
Extinction Rebellion, climate change

23 December, 2019

2019: The year in governance

It’s that time we when we look back on 2019 and try to make sense of it all, impose some meaning and shape on the issues as they unfolded throughout the past 12 months. One thing we won’t do, h...

10 December, 2019

European agreement on sustainable business taxonomy divides opinion

European institutions have taken a step closer to agreeing definitions of what constitutes green business activity. The end of last week saw the commission president and the European Parliament rea...
sustainable business word cloud, taxonomy of sustainable finance

9 December, 2019

Designing a suitable taxonomy for a sustainable future

The Sustainable Finance Action Plan is a milestone of the EU policy on issues relating to ESG and adaptation to climate change. A number of legislative proposals have accompanied the action plan in or...
stock market listings

30 October, 2019

Sustainable investment set to grow as investors focus on climate

Sustainable investment has improved its profile among asset owners and managers, indicating that further pressure to adapt to climate change is on the way for corporate boards. Researchers spoke to...
smoke from coal-powered plant stacks

11 October, 2019

Better data and consolidated standards needed to drive ESG investing

When investors and their advisers gather there is a single recurring theme that arises again and again: environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. So it was in Paris this week as the gre...
climate change

30 September, 2019

Sasja Beslik: global finance industry ‘is the key to a sustainable future’

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Brexit, EU, Union Jack, flags

24 September, 2019

Brexit and ESG to top the agenda at the Global Invest Forum

Investors from some of the biggest asset owners and fund managers across Europe are to gather in Paris to debate the implications of Brexit and the development of credible ESG (environmental, social a...
climate, climate change, ice melting

2 July, 2019

FRC calls for better reporting of climate-related risks

Over the past few weeks various organisations