27 July, 2020

A blueprint for business to transition to a nature-positive future

The average person today is 4.4 times richer and lives 25 years longer than in 1950. The Great Acceleration, however, has been brought to a screeching halt by the Covid-19 pandemic. It is clear ...
Covid-19 Risk Survey

15 July, 2020

Risk report reveals pandemic forced companies to review strategy

Almost 60% of companies are reviewing their business strategy as a result of the pandemic, while 43% of senior business leaders say Covid-19 is a fundamental threat to their organisations, according t...
future, opportunity, risk management

26 February, 2020

Accountants must help business confront the challenge of climate change

As we head towards November’s COP26 in Glasgow, 14 accountancy bodies around the world—including five bodies based in the UK—have joined forces in a call to action to fight against climate chang...
EU NFRD review

24 February, 2020

EU set to review its Non-Financial Reporting Directive

Barely two years after it came into effect, senior figures have confirmed the European Union’s Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) is to undergo review. The review will look closely at impro...
CEO looking out of office window

20 February, 2020

CEOs say these 4 factors will shape business in 2020

Across the globe, business bosses are showing record levels of pessimism about economic growth, a new report has found. And there’s one thing behind this lack of confidence—uncertainty. PwC’s...
shareholder vote, shareholder dissent

3 February, 2020

CEO pay and director re-elections named top issues for shareholder dissent

Executive pay and reappointment of directors were the leading issues for shareholder dissent last year, according to new research. Proxy advisers
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 ...
Hong Kong skyline

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...
EU NFRD review

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...