steel plant, heavy industry, EU, Romania

19 February, 2018

Heavy industry in EU faces steeper cuts to CO2 emissions

The European Parliament has passed a law to accelerate cuts in CO2 emissions by industries that are subject to the trading bloc’s emissions trading scheme (ETS). Under the scheme, European compan...
boardroom, male directors, investors, boardroom skills

12 February, 2018

Investors to focus on boardroom skills and experience in 2018

Boardroom skills and experience will be the key issue for investors in 2018, according to new  research. Morrow Sodali, the corporate governance consultants, found that 59% of investors consider s...
power station, climate change

8 February, 2018

Investors’ fiduciary duty should ‘require’ attention to climate change

The UK's investment regulation should be reformed so that fiduciary duties for investors include a consideration of climate change and ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues. The call co...

5 February, 2018

EU lawmakers back plans for greater CO2 cuts in key sectors

The European Parliament’s environment committee has backed laws proposed by the European Commission for drastic CO2 emission cuts in the transport, farming, building and waste sectors. Emissions ...
climate change, climate risk

15 January, 2018

MPs ask if voluntary climate-risk reporting recommendations are enough

An influential committee of MPs will this week begin an inquiry which will include whether climate-change-risk disclosure recommendations made by an international task force should be mandatory. Th...
exxonmobil, climate change

12 December, 2017

Exxon bows to shareholder demands and agrees climate change report

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Paris, France

8 December, 2017

French investors tackle reporting on ESG with Article 173

Almost a third of French investors required to report on how environmental, social and governance issues are integrated into their portfolios have so far failed to do so. Research by
climate change

28 November, 2017

Investment consultants warned of climate change risks

Investment consultants for defined benefit pension schemes have been warned that they could face legal risks if they fail to properly integrate climate into their work for trustees. In a new report...
low-carbon economy, carbon footprint, sustainability

27 November, 2017

Every board has a role in the transition to a low-carbon economy

It is a quote attributed to Henry Ford: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you're right.” The saying is common within management advice, expressing the important ...
Alice Steenland, AXA

18 July, 2017

A partner for society: Alice Steenland

Mention the phrase “corporate responsibility” and most people in the know will immediately think of AXA, the world’s largest insurance company. Alice Steenland, the company’s chief corporat...