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 ...

5 March, 2018

Pension fund trustees could be forced to publish climate policy

The British government could introduce regulations requiring pension funds to have special investment policies on climate change or corporate governance. The news came in a letter to a committee of...
Katharina Latif, Allianz

2 March, 2018

Core strengths: Katharina Latif, Allianz

A team of “crazy experts” preoccupied with what was once deemed an “ivory tower topic,” the climate and sustainability unit at German insurance giant All...
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...