Covid-19 crisis and stock market prices

30 June, 2021

OECD warns that Covid-19 requires a governance response

The global pandemic will require a governance response to ensure the corporate landscape can be rebuilt sustainably, according to the OECD. And that response will include better disclosure of risk,...
ESG strategy icons over green cityscape

21 June, 2021

US firms ask SEC to introduce global standards on climate reporting

While there may be doubts in some quarters about the mandatory introduction of climate risk reporting for US companies, many submissions to a consultation have focused on two objectives: introducing t...
SEC seal

9 April, 2021

Controversy as US moves towards mandatory ESG disclosures

The US is set to enter a full blown debate over environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosures. Last month the Securities and Exchange Commission’s acting chair Allison Herren Lee signalled ...
Climate dashboard showing world map

8 April, 2021

Climate reporting requires ‘shift in approach’ to reflect TCFD principles

Just 49 companies are undertaking the most detailed kind of climate reporting according to principles laid out by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). While that may not ...
Sacha Sadan, LGIM

1 April, 2021

LGIM annual report reveals 21% rise in ‘active engagement’ in 2020

Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM) increased the level of its engagements last year as the pandemic took hold of society and business across the world. LGIM's annual report reveals an i...
2021 sign on a cliff

11 January, 2021

Beyond Covid: risk and resilience among governance trends for 2021

Following the travails of 2020—the pandemic, the economic crisis and Brexit—many will be glad to put the past 12 months behind us. But what does 2021 hold for corporate governance? Those lookin...
Climate disclosures warning sign

12 November, 2020

FRC says climate disclosures are ‘failing to meet investor expectations’

UK corporate reporting is under pressure again, with companies once more being asked to up their game on climate disclosures. UK regulator the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) says
BlackRock building

30 October, 2020

BlackRock backs global sustainability reporting standards

BlackRock, the world’s biggest fund manager, has put its shoulder behind the creation of a single set of global sustainability reporting standards. The support is timely. If implemented, new stan...
Laptop showing green sustainability reports

6 March, 2020

Investment Association calls for better climate risk reporting

More pressure is on the way for companies over climate risk reporting. The Investment Association (IA), a professional bo...
Melting ice cap

21 February, 2020

UK watchdog to review companies’ climate reporting

Like it or not, the climate-risk reporting of UK companies is about to come under close scrutiny. This week the UK’s corporate reporting watchdog, the