Warning sign, climate risks

13 February, 2020

UK government set to implement mandatory TCFD reporting

The move to have UK companies report on climate-related risks using guidelines from the Task Force on Climate-related Fina...
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 ...
risk survey, risk management, climate

13 December, 2019

Survey launches to reveal boardroom risk thinking

The Board Agenda Leadership in Risk Management Survey has been launched today in partnership with Maza...
executive pay, pay, remuneration, pay ratios, corporate governance, finance

13 December, 2019

UK CEOs ‘not incentivised’ to focus on their environmental impact

Are chief executives rewarded for tackling the climate crisis? Not in the UK it seems. In fact, far from it. Research from remuneration experts at Vlerick Business School in Ghent has found that UK...
climate change crisis, integrated climate reporting

2 December, 2019

Integrating climate reporting is key to effective risk management

As we approach the UN climate conference, COP25, in Madrid, the urgency of tackling climate change is greater than ever. As more businesses become aware of the need to act and report on climate risk, ...
boardroom, board executives

25 October, 2019

New UK stewardship code puts focus on investor engagement

Investor engagement with boards and companies is set to come under much closer scrutiny following the release of a new stewardship code by the UK’s watchdog for corporate reporting and governance. ...
climate, climate change, ice melting

23 October, 2019

TCFD summit confirms climate risk should be your board’s priority

The recent global summit of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) made it clear that companies will increasingly be subject to challenge on management of climate risk by regula...

3 January, 2019

Sustainability, creating value & the role of the board

When the experts sat down to write the UK’s new Corporate Governance Code earlier this year, they drafted a critical first principle. The role of the board is to “promote the long-term sustainable...
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 ...