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 ...
climate change

29 November, 2017

Are directors courting legal action by keeping quiet on climate risk?

In the UK, as in many other countries, directors are legally required to consider material financial risks facing their business, and to report these risks in their corporate disclosures. This can oft...
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 ...
Larry Fink, BlackRock

21 March, 2017

Climate risk a key issue for 2017, says BlackRock

BlackRock, the world's largest investor, has said that climate risk will be a key issue for engagement in 2017. The investor's statement also offers an early sign that it expects directors to hee...

2 September, 2016

Feel the heat: climate change reporting

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