Melting ice cap

19 November, 2020

Roadmap to mandatory TCFD reporting ‘should focus minds’

When it comes to mandatory climate-related risk reporting there isn’t as much time as recent headlines might suggest. The government has said the legal framework to make it compulsory will be in pla...
Compass showing net zero carbon target

17 November, 2020

From A to Zero: how to build a credible corporate net zero strategy

Over the past 18 months, the gears have shifted when it comes to climate change, with pressure for both transparency and proactivity now coming from seemingly every angle: the general public, governme...
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...
Interconnected points on a globe

30 October, 2020

Sustainability in spotlight at IIRC Global Conference

The growing importance of integrated reporting will be explored in November when experts, business leaders and investors from around the world gather online to explore the issue of sustainable value c...
sustainability committee, green boardroom

2 October, 2020

Board directors ‘lack specific sustainability knowledge’

The climate crisis means companies must become sustainable, but are their boardrooms up to the job? New research suggests many are not.
Review of Non-Financial Reporting Directive

23 September, 2020

EcoAct sustainability study warns of FTSE 100 performance gap

Companies are doing better on combatting the climate crisis and yet there is a “performance gap” to confront, especially in the FTSE 100. This conclusion comes from
UN SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals

22 September, 2020

CFO taskforce reveals plan to boost UN Sustainable Development Goals

Last week we got the bad news that the world has failed to hit a single target designed to help save biodiversity on Earth. This week a group of chief financial officers (CFOs) has given the United Na...
Rio Tinto

11 September, 2020

Governance week: Rio Tinto, ESG, climate risk, Aussie audit

Fallout for Rio Tinto The equivalent of going nuclear in governance is clearing out a company’s leadership. This week investors managed to detonate a bomb under Rio Tinto when the chief ex...
Warning sign alerting climate risk

9 September, 2020

Only 8% of UK businesses have ‘fully-fledged’ climate risk plan

Outside of Covid-19, climate remains the biggest agenda issue for society. And yet doubts are emerging over the readiness of big business to tackle global warming. Fresh research published this wee...
sustainability encouraging growth

25 August, 2020

How to make the most of a chief sustainability officer

A novelty in the C-suite not so long ago, the chief sustainability officer (CSO) is fast becoming a fixture in companies of note as climate change and inequality increasingly dominate global attention...