Japan, GPIF, ESG, investment, Tokyo stock exchange

2 January, 2018

Japanese companies face call for rapid improvement on ESG

The world's largest pension fund, the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) of Japan, wants to see its home market become the fastest-improving country on ESG rankings in 2018. GPIF's chief inv...
time, change, corporate governance

22 December, 2017

Twenty-five years of the UK Corporate Governance Code

On December 17, 2010, Tarek el-Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi, a street vendor, set fire to himself in protest at being harassed by the police in the provincial Tunisian city of Sidi Bouzid. In this act of de...
Paris, France

8 December, 2017

French investors tackle reporting on ESG with Article 173

Almost a third of French investors required to report on how environmental, social and governance issues are integrated into their portfolios have so far failed to do so. Research by

13 November, 2017

ESG low priority for more than half of Japanese companies, survey shows

A survey of Japanese companies has found that more than half, 58%, have no interest in joining an index that measures performance on environmental, social or governance (ESG) metrics. The news come...
European Union, EU

22 August, 2017

Amended Shareholder Rights Directive implemented

A new EU directive, which aims to encourage effective and sustainable shareholder engagement in listed companies, was given the green light this summer, after
sustainable investment, EU, ESG, sustainable finance, sustainable economy

20 July, 2017

Sustainable Finance report: implications for investors and directors

Potential avenues for reform of the financial system towards a low-carbon, resource-efficient and sustainable economy have been mapped out in an
Alice Steenland, AXA

18 July, 2017

A partner for society: Alice Steenland

Mention the phrase “corporate responsibility” and most people in the know will immediately think of AXA, the world’s largest insurance company. Alice Steenland, the company’s chief corporat...
EU flag, EU sustainability, Sustainable Finance

14 July, 2017

Fiduciary duties must include ‘sustainability risk’, says EU group

The fiduciary duties of directors should include a responsibility to manage long-term sustainability risks, according to the
Japan, GPIF, ESG, investment, Tokyo stock exchange

14 July, 2017

World’s largest pension fund GPIF to allocate more to ESG

The Government Pension Invest Fund of Japan (GPIF), the world's largest pension fund, is set to significantly increase its ESG holdings. The fund currently has 3% of its $1.3trn in assets allocated...
Emmanuel Macron, France

11 July, 2017

France: Macron and the future of corporate governance

The election of president Emmanuel Macron in May, and the success of his representatives in...