Board members discussing ESG

1 December, 2020

Does your board have the ESG skills they need for future success?

While we can all agree that the word “unprecedented” is overused today, this year has seen several distressing events take place on a global scale—bushfires destroying homes and wildlife in Aust...
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...
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

9 November, 2020

Biden presidency set to bring corporate governance shift

While all eyes are fixed on whether Donald Trump will leave the White House, others have moved their attention to likely policy decisions under a Biden presidency—and corporate governance is one of ...
directors' duties, ESG

26 October, 2020

Legal CSR measures are ‘fraught with conceptual contradictions’

Does enshrining corporate social responsibility (CSR) in law work? A new study of examples from around the world reveals mixed results, with room for improvement in most jurisdictions. And it sugge...
Global stewardship

26 October, 2020

The ICGN Global Stewardship Principles: 2020 revisions

The International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, normally a time for great...
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
Ladder leading to target

16 September, 2020

Four principles to keep your business’s social purpose goals on track

The role of a business’s social purpose came to the fore in April last year. One of the largest business groups in the US—the Business Roundtable—called for companies to
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...
Rio Tinto

11 September, 2020

Board moves: Rio Tinto CEO resigns following Aboriginal caves scandal

Rio Tinto CEO Jean-Sébastien Jacques is to step down owing to investor pressure over the company's destruction of the Juukan Gorge Aboriginal caves in Australia. Jacques will leave the company by ...