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4 March, 2021

Three ways for the board to enhance its climate competency

It's no surprise that climate change impacts such as extreme weather have the potential to disrupt a corporation's supply chain, making it more challenging for them to obtain the resources and materia...
Stock market listings

24 February, 2021

Investors and analysts ‘still learning to price ESG-related incidents’

The world is full of ESG ratings promoting the benefits of a stellar corporate performance on environmental, social and governance factors. But what of the downsides? New research suggests ESG-related...
ESG strategy icons over green cityscape

16 February, 2021

Why ESG strategy is a complex corporate challenge for boards

ESG: three simple letters that can stand for total confusion unless it is fully understood by the board. It is not about compliance per se, although some boards may choose to view it that way. It is a...
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15 February, 2021

Adoption of ESG pay incentives ‘doubles over past two years’

In just two years the use of ESG pay incentives for executives has more than doubled, according to ISS ESG, the responsible investment arm of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). The company's...
CSO with green tie and leaf in his top pocket

9 February, 2021

Norges Bank rejects idea of standards for board sustainability skills

Sustainability is a key issue for boards but should it require specific boardroom skills? Not necessarily, according to one of the world’s biggest investors. Norges Bank, Norway’s sovereign wea...
Green skyscrapers against a blue sky

4 February, 2021

How boards can steer companies to ‘build back better’

When the history of the Covid-19 pandemic is written, it will no doubt note how, in one fell swoop, the bug accomplished something humanity had long struggled to do:
Stock market listings

26 January, 2021

Why Covid-19 is driving action on climate, biodiversity and social justice

Following an incredibly challenging year for the world in 2020, many people were looking forward to 2021 and putting the vicissitudes of the Covid-19 pandemic behind them. But with many countries begi...
US President Joe Biden

20 January, 2021

How should corporate leaders navigate a political crisis?

This week Washington is the scene of Joe Biden’s inauguration as the 46th president of the United States. His ascendancy comes just two weeks after insurrectionists, incited by Donald Trump, violent...
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13 January, 2021

Investor group calls for shareholder votes on climate strategy

Efforts are under way to increase boardroom accountability for climate strategy. The Investor Forum, a group representing UK institutional investors, has called for a “say on climate”—a non-b...
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12 January, 2021

Local CEOs ‘spend more on CSR in their communities’

There is much discussion of why some chief executives do corporate social responsibility (CSR) well and others poorly. New research suggests one big factor may be whether corporate leaders are operati...