BlackRock

26 Oct, 2018

BlackRock’s sustainable investment ambition

It was probably inevitable, but the fact that the world’s largest fund manager has thrown its weight behind sustainable investing really puts down a marker. [pull-left]“Sustainable investing wi...
CSR, corporate social responsibility

22 Oct, 2018

Why marrying societal impact with financial strategy takes time

After nearly four years as CEO of accountancy firm Grant Thornton, Sacha Romanovitch—one of the first senior female leaders in a major professional services organisation—is to step down and will n...
ESG Risk

15 Oct, 2018

Get ahead of ESG risk and reap the rewards

Managing and disclosing risks is a compliance requirement in every significant jurisdiction. It’s something that all companies need to do well in order to be profitable and successful....
workers, employees, staff, workforce, office workers

8 Oct, 2018

Workforce disclosure – on the agenda and here to stay

Corporate decision-makers are aware that the current and future success of a business often hinges on the talents and motivation of its workers. But until recentl...
markets, investments,

3 Oct, 2018

Rise in firms taking responsibility for ESG

Responsible investing—the process of integrating environmental, social and governance principles into investment criteria—is growing in popularity. That’s the conclusion of a survey of instit...
Secret Ned, sustainability, sustainable business

27 Jul, 2018

Survey to reveal sustainability thinking among boards

  The Leadership in Corporate Sustainability Survey has been launched by Board Agenda in partnership with Mazars, the international au...
climate change, sustainability

19 Jun, 2018

Pension fund trustees to report on climate change policies

UK pension fund trustees will be required to publish reports explaining how their investment policies integrate sustainability concerns. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) yesterday announc...
Responsible investment, ESG

14 Jun, 2018

ESG: is it truly being integrated with investment decisions?

Reading the transparency reports submitted by signatories to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), it becomes clear that asset managers take widely different approaches in the integratio...
Mazars, investors, responsible investment, sustainability

18 May, 2018

Sustainable expectations: how the ESG investment agenda is shifting

It’s a perennial debate, but one that refuses to go away. Companies need to plan for the long term but are concerned that demands from investors create a short-term attitude that will drive focus aw...
Netflix

20 Apr, 2018

Campaign demands more ‘sustainable’ companies for investors

Chief executives at some of the world's largest companies are receiving letters from investors calling for improved environmental performance. Coordinated by the campaign group ShareAction, investo...