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18 June, 2021

FTSE4Good companies warned over new ESG standards

FTSE Russell, one of the world’s leading providers of stock indexes, moved this week to tighten up the rules by threatening hundreds of companies with banishment from their lists over ESG performanc...
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15 June, 2021

NBIM says China should tighten rules on corporate ESG reporting

The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund has told China its requirements for corporate ESG reporting could be better. In a letter addressed to the China Securities Regulatory Commission, Norges ...
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8 June, 2021

UK and EU companies lead the US on ESG targets in pay deals

When it comes to building environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into executive pay deals, UK and EU companies appear to be well ahead of their US counterparts. A survey reveals that a ...
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8 June, 2021

Why we need to redesign AGMs for the era of ESG

In a world which is increasingly focused on responsible capitalism and environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, the role of AGMs has never been more important. Climate change, diversity, su...
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28 May, 2021

Liquid asset: corporate boards and water risk management

Understanding water risk and making informed board decisions is imperative to protecting the long-term interests of companies. With the effects of climate change on the rise, now is the time for board...
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28 May, 2021

The challenges of balancing purpose with performance

Over the past few years, we have seen considerable changes in behaviour from a large portion of the providers of capital. An increase in responsible investing coupled with more forceful stewardship pr...
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13 May, 2021

Leaders confident of Covid comeback but doubt their abilities in digital

Optimism may be growing that there is a future for business beyond the pandemic, but confidence among C-suite members also appears to have wilted over the past year. Recent research appears to show th...
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26 April, 2021

The ‘G’ in ESG: what needs to be reported on governance

In 2021 the European Commission will present two intertwined legislative proposals aiming to foster integration of sustainability in corporate strategies. The first one, the
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26 April, 2021

Why boards should address value preservation at a strategic level

In theory most rational board members intuitively understand that the delivery of sustainable enterprise value over the long-term requires a healthy focus on both value creation and value preservation...
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26 April, 2021

Companies with female directors ‘do better on E&S measures’

Companies perform better on environmental and social (E&S) measures after their boards appoint female directors. So says new research from the Université Paris-Dauphiné. After looking at Fren...