Netflix

20 April, 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...
Facebook

27 March, 2018

Facebook under scrutiny by ESG funds as shares plummet

The mire in which social media platform Facebook finds itself over the protection of user data deepened this week as it emerged that some ethical funds have dropped the company's shares. Bloomberg ...
Jane Diplock, IIRC

16 March, 2018

Paradigm shift: Jane Diplock, IIRC

Tipping points are sometimes hard to see when they’re actually happening. Much easier to spot them in retrospect, when the faultlines between the past and present are more easily defined. When it...
Katharina Latif, Allianz

2 March, 2018

Core strengths: Katharina Latif, Allianz

A team of “crazy experts” preoccupied with what was once deemed an “ivory tower topic,” the climate and sustainability unit at German insurance giant All...
women on boards, gender diversity

22 February, 2018

Want gender diversity on corporate boards? Try a diversity of tactics

With proponents of board diversity now firmly in the majority, it’s time for companies to deliver. A
Japan, GPIF, ESG, investment, Tokyo stock exchange

19 February, 2018

GPIF, Japan’s pension fund, to probe external fund manager’s pay

The world’s largest pension fund is to investigate the pay of external fund managers. Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) is seeking clarity on the links between pay structures an...
boardroom, male directors, investors, boardroom skills

12 February, 2018

Investors to focus on boardroom skills and experience in 2018

Boardroom skills and experience will be the key issue for investors in 2018, according to new  research. Morrow Sodali, the corporate governance consultants, found that 59% of investors consider s...
power station, climate change

8 February, 2018

Investors’ fiduciary duty should ‘require’ attention to climate change

The UK's investment regulation should be reformed so that fiduciary duties for investors include a consideration of climate change and ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues. The call co...
time, change, corporate governance

22 January, 2018

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...
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...