ESG Risk

15 October, 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 October, 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 October, 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 July, 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 June, 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 June, 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 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...